The Locknet™ is visible to the individual resting in the lounge chair with a clear view to his/hers personal belongings but not visible to others not under the umbrella.
The Locknet™ is easily attached to the underside of the umbrella with attached hooks or clips which connect to the existing splines of the umbrella. It can be left attached as it opens and closes with the umbrella as it functions.
The Locknet™ can be opened from either side with two openings that have either zippers or Velcro-type material to keep them closed. It can hold cell phones, wallets, sunglasses, etc. The material can be a transparent clear plastic or strong mesh material.
Optionally, for extra security, the zippers on the bag can be locked as well.
It can be used for beach umbrella and many other types of umbrellas as well such as those used in home yards, outdoor restaurants and hotel pools.
The Locknet™ provides an extra level of protection from ‘Dash and grab’ by keeping your valuables out of sight and out of mind of would-be thieves.
A provisional and design patent application has been filed as of April 2018. The Patent Search was performed by The Mars Rising Network. It was concluded that there is nothing similar to this product on the market, which means this unique device could be patented and used by people.
- Beach-goers using beach umbrellas
- Hotel pools
- Easy to insert and remove
- Out of sight preventing easy theft
- Can be locked for extra security
About the developer
The inventor, Rodolfo Magalde of Miami, FL had an idea for people that enjoy being outside under umbrellas but are susceptible to theft of easily seen valuables. Rodolfo contacted the Mars Rising Network and had a provisional and design patent application filed and had the invention designed properly so that he may see success with this great idea and turn it into a real product. He is actively seeking a company that would have an interest in licensing the product for a royalty.