Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

This this our dedicated help, advice and testing results section for padlocks. Every time we get a good question from a customer, or asked to test a product, then we post the answer or results here. Use the list of Categories or the Search Box below to find the answer you're looking for. Don't worry you can get back to your basket our products by clicking our logo above.

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Advice for schools buying padlocks for lockers

We supply a lot of padlocks for school lockers and we’ve learned a thing or two in the process. Over the years we’ve gone from simply supplying locks to manufacturing, testing and providing advice to schools, universities and colleges worldwide. Here is what we have learned: Master keys for your padlocks A master key is […]

The problem with Cam Latches on lockers…

Lockers can be fitted with either a Cam Latch or a hasp and staple. Most of the time a 30mm padlock will be preferable since it is cheaper than a 40mm equivalent, especially when gyms and schools are buying them in bulk. So whats the problem? Here is the background: We get a lot of […]

How many different keys does one set of padlocks have?

A good question and one that varies hugely between different sizes and different manufacturers.Padlocks have what are known as ‘differs’, or the amount of unique padlocks within a batch. This means that after a certain number of locks are produced off the production line, they will begin to repeat. This is inevitable due to the […]