Top 18 padlocks

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A popular locking device in Russia remains a padlock. However, it is less and less reminiscent of the old barn models, changes have taken place both in appearance and in internal content. Despite the vulnerability of the structure, manufacturers find various ways to increase the level of burglary resistance. A wide range of padlocks is presented in stores in our country, they differ not only in price, but also in functionality. With the help of our experts, we will try to identify important selection criteria.

Recommendations for choosing a padlock

Kinds. There are several types of padlocks on the market today.

  1. The barn castle remains a classic of the genre. It consists of a body, a special sliding mechanism and a bow. The advantages of the design include simplicity and reliability, affordable price and durability. But such models are considered the most vulnerable in terms of hacking.
  2. The lock with a locking finger is distinguished by its reliability. In this design, the body is curved and the bow is made in the form of a finger. Its degree of reliability is high, but there are certain inconveniences with opening and closing.
  3. It is very difficult to open a patch lock. The housing completely hides the sliding pin, so it is not possible to cut it off. The downside of the model is the high price and inconvenience in operation.

Structure. By design, experts divide padlocks into the following groups.

  1. Open models are devices with a hidden locking mechanism and an open bow. In such locks, it is important that the bow is hardened and thick enough.
  2. In mushroom-shaped models, the bow is almost completely hidden in the case, only the upper part protrudes outward. It resembles a mushroom cap.
  3. Semi-closed locks have straight fingers that are partially hidden in the case.
  4. Padlocks are called closed locks that do not have a striking bar visible.

Core. One of the important components of a padlock is the core (larva). There are several types of it.

  1. The cylinder core consists of a frame or pin mechanism. The displacement of the pins is carried out thanks to the notches on the key, only after the key is completely immersed in the cylinder will it be possible to turn the cylinder.
  2. The leveled core is considered quite reliable. Only the native key can move the levers to the desired position.
  3. Discs can be used to lock the mechanism. Such designs are called disc designs.
  4. The screw cores are based on the screwing principle of a deadbolt equipped with a threaded part.
  5. The most modern type of larva is the code one. To open the lock, you need to enter a previously invented code.

Materials. Padlock manufacturers use several types of materials.

  1. Steel is the most durable and reliable material. But steel locks are expensive and heavy. Therefore, many manufacturers make only bows from steel.
  2. Cast iron is cheaper, while it is not inferior in strength to steel. But if there are impurities or voids in the cast iron, then the structure becomes fragile.
  3. Pure aluminum is rarely used; most often, manufacturers use alloys based on it. The main advantage of the locks will be lightness, they are not subject to corrosion. But the strength of the aluminum cases leaves much to be desired.
  4. Brass is most commonly used for body and core construction. The weak side of the material is considered softness, the drill easily enters the larva, incapacitating it (this method of hacking is often used by thieves).

Opening / closing method. All padlocks can be divided into two groups according to the way they open / close.

  1. Mechanical models require a key. The more users, the more keys there should be.
  2. Smart locks are controlled by mobile apps or fingerprint. The devices memory can store 10-50 fingerprints, which allows all subscribers not to carry keys.

We have selected 18 of the best padlocks for review. All of them are sold in the trade network of our country. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine relied on the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the reviews of Russian consumers.

Rating of the best padlocks

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Mechanical Padlocks 1 EVVA / SQUIRE ICS SS65S RUB 16 300
2 ABUS GRANIT 37/55 B / EFSPP RUB 7,900
3 Padlock Mul-t-lock washer RUB 8,540
4 ABUS 190CS / 60 RUB 5,200
5 MasterLock “EXCELL” M930EURDLH RUB 2,969
6 Abloy PL341 / 50C, 50 RUB 2,670
7 APECS PDS-MOPS-65 RUB 499
8 ZUBR 37297-50 771 r
9 STAYER MASTER 37143-70 282 r
10 Matrix 91812 460 RUB
11 STAYER MASTER 37143-80 316 RUB
Best Smart Padlocks 1 Tigear Travel with fingerprint reader RUB 2,990
2 Security Fingerprint P3 + RUB 3,490
3 Koogeek L3 RUB 3,490
4 GLS Bt + F RUB 5,000
5 DIGMA SmartLock C1, hinged, titanium RUB 3,290
6 Smart padlock PROFFI AUTO PA0601 with touchpad RUB 3 800
7 SAP-100 1 290 rub.

Best Mechanical Padlocks

The simplest and most popular way to protect doors, gates, and lockers from thieves are mechanical padlocks. A wide assortment is presented in Russian stores, from small budget models to powerful devices with a high level of security. Experts have selected several interesting padlocks.

EVVA / SQUIRE ICS SS65S

Rating: 4.9

EVVA / SQUIRE ICS SS65S

The EVVA / SQUIRE ICS SS65S mechanical padlock is distinguished by a high level of reliability. The model is equipped with a cylinder mechanism, it has an open bow, the case width is 65 mm. The experts appreciated the ICS internal coding system, which prevents most of the known methods of hacking and opening. The manufacturer also took care of unauthorized copying of the key. The difficulty for attackers lies in the need to overcome two independent systems. One of them consists of ten code elements, the second line for thieves will be 3 spring-loaded pins.

Domestic users do not doubt the effectiveness of modern lock coding systems, reliable protection against opening. The only downside is the high price.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • two coding systems;
  • reliability;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

ABUS GRANIT 37/55 B / EFSPP

Rating: 4.8

ABUS GRANIT 37/55 B / EFSPP

German workmanship allowed the ABUS GRANIT 37/55 B / EFSPP lock to take the honorable second place in the survey. When developing the model, the manufacturer applied a number of modern technologies and introduced several patent solutions. Experts recommend a model for protecting high-value items in public places from intruders. Among the consumers of locks are insurance companies, owners of containers, warehouses, trucks. The asset of the product should include the maximum level of protection (10), a reliable anti-corrosion coating, a hardened cylinder. The tensile resistance level exceeds 6 tons. If the key is lost, the unlocking device can be restored using a code card.

The castle has earned praise from consumers for its high quality and reliability.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • modern technologies;
  • anti-corrosion coating;
  • protection against drilling.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Padlock Mul-t-lock washer

Rating: 4.8

Padlock Mul-t-lock washer

The Israeli Mul-t-lock washer boasts a high class of secrecy. Attackers are invited to solve about 3 million combinations, which will become a reliable barrier to committing a wrongful act. Burglars will not be able to drill out the core, because hardened inserts are harder than drills. Experts believe that the logo of the Israeli brand on the lock has a mesmerizing effect on experienced thieves, forcing them to pass by. The advantages of a padlock include weather resistance, round shape and quality workmanship.

To provide reliable protection against hacking, domestic users on the forums are advised to use branded loops. But then the price of an already expensive castle will rise even more.

Advantages

  • famous brand;
  • high class of secrecy;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • weather resistance.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • uncomfortable round shape.

ABUS 190CS / 60

Rating: 4.7

ABUS 190CS / 60

The German lock ABUS 190CS / 60 is widely used. The model combines reliability and spectacular appearance. The experts liked the principle of operation. With the help of 4 code discs, the consumer can quickly set the desired combination of numbers. Closing takes place by knocking down the code and snapping the bracket. The durability of the structure is achieved through the use of corrosion-resistant steel for the manufacture of internal parts. Provided by the manufacturer and protection of the bow from mechanical damage. Both the body and the bracket are made of hardened steel. The model stops one step away from the prize podium.

Domestic users are impressed by the stylish appearance, German build quality and ease of use. Of the minuses, the freezing of the code mechanism in severe frost is noted.

Advantages

  • wide scope;
  • simple coding mechanism;
  • arch protection;
  • quality materials.

disadvantages

  • the code mechanism freezes.

MasterLock “EXCELL” M930EURDLH

Rating: 4.7

MasterLock

The American lock MasterLock “EXCELL” M930EURDLH has attracted experts with its compact size and reliability. The model is made of high quality materials, chrome-plated steel is used for the manufacture of the case, the bow is bent from a steel octagon alloyed with boron carbide. During the creation of the castle, 40 patented technologies were introduced. To increase the burglary resistance of the padlock, the manufacturer used a two-point locking bracket in the case. The asset should include a 5-pin cylinder mechanism and an elongated bracket. 4 keys are included with the lock.

Users like the quality of the padlock and the 4 keys. The disadvantages are the lack of protection for the bow, a simple mechanism without coding.

Advantages

  • quality materials;
  • 5-pin cylinder mechanism;
  • affordable price;
  • 4 keys.

disadvantages

  • the bow is not protected;
  • there is no code mechanism.

Abloy PL341 / 50C, 50

Rating: 4.6

Abloy PL341 / 50C, 50

Robust padlock Abloy PL341 / 50C, 50 is designed to protect against penetration of warehouses, trucks, trailers, window bars, etc. The body of the model is made of brass, which is plated with decorative chrome. The shackle diameter is 10 mm, the height varies from 25 to 50 mm and the width is 28 mm. The manufacturer offers several cylinder options (Abloy C, N, B, T), as an option, you can order a lock with a reversible cylinder. The key can be removed from the cylinder in the closed position. Only 2 keys are included. The model closes the TOP-6 of our review.

Domestic users liked the appearance of the castle, the build quality, and the adequate price. However, the durability of the product raises doubts among potential buyers.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • beautiful appearance;
  • variety of cylinders;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • no arch protection;
  • low strength.

APECS PDS-MOPS-65

Rating: 4.6

APECS PDS-MOPS-65

The second class of burglary resistance has a Chinese padlock APECS PDS-MOPS-65. The product consists of a chrome-plated steel body and a durable, heat-hardened bow. The diameter of the bar is 16 mm, which allows the shackle to withstand a force of 1000 kg. The opening height of the bow reaches 58 mm, width – 29 mm. Experts recommend the model for locking entrance doors, garage doors and gates. The secure fixation is ensured by the disc-type secret mechanism. The asset should include an automatic locking device and a blister pack.

Russian consumers are attracted by an affordable price, stylish appearance, automatic locking. Of the minuses, users note the freezing of the opening mechanism.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • stylish appearance;
  • automatic locking;
  • durable bow.

disadvantages

  • no arch protection;
  • tendency to freeze.

ZUBR 37297-50

Rating: 4.4

ZUBR 37297-50

The ZUBR 37297-50 padlock is widely used in everyday life. The Russian-Chinese product is equipped with a brass body and cylinder, a hardened steel shackle (12 mm thick). The reliability of the design provides additional protection for the bow. Varnishing is used as protection against corrosion. When developing the cylinder mechanism, computer technologies were used. As for the overall dimensions, the bow is only 28 mm high and 25 mm wide. The model does not have automatic locking, it comes with 3 keys.

Domestic users like the quality of workmanship, spectacular design and reliable protection of the temple. The disadvantages include the inconvenience of closing and the small size of the bow.

Advantages

  • arch protection;
  • advanced locking mechanism;
  • spectacular design;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • inconvenience of closing;
  • small bow.

STAYER MASTER 37143-70

Rating: 4.2

STAYER MASTER 37143-70

The STAYER MASTER 37143-70 padlock stands out from the competition with the lowest price. German development with a Finnish key is done in China, which has a positive impact on the cost. At the same time, experts note the reliability of the model. The body has a U-shape, and the bow is a piece of a rod with a diameter of 13 mm. The shackle is hardened to increase strength, and a special coating provides anti-corrosion protection to the case. The disc secret mechanism looks thoroughly.

Potential buyers are attracted by the affordable price of the lock and the high level of burglary resistance. Not all users like the opening / closing mechanism; one hand will not be able to open or close the lock.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • high level of burglary resistance;
  • reliable anti-corrosion protection;
  • long service life.

disadvantages

  • inconvenience of opening / closing.

Matrix 91812

Rating: 4.0

Matrix 91812

The Matrix 91812 padlock stands out for its special shape. The steel structure is encased in a plastic casing. The bow is made of a steel bar with a diameter of 8.8 mm, the manufacturer protected it from cutting with special projections in the upper part of the case. The experts liked the safety shutter, which prevents moisture from entering the lock mechanism, which is made of brass. The padlock comes with 4 keys.

Users have complaints about the build quality, which is why the model closes the top ten mechanical padlocks. Burrs were found in the bow protection, the self-tapping screw for fastening the bow protection was unevenly twisted. Due to the design features, the scope of application is rather limited, since the lugs must be small.

Advantages

  • protection against moisture ingress;
  • hidden type of bow;
  • affordable price;
  • plastic casing.

disadvantages

  • limited scope;
  • there are comments on the build quality.

STAYER MASTER 37143-80

Rating: 4.0

STAYER MASTER 37143-80

Another model of a famous German brand was included in our review. The STAYER MASTER 37143-80 padlock has the same U-shaped case as its relative, but the width of the lock is 10 mm (80 mm) larger. At the same time, the experts were perplexed by the use of a thinner rod (12 mm), which plays the role of a bow. The shut-off element has been heat treated (hardened) and plated with decorative chrome. The body is protected from negative atmospheric conditions by means of a special coating. The model could not rise higher in our review due to criticism from the owners.

Russian users note the fragility of the padlock. You can drill out a brass grub within one minute, so professional thieves will not have any special problems when opening it.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • durable bow;
  • durable body;
  • wide grip (68 mm).

disadvantages

  • soft core;
  • inconvenient to open / close.

Best Smart Padlocks

Smart devices have become a modern alternative to traditional mechanical locks. Many of them can be operated without a key (fingerprint, mobile application). Experts liked the following models.

Tigear Travel with fingerprint reader

Rating: 4.9

Tigear Travel with fingerprint reader

An effective means of protecting scooters and bicycles from theft is the Tigear Travel smart lock. The Chinese model is equipped with a high-resolution fingerprint scanner, which makes it easy to open / close the lock. The manufacturer has equipped its product with a battery that provides a complex device for 180 days. Up to 20 fingerprints are stored in the lock memory. Experts note the lightness of the model (60 g), a wide range of operating temperatures (-20 … + 70 ° C). There is a micro USB connector in the case, along with the lock there is a 0.3 m cable.A smart product should include a democratic price and stylish appearance as an asset.

Russian consumers are satisfied with the modern way of opening / closing, ease and reliability.

Advantages

  • ease of use;
  • durable battery;
  • wide operating temperature range;
  • ease.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Security Fingerprint P3 +

Rating: 4.9

Security Fingerprint P3 +

The Security Fingerprint P3 + smart padlock is widely used. Experts recommend this model for locking dachas, outbuildings, offices, office spaces, lockers in wardrobes, bicycles. On the body there is a sensor element that scans a fingerprint. The device memory can store data of 10 users and 2 administrators. The battery provides up to 2500 opening / closing cycles without recharging. The manufacturer took care of protecting the internal mechanism from moisture and dust (degree of dust and moisture protection IP65). The lock body is made of lightweight but durable aluminum alloy.

Users liked the compactness of the model, ease of opening / closing. The disadvantages are the complexity of the settings.

Advantages

  • wide scope;
  • LED indication of the battery charge;
  • durable body;
  • compactness.

disadvantages

  • complex settings.

Koogeek L3

Rating: 4.7

Koogeek L3

Biometric identification technology is implemented in the Koogeek L3 padlock. Up to 50 fingerprints can be stored in the device memory, while the smart product remembers the last 100 unlocks (who opened the lock and when). The experts highly appreciated the device's compatibility with the smart home system created on the basis of Apple. Using the application, you can monitor in real time about any manipulations with the lock. The performance of the product is maintained only at positive temperatures (0 … + 45 ° С). The battery charge is sufficient to operate for a year. The kit includes a charging adapter and instructions.

Russian consumers liked the possibility of remote tracking of the lock, wide functionality. Of the shortcomings, a limited scope is mentioned.

Advantages

  • good memory;
  • long-term work on one charge;
  • durable body;
  • compactness.

disadvantages

  • afraid of frost.

GLS Bt + F

Rating: 4.7

GLS Bt + F

The stylish metal body has a smart GLS Bt + F padlock. It is designed to lock doors, cabinets, bicycles, gates, suitcases, etc. There is a fingerprint scanner on the silver control panel. The model has built-in memory where you can store up to 16 fingerprints. It also remembers up to 1000 last actions with the locking device. You can also control the lock remotely by installing a mobile application. Communication with a smartphone is carried out via Bluetooth. The model is equipped with a 130 mAh battery. A micro USB connector is installed in the case. The padlock stops one step away from the prize trio.

So far, the Chinese castle is not in high demand among Russian users. Experts consider the high price to be one of the main reasons.

Advantages

  • good memory;
  • durable body;
  • remote control;
  • durable battery.

disadvantages

  • high price.

DIGMA SmartLock C1, hinged, titanium

Rating: 4.6

DIGMA SmartLock C1, hinged, titanium

The compact smart lock DIGMA SmartLock C1 will help out in a variety of situations. With its help, you can protect a bicycle or scooter from theft, prevent theft from a suitcase, backpack or bag, locker, securely lock doors or gates. There is a fingerprint scanner on the front of the model. The device memory allows 20 employees to use the lock, 2 more cells are created for administrators. The role of the current source is played by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 100 mAh, when opening / closing the lock 10 times a day on a single charge, the device will last about 200 days. Experts pay attention to the high level of protection, fast response (0.2 s).

Users have no particular complaints about the DIGMA SmartLock C1. But in terms of technical parameters, the model is inferior to the leaders of the review.

Advantages

  • wide scope;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • simple settings;
  • high level of protection.

disadvantages

  • modest technical parameters.

Smart padlock PROFFI AUTO PA0601 with touchpad

Rating: 4.5

Smart padlock PROFFI AUTO PA0601 with touchpad

The Russian-Chinese padlock PROFFI AUTO PA0601 with touchpad closes the TOP-6 of our review. You can control your smart device using your fingerprint. The model's memory can hold 10 prints, and the built-in 300 mAh battery can provide the lock with current for 2 years without recharging. The experts praised the good water and dust resistance (IP65), the robust stainless steel shackle and the lightweight aluminum alloy body. There is LED indication on the front panel to display the lock status.

Russian consumers found one flaw that prevented the model from taking a higher place in the survey. At subzero temperatures, the lock may not detect a fingerprint or even open at the touch of a stranger's finger.

Advantages

  • good protection against moisture and dust;
  • strength and lightness;
  • LED indication;
  • large battery capacity.

disadvantages

  • in the cold it starts to “glitch”.

SAP-100

Rating: 4.4

SAP-100

An original way to stop the thief was invented by the Russian developers of the SAP-100 lock. They equipped the padlock with a 110dB two-tone alarm. Its activation occurs when the lock is moved from its place or when it is tapped. Immediately after being triggered, the lock goes into security mode. The alarm is powered by 6 LR-44 batteries. Experts drew attention to the waterproof enamelled case and hardened steel shackle. There are 3 keys with increased secrecy to open the lock. The model can be used without the alarm option.

Inexpensive smart padlock attracted fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. It can be used to protect your tent or other items from theft. Of the minuses, a false alarm from a strong wind or wave is noted.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • loud alarm;
  • increased secrecy mechanism;
  • strength.

disadvantages

  • false alarms.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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