Five quid alarmed padlock that might be good for your shed.

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Five quid alarmed padlock that might be good for your shed.

What we’ve got here is a chirpy chirpy cheap cheap padlock that makes a bloody loud “chirp” when it’s moved. 110db of bloody loud.

Matt The Engineer from over the road bought this from budget supermarket Aldi for 5 quid this morning.

It’s cheap as chips, but will it protect your…err…chips from…err…a chip thief?

Well I wouldn’t use it as a primary lock, but the 110db screech it emits when disturbed (tell it there is no God) should be enough to alert you to the possibility that some thieving bugger is trying to get in to your garden shed/deep fat frier.

Reliable is it?

We’ll have to let you know about that. It’s 5 quid so we can’t expect wonders. Matt The Engineer will have to give us an update in a couple of weeks time regarding battery life, false alarms etc.

The box says:

Detects shock and motion
Resistant to physical abuse and tampering
Hardened steel shackle and zinc alloy body
Weather and scratch resistant
110dB siren alarm
Batteries included

Beep beep beep.
Aldi spesh. We’ll let you know how we get on with it.

It says £8.99 but Matt the Engineer says he paid a fiver. But like all Aldi deals this might only be available for a week or so, though you can probably find something similar on the interweb.

Anyway I just thought I’d throw this out there to see what you lot think. Anyone had any long term experience of using these?

Value for money or waste of time?


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