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The “Forever Lock”

I love this security lock workaround, where instead of addressing only the strength of the lock, the manufacturer found a way to hide the keyway completely, preventing all manners of picking and tampering. Granted, the lock can still be cut with bolt cutters, but this hidden keyway can at least be incorporated as another deterrent measure. Unfortunately, this seems to be an Asian product that is not yet on the market in mass, but the “about” text of the video tells you how to potentially get your hands on one.

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3 Comments

  1. RaiynMay 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I wonder how it would do against a long pipe slipped over the locking mechanism. That’s what worked back in the day. Clever lock mechanism though.

  2. shrimpbitMay 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    This lock IS available. The guy who made the video is just buying these locks from the Taiwanese online shopping site PChome (where I do a lot of shopping) and then reselling at a higher cost.

    I had this lock for a while already.

    http://www.pchomeus.com/product/P016000VDI7?category=000GC5&from_pos=F0060300_6_1

  3. mongoMay 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    The issue is that this lock is fixing a non-issue. Bike locks are not typically “picked.” They are broken, cut and smashed; and this lock seems to be quite vulnerable to those types of attacks. Raiyn is correct, a section of water pipe over the edge would probably be the death of this lock.

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