Have you ever wondered which locks are the best for your outside doors? The truth is, there are a number of high security locks you could use, but you’ll need an expert locksmith to install one that’s suitable for your home. One of the leading security lock brands our Worthing locksmiths often recommend is ERA. With a history of lock manufacturing and security provision, the ERA brand has come a long way today.
About ERA Locks
ERA is an English security company that offers its consumers all-inclusive household security solutions. The company manufactures a varied level of low to medium and high security lock cylinders and door hardware. Many of ERA’s lock brands feature spooled security pins to enhance their resistance to being picked.
Over the years, ERA has acquired several accreditations and positive reviews, and he company’s confidence it is products enable them offer a money-back guarantee to its customers. The product range consists of a full security protection for most entrance-ways in a home; from windows (with tilets, tint and turn) to front and back doors, garages and gates.
At KC Worthing Locksmiths, we stock a majority of ERA lock brands, and as one of their main suppliers in the UK, we have their padlocks, padbars, deadlocks, window locks and more.
What is the history of ERA locks?
Since 1838, ERA has been designing manufacturing and manufacturing maximum security lock for homes and establishments. Based in the heart of the Midlands, the brand prides in its ability to secure British homes. Throughout the years, locksmiths and police officers have sought ERA’s innovative locks, hinges and handles for high security.
Since its inception over 175 years ago, the ERA brand has grown its range of recognised brand which include Fab&Fix, ERA, Crompton, Shlegel and Response Electronics. In 1974, ERA achieved worldwide fame when it produced the world’s largest padlock which it still has at Willenhall till this day.
What is the ERA Lock Design?
The ERA lock design has been tested to the highest standards by providing an anti-snapping mechanism which makes pick, bumping and drilling almost impossible. Its designs are labelled ERA 3 Standards Cylinder. The ERA cylinder lock is categorised into 2 groups;
Invincible: High security hardened 6 pins for anti-drill, anti-pick, anti-bump and anti-snap resistance.
Fortress: Also features 6 hardened security pins and a British Standard Kitemark (TS007 3*)
How does the ERA lock work?
With the contemporary design, robust ‘squared’ off platform, it extensively strengthens the lock mechanism against attack. If the ERA Fortress lock is attacked, a security pin automatically blocks the cylinder cam and prevents unauthorised entry.
How secure is an ERA lock?
As an accredited member of the Police Force’s Secured by Design, ERA is undoubtedly a high security lock service.
How much does an ERA Lock cost?
ERA manufactures various types of locks from Block Locks to Multipoint Locks and Deadlock cases. A standard ERA Van block lock costs £30.25, while multipoint locks vary from £49.86 to £92.23 depending on the make and model. An ERA High Security 263 Deadlock Case goes for £21.02.
For a more comprehensive list, please contact our Worthing locksmiths on: 01903 641 250