What is claimed to be the world’s first truly portable bike lock resist to an angle-grinder attack, the Hiplok D1000, is now available in Australia and distributed by Advance Traders.
The D1000 uses “advanced material technology never before used in bicycle or motorcycle
Locks”, according to a statement by Hiplok.
“This includes the use of Ferosafe, a composite graphene material that effectively resists high
power angle grinders due to its unique chemical and physical properties,” the statement says.
“The application of Ferosafe within the D1000’s patent pending design results in a lightweight, mobile bicycle lock that can be used in the same way as any other classic U Lock, but with anti-cut properties that are unrivalled.
“The weapon of choice for the professional bicycle and motorcycle thief is the angle grinder – a
motorised hand tool that can cut through any lock, no matter how big, how heavy, or how
expensive. Until now, this fundamental problem has been largely ignored by the security industry
as it has seemed too difficult to solve.”
It says like all Hiplok D-locks, the D1000’s anti-rotation double locking tabs mean a thief would need to cut through both sides to steal the bike.
The Hiplok D1000 will retail in Australia $449.95.