What are the grades of padlocks?

Author: Ramona Klocko  |  Last update: Sunday, May 22, 2022

What is the CEN grade and how does it relate to padlocks?
  1. GRADE 1 – Low Security.
  2. GRADE 2 – Standard Security.
  3. GRADE 3 – Medium / High Security.
  4. GRADE 4 – High Security.
  5. GRADE 5 – Extra High Security.
  6. GRADE 6 – Maximum Security.

What is the best grade for a padlock?

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.

What is a Grade 2 padlock?

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.

What does grade 6 on a key mean?

Grade 6 – Maximum Security. Grade 5 – Extra High Security.

What do the numbers mean on padlocks?

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.

The 4 Best Padlocks by Level of Security

How do I know what key type?

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.

What do key numbers mean?

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.

What is a grade 4 padlock?

GRADE 5 – Extra High Security. GRADE 4 – High Security. GRADE 3 – Medium / High Security. GRADE 2 – Standard Security.

Is a grade 7 GOOD?

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.

What is a grade 5 AB?

Grade 5 is a 'strong pass' and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system.

What is CEN rating?

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.

What is a closed shackle padlock?

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.

What are the strongest padlocks?

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.

What are the hardest padlock to pick?

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.

Is a Grade 8 good?

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.

Is a grade 4 good?

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.

How many GCSEs do you need to 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).

How do I find my key code?

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.

What is a Y11 key used for?

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.

How do you identify a lock and key?

4 Ways to Identify your Keys and Locks
  1. Name on the key or Lock: Kwikset or Schlage are the most common residential locks and keys. ...
  2. Name Abbreviation: Kwikset is “KW” and Schlage is “SC” The most common keyways are KW1 & SC1. ...
  3. Name on the lock latch: look at the edge of your door on the latch for a name.

How do I know if I have master key?

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.

Are old keys worth anything?

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.

What does a master key look like?

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”.

Are master padlocks good?

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.

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