Hiplok joins Secured by Design

Hiplok Co-Founders John Abrahams and Ben Smith

Hiplok, a leader in innovative security solutions for motorcycles, e-bikes, and bicycles, has joined Secured by Design (SBD).

Established in 2009, Hiplok is on a mission to redefine two-wheel security. The company launched the world’s first wearable bike lock in 2011, the Sold Secure rated Hiplok ORIGINAL. In 2021, the company launched the original anti-angle grinder lock, the D1000. In 2023, it introduced 1000 Series, a range of angle grinder-resistant locks and ground/wall anchors that form the ultimate security system. Hiplok is recognised as a leader in design and innovation, offering an extensive range of accessories and security solutions for motorcycles, e-bikes, and bicycles globally.

Hiplok co-founders Ben Smith and John Abrahams are product designers by trade and cyclists by heart. With over 25 years combined design and cycle industry experience, they set out to change security for cyclists. They wanted to protect what they love by bringing their design expertise and rider experience to deliver innovative, high-quality locks and accessories that protect bikes and the joy of riding. When they aren’t at the drawing board or in the testing lab at Hiplok’s UK Design Headquarters, you’ll find them riding bikes.

Find out more about Hiplok and its extensive range of SBD-accredited security products which have achieved the Police Preferred Specification here.

Ben Smith, Hiplok co-founder, said: “Joining Secured by Design underscores our commitment to providing practical security solutions for riders worldwide. Our growing range of innovative, quality locks and security products are designed to keep bikes safe and ensure peace of mind.”

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “Unfortunately, bike theft has become a lucrative avenue for many criminals, with tens of thousands of bikes stolen across the UK annually. I am delighted that Hiplok has joined Secured by Design, adding to the range of products that have been tested and certified to meet the exacting standards you would expect from the police. The knowledge and expertise the Hiplok team has is shown with the product range they offer, and I look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

About Hiplok:

Established in 2009 by co-founders John Abrahams and Ben Smith, Hiplok embarked on a mission to redefine practical bicycle security. In 2021, the company launched the world’s first anti-angle grinder U lock, the D1000. Today, Hiplok is recognised as a leader in design and innovation, offering an extensive range of accessories and security solutions for cycles, e-bikes, and motorcycles worldwide.

Secured by Design

Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (Police CPI), which is part of the UK Police Service, delivers a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. Secured by Design is the most well-known of the extensive Police CPI portfolio, with all initiatives designed to keep the public safe from crime and to reduce the demand on the police service.

Secured by Design (SBD), which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2024, operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that have met recognised security standards. These products or services – which must be capable of deterring or preventing crime – are known as being of a ‘Police Preferred Specification’. 

Hundreds of companies produce over 7,000 individual attack-resistant crime prevention products in more than 30 different categories that have met the exacting Police Preferred Specification. These include doors, windows, external storage, bicycle and motorcycle security, locks and hardware, asset marking, alarms, CCTV, safes, IoT-connected products, perimeter security products, and many others.

SBD is the only way companies can obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.




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