Padlocks or similar have been used for over 150 year for many different reasons with the security changing for each purpose.
Choose the right padlock?
To choose the right padlock you need to consider a number of aspects:
The material used for body and shackle
Working environment (Indoor or Outdoor)
Keyed to differ or alike padlock option
The shackle securing mechanism
Value of the assets being protected
The size & type of padlock (Long shackle padlock, heavy-duty padlock, smart padlock, combination padlock)
Keyed Alike – Use a single key to open multiple locks. Keying locks alike is a great time-saving solution as, with only one key, time does not need to be spent looking for the correct one. It also saves having to carry around a large bunch of keys.
Keyed to differ – Each lock will come with its own key, one which cannot be used on any other locks.