Padlocks- Basic Information
When buying a padlock online, you will be given a load of options to choose from. There are many different types of padlocks, which have many applications. Then, there are the 6 different dimensions, you are given. It can be a bit confusing!
Here we have tried to give you the information you need to confidently buy a padlock online.
Below is a diagram telling you which dimension is which. Be sure to study it carefully before ordering to ensure that the padlock you buy will fit.
Whilst, the design of a padlock remains relatively the same, there are several different types which all have features that make them more or less suitable for certain applications. Below we explain the most basic difference between the different types.
The most popular padlocks suitable for everyday uses, with limited protection against the elements.
A good alternative to brass with better weather protection at competitive prices.
WEATHERPROOF/ MARINE GRADE PADLOCKS
Extreme weather protection for harsh external or marine environments.
Discus padlocks offer closed shackle locking at economic prices. Use with speciality hasps for extra security.
Hardened padlocks offer versatile locking and are particularly useful for roller shutters.
Heavy duty padlocks, offer a high level of security with lever mechanisms.
FIRE BRIGADE PADLOCKS
Supplied keyed to precut keys and used on public buildings which require emergency access.
HIGH SECURITY PADLOCKS
Offer a higher specification protection against attack and corrosion.
CEN RATED PADLOCKS
CEN is the European standard that is required by certain contracts and insurance companies.
Locking without a key, combination padlocks are available in low to high security.