Bramah is London's oldest lock manufacturer and Marylebone's only specialist Locksmith and Burglar Alarm Company. Our offices, workshops and retail outlet have been in Central London since 1784. We manufacture our locks in Romford, Essex. Offering enhanced resistance to tampering, our locks are distinct, proven and well documented in classical and modern literature. We employ 23 people and work in partnership with a number of high quality sub-contract businesses to produce traditional products using modern methods.
With its unique mix of knowledge and capabilities, Bramah provides security solutions for a wide range of commercial, retail and domestic clients. Our security solutions not only work well today, but will work well for years to come which allows our locks to be passed down from generation to generation. Many of our products are installed in some of the greatest architectural and engineering properties of the 19th and 20th century in the United Kingdom. Our highly personalized service ensures that your facility, house, or flat will receive the same attention to detail as the architectural masterpieces we service today
Our three areas of excellence consist of:
Locks Manufactured: The Bramah Product Line
- Lock Manufacturing, Design and Distribution;
- Locksmiths Services;
- Burglar Alarm, Access Control, Door Entry and CCTV solutions.
The Bramah product line has at its core the Bramah Lock Mechanism which was designed by Joseph Bramah in 1784. This mechanism, in its updated mode is harnessed into a range of mortice deadlocks, sash locks, switches, cabinet locks and cylinders, which can be set up to work on the same key or differ to suit. In addition, full master suites on a local, national or international basis are possible. The finishes we use are of the highest quality, designed to compliment traditional and modern architectural ironmongery. The locks exceed latest British Standard and are built with the highest European Standard in mind. We make our own keys and key machines. No two keys are ever repeated and all keys can be registered directly through us.
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Locks Manufactured: The Rola Product Line
The Rola product line, first introduced in the 1950's, is a range of window locks and door bolts, designed and built for the UK market. Finished to an architectural standard, all Rola products operate using the common Rola key. Always in stock, most orders can be met quickly and efficiently.
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Locks Distributed: The Bramah – Kaye Product Line
The Bramah Kaye product line is a range of English made, English sized, well engineered modular lock cases that can be used for a variety of purposes. They are ideal for external doors for both residences and commercial buildings. The Bramah Kaye product line includes mortice nightlatches, mortice deadlocks, sash locks, escape sash locks and toilet locks. Bramah Kaye locks are designed for smooth performance. Our standard implementation of Bramah Kaye locks use the Euro Profile and Union Oval Cylinders, but we can also use Swiss Style 22mm cylinders.
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Bramah locksmiths are the locksmiths of choice for Marylebone and Central London, while also operating as the Bramah National Service Centre responsible for cutting all replacement Bramah keys. We are corporate members of the Master Locksmiths Association and most members of staff are individual members. Our team of 5 skilled locksmiths have in excess of 100 years of experience and in addition to repairing Bramah locks, we service a wide range other products, including Chubb for whom we are also a Service Centre. Additionally, our retail outlet stocks and advises on a wide range of insurance rated safes. Since we also offer burglar alarm services, many of our customers find that it is easy to use us as a one-stop-shop for all their security needs.
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Burglar Alarm, Access Control, Door Entry and CCTV solutions
Bramah systems engineers specialise in providing quality, reliable, and innovative electronic security solutions to meet the needs of Marylebone and Central London. We use proven and reliable equipment which complies with the latest European and Police regulations and we are members of the SSAIB.
Our team of electronic security engineers has over 70 years of experience from such diverse projects as a:
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- New building site with 12 apartments, each with an alarm and door entry system, combined with centrally monitored porter controlled, CCTV and Access Control. Contract Value £80K
- Two bedroom Mews House with a bell only alarm. Contract Value £750;
- An office block with an 8 camera system and a central digital video recorder. Contract Value £6.5K.
Precious warm walking, isn't it? Said Lowton drawing a Bramah key from his pocket with a small plug therein to keep the dust out!
~ Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
For this he repainted the box, traced her initials on and affixed new hinges, a Bramah lock and brass handles.
~ An Unsocial Socialist, George Bernard Shaw
Billy knew the door was secured by a shunt lock, which he gratefully identified as Chubb rather than a Bramah which is reputably unpickable
~ The Fourth Protocol, Frederick Forsyth
Jagger demonstrated how to attack various locks. Bramah locks, used for diamond safes, were by far the most difficult. The pins moved horizontally through the lock and it is impossible to pick.
~ Spycatcher, Peter Wright