STEEL ‘BOARDING-UP’ SERVICE

  • Solid or perforated steel to secure any vulnerable opening
  • Suitable for ‘listed’, uPVC, crittall, aluminium or wooden frames
  • Solid steel security doors, incorporating 5-lever deadlocks
  • Anti-tamper security fixings keep steel where it is fitted
  • Nationwide coverage with rent or buy flexibility

Why should I use steel instead of ply?

Traditional methods of ‘boarding-up’ with plywood or OSB do little to protect your vacant property from thieves, vandals and squatters, because these materials are weaker than steel. Plywood goes soft when exposed to the elements, quickly looks vulnerable and is easy to prise off. That’s why we always use galvanised solid steel screens that will not degrade or discolour in adverse weather conditions and maintain their defences and effectiveness, warning would-be intruders that this property is being actively secured and managed.

Isn’t steel much more expensive though?

You’d be surprised to learn that securing your property in steel costs the same as ply, but, as it will last longer and be far more effective in protecting your property, especially long-term, it actually costs far less than wood. Steel doesn’t burn – unlike ply or OSB that is a ready-made source of combustible material to start a fire with on your site! And, since your insurer will have asked you to remove combustibles from inside, they won’t want you adding accessible wood to the outside!

Do you use anti-tamper fixings?

Oh yes, every time. We often get asked to re-secure properties that have had ply or OSB fitted and subsequently broken into because the Phillips screws or Hex-bolts the wood was fitted with have simply been removed with a screwdriver!
In contrast, our solid steel window screens and doors are secured in place using anti-tamper fixings to ensure the highest level of protection, only being removed by a specialist tool (that we guard) meaning that once they’re on, intruders won’t stand a chance of removing them.

Can you add steel to any building?

Yes, with 5 different methods available to secure properties with impenetrable steel, we can even protect ‘Listed’ buildings or complete glass structures, such as showrooms, all without damaging expensive frames or structures. Our experienced installation teams use a particular method that doesn’t involve screwing into the window frames, yet ensures every property is carefully, effectively and sympathetically secured without any compromise to its ability to keep thieves and squatters out.

What size windows can you secure?

As one size definitely does not fit all, our expert steel security installers cut steel to size on site for a perfect fit. Having secured large car showroom windows measuring 15 metres wide by 6 metres high, no opening is too big (or small). We also offer perforated steel screens when light or ventilation are required for working inside, safe viewings or weekly insurance inspections, all fitted to the same high standard with anti-tamper fixings that maintain this physical security throughout its empty spell.

What size are your steel security doors?

Available in a variety of sizes to fit all requirements, our solid steel security doors provide the best possible protection for your property whilst enabling access when required. They can even be made to exactly fit wider openings, such as those at shopfronts, warehouses and healthcare buildings. These insurance-standard, high security steel doors conceal all fixings internally whilst covering and protecting existing doors and frames to ensure no weak spots are left exposed.
All are fitted with key-operated 5-lever insurance-approved deadlocks that don’t rely on software, PIN numbers or batteries to work, meaning they’ll never let you or your property down.

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Fully Accredited & Insured

We are SSAIB and insurance approved CCTV installers, ensuring your systems are installed – and certificated – to the highest specification and in accordance with the British Standard BS 50132 or BS 8418, the code of practice for a Police response.

Our security guards are SIA licensed, DBS checked and industry vetted to BS 7858.

Our operations comply with BS 7499 regarding security guards and mobile patrols and BS 7984 regarding key-holding.

We’re also active members of the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) and NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users).

Contact our security experts today for free security advice or quote.

Call: 0800 170 13 12
Email: Enquiry@securesiteuk.co.uk

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