Abloy padlocks - the key to high security locking

May 2000 Products

The Abloy range of high security padlocks is generally acknowledged to be the finest padlock on the market, in terms of strength, durability and versatility. Dr Michael Gordon, Managing Director of Lockwise, proud representative of Abloy in South Africa for nearly three decades, highlights some of the reasons why.

Strong and durable

Says Gordon, "Abloy padlocks are made of a chrome plated brass or steel body, with a shackle made of boron steel. This dramatically increases resistance to attack by cutting or pulling and it actually gets harder when sawn or drilled."

All padlock components are made of noncorrosive materials, so the locks will not rust and will operate in the most extreme conditions. The unique Abloy disc mechanism means no pins and springs to rust or get clogged from dirt and dust. "The disc system is generally accepted to be pick proof. When combined with Abloy protection plates, the padlocks offer an unrivalled level of security," he says.

Unrivalled versatility

"The Abloy Exec key ensures no unauthorised key duplication. Padlocks can be keyed 'alike' (one key will operate all padlocks) or 'master' keyed into a simple or complex 'master keyed' system. Incredibly, all locks in the Abloy range, including door locks, office furniture locks and electric locks can be keyed into a simple system and your key can only be duplicated on your authority. The padlocks are also insurance approved."

Rekeying saves thousands

"With traditional padlocks, a lost key or a staff change usually means destroying and replacing the lock. Not so with Abloy padlocks," says Gordon. "Abloy padlocks can be rekeyed to a new combination, without replacing the padlock body itself. The locking core is removed from the padlock, a new combination of discs is inserted and in essence you have a new padlock and at a fraction of the price of what a new padlock would cost.

"In an extensive master system, this could save a business literally thousands of rands in locking costs," says Gordon.

"We recently rekeyed a whole system of padlocks for a mine. The padlocks had first been purchased 15 years ago and are still fully functional. With the rekeying the locks have a new high security key and will probably be good for another 15 years. Talk about value for money!," he adds.

Keyed alike - one key opens many locks
Keyed alike - one key opens many locks

Keyed different - each key opens only one lock
Keyed different - each key opens only one lock

Central Locking - many keys open the same lock
Central Locking - many keys open the same lock

Master keying - each key opens only one lock and there is a a masterkey to open all locks
Master keying - each key opens only one lock and there is a a masterkey to open all locks

Grand master keying -a grand system of many masterkeyed systems. It may also have keyed alike and central locking components
Grand master keying -a grand system of many masterkeyed systems. It may also have keyed alike and central locking components

Rekeying - the Abloy discs and keys are changed in an existing lock body, (lost keys)
Rekeying - the Abloy discs and keys are changed in an existing lock body, (lost keys)

For details, contact Dr Michael Gordon, Managing Director of Lockwise on tel: (011) 786 9192, fax: (011) 786 9178 or e-mail: lockwise@icon.co.za




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