For centuries, padlocks have been in use and are still in use on different buildings and mostly on garage doors though more advanced security systems have been invented. However, padlocks are widely used as secondary locking mechanism to keep tool boxes locked. In a padlock "locking system", a hasp is necessary to ensure that your belongings are safe under the padlock.
A hasp is a device, fastener to a door, or any cover with a hinged metallic strap/band that fits over a staple (a metallic loop). It is mostly secured by pin or a padlock. In simple terms it is used to clip a lid, door or a lockable cover.The hinged section of the hasp features some holes, which are used to screw when mounting it. When closed, the hasp slotted end fits over a well-fixed staple through which the padlock slides to trap the hasp.
Types of Hasps and staples
In the market today, there are various types and styles of hasps and staple, some with special uses, while others are made with aesthetic features but all of them work in the same manner. You can choose to buy the solid-brass hasp available in burnished brass, refined brass and refined chrome. Hasps also differ in material, thickness and even the purpose of use. The staple is usually a curved rod of hard steel or other mixtures (alloys) of hard metal, which cannot be easily cut. The fastener can also be hardened around the slotted end.
In some cases manufacturers make the staple to rotate to restrict opening. We have a huge selection of hasps and staples and you can always get your ideal choice based on your security requirements and your taste. We also have light hasps to help you secure your valuables within a confined room like your office, home or garage. Some hasps are ribbed to ensure more security.
Depending with the material used and the environment in which the fastener will be used, some hasps and staple are coated to prevent rusting and corrosion.
Special Hasps and Staple Locking
In most cases, the hasp and the padlocks are two separate items, but there are special hasps which are designed and embedded with a padlock, hasps-lock. Some have warded locks and others with pin tumbler locks. There are other different types of hasps and staple designed to address particular needs and they change from time to time depending on innovations and new market demands including heavy duty hasps, which are hard to force open or remove.
Whatever your security needs and budget, you can get a hasp and staple that is durable and meets your security needs.