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What is the Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock?

The Universal Security Hasp & Padlock is a multi purpose high security hasp that is suitable for either right or left hand opening doors.

This product has been awarded Sold Secure and Secured By Design status.

Who needs a Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock?

The product is ideal to secure sheds, allotment buildings, gates, wooden doors, rear and side van doors, containers, stable and tack room doors etc.

What security ratings has the Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock got?

The Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock has achieved Sold Secure Bronze award status and Secured By Design approval.

Sold Secure are an organisation who test security products. Manufacturers can apply to have their products tested by Sold Secure, with those approved gaining the Sold Secure Quality Mark.

Secured By Design is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).  Products approved by Secured By Design are awarded 'Police Preferred Specification' status.

What do I get if I buy the Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock?

1 x security hasp
1 x Sold Secure Master Excell M50D padlock
4 x keys
6 x 10mm x 80mm coach bolts / washers / nuts

Technical information about the Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock

The Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock is

  • A precision lasercut product
  • Hasp manufactured in the UK
  • Made from heavy duty 5mm steel
  • Has a zinc plated finish
  • 12mm patented octagonal “boron-corbide” shackle
  • This shackle is 50% harder than hardened steel
  • Key retaining safeguard insures padlock is not left unlocked
  • Features an anti-drill plate
  • Suitable for either right or left hand opening doors
  • Has a double padlocking feature, so another padlock could be added
  • 80mm round close shackle padlock

How do I buy the Universal Security Hasp & Master Excell M50D padlock?

Could your crime prevention be improved by using this low cost, simple to install product?  Read more about the Universal Security Hasp & Padlock at Amazon.

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This article looks at two of the best padlocks for sheds, garages or anything!  They are both from Squire and are a real form of protection.  We have added details of both products as size and cost may be an issue, please consider them both before purchasing a padlock.

As an alternative, this Padlocks for sheds link will let you read a range of consumer reviews for padlocks at the Amazon site.  Reading user reviews is a great way to help the decision making process.

What is the Squire SS50CS Padlock?

The Squire SS50 padlock is a lighter version of the Squire SS65CS padlock and it has Sold Secure approval and a 10 year guarantee.  The SS50CS is more suitable for mobile security and shed / garage security.  

The Squire SS50CS is still a great padlock - compare it against your current padlock

Who needs the Squire SS50CS Padlock?

If you need mobile security or security for your shed then the Squire SS50CS is for you.  The padlock has a 10 year guarantee and has been highly rated by two separate organisations.

What should the Squire SS50CS Padlock be used with?

The Squire SS50cs lock is not suitable some 16mm or larger chains. 

How secure is the Squire SS50CS Padlock?

  • Sold secure Gold 
  • CEN 4 rated
  • 10 year guarantee from Squire


CEN is the main European lock standardisation and approvals body.  A higher CEN rating indicates a higher security lock.  CEN 1 is the lowest on the scale and CEN 6 is the highest rating. 

Sold Secure Gold is the highest rating available from Sold Secure.  Sold Secure is an independent British security testing and approvals organisation that awards Gold, silver and bronze for most products. 

What do I get if I order the Squire SS50CS Padlock?

1 x Squire SS50CS padlock
2 x Keys 

How do I buy the Squire SS50CS Padlock?

Click on the Squire SS50 Amazon link / picture just below this line, you will be transferred to the exact page on Amazon where you can purchase these products.  You can also read independent reviews at Amazon to help make your decision.

 

Technical information for the Squire SS50CS Padlock

Shackle Type                                          Closed
Body Width  50mm
Body Thickness   26mm
Shackle Diameter  10mm
Vertical Shackle Clearance  16mm
Horizontal Shackle Clearance   16mm
Shackle Material  Boron alloy steel
Body Material  Hardened steel
Hardened Shackle  Yes
Mechanism  6 pin tumbler
Anti bump  Yes
Anti drill  Yes
CEN Rating  4
Sold Secure rating  Gold
Weight  0.6kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Squire SS65CS padlock?

The Squire SS65 padlock is the ultimate high security padlock, the big brother of the SS50CS.  This padlock has been given Sold Secure Gold rating, a 10 year guarantee from Squire and the highest rating from CEN - not bad !

Who needs a Squire SS65CS padlock?

Squire SS65 padlocks offer the ultimate in shed padlock protection.  If you have a shed then you should compare the Squire SSG6CS against your current padlock.  

What should the Squire SS65CS padlock be used with?

The Squire SS65CS padlock is a 1kg lock, it is not easy to carry around, but does provide great security,

How secure is the Squire SS65CS padlock?

  • The Squire SS65CS padlock has been given Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold rating
  • A 10 year guarantee from Squire
  • CEN 6 rated (the highest security rating)

CEN is the main European lock standardisation and approvals body.  A higher CEN rating indicates a higher security lock.  CEN 1 is the lowest on the scale and CEN 6 is the highest rating.  

What do I get if I order a Squire SS65CS padlock?

1 x Squire SS65CS padlock
2 x key

Technical information for the Squire SS65CS padlock

Shackle Type                                    Closed
Body width 65mm
Body Thickness 31.8mm
Shackle Diameter 12.7mm
Vertical Shackle Clearance 19mm
Horizontal Shackle Clearance 19mm
Shackle Material Boron alloy steel
Body Material Hardened Steel
Hardened Shackle Yes
Mechanism 6 pin tumbler
Anti bump Yes
Anti drill Yes
CEN Rating 6
Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold
Weight 1 kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are still undecided, click on this link Padlocks for sheds to see a range of padlocks on offer so you can compare to the items mentioned in this article.

Read more about the Squire SS50 

Read more about the Squire SS65

What is the Kryptonite Fahgettaboutit Chain?

The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Lock 100cm is a big chain for sheds!.  This is a a big strong chain that can be used for securing your bike, motorbike, quad or other valuable item. 

We also show you here what other products should be considered in addition to your big chain.....read on

Tell me more about this big chain

Lets get the product dimensions out of the way first.  The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Lock 100cm is big.

Boxed weight 5kg, un boxed 3.9kg

Product dimensions 22.9 x 17.8 x 6.4cm

The product is described as 'the ultimate chain lock for high theft areas'.  Having a big chain will provide extra security, but what exactly will you get for your money?

Dimensions and technical information for the Chain - see the quality

The 11mm chain is quite weighty - they are a fantastic deterrent to even professional thieves, 11mm six sided chain links made of triple heat-heated boron maganese.

Leve attacks are protected against due to the narrow inner width of individual links.

You also get a New York disc lock with 14mm hardened steel shackle.  

Improtantly this product is approved to GOLD SOLD SECURE STANDARD.

Padlock and Chain link design

Included is a hardened steel sleeve, double deadbolt locking, sliding dustcover and very importantly a long lasting cover made from nylon to protect your equipment and stop it from being scratched.  Finally, you also get 3 keys (one of which includes a light for those dark nights).

If you would like to read customer reviews of this product, click on the link below to be taken to Amazon

The price may SEEM expensive, but if this Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Lock 100cm is protecting your equipment, work out how much this is worth and the problems of getting it replaced, then see if it seems expensive. There are plenty of other cheaper options, but this product has been independently tested and apporved and is a big chain!

What Else Could I buy In Addition to my Big Chain?

We really like the Kryptonite Strong Hold Above Ground Lock, click on the link to read further reviews. 

It's called the Kryptonite Strong Hold Above Ground Lock and is an extra secure locking point to be used in a number of locations.  

The shackle is made of 6mm hardened carbon alloy steel and it gets great reviews.

Extra layers of security help to protect you and your property.  A big chain is a great start, these Above Ground Locks can add another security layer to protect you and your property from crime even more.  At around £40 including delivery it is a small price to pay, especially if you live in an area affected by crime.  Consider purchasing chains and Above Ground Locks to protect your property - of course smaller, cheaper options are available.

 

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Lock 100cm

Kryptonite Strong Hold Above Ground Lock

It is very important to secure the items in your shed in addition to the shed itself as our shed security guide states, but what should you use to secure bikes, garden equipment and even ladders?

As usual we have searched for the best chains available, this chain is made in England and has achieved Sold Secure Motorscooter Silver status, it is called the 'Heavy Duty Chain' read on to find out pros and cons...

Read more: The Best Chains for Sheds

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Security lights are a great way of putting potential shed thieves off.  Burglars don't want to be seen, a security light will be a deterrent to a burglar, however setting up a security light and getting mains power to the unit can be tricky and expensive - this is where the next generation of solar security lights come in.

Read more: One of the Best Solar Security Lights

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