ABLOY USA reported the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recognized the PL340 padlock for meeting regulations as a locking device for securing explosives magazines.

The company reported the bureau tested and validated that the lock is pick-proof, which is due to PROTEC² CLIQ technology. ABLOY described the technology as a hybrid system that combines industry-leading mechanical discs with electronic components.

BATF regulations stipulate that padlocks must have at least five disc tumblers and a case-hardened shackle with a diameter of at least 3/8 in.

ABLOY stated the lock is the only available on the market that the ATF has inspected and verified. The PL340, PL342, PL350 and PL362 cal be used to secure various explosives, the company reported.