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Abloy Locks

Abloy Lock Company is part of the ASSA Abloy group of security companies. They have been manufacturing Abloy locks since 1907 from their home office in Finland. Today they have distributors and authorized service centers around the world. They also have Abloy owned offices in most major countries. Locking Systems has been an Authorized Abloy Service Center for many years.

Abloy LocksAbloy offers different types of locks designed for many different types of industries. Locks such as door locks, padlocks, cam locks, deadbolt locks to name a few. Some of the industries they serve are education, healthcare, government and retail. Their locks for doors are widely used in Scandinavian and European Countries where high security locks are widely accepted and used.

Abloy locks are different due to their “Rotating Disc” locking principle. This locking principle uses brass discs that come together to form a locking stack. These are designed to match the discs with cuts key. Due to this design there can be over one million lock codes available. The key does not look like a conventional key and you won’t find these at the big box stores or hardware stores.

Abloy locks are considered a high security lock due to their construction, key control and patented protection for the key and keyway. Distributors and service centers have contractual agreements with Abloy to maintain a high level of key control. Abloy service centers have additional training to provide extensive lock assembly services and a higher level of key control and key cutting services.

Abloy locks offer extreme environmental protection from moisture, salt spray, freezing, dirt, sand and other materials. This is due to the fact that they do not have locking pins or springs that traditional locks have. With traditional locks, dirt and other foreign material can get trapped in the pin chambers or cause the locking springs to fail which will cause the lock to malfunction. Also, with traditional locks, condensation or moisture can get into the pin chambers and cause the lock to malfunction in freezing weather.

Abloy Locks

They offer patented protection on the keyway and key. The first and last discs are called the profile discs, these are designed to match a particular key. This creates the keyway that Abloy then patents in the U.S. and worldwide. Abloy has now embraced electronic locks that offer both convenience and enhanced security by the use of electronic verification. The electronic keys are designed to open mechanical locks as well as the new electronic locks giving Abloy locks great versatility.

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Brass Padlocks

Padlocks made out of brass are one of the most popular padlocks on the market. Most major padlock manufacturers make and market their own version of the brass padlock. They come in many different sizes from a small luggage padlock to a high security padlock. So what are the advantages of brass padlocks?

  • They are good for high moisture applications, they do not rust
  • Brass does not shatter when attacked with a hammer
  • They can be made using a few different manufacturing methods
  • They are affordable
  • They can be made to provide a high level of security and key control
Brass Padlocks

Brass
Laminated Padlocks

Brass padlocks with a stainless steel shackle makes an excellent lock for applications where moisture is a problem or will be present. Brass will not rust, so couple that with a stainless steel shackle, then add a good lock cylinder and you have a very strong padlock. When purchasing a brass padlock, as with any other lock, decide what you are trying to protect. The answer to that question will point you in the right direction as to what type of padlock to buy, with what features and how much money this protection is worth.

Many people believe that brass padlocks are cheap and don’t provide much security. This thinking is wrong. Abloy Security, one of the largest manufacturers of high security padlocks, makes two models that are very popular, very secure and protected by patents. These two models have a brass body that is chrome plated. They come with hardened boron steel shackles that are zinc plated. The lock cylinder uses the Abloy disc locking principle that can use a patented key and keyway. At first glance this padlock would appear to have a steel body, but that is only due to the chrome plating.

Brass Padlocks

Solid Brass Padlock

In this blog I am discussing brass padlocks; however, I should mention that many door locks are also made of brass. This includes both the door knob and the deadbolt lock. The brass is plated with either a satin finish or a color finish. Some plating is even brass. Many manufacturers are now coating the plating with a chemical that actually protects the plating finish.

As shown in this blog many types of locks are made of brass. When the lock is plated with a finish it is often difficult to tell if the lock is brass. Also just because the lock is brass, it doesn’t mean that it is an inferior lock. In some cases just the opposite is true.

To learn more about brass padlocks go to LockingSystems.com

Abloy

Abloy Company is part of the ASSA Abloy group of security companies. They have been manufacturing locks since 1907 from their home office in Finland. Today they have distributors and authorized service centers around the world. Locking Systems International is a major Abloy distributor and service center.

Abloy Vending Lock with KeyAbloy offers different types of locks designed for many different types of industries. Locks such as door locks, padlocks, cam locks, deadbolt locks to name a few. Some of the industries they serve are education, healthcare, government and retail. Their locks for doors are widely used in Scandinavian and European Countries where high security locks are widely accepted and used.
Abloy locks are different due to their “Rotating Disc” locking principle. This locking principle uses brass discs that come together to form a locking stack. These are designed to match the discs with cuts key. Due to this design there can be over one million lock codes available. The key does not look like a conventional key and you won’t find these at the big box stores or hardware stores.

These locks are considered a high security lock due to their construction, key control and patented protection for the key and keyway. Locking Systems International has contractual agreements with Abloy to maintain a high level of key control. We have additional training to provide extensive lock assembly services and a higher level of key control and key cutting services.

Abloy PadlocksAbloy locks offer extreme environmental protection from moisture, salt spray, freezing, dirt, sand and other materials. This is due to the fact that they do not have locking pins or springs that traditional locks have. With traditional locks, dirt and other foreign material can get trapped in the pin chambers or cause the locking springs to fail which will cause the lock to malfunction. Also, with traditional locks, condensation or moisture can get into the pin chambers and cause the lock to malfunction in freezing weather.

They offer patented protection on the keyway and key. The first and last discs are called the profile discs, these are designed to match a particular key. This creates the keyway that Abloy then patents in the U.S. and worldwide. Abloy has now embraced electronic locks that offer both convenience and enhanced security by the use of electronic verification. The electronic keys are designed to open mechanical locks as well as the new electronic locks giving Abloy locks great versatility.

For additional information please contact us at 800.657-LOCK)5625)  or LockingSystems.com