Anyone who has used a gym locker room is familiar with a padlock. These
small, portable security devices allow you to temporarily secure your
valuables, and many homeowners use them to secure tool sheds or yard gates.
Though many different designs exist, all padlocks share two basic features.
Every padlock has a shackle, which is the curved metal loop that hooks
through an opening to hold the locker door or gate shut. Every padlock
also has a body, which houses the locking mechanism that keeps the shackle
shut until you open it. Padlocks can be secured with a key, or the body
may contain a combination mechanism for keyless access.
Though a padlock is ideal to secure your wallet and clothing while you
work out, or to lock a storage unit at a facility with 24/7 security,
it is not the ideal security device for home or office use. Determined
criminals can easily use bolt cutters, chisels, or other simple hand tools
to snap the shackle on store-bought padlocks and gain access to your yard
or tool shed.
To discuss better
security options for your residential or commercial properties in Orlando, call Armstrong Lock & Security Inc today at (407) 434-0181.