There are many different shapes and sizes of padlocks on the market. But when it comes to choosing one, as well as looking at specific characteristics, such as the heat and chemical treatments they have undergone or the general strength of the product, it is important to consider which padlock, based on its size, can best meet your needs.
As we know, the resistance of a padlock to break-in attempts is as important as the potential lifetime of the product (i.e. rust-proof), but which factors make a padlock ready to best deal with these circumstances?
In the last article, after outlining the characteristics of the 3 resistance tests to which the security items are subjected (if you have any doubts about it please have a look at this link), we focused on the results of these tests on Viro padlocks and compared them to the imported items.
Shackle, rod, combination, one-piece or chain padlocks: there are various types of padlocks on the market with various functions, ranging from the protection of a simple locker or a bike, to the protection of containers or shutters.
So what features does a padlock have to have to prevent a thief from opening it?
Even the best padlock loses its effectiveness if it is anchored to fixing points which are weaker than the padlock itself. In this case, any thief will attack the fixing point, making the presence of the padlock simply useless.
We think we know everything about the objects around us, but we don’t always. Often, in fact, commonly used products hide small details which can make a difference. This is the case with padlocks which, used in a variety of situations, from the closing of lockers to the protection of bicycles or freight containers, can present particular details which are an indication of their security or functionality.