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Protector 16mm High Security Chain Sold Secure Gold in all Categories

Product code: PD CL16P

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Our Protector 16mm High Security Chain has achieved the Sold Secure Gold Rating in all Categories including Motorcycle and the even higher Caravan Gold rating



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Protector 16mm High Security Chain Sold Secure Gold in all Categories SKU Number - CCP11600

Uncroppable, High Security Pragmasis Protector Chain.

Our 16mm range of Pragmasis Protector High Security Chains are manufactured from high-grade European steel, with specialist heat treatment and finishing processes undertaken in the United Kingdom to precise specifications.

This ensures consistency and perfect performance from every single chain, which is one of the reasons that they have achieved RiDE Magazine Best Buy and Recommended awards making this chain a popular choice as a motorbike security chain.

The Protector 16mm chain is guaranteed impossible to bolt crop by hand, which is a great reassurance if you are looking to use it to secure high value items or equipment such as motorcycles, ATVs, caravans, etc.

Please remember, if you are using your chain with other security devices, such as an in a ground anchor, chain and padlock combination, the whole system is only as good as its weakest link and sadly there are many inferior chains on the market! 

Pragmasis Chains - Quality & Performance

All Pragmasis Protector 16mm chains are approved by the UK Police.

These high grade Protector 16mm, Pragmasis chains really are impossible to bolt-crop by hand.

Thieves frequently use enormous, heavy duty Irwin Record 42" bolt croppers as their tool of choice, but our Protector 16mm chains have proven impossible to crop even with this powerful tool. In fact, if you keep trying to crop one of these chains, it is likely to be the jaws of the bolt croppers that break!

Our Protector security chains are the highest-approved chains on the market, having achieved Sold Secure Caravan Gold as well as Motorcycle, ATV, Motor Scooter, Bicycle, Commercial Vehicles & Plant, Car & Van Gold.

This is largely down to the high grade European raw material used for their manufacture and the specialist and precise heat treatment process evolved over several years. You simply can`t buy better!

There are videos on the Internet showing inferior, invariably Far Eastern-produced, chains being cut in seconds with bolt croppers, but you won`t see our Protector chains being bolt-cropped - and that’s guaranteed!

Of course, a chain as robust as the Protector requires a padlock that will offer a complimentary performance, which is why we recommend the Sold Secure Gold rated Federal PD FD740P or Squire PD SS65CS Close Shackle Padlocks. 

Mobile and Bicycle Security

There are different priorities when it comes to mobile security as it is often impractical to carry heavy locks and chains around with you, but remember that over 80% of bike thefts occur from the home, so security at home should generally be your first priority.

There are however situations where the 16mm chains and the locks that go with them are simply too bulky or too heavy, which is why we also supply 10mm link chains. Although our 10mm chains are obviously not as secure as the 16mm chains, they still offer robust protection having achieved Sold Secure Gold rating for Bicycles (Sold Secure SIlver Rating for Scooters), are easy to handle and can be used with a lighter-weight padlock.

Bicycle security in particular is generally better handled with the 10mm - Sold Secure Gold (Bicycle) Chain as they will fit more easily through the spokes of bicycle wheels, and the smaller and lighter Federal PD FD730P (close shackle), or Federal PD FD730 padlocks are generally better suited for use with bicycles and various medium-value items. 

Chain Lengths and Weights

Normal stock lengths are 1.0m, 1.5m and 2.0m for the Protector 16 and for the the 10mm cycle chains (the 16mm chain is available in lengths up to 3.0metres) – but if you can`t see what you need, call our friendly team, we`d love to help, t: 01273 475500.

See below for weight per metre for each of our chains and the normal maximum length we can supply:

  •    Protector 16mm Chain weighs 4.5kg per metre – max length: 3.0 mtr
  •    Bicycle 10mm Chain weighs 2.1kg per metre     – max length: 2.0 mtr

Security Approvals and Accreditations for the Protector 16mm Chains

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  •  Caravan
  •  Motorcycle
  •  ATV
  •  Motor Scooter
  •  Bicycle
  •  Commercial Vehicles
  •  Car & Van

About Sold Secure testing and ratings

Sold Secure is an independent British security testing and approvals organisation that awards Gold standard to the highest security products, with Silver and Bronze for lower grade products. Motorcycle Gold is a higher rating than Bicycle Gold; Caravan Gold is a higher rating than Motorcycle Gold.

Sold Secure Chain Ratings: The Sold Secure test regime has been updated to take account of the higher ratings achieved by the 16mm chains so many previously Motorcycle Gold-rated products have not achieved that level when re-tested. Be wary of chains that were granted Motorcycle Gold status prior to 2008 - a recent re-test is the only way to be confident of the grading relative to the current standard.

We strongly recommend that you use the best chain that is practical and affordable for your needs, bearing in mind the type of attack that is common for the items that you are protecting. Where bolt-cropping is a common form of attack for a given application, we recommend the use a 16mm chain as a minimum wherever practical. 

Chain Link Design and Dimensions

All of our Protector chains feature long-link design and are constructed from 16mm diameter bar.

The Protector 16mm chain links have nominal dimensions of: 132 x 62mm outside; 100 x 30mm inside, throughout its length which means that a special elongated end link is not required.

The use of long links throughout the length of the chain helps to reduce weight, while providing greater versatility and allowing the chains to be used with close shackle padlocks for maximum security.

The end link of the Protector 16mm long link chains can be looped through any intermediate link along the length of the chain. To pass a link through an intermediate link, you will need to cut a slit through the sleeve, but it offers the major advantage of being able to lock the chain tight against the item you are protecting, helping you to keep it off the floor, all of which makes it much harder to attack.

If choosing a ground anchor to use with your chain, choose one with a minimum aperture of around 65mm, as the sleeved chain is unlikely to fit easily through a smaller hole.

Overall chain lengths are also nominal, being subject to manufacturing tolerance as well as being potentially up to one link over or under the advertised length, because a whole number of links will invariably not be an exact number of metres or half-metres overall.

Please Note: as mentioned above, the link and chain length dimensions are nominal and may vary a little from batch to batch. If you are particularly tight in terms of the precise link dimensions or the precise length of a chain, please contact us and we will do our best to clarify details of current stock.

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How to Use Your Security Chain for Maximum Effect

Wherever possible, keep your security chain off the ground, as this makes Cropping or Hammering type attacks much more difficult for the thieves.

Advice and Recommended Products

Here are a handful of links to some useful advisory documents which we have produced along with product categories that will help you achieve the security you need.

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 - Caravan
 - Motorcycle
 - ATV (All Terrain vehicles)
 - Motor Scooter
 - Bicycles
 - Commercial Vehicles
 - Car & Vans


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As described,perfect for my needs


Had this 2 metre chain for a couple of weeks now to help lock up my son’s motorbike and it seems really solid and will hopefully do a good job of keeping his bike where it should be. This is my second purchase from Insight Security and I would highly recommend them.


Beast of a chain- you can tell just by looking at it that it can not be bolt cropped, of course an angle grinder attack would get through the chain but due to the noise this makes and time required to do this i really dont think that is too much to worry about, especially if you have an alarm on your bike aswell. Fairly priced too.

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