Sunday 11 March 2018

Crowdsourcing Bike Locks in Google Drive - The Decathlon Demo

a bike lock display in a decathlon store
visit the image in google drive

Decathlon UK published a short video on 2 March 2018 called Advice: How to choose your bike lock (the full video and transcript is blow).

Around the same time, I made a few videos showing how if you open an image in Google Drive you can now add targeted annotations (see these videos below).

This opens up an opportunity to test out and demo a Decathlon Store Bike Lock Display Image with a Crowdsourced set of annotations (visit the demo image at google drive).

The image in drive is also embedded below..

Anyone can add a comment and start a discussion based on an area of the image you see in the post.

On looking at the decathlon website for bike locks, we see all the products with photos, specs, maybe a review and the latest price.

The purpose of this idea is to see if something useful can be made that does cannot be immediately found in the official help video or at the website.

The file I have created could be valuable for Decathlon Customers, Staff and even Google themselves to refine adding comments to images in Drive.

Decathlon UK - Advice: How to choose your bike lock, English Transcript

Peter, Cycling Enthusiast to camera, ‘Today I’m going to help you choose a bike lock. There are three elements to consider when thinking about buying a bike lock
  1. The level of security that you require
  2. The number of bikes which you will be storing and
  3. The type of lock you want to buy
There are four main types of bike locks available
  1. a cable lock
  2. a D lock
  3. a chain lock and
  4. a folder lock
Generally, bike locks are broken into two main categories
  1. Ones which give security and safety for accessories or small parts, for helmets and the second category 
  2. Strong bike locks to secure the bike to an immovable object to prevent theft
For the main lock of your bike we would always recommend a strong lock such as a D lock or a chain lock - this really does help secure your bike very well.

And finally, the environment in which you are securing your bike really plays it’s part, so always try to make sure you secure your bike in a well lit area where it can really help deter thieves from taking your bike.

Locks tend to come with a security rating with a number found in the packaging generally ranging from 0 to 10, 10 being the strongest, 0 being the weakest. Of course, zero risk is not possible. So always make sure you can use a main D lock or chain lock to secure your bike and a secondary cable lock to slow down thieves.

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