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Established in 1952, Blaydes Lock Co. was founded by W.F. Blaydes and Jack Hildebrand. Mr. Blaydes was the Washington, D.C. representative for York Safes, and Jack had just finished a stint in the U.S. Air Force. At that time, there was a need for a locksmith supply distributor in the in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with quality merchandise. Jack took over the business when Mr. Blaydes retired and moved it from a small store in northwest, Washington to a larger facility on 18th and Bryant Streets, N.E. in 1966. We out grew that building and in 1984, we moved across the street to a larger, more modern building (40,000 sq. Ft.) As the locksmith and security business has changed over the years so has Blaydes Lock Co.

Today Blaydes Lock Co. has changed its name to Blaydes Lock and Security, to incorporate the wide range of mechanical and electronic hardware we distribute. Blaydes is one of the largest distributors of security hardware in the nation. Our inventory includes over 30,000 items from 200 manufacturers. We stock a complete line of mechanical and electric locks, closers, panic device and locksmith tools for every purpose, as well as almost every key blank and machine available, for immediate delivery. Our prices on security hardware are the most competitive in the industry. Orders may be placed by phone or our new state of the art web-store. Our city counter is also a popular place for walk in customers to take advantage of our hands on show room. Blaydes staff is one the most knowledgeable in the industry, our sales staff of 12 have over 280 combined years of experience; customer service is our #1 commitment to our clientele that consist of locksmiths , government agencies, universities and management companies. Blaydes biggest asset is that it has been family owned and operated by 4 generations for over 50 years. Today President, Tom Rakes or any of Blaydes experienced staff can respond to any questions or concerns you may have with just one phone call or email.

Our future goals are to expand with the ever changing security hardware industry. We do this by staying on top of the new technology and continuing to educate the customer while keeping customer service our #1 goal.

Blaydes Lock and Security your professional security hardware supplier in the Mid-Atlantic, is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or use our 24 hour on line e-commerce store.