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Which padlock is best for securing a shed?

Monday, 04 October 2021

Which padlock is best for securing a shed?

Whether your garden shed is strictly reserved for the lawnmower and other gardening tools, or it’s a place to stow your bikes, barbecue, and deck chairs, you must take the necessary measures to thwart thieves. And what better way to do so than to use a padlock?

Whilst many people consider padlocks to be old-fashioned, they remain one of the best options for protecting both possessions and properties. However, they’re not all created equal – and some are much easier to break or pick than others.


The best padlocks for sheds

Ideally, when securing your shed with a padlock, you want one that’s tough, difficult to break, and weatherproof.

As one of the UK’s leading security specialists, we supply some of the most secure padlocks on the market from reputable names, such as Abus, ERA, Ifam, Master, Mul-T-Lock and Yale, to name just a few.

Although some of the models we stock here at LockShop Direct are pricier than others, they all offer excellent value for money in their own right.

Here are our top 5 picks for securing your garden shed:

  1. ABUS Titanium 64Ti Series Open Shackle Padlock – from £4.31

    Though lighter than most other padlocks, the Abus 64Ti open shackle padlock is not to be overlooked.

    Made from titanium, a special aluminium alloy, it offers a sturdy yet secure solution for shed security. It’s weatherproof, so resists the ravages of the great outdoors, and features a Nano Protect coating that prevents rust.


  2. ASEC Closed Shackle Combination Padlock – from £8.73

    Most people opt for a key locking padlock for their shed. However, if multiple users require access to the items stowed inside, a combination padlock will reduce the need for keys to be cut and will also prevent the risk of keys going missing or ending up in the wrong hands.

    The 4-digit combination padlock from ASEC has a hardened steel shackle, zinc body, and corrosion-resistant coating. There are also more than 10,000 possible combinations to choose from, which makes it virtually impossible for a burglar to guess the right one.

  3. Squire ATL4 & ATL5 Open Shackle Padlock – from £11.98

    Designed with high-security and superior weather protection in mind, the ATL padlocks from Squire can be used outdoors without concern.

    These all-terrain open shackle brass padlocks have undergone rigorous environmental tests to ensure they can withstand all weather conditions. They are extremely robust and come with 2 keys per lock.


  4. ERA High Security Discus Padlock – from £14.66

    As a general rule of thumb when securing your shed door with a padlock, you need one with a shackle that is mostly hidden or shielded to make it harder for criminals to cut.

    Perfect for high-risk security areas, the ERA discus padlock has a hardened stainless steel body and shackle to protect against saw and bolt cutter attacks.


  5. Master 632 Pro Series Weather Tough Closed Shackle Padlock – from £34.78

Master Lock provides some of the best high-security padlocks, and the 632 Pro Series is certainly no exception.

This heavy-duty padlock boasts a tough boron alloy shackle and a hardened iron shroud that protects the shackle from bolt-cutter attacks.

Featuring 6 pin mechanisms, it will prove difficult to pick – ensuring your possessions are safe and secure in your shed. It even comes with a lifetime guarantee against mechanical failure!


Take the next step and secure your shed today

These are just 5 of our favourite padlocks, suitable for garden sheds and other outbuildings. There are, of course, many more to choose from – all priced competitively.

If you’re undecided or would like to know more about the different padlocks you can buy online at LockShop Direct, take a look at our blog ‘What are the different types of padlock?’. And to discuss your requirements with a member of the team, call us on 0330 174 0851.

Author: Innocent Olwo

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