Shed Door Security: Hasp & Staple and Hinges
If you intend to lock a building, a shed or a cabinet, you are likely to need either a hasp & staple or, for higher security, a pad bar. These are used in combination with a padlock. It is also important to ensure that the hasp & staple is properly bolted through the door and frame, and this is where the Beef-Up Kit can be helpful.
More details on these products are below and are listed in our online shop.
A hasp & staple comprises a hinged hasp that is typically fitted with screws and a coachbolt to the side of a door, and a loop on a plate (the staple) that is screwed to the surrounding structure/doorframe and that is protected by the hinged plate of the hasp when secured.
This is hinged, with an anti-corrosion finish and employs concealed fixings. The staple and hasp are both made of hardened steel. It is ideal for use with the SS50CS or SHCB65 padlocks. The photo shows the Number 8 hasp and staple, with a 50p piece for scale. It is much bigger than the hasp & staples typically used for sheds.
No. 8 Dimensions: Width - 54.2mm, Length - 216.0mm, Staple Diameter - 10.0mm, Staple Clearance - 25.0mm.
We recommend this item is used in conjunction with a closed shackle padlock such as the Squire SS50CS and also a Beef-Up Kit to increase the security level of both sides of the shed door. This is because the standard product from Squire includes a coach bolt for the hasp side, but no bolt for the staple side, so this can be vulnerable to being prised away from the woodwork.
The Beef-Up Kit provides a selection of bolts etc to help you bolt right through the door and frame such that it is no longer a case of just pulling out some woodscrews with a crowbar - the thief will find it much harder to pull off these fittings (the hinges, too) if they are all bolted through with a nut on the inside of the shed. There is more explanation on the Beef-Up Kit page.