Padlocks and chains are often used to secure bicycles and motorbikes and prevent theft. The chain is wrapped around the frame and also around metal railings, poles or bicycle racks. The two ends of the chain are then linked together with the padlock and locked. Chains secured with padlocks can also be used to add security to metal gates and prevent unauthorised entry. It is very important that a padlock chain is not only strong and unlikely to break under pressure, but is also very flexible.
Chains can be made from links, such as the English Chain Stronglink Medium Security Chain, which is zinc plated and comes with a plastic sleeve, or can come in the form of a steel cable loop, like the Abus Cobra Cable Loop. For occasions when a high security chain is needed with high resistance to cutting or twisting, the Zone High Security Padlock Chain offers gold-rated security in the form of a high grade steel alloy chain covered with a black, woven sheath. All these items are available from easylocks, along with many other high quality padlock chains from top manufacturers.