Padlocks

Padlocks are a type of lock which is both portable and removable. A traditional padlock features a shackle which is passed through a hole, chain or staple, and secured. They are made up of a main body, the shackle and a locking mechanism inside. Padlocks and combination padlocks provide security for commercial and residential use.

High-security padlocks are easy to use anti-theft security locks. Padlocks, combination padlocks and smart padlocks are available in various sizes, with 10 mm to 300 mm shackle length. Padlocks can be made from various metals, such as brass, titanium and stainless steel. Hardened steel is used for extra protection in high-security padlocks.

Weatherproof padlocks are water and corrosion-resistant so are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Speciality plastic-covered padlocks, also known as laminated, are ideal for electrical application and offer superior resistance to chemicals and temperature.

Types of padlocks

  • Key padlocks require a separate key to lock and unlock the mechanism. Some key padlocks are self-locking, meaning they lock automatically when the shackle is inserted back into the lock.
  • Combination padlocks do not use a key. Instead they use a series of wheels which, when aligned correctly, allow the lock to open.
  • Smart padlocks, or Bluetooth padlocks, connect to smart devices which can allow access.
  • Anti-pick padlocks are designed to be almost impossible to pick and open. This is ideal for extra security.

Key-Lock type padlocks can be divided into two categories:

  • Keyed Alike - Use a single key to open multiple locks. Keying locks alike is a great time-saving solution as, with only one key, time does not need to be spent looking for the correct one. It also saves having to carry around a large bunch of keys.
  • Keyed to differ - Each lock will come with its own key, one which cannot be used on any other locks.


How to choose the right padlock?

To choose the right padlock you need to consider a number of aspects:

  • The material used for body and shackle
  • The size & type of padlock (Long shackle padlock, heavy-duty padlock, smart padlock, combination padlock)
  • Shackle diameter
  • The shackle securing mechanism
  • Working environment (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • Keyed to differ or alike padlock option
  • Value of the assets being protected

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RS Stock No. 811-3028
Mfr. Part No.813596
BrandBrady
MYR726.79
1 Box of 6
Box(es)
Key 6.5mm 38mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Nylon Yellow 38mm - 6
RS Stock No. 704-0070
Mfr. Part No.83/50
BrandABUS
MYR285.15
Each
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Key 10mm 26.5mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Steel Grey 48mm - 1
RS Stock No. 340-5571
Mfr. Part No.XR0084 40
BrandABUS
MYR81.15
Each
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Key 6mm 23mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass Black 40mm - 1
RS Stock No. 484-079
Mfr. Part No.051339
BrandBrady
MYR111.392
Each (In a Pack of 6)
units
Key 6mm 51mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Nylon, Steel Red 38mm - 6
RS Stock No. 339-9432
Mfr. Part No.XR0060HB55
BrandABUS
MYR94.14
Each
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Key 7mm 50mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass, Steel Brass 50mm - 1
RS Stock No. 805-5487
BrandRS PRO
MYR102.64
Each
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Key 6.5mm 38mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Aluminium, Steel Yellow 38mm - 1
RS Stock No. 704-0140
Mfr. Part No.180IB/50C
BrandABUS
MYR213.20
Each
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Key 8mm 25mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass, Stainless Steel Brass 53mm - 1
RS Stock No. 339-9454
Mfr. Part No.XR006040K1
BrandABUS
MYR63.28
Each
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Key 6mm 22mm - Yes Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass, Steel Brass 40mm - 1
RS Stock No. 704-0092
Mfr. Part No.70IB/50
BrandABUS
MYR117.33
Each
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Key 9mm 27.5mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass, Stainless Steel Blue 59mm - 1
RS Stock No. 827-4408
BrandRS PRO
MYR24.08
Each
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Key 4mm 16mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Aluminium Silver 20mm - 1
RS Stock No. 340-5593
Mfr. Part No.XR0084R 40
BrandABUS
MYR73.52
Each
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Key 6mm 23mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass Red 40mm - 1
RS Stock No. 121-8770
Mfr. Part No.4400EURD
MYR667.37
Each
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Bluetooth Smart 7mm 20mm Yes No Indoor No Zinc Black 47mm - 1
RS Stock No. 886-9208
Mfr. Part No.43603
BrandABUS
MYR130.30
Each
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Key 6.5mm 34mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Aluminium, Steel Yellow 39mm - 1
RS Stock No. 805-5483
BrandRS PRO
MYR102.64
Each
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Key 6.5mm 38mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Aluminium, Steel Red 38mm - 1
RS Stock No. 121-8771
Mfr. Part No.4401EURDLH
MYR853.64
Each
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Bluetooth Smart 9mm 23mm Yes No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Zinc Black 56mm - 1
RS Stock No. 364-6126
Mfr. Part No.XR0060HB46K1
BrandABUS
MYR67.54
Each
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Key 6mm 63mm - Yes Indoor, Outdoor Yes Brass, Steel Brass 40mm - 1
RS Stock No. 811-3012
Mfr. Part No.813597
BrandBrady
MYR726.79
1 Box of 6
Box(es)
Key 6.5mm 38mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Nylon Green 38mm - 6
RS Stock No. 827-4401
BrandRS PRO
MYR35.06
Each
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Key 7mm 30mm - No Indoor, Outdoor Yes Steel Grey 47mm - 1
RS Stock No. 768-9745
Mfr. Part No.80TI/50 KA8011
BrandABUS
MYR148.61
Each
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Key 9.5mm 44.5mm - Yes Indoor, Outdoor Yes Titalium Grey 50mm - 1
RS Stock No. 768-9717
Mfr. Part No.64TI/40 KA6411
BrandABUS
MYR61.86
Each
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Key 6.5mm 29.5mm - Yes Indoor, Outdoor Yes Titalium Grey 40mm - 1