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15th March 2023 Issue no. 647
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UNION launches new high-security padlock
UNION has launched a new range of high-security padlocks that enable a variety of internal and external locations to be secured, and work as part of the company’s new master key cylinder range, keyMASTER.
Compatible with all UNION cylinders, the new Shield high-security padlock range delivers exceptional security. This has enabled it to attain BS EN12320:2012 from Grade 4 up to the maximum Grade 6, in recognition of its physical security and the number of combinations it allows for.
Craig Birch, Head of Product Management at UNION, comments: “UNION has provided padlocks to the world market for over 100 years as one of the cornerstones of our offering, so it is great to be bringing this into the modern day with the launch of our new range of Shield high-security padlocks. It is our rich heritage that has enabled us to create a range of padlocks that offers truly outstanding security for a wide range of applications – with the efficiency and convenience of our keyMASTER system added in.
“keyMASTER has one of the longest patent lifetimes available on the market today, and provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for all master key needs. This means the padlocks can be easily integrated as part of a new specification or further down the line, should a master key system need to expand.”
The outstanding security of the Shield range – as well as its corrosion-resistance that enables it to withstand harsh conditions – makes it ideal for a wide range of settings. These include isolated locations such as gates, storage units, and lock-ups where security is of the utmost priority; commercial applications as part of a master key system; residential consumer applications, where it can be used to secure individuals’ belongings; haulage container security; agricultural applications; and cabinets, lock-ups, and storage units.
Conventional open, closed, and long shackle variants are available depending on requirements, while the insert/snowman cylinder is interchangeable across the complete range, meaning customers who wish to upgrade their security at a later date can simply change the padlock housing.
Craig concludes: “All the products in the Shield padlock range have been created by a British design team and manufactured at our Portobello site in the UK. This gives us the ability to offer a great service, with reduced lead times and stock levels that allow us to offer a turnaround on products of just 48 hours.”
To find out more about the new Shield padlocks range from UNION, please visit https://www.uniononline.co.uk/uk/en/products/locks-and-cylinders/padlocks/the-shield-range.
For more information on UNION’s keyMASTER, please visit https://www.uniononline.co.uk/uk/en/products/locks-and-cylinders/cylinders/master-keyed/keymaster
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