0800 612 7877 or 0151 266 8606

Next day delivery on orders placed before 2pm

Speak to a padlock specialist: 0151 266 8606

Not sure what to search for? Why not try our new advanced search?

Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

This is 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.

We've also created a concise guide with the most commonly asked questions to download and print here:

The best way to secure a motorbike with padlock and chain

The best method to secure your motorbike is to combine a number of security measures such as disc locks, security chain and padlock. This can also include the use of a ground anchor when looking for a more permanent security fixture when parked up at home. Your bike may well have come with a steering […]

Do you need a high security padlock that is happy in all weathers?

For those wanting something from our higher security range there is the Abus Extreme 83WP/53 padlock, complete with high security features and yet highly weatherproof. The hardened alloy steel shackles, anti-pick barrels and the increased security technology of the double ball bearing locking mechanism, makes this lock an ideal high security measure. The incorporation of […]

How do you get locks keyed alike for multiple access points?

Where you have multiple access points to one site we can supply a set of padlocks all keyed the same so one key will open any of the padlocks in the suite. This is ideal if you have a large site with a number of access points where visitors can use any of the gates. […]

How can I padlock a gate barrier with offset fittings?

Offset gate barrier fittings can be hard to secure but there is a way to get around this. When the holes on the gate fitting do not line up with the holes in the plate on the gatepost it can be hard to secure the gate, especially if the holes are too small to use […]

Can non-marine padlocks perform near the coast or on boats?

The short answer is usually no! A non-marine grade padlock would rust and seize up very quickly around saltwater. However, top-end manufacturers, like Abus and Abloy, often make their non-marine padlocks to such a high standard that they can be used on boats and salty environments with great effect. We often have to explain the […]