Open to suggestions on alternatives at a similar or lower price point as I require a secure padlock.
Judging by YouTube EVERY lock can be picked even the highest security padlock currently on the market. No lock will ever stand up to an angle grinder (even the most hardened and thickest chains can be cut in something like a minute), but if you're looking for something that provides a deterrent with a good CEN rating this is one is as good as any. Beware the Abus diskus stainless steel locks. You can burn your way into these in under a minute (according to YouTube).
£50 ! £5 more like lol Do you know haw easy these big Squire locks can be picked ? maxmix