Looking for a new combination padlock? These high security combination padlocks are ideal for both personal and business and will ensure that your property is fully secured without the need for a key which could easily be forgotten.
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How To Use Combination Padlocks
Combination padlocks are quite easy to use. Simply close the lock, as you would a normal padlock, and then change the combination displayed. The padlock is now locked and you shouldn’t be able to open it. To unlock the padlock, you just need to change the code back to the set combination and pull on the shackle which should release it opening the padlock.
How To Set A New Combination
When you get a combination padlock you’ll want to set a new combination code on it. For the majority of padlocks, all you have to do to achieve this is to move the dials to the desired code whilst the padlock is still open.
When setting a new code you’ll want to set it something easy to remember, however you want to avoid combinations such as “1111” and “1234” as these are often the first combinations tried by people trying to break into your lock.
How Secure Are These Padlocks?
One of the main concerns some people have about combination padlocks is that someone could just guess your code or try all the combinations. Both of these are unlikely with 4 dial padlocks having 10,000 different codes available and 5 dial padlocks having 100,000 variations. If someone was to try every code available to get in, without permission, it’s likely to take hours upon hours to get in, in which time they are likely to be either interrupted or bored of trying to get in.
Another concern is whether the shackle of the lock can be cut open using tools such as bolt cutters. If you’re having this concern we would recommend going for a padlock with a closed shackle if it will meet your requirements. Otherwise go for as short and thick a shackle as possible.