Getting a padlock? Here’s what you should know.

Padlocks are one of the oldest forms of locks and also most widely used, primarily because of their ease-of-use. But, not all padlocks offer the same level of protection. So, if you are considering using padlocks to secure your property, then here’s what you should know.

The padlock you choose should be based on where you will be using it. If it will be used outdoors, then you will definitely need a padlock that can brave the weather in your location, such as corrosion. Plus, if it is to be used outdoors, then chances of it being tampered with are more than your indoor padlocks. So, it needs to be stronger than your standard indoor padlock. You can get weatherproof, marine-grade padlocks that work best for outdoor use.

Also remember, choosing the right padlock alone is not enough. You need to ensure the structure or securing mechanism you are using along with your padlock is strong enough. For example, using a good padlock on a weak chain or a link fence gate may render even the best padlock useless.

Another thing to consider is keying of your padlocks. If you use a lot of padlocks around your property, then you don’t want to be stuck with a heavy bunch of keys. Perhaps you can ask your locksmith about rekeying options, so you can use the same key for multiple padlocks.

Contact us to learn more about secure padlock options.