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Squire Stronghold padlocks set new LPCB standard

Henry Squire & Sons Ltd is the first manufacturer to be accredited to a new quality standard set by LPCB (Loss Protection Certification Board, part of BRE Global) for its high security Stronghold® padlocks.

A host of Squire’s Stronghold® SS50 and SS65 padlocks ideally suited for utilities companies have been approved under LPCB’s new standard LPS 1654: Issue 1.0.  Unlike previous LPCB standards, this one applies exclusively to the testing, assessment, certification and approval of padlocks.

Security products approved by LPCB have been rigorously tested by experts in programmes designed to evaluate resistance to deliberate attack. 

Squire’s Stronghold® padlocks achieving LPCB’s security rating classification SR2 include SS50S, SS50AMS, SS50 M3ARX, SS50CS, SS50CAMS and SS50C M3ARX.

Those approved to SR3 include SS65S LEV3, SS65AMS LEV3, SS65M3ARX LEV3, SS65CS LEV3, SS65CAMS LEV3 and SS65CM3ARX LEV3. 

This means specifiers, facilities managers and suppliers can be confident that Squire’s LPCB certified Stronghold® padlocks offer effective levels of deterrence against physical intervention, burglary, vandalism and terrorism.

Made from solid steel for maximum strength and durability, Squire’s CEN grade Stronghold® padlocks benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing and production technology.   This ensures the tightest tolerances, reliability and the highest quality.

They are recommended for use on perimeter gates, warehouses, heavy goods vehicles, trailers, high security doors and garages.

Managing director John Squire said: “He said: "We are proud to be the first independent lock manufacturer to achieve this important quality assurance standard.

"This accreditation is yet another example of Squire's ongoing commitment to best practice and ensuring our purpose designed products offer exceptional resistance against a sustained attack.”

Commenting on behalf of LPCB, Richard Flint said: “We are delighted to certify Squire in recognition of their padlocks’ fantastic performance to LPS1654. Their approval through LPCB provides significant reassurance of their padlock reliability, and confirms Squire’s range of approved padlocks delivers approved levels of performance that are currently second to none.”

LPCB, and the products it approves, play an extremely important role in protecting people and property from criminals and terrorists.  Mr Flint added: “Squire’s padlocks have achieved very commendable ratings, reflecting their ability to resist deliberate attempts at forced removal with a wide range of tools by experienced criminals.  We are delighted to include these padlocks in the Red Book list of approved products and services alongside the other great physical security equipment approved by LPCB.”

For further information, contact Henry Squire & Sons Ltd on 01902 308050, visit  or email  

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Notes to editors:

Squire has been at the forefront of international lock-making for over 230 years.

As an eighth generation, independent family-owned lock manufacturer, Squire continues its tradition of offering the highest quality, performance-led products at competitive prices.

Technological innovation is its trademark, producing market-leading security solutions for the home, for business and on the move.

Manufactured using superior design capabilities and the latest production methods, the result is a range of award winning security products for a diverse range of applications to meet ever-evolving security needs.


LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) is a world renowned approval body for fire and security products and services. LPCB produces the ‘Red Book’ - an essential reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and end users of LPCB approved fire and security products and services. LPCB is owned by BRE Group.


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