About Us

Banham is at the forefront of burglary and fire prevention and have been leaders in the security industry since 1926, with unparalleled experience and customer service.

Banham Patent Locks Ltd was founded in 1926 by William F. Banham when he invented the first automatic door bolt and became a pioneer in the production of high quality locks. Banham is a leader in the production and installation of high security locks and security systems.

The Banham Group is proud to be a family owned and run company, which is unusual in this age of large impersonal conglomerates. Our present Chairman is the founder’s grandson, taking the company into its third generation.

From our first lock, the company has extended the product range and services to cover all aspects of home and business security including high security door locks, security doors, door furniture, window locks, gates, grilles, shutters, safes, gun cabinets, burglar alarms, fire alarms, CCTV including 24- hour monitoring systems, access control and door entry systems, close protection, keyholding, and concierge services. Our first showroom was opened in Oxford Street, and the company has since expanded and has showrooms throughout the South East.

Banham is now the largest supplier of burglary and fire prevention systems in London. For 8 consecutive years we have achieved what no other company has – the awarding of the coveted Metropolitan Police Gold & Silver Awards for the low number of false police activations – highlighting the quality of our installations. We are proud to be accredited by the Master Locksmith Association and are a gold standard member of the National Security Inspectorate.

With nearly 90 years of excellence and experience in security we have built an unparalleled reputation for our products and our aim to put customer service first. Our complete fire and security service includes free and no obligation advice from our experienced consultants on how to properly secure your home or business and make it safe.

We have been praised by both the police and insurance industry for our unique key registration system that is protected by worldwide patents.

Banham never compromises on quality and we consistently assess and develop new technologies to improve your security and our services. We believe our success is attributed to and will continue by:

  • Establishing long term quality contacts
  • Offering total security packages with our one stop shop approach to all security
  • Emphasising competitive but fair pricing
  • Being a privately funded and owned, family run company
  • Personal customer service
  • Long term relationships with our manufacturers and suppliers