This Secondment into Knowledge (SiK) project funded by the London Development Agency (LDA) used Bikeoff research and networks to deliver a feasibility study to consider how security issues could be integrated into the Fonehouse Feelgood service package by registering customers’ mobile phones and other mobile products, such as bicycles, with the ‘Immobilise property register’. It also investigated ways of providing information services to customers’ mobile phones. Including, bicycle travel planning/route finding info, secure cycle parking info (tips on good locking practice and cycle parking locations).
This project has been used as a case study by the LDA and presented at the Emirates Stadium networking event on 28th February 2008 and also referred to in discussions with the Design Council and Home Office in relation to multi-agency initiatives to design against mobile phone theft, including the ‘Anti-crime design and technology alliance’.
The PDF is available here: Fonehouse – Feel Good About Mobiles