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Security Rating

Since each manufacturer uses their own scale to rate the security of their locks, it is often difficult for consumers to make comparisons between locks made by different manufacturers. A&Js' security rating is a guideline for the purpose of providing consumers with a consistent way to compare bike locks of a similar grade between various manufacturers. For more in-depth information about ratings, please refer to the manufacturer’s rating system:

Ultimate Defense Locks - a rating of 6 out 6: Ultimate Defense Locks offer the ultimate protection and are appropriate for high-crime areas and college campuses where theft is a real threat. Ultimate Defense locks are typically available with a manufacturer-supplied anti-theft protection award that will refund you up to a certain dollar amount if your bicycle is stolen due to lock failure. *Abus does not offer manufacturer supplied anti-theft protection

Strong Defense Locks - a rating of 4-5 out of 6: Strong Defense Locks offer strong protection against possible theft for protection in areas with some crime risk, including college campuses. Many of these locks are also available with a manufacturer-supplied anti-theft protection award that will refund you up to a certain dollar amount if your bicycle is stolen due to lock failure. *Abus does not offer manufacturer supplied anti-theft protection

Moderate Defense - a rating of 2-3 out of 6: Moderate Defense locks offer moderate protection against possible theft, appropriate for use in low-crime areas as a theft deterrent but not for theft prevention.

Minimum Defense - a rating of 1 out of 6: Minimum Defense Locks are light-grade locks that provide only a small amount of protection, for use in low-crime areas as a theft deterrent but not for theft prevention.

Each bicycle lock offered by A&Js' has received a security rating by A&Js' - this rating is simply a uniform and consistent reflection of the various manufacturer-supplied ratings. For more in-depth information on bike locks’ security ratings, please refer to the individual manufacturer’s websites listed below:

www.kryptonitelock.com Kryptonite Customer Service: 1-800-SAY-LOCK (729-5625)
www.onguardlock.com OnGuard Customer Service: 1-800-213-4561
www.abus.com Abus Customer Service: +49 23 35 / 634 0