The purpose of a deterrent is to make it hard enough to not be worth it.
In the context and situation of an actual wheel theft - "in the field" as we call it - we know our lock brings its owners peace of mind and that it is a superior deterrent when all factors are considered.
We have the best test results possible from professional institutes. Thousands of cars have Rimgard installed and there is yet no documented theft of wheels with Rimgard installed.
That is what we rely on, nothing else.
Passed with flying colors
Rimgard is the only lock that is certified according to the Swedish Anti Theft Association's norm for wheel locks. And as such, with the highest security classification (3).
Performance tests have also been conducted by Thatcham research and the ASSA ABLOY testing facility. All with very satisfying results.
Can the lock be picked?
Yes, we know, YouTube is full of videos of skilled people picking locks in less than no time. They are impressive to say the least.
Now, remember that these are professional lock pickers, they compete in this field and they practice as if it was for the super bowl.
We believe they too would have a challenge if we replaced their lighting, work bench, office chair and quiet work place for a curb or garage. It is the wheel thieves we are out to stop.
Our lock cylinder is made by world leading manufacturer Assa Abloy. The lock we use is a high security lock designed for environments with high demands for both security and functionality. It is extremely resistant to manipulation and picking.
Can you drill the lock?
Remember, thives want to be swift and discrete.
With the right amont of time and tools - anything can be drilled.
Drilling will take time and makes noice - it is not a swift and discrete way to steal anything in the middle of a street.
What if the thieves use a crowbar?
Again - thives want to be swift and discrete.
When Rimgard is installed on the wheels it is designed for, prying the module off is going to be very hard, take alot of time and damage the wheel badly.
All wheels are different and Rimgard will only perform at its best when installed on the wheels designed for.
If a gap is large enough and the bar long enough, anything can be pryed.
What if they use an angle grinder?
Sorry for repeating ourselves, thieves want to be swift and discrete...
When installed on a wheel it is designed for, it is going to be very difficult and demand alot of precision to cut 20 arms off in order to reach all lugs.
All deterrent boxes are ticked - time, noise and damage.
Why not a locking lug nut?
As biased as we might be... the short answer is NO. If they did, we would not be.
Locking lug nuts have 20+ different combinations. Removal tools and key sets keys are readily available - often in the same place that sell the locking lugs in the first place. We argue they no longer work.
Are there master keys?
Our keys have 66 000 combinations and NO master keys are made.
Locks with masterkeys can only get certified for three months, after this, it is considered that the master keys will be too widely spread for the lock to be considered safe.
Cover all the lugs and lock with a real key
As simple as that
Rimgard is installed in the center of the wheel and protects all lugs from manipulation.
Let's call it like it is
A real lock does not show what the key should look like.
A real key is not too large and heavy to fit in your pocket.
Traditional locking lugnuts have ≈20 combination, you do not even need a tighter socket, you simply buy a key from Amazon.
This is a real lock
Sealed and secured by a high security locking cylinder from world leading ASSA ABLOY, and your keys are the only ones.
High grade materials
We use high grade aluminum, tough and resistant to force, and solid steel in our production.
The locks are powder coated with pristine finish, using the same high quality paint as car wheels.
All car makes and models are different, wheel designs too. We design our locks to fit as many as possible. And when they don't, we come up with a new solution.
We're on it!
We want to protect all wheels
We try as hard as we can and work as fast as we can to find new solutions for the wheels we cannot yet help protecting.
Contact us or sign up below, and you will be the first to know when Rimgard can bring peace of mind to yet another make or model.