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The shackle comes out of my lock, how can I prevent people from losing it?

If you buy a very good closed shackle padlock then the shackle itself will come fully out of the body when unlocked. This if because the guards or shrouds around the shackle (U Bar) must extend high enough, and all the way around, to prevent bolt cutters from accessing the shackle. As a result there […]

What is the best way to make a discus padlock more secure?

Discus padlocks are quite secure already but sometimes they need extra protection when used in locations that have a higher risk of attack. The addition of a shroud with keyhole access is an ideal solution. This solution was used by Lincolnshire City Council when they wanted to make their existing set for the parking meters […]