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    What are the best locks for enclosed trailers? I have been using Master shrouded disk type locks to lock my enclosed trailer.... but, I went to check my trailer at the storage lot, which had my race car and a bunch of tools in it, and found that a homeless person was able to over power the lock and sleep in my trailer. Luckily they didn't take much and didn't damage the race car. What locks are the most secure?

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    I had some beefy looking Key locks similar in design to this with the side shoulders covering the locking mechanism.
    Left my key inside the trailer and found out how easy it was to cut it off in 2 minutes with a small battery powered grinder.

    Current trailer has the lock designed into the door/handle so no lock exposed to cut.
    Although I expect a flat head screwdriver hammered into it might force it to turn.
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    If you want to get a little freaked out just google or search YouTube for lock bumping.
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    I'm thinking of trying these Atwood AMP locks.... but I agree with what everyone has said, if they have a grinder they can get in quickly. But at least these shouldn't be able to be bumped.

    Atwood AMPlock Door Handle Latch Locks for Enclosed Trailers - Cast Iron - 3 Pack - Keyed Alike Atwood Enclosed Trailer Parts AT89015

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    The lock is only as good as the hasp its attached to and any cordless grinder will make short work of most locks in 10sec or less. Your hasp is on the surface, and is as easy a target as the lock itself.

    This style is the best ive seen so far Hasp + (PLUS) Locking System
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELO168 View Post
    I saw that one, and it looks really good, but it is made from aluminum which seems like a weakness.

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    Well your latch bar can be cut too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELO168 View Post
    Well your latch bar can be cut too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELO168 View Post
    Whatever you do, do not buy those locks! I had 3 of them on my enclosed trailer and all 3 were picked and stolen in less than 2 minutes. I caught the whole thing on camera and was amazed at how easy it was for them to be picked with what seemed to be little to no effort.

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    I was thinking of putting a interior dead bolt on the rear door, from the inside. It might be a pain to get to with the car loaded, but useful at times. It would remove one entry point. Or vise versa, put one on the man door, close and lock, then back it up to a pole so the ramp door could not be opened. Another is one of the simple battery powered alarms.
    I think the key is to put as many roadblocks in a thief's way as possible, and they might move on to easier pickings.
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    I put generic locks and a marine insurance policy on my trailer. Its possible that the backup cameras pointing at the doors with their IR rings lit up 24/7 intimidates potential thieves Solar panels and big batteries power it. Cameras not recording or broadcasting but the thieves don't know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anorexicpoodle View Post
    The lock is only as good as the hasp its attached to and any cordless grinder will make short work of most locks in 10sec or less. Your hasp is on the surface, and is as easy a target as the lock itself.

    This style is the best ive seen so far Hasp + (PLUS) Locking System
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