Bike storage box hailed by police

Protect a Cycle receives official status

A bicycle storage container has become the first product of its kind to be officially approved by the police.

The Trimetals Protect a Cycle features a full access front door, heavy duty padlocks, ground anchor and a security cable - and can store up to three adult bikes. It's not cheap, though, and retails for £429.00.

The Protect a Cycle has been nominated an Approved Product by the police’s Secured By Design initiative after successfully completing a Level 1 attack test carried out by Loss Prevention Board Inspectors.

Calvin Beckford, of Secured by Design, said, “For the first time, the police service will be able to point the general public to the Secured by Design website to purchase a product that meets the police-preferred specifications.”

Last year around 225,000 bicycles were taken from in and around the home, the vast majority from poorly protected sheds and garages.

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