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Padlocks & Chains

Padlocks come in all shapes, sizes, costs and security levels. Don’t be fooled into thinking any old padlock will do, because chances are it won’t if you don’t do a little research first. Having maximum security on your assets is very important, especially when there are people out there willing to take your stuff. At Lock Shop we make sure that you’ll get high quality padlocks and chains that will protect your stuff no matter what!

Our Padlocks and chains

At Lock shop we have tonnes of different padlocks and chains that are suitable for all your security needs. You can browse through our complete selection of padlocks which has something for every need on our website. From budget brass padlocks to high security padlocks you’ll find everything you need right here on Lock Shop Direct.

We only stock the leading brands which include Kasp, Abus, Mul-T-Lock, Ifam, Squire and Union so you are guaranteed top quality long lasting products that are affordable.

We also offer discounts if you are looking to buy in bulk!

Different types of Padlock and chain products

When talking about Padlocks there are certain things you as a valued customer need to know before making a purchase:

There are two varieties of padlock: open and closed shackles.

Open Shackle padlocks are designed with the shackle fully exposed and Closed Shackle padlocks are designed with limited access to the shackle to provide a higher security level.

Quality padlocks are classified in accordance with The British Standard BS EN12320 and European Standard CEN EN 12320 which details performance requirements, security grading and test methods such as corrosion resistance and the level of security provided. So basically, each padlock is rated differently in terms of its security so check you’ve got the right one for what you’re protecting!

Finally when combining a padlock with a chain, the most important thing to do is consider that the gauge of the chain is the equivalent size to the shackle of the padlock.E.g. 8mm chain used on a 10mm shackle padlock. In other words, make sure the padlock fits the chain!

When choosing your combination of padlock and chain always aim for the strongest possible combination and take into consideration what the chain is going to be used against. For instance, if you’re looking at securing a motorbike it would be best to aim for a chain that has a protective cover surrounding it so as the chain does not scratch or damage the paintwork on your motorbike, while if you’re using the chain against a gate the protective cover would not be needed.

Buy Padlock and chain products online

So, go on over to our website at Lock Shop Direct and browse our many types of locks to better and enhance your security, whether it’s for a bike, shed or an item of extreme personal value. We have it covered.

Not sure which is the correct Padlock for you? Click here to see our handy measurement guide.


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