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.
Category Archives: Padlocks
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.
Viro Panzer padlock: physical and mechanical characteristics
In a previous blog we presented the various versions of the Viro Panzer padlock and some possible applications. Its versatility is in fact a key to the success of this padlock. But what are the physical and mechanical characteristics which make it different from most other padlocks on the market? 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.
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.
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.
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”.
The goods in a container: are they safe?
Containers are not only used for freight transport; many are also used for the storage, with more or less temporary solutions, of voluminousand often valuable goods (e.g. in yards and parking lots and on plots of land etc.) But are containers suitable for this purpose? That is to say, are they secure enough?
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.