If you're looking for the highest security padlock to protect your buildings and belongings, then we recommend using a CEN grade 6 or 5 padlock, as these will provide the highest level of protection.
A grade 2 security padlock will give you a 1000 key differs and will have some resistance against pulling, twisting and cutting of the shackle. A grade 3 security padlock will have 2500 key differs and its shackle will be about twice as strong as a grade 2 padlock.
Grade 6 – Maximum Security. Grade 5 – Extra High Security.
A “Direct Code” is the exact numbers related to the cuts or the depths of each valley in your key. This is typically used to identify a specific key and how the lock should be combinated to allow the key to operate. For the most part, this happens from the lock manufacturer.
Most lock manufacturers use a distinctive bow design to identify their keys. First try to locate one that matches yours. Also look to see if your keys has a name or any numbers or letters on them. Letter/Number combinations such as SC1, KW1, Y1 etc.
Keys are typically printed with an alphanumeric code called a key identification number, a key code or a key number that allows locksmiths and companies to replicate keys without the need to install a whole new lock system.
GRADE 5 – Extra High Security. GRADE 4 – High Security. GRADE 3 – Medium / High Security. GRADE 2 – Standard Security.
A grade 7 is fantastic. That's like an A. If your getting a grade 7 right now then you'll be fine in your exams in May/June. Just keep revising and doing practice papers/ questions on topics you are struggling in.
Grade 5 is a 'strong pass' and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system.
THE CEN grade of a padlock stands for Central European Norm – it is a testing standard for padlocks. This is not simply a rating individual manufacturers given their own padlocks it is an independent testing body. In order for the padlock to achieve a certain CEN grade it must pass through a number of intensive tests.
A common design is the closed shackle padlock. This means that the shackle is guarded in some way, making it more difficult to attack with a saw or bolt cutters. Usually the body of the padlock is extended upwards and around the shackle.
ABUS Granit™ padlocks meet highest security standards and are considered to be among the most secure padlocks in the world. Their tensile resistance is over 6 tons.
ABUS Granit™: one of the world's most secure padlocks with a tensile resistance of over six tonnes. Granit locks have a tensile resistance of over six tonnes, making it almost impossible for attackers to release the shackle from the lock body by force.
As per the guide below, issued by the exams regulator Ofqual, the numerical system essentially boils down to the following: 9 = High A* grade. 8 = Lower A* or high A. 7 = Lower A grade.
The way GCSEs are assessed and graded was changed in 2017 to make them more challenging. They are now graded 1-9 (9 is the highest). Grade 9 is higher than the previous A*, a 4 is accepted as a pass for most Level 3 college courses and a 5 is regarded as a strong pass.
Most colleges like you to take a minimum of five GCSEs, including English Language and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, while sixth forms have slightly higher entry requirements, looking for at least six GCSE examination results achieving at least a grade 4 (C).
Finding the key code
Sometimes the key code is in the vehicle manual or on a label with the lock or key. On the key. It would be an engraved or hewn in code. A code that consists of raised lettering is not a key code, it is the key blank number.
The HY-KO Y11 Blank Yale Lock Key is a nickel-plated brass, precision-milled replacement key. The key is designed for use with compatible Yale locks and padlocks.
You can test whether or not you have a Master key by watching the Security light as you insert your key into the ignition. If the Security light turns off immediately after insertion of the key, it is a Master key.
What is the value of skeleton keys? Antique skeleton keys typically are priced at $10 or cheaper, while older skeleton keys or more detailed skeleton keys cost as much as $1000. They are fairly easy to find at estate sales, antique shops, or online.
A master key will look like any other key within a master key system. It will be the same size and same basic shape. Only the cuts will differentiate it, unless it is stamped with identifying alphanumeric characters, like “GGM” or “GM” or “A”.
Master Lock is one of the leading padlock brands, and this model is one of your best options for an all-purpose combination lock. It has a 2-inch-wide lock body and a 1-inch hardened steel shackle that resists cutting for added security.