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. High-quality materials and careful finishing are the basis for the quality of these padlocks that are made in Germany.
Padlocks made from stainless steel are the best at withstanding the elements. Nickel-plated brass padlocks are also good for outdoor use, albeit to a lesser but highly acceptable degree. All the other common padlock materials guarantee good durability for indoor environments.
Since they don't contain dials, keyed locks offer a superior level of security when compared to combination locks. Unless a thief has the key, he or she won't be able to open it. Furthermore, keyed locks are better protected against shimming than combination locks.
Pick-resistant locks have an extra set of tumblers or locking apparatus so that, in effect, the key has to do two things at once. Because of their resistance to manipulation, these locks are also resistant to key bumping. One of the most popular pick-resistant locks is the Medeco.
Unpickable Locks Do Not Exist.
Or are they more secure than traditional locks? The answer is that they can be. If a keyless lock means you're more likely to lock your doors every time you leave, less likely to hide a key underneath a doormat, or make tons of extra keys to share that you eventually lose track of, then yes, they can be more secure.
The difference is that where the lever mechanism uses a key to align the tumblers, the combination mechanism uses numbers, letters, or other symbols as reference points that enable an operator to align them manually.
PROS: Dial Combination Locks have been around for over 100 years and are very secure and reliable. With the proper care and service, the dials/locks will last a long time. Combination locks are cheaper than a Digital Electronic Lock.
Lock Size. The bigger the lock, the more secure it is because thicker metals are more resistant to breaking. Also, larger lock bodies provide more space for additional pins or internal safety features, and internal locking mechanisms can also be larger and more robust.
Disc padlock offers the best security as it has a shielded shackle that prevents bolt cutter attacks. Other features like anti-pick, anti-rust, and hardened shackle and lock's body make the disc padlock stand out. It's by far the best option for those that want to prevent bolt cutters attacks and lock picking.
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.
Laminated locks are made from steel but are laminated to prevent rust, making them both strong and weather resistant- this makes the padlocks extra protective.
Rather, try wrapping your lock in a thick towel or even a couple of socks. The fabric will create a barrier of insulation between the lock and the otherwise freezing-cold air. If it's mildly cold outside, a thick towel or a couple of socks may offer just enough protection to keep your lock from freezing.
The laminated steel padlock body is built up of a stack of steel plates which are riveted together. The resulting structure forms a robust steel body which helps to protect the locking mechanism from drill or hammer attack.
Built-in key-operated locks are considered low security locking devices, because they provide only limited resistance to forced or surreptitious entry.
They allow many valid combinations, one per authorized user, so changing one person's access has no effect on other users. These locks often have auditing features, recording which combination is used at what time for every opening.
There are a variety of combination locks available. Combination locks for safes are divided into two classifications: Group 1 and Group 2. Group 2 combination locks are the most common type found on home safes today. They provide one-, two-, or three-number combinations.
Our Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt with Alarm, and Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt and Lever have all received a grade A in security, the best possible grade to keep your home, and everything inside it, safe.
Deadbolts are the most secure because they need to be engaged when the door is shut. They have a unique locking device built into the bolt, that can't be forced back into the door, thus preventing unwanted entry. The deadbolts sets back into the door 1 inch vs. a Spring bolt which sets back 1/2 inch.
While these keyless, pushbutton locks have a high price point, they do provide the highest level of security protection together with vandal proof, no wiring, and long life battery operation.
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.
Anti-bump locks work by having more pins and specially made keys, having shallow pin stacks to prevent them 'jumping' up or locks that have programmable side bars and no top pins. Locks that use rotating disks also protect against bumping, keeping your door securely shut.
Products with Kwikset SmartKey feature BumpGuard™ which uses a patented slide-locking bar mechanism inside of the lock to prevent lock bumping and other advanced home break-in techniques.