Lockum License Plate Story- 17 Years in business! No 1 online.

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Lockum License Plate Story started about the license plate theft and what it cost.  To see and purchase products shown go to Lockum’s Locking License Plate Store our No# 1 Online Store for Locking License Plates Frames, Accessories, and Parts to secure your license plate and license plate Tags. Lockum has frames parts, and accessories that prevent stolen license plates and/or theft of license plate tags.

Today we have a sale on America first Locking License plate frame in Gold or Chrome.
America first locking License Plate frame- LU-100

America first locking License Plate frame- LU-100

Generally, one of the very first things a car thief will do is switch license plates, however, when they discover that the vehicle has a “LOCK-UM” license plate frame, more than likely they will abandon the vehicle or not steal it at all. The beauty of all our security frame is just that! Once they are installed on the vehicle, they look beautiful.

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We can only assume that you are on our web site because you or someone you know has had their license plates or registration tags (or both) stolen. It is happening all over the country more and more often for various reasons. Car thieves will generally switch license plates before or soon after they steal the vehicle. Also there are thieves that steal the license plates to take them elsewhere to remove the yearly registration tags. And then there are “pranksters” that steal “personalized” license plates to hang on their walls.

Lockum License Plate Displays

Lockum License Plate Displays

We at LOCK-UM decided to try and find a solution to this ever increasing problem. We went to my local auto supply store to see what was available to prevent (or deter) the theft of license plates and registration tags (or both). We did find bolts that required an Allen wrench and bolts that require “star” style screw drivers. The tools to remove these bolts are found at any hardware store. Also available were plastic license plate shield covers. In California these plastic shields are illegal to display on your license plates while on public roads or highways. They are to be used “off” road only or if the vehicle is being stored and not driven. (The vehicle code states “no” cover shall rest over the license plate numbers). We came to the conclusion that there was not any devices for sale that would really protect and deter the theft of license plates and registration tags (or both).

We spent many many nights sitting at our kitchen table trying to figure out the best way to “lock on” license plates to the vehicle and deter the theft of “registration” tags and license plates. After many months of research and design in order to stay within the boundaries of the law we decided to use unbreakable “unbreakable Lexan ” windows that would be placed over the registration tags only. All of the “unbreakable Lexan ” windows are locked on. Thus not covering any important license plate letters or numbers. The logic behind these patented inventions are simple – if you can prevent thieves from getting to the screws or bolts that hold your license plate to your vehicle then we have accomplished about 100% of the battle.

Our LOCK-UM LU-1000 B (black powder coated) frames are made in the USA of light weight ever lasting aluminum. They do not bend like a “pretzel”. They come nicely packaged with most commonly used screws, bolts, matching snap caps, lock dust cover caps, and also included in the package is a special “flat bar”. This “flat bar” is used on most commercial vehicles that uses a “bracket” to hold on their license plates. On the back of the cardboard you will find instructions regarding the use of the “flat bar”. We were awarded U.S. patents on all of our locking license plate and registration tag security frames.

The California State Legislation allowed the amendment of the old laws regarding what can and cannot be placed on or around the license plate and registration tags. Amended in Senate (via CA. State Legislation) April 29, 1999. Senate bill #532 section 8 – section 5201 of the vehicle code has been changed to allow unbreakable unbreakable Lexan windows that covers directly over the registration tags. (No other license plate numbers or letters shall be covered.) We hope by giving you this information that you will make the right choice in choosing the right and legal way to protect your license plate and registration tags.

We have a new solution that can be used anywhere in the World. The Phantom.

Lockum License Plate Story- 15 Years in business!

Locking License Plate Store Products Line

Lockum or Lock-um Locking License Plate

Lockum or Lock-um Locking License Plate

This is a list Lockum locking license plate products for locking your license plates and protecting your Registration tags to your vehicle. In the lists below, they are categorized as frame, key locking frames, and locking license plate devices. The last product in the line is optional products use with certain frames we sell. The links in this post will take you directly to the SSL Secure website Lockum’s Locking License Plate Store. To see and purchase products shown go to Lockum’s Locking License Plate Store.

Product Line

License Plate Frames- Chrome & Gold Plated frames

Key Locking Frames


  • LU-6000 Powder Coated – Patented Folding Reversible, Bolt Locking License Plate Frame
  • LU-6000 Chrome Plated – Patented Folding Reversible, Bolt Locking License Plate Frame
  • LU-100 – Original Dual Locking License Plate Frame
  • LU-1000 Chrome Plated – Heavy Duty Dual Locking Frame
  • LU-2000 3 Piece Key Locking Frame

Locking Devices – The Phantom, Tornado Twister and Key Locking Bar

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Optional Hardware – Secure Flat Bar and Lexan Windows

The Lockum License Plate Story concludes with a link to our product line. Lockum’s product line has the right auto accessory to protect your vehicle from stolen license plates or theft of registration tags. We are the largest online locking license plate store in the world with solutions for everyone. To see and purchase products shown go to Lockum’s Locking License Plate Store.

Locking License Plate Store Product Line- Largest online store for locking License plate accessories

Locking License Plate Store Product Line

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