Tool bag safety: the next level.

I have noticed a growing concern amongst my customers that their newly purchased leather tool bags could easily be separated from their motorbikes or bicycles, while the rightful owner is happily having a cuppa somewhere else.

In a previous post I have shown how a cable tie could be used to secure your bag, however, the protection offered by a cable ties is limited. Even something as small as a pair of nail clippers can easily get through most cable ties.

 

Anti-theft cable.

Anti-theft cable.

That motivated me to come up with the next level of protection. I believe this is about as safe as you ever will be able to get your bag from opportunistic thieves- those who just happen to be in the wrong spot at the right time. This method employs a 2mm thick steel cable, with two loops swaged at the ends. This cable is then looped through the slots in your bag, and around a secure anchor point on your motor bike/ bicycle. A small padlock (I dont supply these), is then used to secure the end loops together. These cables are less obvious than cable ties, and virtually impossible to cut with anything other than a pair of heavy duty pliers. To make it even more inconspicuous, the loops could be left on the inside of the bag, so the padlock is not visible from outside.

 

Anti-theft cable.

Anti-theft cable.

I currently sell these steel cables, without padlocks, for 14.00AU, which INCLUDES standard postage, anywhere in Australia. For international clients, there are a number of postal options, so contact me and we can investigate these.

 

 

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