Because there are lots of ways that a burglar or intruder can gain uninvited access into your property, the security of your home and family can never be dependent on one aspect. External doors, however, are the obvious point at which someone may have an attempt at accessing your property. If you have any doubts about the quality and security of the doors, you might like to consider steel security doors or communal doors.
You may well be thinking that steel security doors or communal doors would look out of place on a residential property. The reality is different – there are a wide variety of finishes and colours to choose from, including some with a passable ‘wood grain’ effect. Steel security doors can be supplied in 4, 6 and 8 panelled designs, retro and post modern, with nearly any design in wood able to be replicated in steel.
Steel and communal doors can be painted in a range of colours to suit your choice and can be obtained with a coating that replicates a grain effect. These types of doors are well respected within the security industry for their durable character, fire resistance and their ability to withstand distortion and rot.
The door leaf is constructed from 1.6mm Steel and frame from 2.00mm Steel welded for extra strength, 45mm core has a bonded honeycomb infill to give the door extra rigidity. Because it is hollow, it not only has the strength from the steel properties, but the other great advantage is the light-weight end product.
Auto closure features on communal doors
Heavy duty door closers ensure that the communal doors close automatically, and are concealed from view to protect against attack and an integrated anti-jemmy strip, situated on the leading edge of the door protects the locking system against attack from crowbars and other levers.
Heavy Duty vision panels in a range of different sizes are available with 6mm clear polycarbonate glazing or laminated glass.
With a steel door, although relatively light as described in a previous paragraph, it still has to be supported well by a durable door frame, and of course the locking system needs to be capable of defeating burglars and home invaders. Many steel security doors and communal doors are supplied with a multi point lock that provides a good level of security.
If you are seeking security doors for a commercial or private buildings, and you wish to have the level of security officially verified, you can register for ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status awarded by Secured by Design. Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is the corporate title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes and commercial premises.