The Best Weatherproof Padlocks for 2020
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Weatherproof padlocks are a necessity for any outdoor area you want to secure. There can be some cross over with ‘marine’ grade padlocks. These are designed to secure areas at sea or on the coast and although no real distinction, they are different to the weatherproof padlock recommendations we will be referring to in this post.
When looking for the ideal padlock we know that the price, measurements and how long it will last are all key things that need to be considered. To write this post we have looked at our bestselling weatherproof padlocks, alongside our own knowledge of the different options we have available.
ABUS Weatherproof Padlocks
ABUS have a fantastic range of weatherproof padlocks available with prices from £10.91 to £48.89. These padlocks offer varying levels of security and should be chosen considering the area you need to protect.
ABUS 70IB/50 Weatherproof Padlock
The ABUS 70IB is a 50mm padlock providing fantastic protection to high risk areas including vehicles, gates, large sheds and boats. Both the inside and outside of this padlock are made up of 100% non-corrosive materials, meaning it is built to last regardless of the weather conditions. The 70IB/50 can also be keyed-alike, perfect if you need to secure more than one area. At less than £20 including VAT, we highly recommend this model.
ABUS 83WPCS/53 Weatherproof Padlock
The ABUS 83WPCS is a 53mm, closed shackle padlock. It’s the most secure from ABUS with a rating of 8. This padlock has an integrated shackle guard, making attacks with bolt cutters difficult. We recommend using this padlock to secure areas at high risk including warehouses and industrial gates. It can endure the most volatile outside conditions due to the Nano Protect shackle developed by ABUS. As this is a closed shackle padlock, it provides further protection still by only exposing a small amount of the shackle, often a requirement detailed by insurance companies as it’s a further protection measure.
Squire Weatherproof Padlocks
We have three Squire padlocks in our weatherproof category offering varying levels of security. As mentioned throughout this post, it is important to measure the area you would like to secure in order to choose a padlock that is the correct fit and will provide the most protection.
Squire ATL4 Weatherproof Padlock
The Squire ATL4 is an ideal entry level weatherproof padlock. It has a 50mm brass lock body and weather resistant, dust proof cover for protection against elements. It has a 5 pin tumbler and resists attacks from sawing, working well for outdoor areas such as a shed or allotment.
Squire CP50S Weatherproof Padlocks
Available in both 50mm and 40mm, the Squire CP50S is the ideal padlock to secure outdoor areas at low-medium risk. It is completely weather resistant and easy to use with over 10,000 possible combinations. This padlock has undergone severe testing in all conditions to ensure it stands the test of time in all weather, including well over 150 hours of salt spray where the padlock still lasted and performed as it should.
We hope you found our weatherproof padlock recommendations useful. If you have any further questions please feel free to call us on 0800 542 1264 (free phone), and someone from our expert team will help you find the perfect padlock.