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The Bowley Lock Company Inc. returns with the highly requested super high security padlock the "Model 543".
465 backers pledged CA$ 151,805 to help bring this project to life.
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The Bowley Lock Company Inc. launched our residential deadbolt on Kickstarter in 2016 to provide home owners with a true high security lock at a reasonable price. Since then, we have continued to offer our deadbolts direct to consumers on our website and have sold thousands more to happy customers around the world. Our lock technology is currently considered to be one of the most pick proof, bump proof and tamper proof lock technologies in existance by experts in the industry. We have had countless requests to incorporate our lock technology into other lock applications. The most requested  item we get, is for the padlock. 

We decided to design the biggest, strongest and most secure padlock we could envision. Being the second product we are launching we did not want to let our customers down, so we have taken our cylinder and key technology to the next level. 

Our new core has a dual shielded 9 pin core which has over 2.3 billion key combinations. Our deadbolt 5 pin design has proven to be extremely resistant to all forms of covert attacks such as bumping, raking and picking and this new design will increase the security exponentially.

We are offering the lock in 3 materials to satisfy the different end uses of our customers.

The aluminum version is the lightest and the lowest cost for those who want to own a Bowley Lock Company padlock. This version is great for locking up bikes and motorcycles because of its light weight and ease to carry.

The Brass version is the most beautiful in its aesthetics and is suited for severe outdoor and marine applications. Brass has excellent corrosion resistance and historically is a popular and classic material for Padlocks. We are making the brass as a limited edition for the Kickstarter campaign and will not be selling it after the campaign closes. If you collect locks this version will certainly be a very rare lock to own one day.

The 17-4 Stainless steel version is our flagship model. This lock is the most secure due to its hardened construction as well as offers extreme corrosion resistance to the elements. This is our favorite material and is what our deadbolts and keys are made of. This Engineering alloy is used in high demand applications such as jet turbine engine blades.

All three versions of the lock have a 7/16" hardened steel nickel plated shackle and are protected from cutting attacks by the large shackle guard on the lock body. All versions of the lock have a 1/4" thick hardened 17-4 SS bottom plate for resistance to drilling attacks on the core.

The name, " Model 543" actually denotes the lock dimensions. 

That is 5/4" thick, 4" tall and 3" wide. We intend on following this naming scheme in the future if we make smaller or larger locks.

Other high security padlocks that compete with our lock in size and security such as the Abloy Protec2 PL 362  can retail at over double the price of our lock.

Risks and challenges

Because we currently make and sell locks on a daily basis, we don't foresee any challenges with respect to being able to manufacture or deliver the locks. We have after all done this (Kickstarter) once before. If the campaign is extremely successful and we have to make thousands more locks than we expected then we could see delays in the final delivery to those who bought late in the process. As such we will ship on a first to pledge, first to ship basis. We will be ordering materials as soon as we hit our goal and will be adding to that order as we grow to help shave time.

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    Support Us and Custom Orders

    If you simply want to help our company we thank you for any donation we get.
    We will also use this reward for those customers wanting a combination that is not found in our other rewards options. If you want a custom order email us at info@bowleylockcompany.com and we will give you a price to pledge which will include the shipping to your location.

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    Aluminum Padlock with 2 keys

    A Bowley Lock Company Inc. Padlock Model 543 in 6061 Aluminum Alloy

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    Stainless Steel Padlock with 2 keys

    A Bowley Lock Company Inc. Padlock Model 543 in 17-4 Stainless Steel Alloy.

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    Brass Padlock with 2 keys

    A Bowley Lock Company Inc. Padlock Model 543 in Limited Edition Classic Brass with 2 keys.

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    2 Aluminum Padlocks

    2 Bowley Padlocks Model 543 both Aluminum each with 2 keys.
    You can choose to have them keyed alike or keyed differently.

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    1 Aluminum and 1 Stainless Padlock

    2 Bowley Padlocks Model 543 each with 2 keys. 1 in Aluminum 1 in Stainless Steel.
    You can choose to have them keyed alike or keyed differently.

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    2 Stainless Padlocks

    2 Bowley Padlocks Model 543 both Stainless Steel each with 2 keys.
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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About US$ 740

    5 Stainless Steel Padlocks

    5 Bowley Padlocks Model 543 both Stainless Steel each with 2 keys.
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    Pledge CA$ 1,950 or more About US$ 1,443

    10 Stainless Steel Padlocks

    10 Bowley Padlocks Model 543 both Stainless Steel each with 2 keys.
    You can choose to have them keyed alike or keyed differently.

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