You have bought a bicycle, moped, scooter or motorcycle and you are very happy with it. Unfortunately there are thieves at work looking to steel your belongings. To reduce this chance there are independent institutes that approve locks set the objective to promote and improve anti theft products. They test various locks to the requirements so that they can receive a quality label. An approved lock does not guarantee that your vehicle will not get stolen, but ensures you that the risk of theft decreases significantly.
For most insurance companies approved locks are required for closing a two-wheeler insurance. What requirements apply to your bicycle can be found in the policy conditions of the insurance company.
Requirements on approvals can differ per country, based on variables such as theft methods used and weather conditions. Check for the up to date status on approved locks the website of the institute for your country.
For the Netherlands: www.stichtingart.nl
For Denmark: www.varefakta.dk
For Sweden: www.sbsc.se
For Finland: www.fkl.fi
For UK: www.soldsecure.com