The BikeBox JUHUU developed is a specialized metal storage box to mount your bike and gear in. Each storage box has a lock and a QR code the user can scan using the BikeBox app. When you scan the QR code, the BikeBox system checks whether the box is occupied or not. If it is, it checks the other boxes on location and tells you which one can be opened. If it isn’t, the relay opens the box and you can safely and comfortably store your bike.
This communication between the app and its server, the relay, and the locks is provided by Teltonikas TRB145 industrial gateway. The relay communicates with the BikeBox hardware via an RS485 interface, ensuring that the locks and the alarm system never fail. The connection to the server and app, on the other hand, is wireless.
Providing both wireless and RS485 connectivity is what makes the TRB145 excel in remote IoT setups like the BikeBox. Being compact and easy to install also helps keep the hardware of the setup as simple as possible, as space is a luxury when the service you offer is literally space.