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Padlocks are generally used for two key purposes. They are either used to prevent unauthorised access to an area, building or an item - or they are used to prevent theft. Often, their use is a combination of these applications, for example, when used to secure a shed or an outbuilding.

When selecting your padlock it’s important to be sure you make the right choice.

Padlock Buying Guide 

Here are some pointers which will help you select the best padlock for your needs.

  1. Remember that any security system is only ever as good as its weakest link.
    • Don’t allow a poor quality padlock to be the weak link.
  2. Determine the value of what you want to secure.
    • High value items require high security, robust padlocks.
  3. Consider all other elements of your security precautions.
    • Chains, hasps and hinges need to be as strong as the padlocks used.
  4. Do you need a padlock with a specific insurance rating.
    • Insurance companies often stipulate the need fo CEN rated padlocks.
  5. Does your padlock need to operate outdoors?
    • If so, you will need to consider weatherproof padlocks.
  6. Do you have any specific padlock shackle requirements?
    • Closed shackle padlocks, for example, provide higher security.
  7. Do you have any special padlock keying requirements?
    • Master keying, keyed alike and restricted key options are available.
  8. Would you prefer a combination padlock over a keyed padlock?
  9. What size of padlock do you need?
    • Make certain your selected padlock is the right size for the hasp or chains it will be used with.

If you are not certain which type of padlock and accessories would be best for your needs, call us. We are always pleased to help, tel: 01273 475500.

"No Quibble" Money Back Guarantee

Every padlock in our range, has been carefully selected with; quality, reliability & performance in mind, and we believe represents the "Best Value" of it`s type, which is why we`re able to offer you our  "No Quibble" Money Back Guarantee! 

The Best Padlocks from the Best Padlock Brands

We carefully select the padlocks we sell to ensure high quality along with excellent value for money. We stock only the best padlock brands including:

Money Saving Guide to Choosing the Right Padlock

With high quality padlocks costing up to £250.00 each, our Essential Padlock Buying Guide - will ensure you avoid wasting money on the wrong padlock. 

For your Free Copy  click below

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Padlock Types

We offer quality padlocks that you can rely on - here are just some padlocks available from stock for immediate delivery.

Brass & Laminated Padlocks

Practical, low cost general purpose padlocks - suitable for a wide range of applications

Keyless Combination Padlocks

A practical alternative to a key operated padlock where many people need to be able to open it - saves issuing many keys (choice of models available)

Discus Padlocks

The ever popular discus padlocks are ideal for a wide range of applications ...and the latest high security model is CEN rated

Marine & Weatherproof Padlocks

A range of "Weatherproof" and "Marine" padlocks for reliable operation in hostile environments

Anvil / Shutter Lock Padlocks

Available in; Solid Brass, Fully Armoured and Solid Steel versions. Suitable for a wide range of applications

Armoured Padlocks

The steel armour casing provides these solid brass padlocks with an increased level of security (see also Dumbell & Chainlocks)

Keyed Alike Padlocks

One key fits all - the simple solution to managing key access for large groups of padlocks (Keyed Alike option available with many of the padlocks in our range)

High Security Padlocks

When you need a security solution for your higher value items, you`ll appreciate this affordable range of reliable, rugged padlocks

Ultra High Security Padlocks

Where high security is paramount - you`ll need a padlock with a high performance CEN or Sold Secure rating - check out the affordable padlocks in this great range. 

Related Products

Here are some helpful links to additional products you might need to use in combination with your chosen padlock.

Padlock & Chain or Cable bundles


Padlock & Security Hasp bundles


Security Chains & Cables

Security Hasps & Locking Bars


Ground & Wall Anchors

Parking Posts

Padlock Cabinets



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