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