ERA Locks

About ERA Locks

ERA is a household name for security solutions in London with a reputation based on nearly two centuries of providing top quality products. The brand is a major force in the home security market, maintaining its status as a leader in innovation. ERA is one of the home-grown brands that have been around since the 19th century, manufacturing and designing unique security solutions for British homes.

They offer a wide variety of products, from the latest smart-home security solutions to reliable products for window and door security. ERA is a family of brands that are recognised across the security industry, including ERA, Ventrolla, Response, Schlegel, and Fab&Fix. With the versatility and variety available with ERA, our locksmiths in London have been able to provide tailored and all-round security solutions for clients.

ERA Locks Design

A typical cylinder will need a central fixing hole used to fasten it in place in a door. The problem is there is 80% less metal in this area than there is in the back or front of the cylinder, making it easy for anyone to snap them easily. ERA’s designers have been able to take care of the weak area by changing the shape of the cylinder base, resulting in the stronger, safer cylinder locks recommended by our locksmiths in London.

What is the History of ERA?                                            

Like a handful of other locks brands, ERA has its beginnings in Willenhall where it was founded in 1838. Ralph Morris, whose maternal family had been involved with the lock industry for 3 centuries, joined the firm in 1936. Mr Morris still had hope for the company even as he joined J.E. Reynolds when the company was all but obsolete. Later, in 1950, Mr Morris acquired the Reynolds family’s business and eventually started making cylinder night latches and padlocks.

After Ralph Morris, his sons, David and Peter, took control of the company and were later joined by Micheal Hunt, who was their brother-in-law. Hunt added more products to the existing range, including mortise locks and a range of window locks.

In 1986, Laird Group bought the company and in 1995, the Reynolds Company acquired Crompton Ltd. and Seal, a UK company which was at the time, a leading provider of electronic locks. Also in 1995, Laird took over Cego, a manufacturer of locking systems and handles for doors and windows, and in 1996, ERA started making an electronic lock.

How Much do ERA Locks Cost in London?

The prices of basic ERA nightlatches range between £18.91 and £58.97, depending on the model. To find out more about ERA’s range of products and their prices, call 02081332166. Our London locksmiths will be happy to help.

How Secure are ERA Locks?

ERA has a range of British Standard BS8621 Sash Locks that feature a thumbturn cylinder which permits keyless exit in case there’s a fire. ERA’s products are independently tested to ensure they comply with the highest security standards including the police‘s Secured By Design accreditation, Sold Secure Diamond and British Standards.


Padlocks, Cylinder Locks, Key, Lock, Lockset, Electronic Lock

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