Category Archives: Padlocks

Locks & padlocks: between history, beliefs and traditions: the “love padlocks”.

Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated by lovers around most of the world, is upon us.
Its origin dates back to the ancient Romans, whilst the recurrence, as we know it today (with a more commercial connotation), spread worldwide mostly during the last century. Each country observes different customs to celebrate the day, although the recurring theme is always that of love.
For this occasion, we will talk about our padlocks in an unusual way, not in terms of security, but in the more “romantic” sense of the product.

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Choosing a good quality padlock is necessary, but it is not enough.

There are some essential characteristics which a padlock must possess in order to resist for a long period of time and offer a true degree of protection, starting from the construction material, up to the treatments carried to guarantee a greater weather resistance.
We spoke in the previous blog about the features which enable us to identify a padlock as a secure locking device. What we did not say, however, is that a good quality padlock is necessary but by itself it is not enough to create a fully efficient locking system. Let’s see why.

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One-piece padlocks: what are they and when are they needed?

Whoever follows us already knows: for each use there is a specific padlock.
When we are asked, and it often happens, “what is the most advanced and strongest padlock?”, we do not hesitate to reply “one-piece padlocks”, like the Viro Monolith one-piece padlocks, Thor and Totem.

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The goods in a container: are they safe? When containing is synonymous with securing

Last week we left you with a question:
are the goods stored in containers sufficiently protected?
When containers are used to store valuable goods they are often placed in isolated locations, so they can not always be monitored. For this reason, the concern about an attack is quite common, despite the robustness of the “container”.

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Thefts at the gym / swimming pool? How to prevent them

After the summer break, as well as returning to the city, one returns to the routine: work, commitments, gym / swimming pool …
It is no longer time for beach umbrellas and unattended bags to protect, but we find out what we need to do to safeguard valuable items while working out at the gym / swimming pool.

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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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What is the “Achilles heel” of each padlock?

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” If you ever read the articles in our Security Club you will without doubt have come across this quotation several times, because it expresses well the security concept.
In terms of a practical example, even the best padlock loses its effectiveness if it is anchored to fixing points which are weaker than the padlock itself. What is the best way to increase the security of a padlock? Let’s have a look at them.

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