Category Archives: Padlocks

Viro Chains vs. Imitation Chains: Salt Spray and Cut and Impact Resistance Tests

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. 

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alt Spray and Cut and Impact Resistance Tests on Padlocks

Viro padlocks vs. imported padlocks: Salt Spray and Cut and Impact Resistance Tests

In this short series of articles we will discover how some of the best Viro padlocks and chains on the market react to salt spray and cut and impact resistance tests, compared to imitation ones. 

The first blog is dedicated entirely to the tests carried out on the padlocks, in particular the Rectangular padlock (Viro art. 304) and the Armoured padlock (Viro Panzer).  

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ANTI-CUTTING PADLOCK: all the features

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? 

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Q&A: What is the tiny hole in a padlock for and 3 more curious facts!

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. 

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Convenience and security when traveling with the TSA padlock

Christmas holidays has just gone, but some, perhaps, are planning a trip to the USA, or they will simply stop at one of its many airports and then go elsewhere. Amongst the preparations and the information collected for the trip it is important to make sure that what is packed in the suitcase at home arrives intact in the hotel room. It is therefore worth knowing that when travelling to the United States it is advisable to lock your suitcases with TSA padlocks. Yes, it’s true, even today we are talking about security, but in a sense it is also about convenience. Continue reading

Roller shutter padlock. Viro Panzer: how it is made and its applications

Faced with the need to protect the shutter of a shop or a room, one of the first things you think of is to purchase a padlock. However, not all padlocks are suitable for this purpose and each security item can be more or less suitable to cover a specific role, depending on the particular features, as we have often mentioned in our previous blogs. Continue reading

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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