We use bolts as this is a personal preference – we don’t like padlocks.
Our collars and cuffs are, by default, locked closed with an allen head bolt; we find that this is the most secure way to do it and once the bolts are done up you’re not going to get out of them without an allen key to undo them. We do of course supply the allen key to do up the bolts with.
Where cuffs are locked closed with a padlock there is a certain amount of what we call ‘chatter’. That is, there is some movement at the opening of the cuffs and therefore the cuffs can open and close slightly – this makes it possible to get pinched by the cuffs.
Secondly, we just don’t like having padlocks dangling and getting in the way; simply put, it drives us nuts! It’s no so bad with the ankle and wrists, but it is a complete nightmare on the neck collars – well at least we think it is.
For those that really want padlocks we do now include a padlock option.