Are you confused and worried about your choice of lock brands for your commercial building? Why not ask a locksmith in London? If anyone has a question about locks, a professional locksmith is among the best people to turn to.
According to the professionals at London Locksmith 24 one of the premier locksmiths in London, they see all types of locks in their business, and some are definitely better than others.
Some examples of locks that give the illusion of security
Before discussing some of the best locks, let’s look for a moment at a few locks that give the illusion of security:
Poorly designed locks
The locksmiths in London at London 24, point out some locks have large security flaw: By forcing a blank key into the lock with a hammer and a screwdriver and then by turning the blank with a wrench, the security bolt will slide open. You’ve heard of car thieves who can steal a car in 60 seconds. Some of these locks can be opened in 10 seconds or less.
Simple 4-lock combinations
Some simple 4-lock combinations are pickable in their own right, but most thieves don’t really take the time to pick locks unless they know there is a big score inside. Unfortunately, by holding the shackle in, and then inserting a sharp, pointed object, the gap between the locking wheels is exposed. A good thief can break one of these locks quicker than you can say abracadabra.
Locks with the actuator inside
Some lock has an actuator inside which can be easily bypassed by sharpened steel pick and open the lock.
Which locks to choose instead
1. Sargent & Greenleaf 951C
This is a 1300 Euro lock is a military-grade padlock actually used by the U.S. military to protect against forced entry. You can drill on it, pour acid on it, freeze it with liquid nitrogen and at the end of the battle it will be Seargeant & Greenleaf 1, thieves, zero.
2. ABUS Granit
ABUS Granit padlocks such as the 37/80 cost only around 91 Euros but they are some of the strongest locks you can find. They can withstand 25,000 pounds of tensile force and are hardened to the point that only super-strength drills would even touch them.
One reviewer on Amazon called the ABUS Granit the tank of locks, and that about sums it up. The only problem some have is the ABUS shackles are too big for certain items such as storage units.
3. Squire SS80
A video by the Locking Picking lawyer, Firing rounds at a Squire SS80 revealed how this five-pound lock survived shooting at it by 120 high caliber bullets should be enough to get you excited about the security of this lock. If somewhat does manage to open this two-key behemoth, priced at around 130 Euros, you can bet they spent plenty of time and effort getting there.
4. Abloy PL342 / 25
A grade 4 padlock with two keys and 11 discs, the Abloy is made of case hardened steel, and will certainly ward off all but the most persistent thieves for around 90 Euros.
5. Mul-t-lock MT5+ #13 C-Series padlock
A unique multi-technology lock with hardened steel, you’d have to be a lockpicking genius to find a way to get into this 175 euro lock.
Are you concerned about your commercial security? Looking to find the experts who have seen it all and can advise you of all the latest technology to keep your goods safe? Call the folks at London Locksmith 24 hour security. Their number is: 02080049361