Trimetals, the specialists in storage solutions, have launched the ultimate high security storage facility for cycles with their new product ‘Protect a Cycle Pro’. This is the first product of this type to be awarded both levels one and two security ratings from the Loss Prevention Certification Board as well as being given prestigious approval by Design Initiative, which is the official specification preferred by the police.
Trimetals already has wide acclaim from leading cycling magazines and organisations for its Protect a Cycle, a robust PVC coated galvanised steel unit with high security features launched in 2008. And now, following the steady rise in cycle thefts – especially from organised gangs – and the increase in cycle values, a need has been identified for an even higher security version.
In response to demand, Trimetals has launched the new ‘Pro’ offering the most advanced security available. It has extra heavy-gauge steel panels and comes complete with an integral metal floor, ground anchor, 2m security chain , three heavy duty padlocks and stainless steel locking hasps with padlock protectors. All fasteners are provided, including those for securing the product to a hard base.
Like all Trimetals storage units, the ‘Pro’ comes with a 25 year guarantee on the panels, is maintenance-free and fire-resistant. The unparalleled robust design of the product means it is particularly suitable for extra secure storage in exposed or high risk areas or in high density urban environments where they are frequently installed in small front gardens.
The new ‘Pro’ is also larger than the standard model and can accommodate up to three full sized adult bikes, including most modern hybrids.
Introduction of the Protect a Cycle Pro has been in response to demand from the cycling community, homeowners and organisations dedicated to combating the UK’s theft statistics of over 500,000 cycles a year*, with over half stolen from private residences, said Andrew Smith, Trimetals marketing director.
“Cycle theft has doubled in the last decade and as high spec, desirable items they are a key target for opportunistic and, more worryingly, organised crime, with city areas being a particular problem. That’s where our Protect a Cycle has proved extremely popular and now the new ‘Pro’ ups the security again to give an unprecedented level of protection, endorsed by the relevant authorities,” he said.
Designed for easy and rapid assembly, the Protect a Cycle Pro is available in a choice of all cream or a two tone green colour scheme. It is designed to be bolted down onto a hard (concrete) base and is delivered flat packed with easy to follow assembly instructions.
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) is the official standard-setter for industry and government to ensure that fire and security products perform effectively. In order for a manufacturer to achieve approvals, the LPCB tests each product to a stringent set of criteria and in Trimetals case, subjects the storage unit to heavy duty assaults using a wide variety of accessories including bolt cutters, pipe wrench, metal plate shears, screwdrivers, hand drill, punches and knives.
The new ‘Pro’ costs £999 including UK mainland delivery and VAT and can be purchased directly from Trimetals on www.protectacycle.co.uk and selected GBC show sites throughout the UK.