About this product
Important: Please note that these locks are individually made to order so the usual next day delivery option is not available. Please allow 10-15 working days for delivery.
After ordering this lock you MUST let us know if the address provided for payment or delivery is different to that of the lock owner. We need this information for security to ensure we keep track of restricted locks within the UK.
How is this lock restricted?
A restricted padlock is one that uses a key that cannot be copied and is not in common circulation. In this specific case the ABUS Extreme lock uses a special Pfaffenhain Y-Cylinder.
Pronounced "faffenhine", they are the leading force in restricted lock development and research. Their unique and patented Y-key is actually curved along its length and has been made using a machine that only ABUS have. There is currently no way that this key can be copied or reproduced.
The second protection afforded by the Pfaffenhain Y-Cylinder is the unique way in which each lock produced is recorded and monitored. A central record of all the key owners is kept securely by ABUS in their UK headquarters in Bristol.
It is important to note that no lock or keyway is 100% protected and in the same way, no padlock is 100% pick proof. Although there is currently no way to copy the Y-Cylinder, criminals and illegal lock-smiths are always developing new ways to overcome security. The only thing that manufacturers can do is to keep on top of research and constantly develop new and unique products.
For more information on this type of keyway please see the 'Specification Sheet' above.
About This Padlock:
The new Submariner series is the best marine grade lock out there. It is developed from the new ABUS Extreme range which is already regarded as a weatherproof marine grade lock. They then improved on it further to produce this Submariner series which is currently used to lock up the North Sea wind farms in a saline environment which would destroy a normal padlock in days.
The whole lock uses stainless components and a ball bearing locking mechanism which is much more resilient to the weather than a normal spring loaded locking mechanism. A sealed body, key guard and ultra-tight shim guards on the shackle help prevent excessive exposure to the elements.
Each padlock is delivered with 2 keys each and can be made to be keyed alike, keyed different or master keyed. Additional keys need to be ordered directly with us for security purposes.
Please note that these locks are "key retaining". This means you need to lock the padlock before being able to remove the key. This prevents you from accidently leaving it open and enabling someone to access the restricted cylinder.
There is currently only one size of Submariner lock.
Uses & Applications:
The Submariner is a marine grade lock which means it is suitable for any conditions including exposure to salt water and prolonged periods left unused. Not that is does use a stainless steel shackle and so would not be as stong as locks with hardened shackles.