What is a CEN rating?

 THE CEN grade of a padlock stands for Central European Norm – it is a testing standard for padlocks.  This is not simply a rating individual manufacturers given their own padlocks it is an independent testing body.

In order for the padlock to achieve a certain CEN grade it must pass through a number of intensive tests.

There are 6 levels in the CEN grade:

CEN Grade 6 – Maximum Security

CEN Grade 5 – Extra High Security

CEN Grade 4 – High Security

CEN Grade 3 – Medium Security

CEN Grade 2 – Standard Entry Level  Security

CEN Grade 1 – Low Security