It doesn’t matter which industry you’re in, there will always be a rivalry between the top brands. Whether it’s Nike vs Adidas, Holden vs Ford or even McDonalds vs Burger King, there will be a wide range of opinions on these topics.  In the locksmith industry, however, there is quite often debate over which brand of locks and security products to use, and two big names that are generally thrown about are; Master Lock vs ABUS Locks.


Before starting our comparison, it’s important to note that both brands offer some fantastic products. It would be naive to choose one without considering the other.

Ok then, to start off, let’s look at their beginnings.

Master Locks



Master Locks is an American company which has been producing some of the most well-recognised security products around the world since 1921.  The company has always attempted to deliver strength and quality in all their ranges of locks and have also established themselves as one of the largest manufacturers of padlocks around the world.

To learn more about Master Locks, you can view their website HERE.

ABUS Locks



Since their solid beginnings in Germany in 1924, ABUS has positioned themselves as one of the most highly revered and innovative security solutions company in the world.  The core of their company has always been to produce high-quality security products that are going to last, work great and are also easy to operate.  ABUS has kept in line with growing trends and now even offer their products for home, commercial and mobile purposes.

To learn more about the history of ABUS, you can view their website HERE.

So then, which company is better?

To be honest, it depends on which products you’re going to choose. Both companies make some outstanding security solutions and they’ve both been around in the market long enough for their customers to recognise that.  In terms of product range and variety, ABUS is definitely the stronger company.  ABUS, in fact, have solutions for everything related to home security including:

  • Alarm systems
  • Locking systems
  • Padlocks
  • Door security
  • Windowing security
  • Fire protection
  • Video surveillance
  • Access control

They even provide the above services for commercial situations such as offices, storefront and warehouses.

Who does Five Star Locksmiths prefer?

Based on versatility, affordability, quality and durability, at Five Star Locksmiths, we choose ABUS every time.  ABUS has never let us down in terms of finding the right product for the right customer.  All of their products are built to last and you can guarantee that they’re constantly working on newer and greater ways to deliver an even better security experience.

To find out about the range of ABUS products we stock in store, please don’t hesitate in getting in contact with one of our Master Locksmiths today.  You may either call us on 1800 348 378 or leave us an email enquiry HERE.

At Five Star Locksmiths, we have a dedicated showroom in Thomastown which boasts of our wide range of security products available.  Be sure to pop in and we can show you some options that would best suit your needs.