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Combination padlocks

Combination padlocks
No. For a higher security you should use a key padlock, because the lock mechanism is stronger.
1. Rotate all numbers so that the "0`s" line up vertically on the centerline. Pull out the shackle to unlock the padlock.
2. Rotate the shackle to 180° into the right direction, then press it downward. Turn the numbers to your personal desired combination.
3. Pull shackle upward, then turn it back to 180°. Press the shackle downward to lock the padlock.
Now you have successfully changed the combination numbers. Make sure to remember the new number combination. To change the number combination again, repeat steps 1 to 3.
It is only possible to open the padlock with the correct combination. If you do not remember your personal defined code, you will need to destroy the padlock to open it.

Key padlocks

Key padlocks
If you have lost all keys for your padlock it is not possible to make key copies to unlock the padlock. Because of this it is recommended to keep one key as a back- up. 
Yes. You can generate copies of your existing key in locksmith or security shops.
No. If you want to operate more padlocks with a single key, please purchase multiple pack "Keyed Alike" padlocks.
Yes. Please purchase multiple pack "Keyed Alike" padlocks that can be locked and unlocked with a single key.
"Keyed Alike" means that you can lock and unlock several padlocks with a single key.

Travelmax padlocks

Travelmax padlocks
For traveling you should use a TSA approved (Travel Sentry Approved) padlock. If you use a luggage lock that is not TSA approved, you are taking a chance that the airport security will destroy the lock during their security check.
TSA (Travel Sentry Approved) is the international standard for Travel Security. TSA approved padlocks can be opened and re-locked with a special key by international Transportation Security Administration at every airport.
No. Only airport security people have access to the general key to open and re-lock the TSA approved (Travel Sentry Approved) padlocks..

5 Questions to find the right padlock

If the item is not so valuable you can use a padlock with a lower security level.
If the item is valuable you should buy a padlock with a higher security level.
Define the usage of your padlock – indoor, outdoor or travel-high security or low security.
Check if the padlock chosen matches the required performance of the padlock.
Please notice that size alone is not the only indicator to choose the right padlock,it needs to have the right security level to match its purpose.
Check to make sure the shackle will fit into the item you would like to secure.
The padlock should be the appropriate size for the required usage.
Check additional padlock features like shackle size, diameter & material, body material & finish and to match the surrounding components and area.
Short or long shackle size? The shackle size depends on the usage of the padlock. To pass through hasps and fittings with a long distance, a long shackle is required.
Additionally the diameter and material of the shackle are further points to take into consideration for better security. Please pay attention to the shackle diameter and that it matches into the desired hole for locking.
The purpose of the padlock body is to protect the lock system against attacks.
The main body types are Solid Brass, Laminated Steel and Armored Encased Brass.
Solid Brass: Brass is a softer metal and for producers cheaper to machine, thereby lower prices for customers. But these padlocks are susceptible to drill attacks and usually they have sharp corners which can scratch surfaces and objects they touch.
Laminated Steel: The body of this type is designed from separate thin steel plates which are riveted together. Lower production costs enable lower prices for the customers.
Armored Encased Brass: The brass body is encased in hardened steel for a better protection against drilling attacks and for providing a higher security level.
If you need more padlocks that can be locked and unlocked with a single key, you should use "Keyed Alike" padlocks.
If many people would like to share one padlock, you can use a combination padlock. The advantage is that you do not need many keys for lots of people. Please notice that combination padlocks are suitable for applications with a lower security level.

Padlock care and maintenance

Normally padlocks need less care. For indoor padlocks there is no special maintenance required. To care for outdoor padlocks, lubricate the padlock once or twice a year.

Test standards & guarantee

All STANLEY padlocks are quality tested and guaranteed. Our STANLEY products are tested under 3 relevant security standards.
ASTM international standard
Rating 1-6
BS EN standard
Rating 1-6
Australian standard
Rating 1-10

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