Hasps and staples are a way to secure an opening using a padlock. This makes them ideal for use on outbuildings such as sheds or as a secondary security option.
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Common Uses For Hasps and Staples
Hasps and Staples, alongside a padlock, are a great way to secure doors or to add extra security. One of the most common uses if for garden sheds, how the hasp and staple isn’t limited to just this use. Other common uses include outbuildings and gates.
How To Install
Hasps and staples are very simple to install and just require to be screwed across the opening, ensuring that both parts line up correctly when the opening is closed. When installing the hasp and staple you should ensure that the screws are covered when locked. This means that the hinged part needs to go back on itself. This may seem wrong when installing however it will stop the lock being bypassed by simply unscrewing the hasp and staple as the screws won’t be exposed.
How Secure Are Hasp and Staples
The security of hasps and staples can vary depending on a multitude of factors, however we would recommend only using as a deterrent or a secondary security measure.
The first thing to consider is the quality of the padlock. The security benefits of the hasp and staple are only as good as the padlock used to secure them.
Another consideration is the quality of the door, which for things such as sheds may actually be the weak point in the opening security. If the door you’re trying to secure is flimsy and could easily be broken then a hasp and staple is going to do little to improve the security.
The effectiveness of hasps and staples can also be improved by installing multiple hasps and staples on your opening.