Security for your two-wheeled vehicles: Viro product classification (Part 1)

Choosing a security product to protect our two-wheeled vehicle, i.e. a chain, a disc lock or an alarm, may not always be as easy as it seems. In fact, every security product of the 2Ruote Viro family offers a more or less high level of protection and adapts differently to the needs of the vehicle, whether it is a motorcycle, a moped or a bicycle. Therefore, before making the purchase, after answering the fundamental question “What do I intend to protect?”, which we talked about in the article Saving on security, is it really worth it?”, what we need to pay attention to, apart from the costs, are the characteristics of the security product. Continue reading

Saving on security, is it really worth it?

Items such as chains to protect a bicycle, safes to keep family jewels secure or locks to protect entrances to a house are objects which are found on the market in many types and with very different prices. Often, depending on the availability, a compromise is sought between costs and benefits: whilst it is true that such purchases are often generated by a desire for greater security, it is equally true that it is not always easy to identify the correct price for the degree of protection that is expected and therefore, sometimes, the items purchased to protect our assets do not actually satisfy the requirements.This is how, even unintentionally, you run the risk of incurring in situations not really desired: Continue reading

When to trust “Made in Italy”

The “Made in” brand is based on the Community provisions contained in the Community Customs Code (CCC) and its annexes, concerning the origin of the goods in question. We often come across the famous “Made in Italy” brand and take its genuineness for granted. However, there are different criteria and tools to obtain and protect it, without prejudice to the fact that it is also possible to run into misleading indications of origin. So how can a real “made in” be distinguished from one of its imitations? Continue reading

How to open a shackle or rod padlock if you have lost the key

Are you traveling and have lost your suitcase key? Have you left your bike locked to a pole and don’t know how to open the padlock because you’ve lost the key? First of all, stay calm and bear in mind that the Internet is always full of useful resources. If you are looking for a way to open a padlock, the Internet will without doubt provide you with more than one solution. However, the purpose of this article, in addition to showing you how easy it can be to open a padlock, especially if it is a poor quality one, is to make you understand how to prevent someone else from opening it instead of you. Continue reading

How to increase the level of security of any cylinder

It doesn’t matter if a cylinder is low, medium or high level. You can greatly increase its resistance by protecting it with a security escutcheon.
The security escutcheon, also known as a “Defender” or security boss, is a true security shield that is mounted on the outside of a European profile cylinder, mainly to withstand attempts to break, remove or knock inside the cylinder itself. Continue reading

5 features to consider when buying a chain to protect your motorbike or bicycle

As the saying goes, a chain is as strong as its weakest link. This is the case for chains by themselves, but it also applies in general for all security systems which consist of several elements. The entire system is as strong as its weakest component. If you lock up your bicycle or motorbike with a system consisting of a lock and a chain, it is therefore important to evaluate not only the quality of the padlock but also that of the chain. If the chain is the weak point, any thief will attack this instead of padlock.
But how can you recognise a good quality chain, which is able to effectively resist any attacks? There are 5 main features to take into consideration: Continue reading

Safes: only with a combination or also with an emergency key?

It may happen that an electronic safe can no longer be opened. It seems unlikely, but the most common reason is simply that the combination has been forgotten. Another possible reason is that the batteries are flat. When purchasing an electronic safe for the first time one generally also has the fear of not being able to open it due to an electronic faults, but, in the case of good quality products and workmanship, that is an extremely remote event.

In all these situations it is very useful to be able to open the safe with an emergency key. However, the key poses a major security issue. Continue reading

How do you open a door if there is a key inside?

The quality of a lock is judged by how easy it is to prevent unwanted access. However, there are situations where the presence of a lock can represent a problem even for those who are authorised to gain access. This is especially the case where you need to quickly gain access to a house or a room to rescue a person closed inside who is unwell and unable to open the door. Indeed, with common double cylinder locks, if the key has been left inserted in the keyhole inside the house one is often unable to open the door from the outside, even having another correct key. To avoid this situation, which can result in the loss of valuable time in the event of an emergency, there are cylinders designed specifically to be opened (with the key!) from the outside even if a key has been left inside. Continue reading

universal security escutcheon

How to install a security escutcheon on locks which are not set up for it (i.e. without DIN holes)

The security escutcheon, or defender, is a powerful shield that protects European profile cylinders against the most common attacks. In order for it to be fitted the lock must normally have special 2 holes for inserting the fastening screws, but if these are not present (either because the lock is simply not provided with them or because it is a version for metal sections where there is not the actual space to make them) the cylinder can still be protected with a universal security escutcheon. Continue reading