Category Archives: Locks

How to open a shackle or rod padlock if you have lost the key

Are you traveling and have lost your suitcase key? Have you left your bike locked to a pole and don’t know how to open the padlock because you’ve lost the key? First of all, stay calm and bear in mind that the Internet is always full of useful resources. If you are looking for a way to open a padlock, the Internet will without doubt provide you with more than one solution. However, the purpose of this article, in addition to showing you how easy it can be to open a padlock, especially if it is a poor quality one, is to make you understand how to prevent someone else from opening it instead of you. Continue reading

The disc lock: knowing the fors and againsts so as to use them in the best possible way

In the previous blog we talked about how to choose a good quality chain to protect your bikes. When it comes to motorcycles or mopeds, a padlock + chain locking system may not be enough and, in order to sleep more soundly, it may be useful to integrate it with additional protection, such as a disc lock.
The disc lock is a widely used anti-theft system on mopeds and motorcycles as they are very easy to use: quick to put on and take off, don’t take up much space and are not very heavy. However, disc stops have some security limitations which are important to know, especially to be able to use them in the best possible way.
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5 things we should remember to keep secure

The increasingly hectic and stressful rhythms of everyday life sometimes lead to slight distractions or oversights which may adversely affect our personal or household security.How many times do you leave home and forget to set up the alarm? Or leave a window, the car or the garage door open?

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Locks & Padlocks: three steps to recognise a good quality padlock

After looking at “Padlocks & chains”, where we spoke in length about testing, mainly comparing Viro chains Made in Italy and imitations from the Far East, we are now focussing on padlocks.
The aim is always the same: to check the true quality of the products, providing you with some concrete evidence. We begin today by briefly summarising the three basic steps to recognise a good quality padlock.

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Chains & Padlocks: the Viro originals do not fear bad weather!

We recently talked about tests which check the resistance of products, whose duty it is to ensure security. In particular we focused on the Viro Morso with chain, testing its resistance to cutting and being struck by blows, after the salt spray corrosion resistance tests.
To make the most of our considerations, we performed the same procedure on a copy of the product, imported from the Far East.

This week we are also looking at the “big brother” of Viro Morso, the Supermorso, and also at a copy imported from the Far East.
We see the reaction of both the Viro products and their copies, after the salt spray tests, performed in our laboratory.

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Bite-sized security 3 tips for the best use of a padlock

Today we’ll begin a series of bogs that will accompany us, from time to time, over the coming months.
It is practical advice, summarised in the form of “bites“, suitable for users of security products, to be aware of the most effective ways for applying and using these products.
In fact, quite often very little is needed to avoid the risks, even potentially serious ones, related to an unintentionally incorrect installation and/or use.
Let’s start by talking about padlocks.

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Travel securely: the TSA padlock

When planning a trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure, the approaching departure is often accompanied by “suitcase anxiety”. Many concerns arise, especially if you travel by plane, partly due to the fact that every airline company applies its own rules concerning baggage: size, weight etc. And then if you are travelling to the USA, or if it is merely a stopover or if this destination is on your “wish list”, you have to deal with stringent baggage checks and, therefore, locking the baggage with the best possible means.

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Can you find 5 differences between these products which appear to be the same? BEWARE OF IMITATIONS – CHAPTER VII – ORIGINAL VIRO “BLOCCA CATENA” FOR 10 MM CHAINS VS COPY

We are nearing the end of the series of articles devoted to the comparison between original Viro products for bikes and some imitations which can be found on the market.
As mentioned in the other blogs of this series, the victim of imitations is obviously the one to have first designed and launched a successful product on the market. Continue reading