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A good quality weatherproof padlock that suits many applications.

Sometimes you need a good quality all-purpose padlock that is robust enough to be used outdoors as well as indoors. The laminated Abus 41 series is one such padlock that is available in a number of sizes. These laminated padlocks are not to be confused with the cheaper alternative you can now find on the […]

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 […]