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Kryptonite join Secured by Design

Global brand leader of premium security products, Kryptonite, have joined Secured by Design.

Over 50 years ago, Kryptonite began with a mission. In 1971, with $1500, some ingenuity, creative security ideas, and a Volkswagen Van, Michael Zane was able to invent the first U-Lock and travel around the US spreading the message of need for bicycle security. Thus Kryptonite was born.

A legendary test for Kryptonite’s new bicycle locks came in 1972. The Second Avenue Bicycle Shop in New York City locked a three-speed bicycle to a signpost in Greenwich Village under Kryptonite founder Michael Zane’s direction. Although all of the removable parts were immediately stripped by thieves, the bicycle itself remained for thirty days and thirty nights. The Kryptonite lock and the bike frame were still in place, even though the lock had been attacked numerous times. Publicity from this event gave Kryptonite the boost it needed, forever changing the face of bicycle security. 

While much has changed in cycling and bicycle security, the company’s objective remains the same, to empower people to protect what they value. Through constant innovation, expert guidance, and their never-ending commitment, Kryptonite continues to offer smart, serious security solutions.

The Kryptonite security range includes U-locks, Chains, Folding Locks and Cables offering solutions for any security need or situation, including the E-bike category.

Kryptonite join Secured by Design with 42 of their bicycle security products having achieved the Police Preferred Specification standard for their security attributes. 

You can find out more about Kryptonite and their extensive range of SBD accredited security products here

Jon Maisey, Global Marketing Manager at Kryptonite, said: “As one of the market leaders of bicycle security products, we pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor when it comes to educating people on topics such as the correct products for their needs, the most secure lock up techniques and the best practices to mitigate the risk of theft. It’s great to be part of Secured by Design and be able to support their efforts in crime prevention”. 

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “I am delighted that Kryptonite have joined Secured by Design with a huge range of products which have achieved the Police Preferred Specification standard. The company’s products are specifically designed to meet the growing demand for reliable protection for cyclists property worldwide and I am looking forward to working with them over the coming years”.