Padlocks these days come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. There are also padlocks made for a particular need in mind - shared access, workplace safety, utility access and more. Let’s not forget about the wide range in pricing too. The price point is also a determining factor when it comes to choosing the right padlock. As we all know, we get what we pay for. So if you are trying to protect valuable items, the best padlocks for this aren’t going to be at the $20 price point. So let's take a look at the five most popular padlocks from the Secure Your World marketplace. We’ll let you know why they are popular and what they are best suited for.
Igloohome Smart Padlock
The Igloohome Smart Padlock is undoubtedly one at the top of the list. The Igloohome Smart Padlock lets you easily share access to your assets with anyone. Choose between PIN or Bluetooth for either permanent, temporary or one-off access. So no need to share a key or combination number with your users. Managing the padlock is via the Igloohome app for any Android or iOS device. With its IP65 rating, this smart padlock is excellent for use outside in the rain or indoors. There’s also the option to buy a longer shackle to secure those more awkward or oversized items together.
Lock type: Smart Padlock
Best for: Sharing assets, such as tennis and basketball courts with a group of people, either on a permanent or temporary basis.
Horizontal shackle clearance: 24mm
Vertical shackle clearance: 26mm
Shackle diameter: 9mm
Kovix Alarmed Padlock
Are you looking for the ultimate security for your treasured possessions? The Kovix Alarmed Padlock KPR-10 is the one for you! To activate the alarm, turn the key to 12 o'clock. You'll know it's armed when you hear a single beep. Once activated, any tampering results in a ten second ear-piercing 120db alarm. Simply use the key to activate or deactivate the alarm, as well as to unlock the padlock. This means the Kovix Padlock is app free! Plus, you don’t need to worry about fiddling around with the battery. The Kovix Padlock comes with a cable to recharge and keep the electronic alarm working.
Lock type: Alarmed padlock
Best for: Securing items such as bicycles to an immovable object as well as securing toolboxes and equipment to your vehicle. It’s best to always pair the padlock with a square link chain.
Horizontal shackle clearance: 39.6mm
Vertical shackle clearance: 33mm
Shackle diameter: 10mm
ABUS ‘Rock’ 83CS/55 Padlock
The ABUS ‘Rock’ series is available in a few sizes. It also includes a closed or hidden shackle version as well as the standard visible shackle. The closed shackle makes it the perfect padlock to resist tool attacks such as bolt cutters. With both variations, the shackle is from hardened alloy steel, and the body is of hardened steel. Unlocking the closed shackle padlock will, of course, remove the shackle from the body. Be cautious that the lock doesn’t fall on your feet, given it weighs in at a massive 1.5kg.
Lock type: Industrial padlock
Best for: Securing switchboards, toolboxes and other items that are not frequently monitored.
Horizontal shackle clearance: 29mm
Vertical shackle clearance: 38mm
Shackle diameter: 15mm
Carbine Dual Shackle Dual Key Padlock
The Carbine Dual Shackle Dual Key Padlock is 100% Australian made. Its unique design allows for shared keyed access to any asset. Choose your access method with two individual shackles. Each shackle independently connects to the body of the padlock. As the name suggests, the padlock operates with two unique keys or key systems, each serving one shackle. As such, each shackle is keyed to differ. You can configure the Carbine padlock to have one or both shackles to unlock to remove the padlock. The body is made from 6061 grade aluminium and has an 8mm molybdenum alloy shackle.
Lock type: Special application padlock
Best for: Simple shared access between two parties.
Horizontal shackle clearance: 23.8mm
Vertical shackle clearance: 28mm
Shackle diameter: 8mm
ABUS 93/100 Monoblock Padlock
Monoblock padlocks are easily distinguishable with their rectangular shape. The monoblock design also features a straight closed shackle rather than a U shape shackle. Combined with the heavy-duty look, it's perfect for any commercial or industrial application. The shackle and lock body are made of hardened special steel with NANO PROTECT™ coating. What gives the ABUS 93/100 Monoblock extra security is its shackle and cylinder security features. Any attempts to pull the shackle off with force, the knob will simply fall off. The hardened anti-drill plate protects the cylinder from any drilling attacks too.
Lock type: Monoblock padlock
Best for: Locking shipping containers, roller shutters, trucks and other heavy-duty applications. Pair the monoblock with a square link chain for securing gates.
Horizontal shackle clearance: 34.5mm
Vertical shackle clearance: 21.5 mm
Shackle diameter: 12mm
Like many security items, there is no one-size-fits-all for padlocks. There is an array of different padlocks that can suit every need, from personal use to commercial and industrial use. You can explore other options available in our marketplace or send us a request and we'll provide you with suitable solutions.
A few notes:
- The horizontal clearance is measured at the widest point and the vertical clearance is measured in the centre.
- Watch this space as we release a guide on what to look for when buying a padlock for your security need.