Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

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Whats the easiest way to make a discus lock more secure?

We recently has a padlock attacked by brute force and we prefer to use discus locks since they are good value and help protect against bolt cutters. How can we make the existing setup more secure on our parking meters? Lincolnshire City Council Thanks for the question. As you say, the discus locks are quite […]

Do the ABUS Buffo locks still exist and if not, what is the like-for-like equivalent?

I have had an ABUS Buffo for a long time and would no like to replace it with the same lock. I cannot find it on your site. Do they still exist and if so I’d like to get exactly the same size and quality. Attached are some photos.      Simon, Thanks for the […]

What are the different types of padlock?

Padlocks come in many shapes and sizes each with their own properties to increase security, make them more convenient to use or protect them from the weather. Here we explain their merits and what makes them ideal for different situations. The Closed Shackle Padlock A common design is the closed shackle padlock. This means that […]