Still seen regularly on the streets this breakthrough in car security products led the way for a market revolution in the 90s.
The inventive step came from noticing that there are no steering wheels with spokes in the top half as you need to see the dials. That allowed the elimination of the second hook or clamp mechanism which reduced cost but more importantly allowed the product to become something that people didn't mind having in their car. At the time the few existing products were rather 'agricultural'.
“Stoplock has stood the test of time. At its inception it would have predominately been used on older vehicles with less than adequate security levels. Today the problems of keyless entry have seen the product migrate to the premium end of the automotive market. We continue to see demand grow as car crime seems to be an ongoing problem.”
Neil Haines, Chief Executive, Saxon Brands