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Posted: 1/16/2014 7:16:55 AM EDT
Looking for some good padlocks that use keys? Preferably something that can't be easily picked like master locks or made in China. Price limit is around $75 per lock
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 11:56:35 AM EDT
Abloy
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 1:02:52 PM EDT
AMERICAN PADLOCK LINK

More storefront / roll-down security shutters in high-crime areas have been secured with these high-security padlocks, for more years, than probably any others. Ask any fireman how difficult they are to overcome (Hint: They can only be defeated by cutting in a specific location with the large, gas powered saw... Therefore, it is easier and faster to cut out the steel security shutters than to attack the padlocks).

American Lock also makes other, related high security padlock models: Other American Locks Link


High Security Hasps LINK
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 1:10:22 PM EDT
I don't know much about padlocks, but a friend once lost the key to his cut proof disk lock.
One of these:










Took me less than 30 seconds to run a drill bit through the key entry and open it. The cylinder was brass, might as well have been butter.




Tried the same trick on a standard master lock I had lost the key to, it had a pretty hard steel for a cylinder and took a couple of bits to drill out and a few minutes. But it opened without much effort.






Link Posted: 1/16/2014 3:31:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Col_B:
AMERICAN PADLOCK LINK

More storefront / roll-down security shutters in high-crime areas have been secured with these high-security padlocks, for more years, than probably any others. Ask any fireman how difficult they are to overcome (Hint: They can only be defeated by cutting in a specific location with the large, gas powered saw... Therefore, it is easier and faster to cut out the steel security shutters than to attack the padlocks).

American Lock also makes other, related high security padlock models: Other American Locks Link


High Security Hasps LINK
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An angle grinder on the hasp will make short work(think seconds, not minutes) of anything American makes, short of a puck lock.  Those require a bit more effort, but usually the anchor point is weaker than the lock, so just use the puck as the pry point for the bar.  The partner saw that FD's use takes more time because most of the riot gates actually do use puck locks and are in an awkward position to cut with such a large tool.
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 3:51:51 PM EDT
Medeco or Abloy/Assa, buy them on-line from a discounter and you should be fine on your target budget.
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 9:17:19 PM EDT
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Medeco or Abloy/Assa, buy them on-line from a discounter and you should be fine on your target budget.
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I like the Medeco models that have protection over the shackles to prevent cutting, but the ones I am seeing are $100+ a piece .
Link Posted: 1/17/2014 9:18:41 AM EDT
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I like the Medeco models that have protection over the shackles to prevent cutting, but the ones I am seeing are $100+ a piece .
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Originally Posted By BGENE:
Medeco or Abloy/Assa, buy them on-line from a discounter and you should be fine on your target budget.


I like the Medeco models that have protection over the shackles to prevent cutting, but the ones I am seeing are $100+ a piece .


Well, they seem to have gone up since I last priced them. I will check a few discount sites and add here if I see something of interest.

ETA: 90 bucks is closer, I have used this company before with no issues.

http://citywidesecurity.stores.yahoo.net/medecolocks.html

There are a couple other companies with similar names, the cold link above is the exact one I have used.


ETA2: another source, have heard they are GTG but never used.

http://shop.peiferlock.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=280_285


Link Posted: 1/20/2014 12:27:03 PM EDT
I bought some ABUS locks from this place before

http://www.1st-in-padlocks.com/

Good prices, and they carry the full line of ABUS and masterlock including the high security shrouded locks. For $75 you can get some serious ABUS locks...
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 6:39:05 PM EDT
What's the story on Federal padlocks, this caught my eye;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181288342635&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en
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