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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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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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