Our ABUS Granit padlocks have been developed using specifications laid down by Swedish insurance companies, which are known for their extremely high standards. In the case of the European CEN standards, which are also incredibly demanding, Granit locks are regularly classified at the highest levels.
Granit locks have a tensile resistance of over six tonnes, making it almost impossible for attackers to release the shackle from the lock body by force. The special ABUS Plus locking system is extremely effective at preventing manipulative break-in attempts such as picking.
Even violent attacks on the cylinder are prevented, as a steel plate located in front of the cylinder opening stops drill bits from taking hold. Granit locks have a special black coating on the body and shackle that offers very high levels of corrosion protection. All these characteristics ensure that Granit padlocks are among the most secure in the world.
The special coating on the Granit locks offers a high level of resistance to corrosion. However, some applications have even more specific requirements. For outdoor use near salt water, in extreme weather conditions or in other corrosive industrial environments we recommend the new Granit 37ST/55. This lock is made entirely of stainless steel and therefore cannot rust. Of course, the new version still includes all the other features that make Granit locks so special, such as the ABUS Plus cylinder and the extremely high tensile resistance.
All Granit locks are also available as an “SZP version”. This version is supplied with a security card that contains information about how to create key copies. It is important to note that additional keys can only be created if this card is presented to the locksmith in person. This ensures that the lock’s owner or the person in possession of the card has full control over how many copies of their key are actually in circulation.
In the commercial sector, illegal key copies can lead to extensive damages. There may not always be malicious intent behind it, but if an employee makes a copy of a key without their line manager’s knowledge, this automatically presents a security risk. This is not possible in the case of locks with key copy protection. Key copy protection means that people can only obtain duplicate keys by presenting a security card. This card should therefore remain in its owner’s possession at all times.