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 […]

What are ‘Master Keyed’ padlocks?

A ‘Master Key’ padlock is a unique padlock with its’ own key but part of a larger set. The whole set then can be overridden by what is known as the ‘Master-Key’. For obvious reasons the master-key should be kept secure as an unauthorised copy would compromise the security of the whole set. Due to […]