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Protect your home from thieves when it’s unoccupied

According to the Office for National Statistics, 59% of intruders gained entry to a targeted property via the front door with 70% of all domestic burglaries taking place during the week. Add to these figures the fact that the risk of burglary doubles in the run up to and over Christmas and you realise there’s never been a better time to protect your home, especially when it’s unoccupied.

These figures, unfortunately, come as no surprise to us. We have lost count of how many calls we’ve received from distraught homeowners who have been burgled whilst at work on a Monday afternoon or the properties we’ve visited after Christmas where the front door has not withstood an attack and the home has been ransacked by thieves. That’s the worst part of our job.

The good news is, here at Secure House, we know exactly how to get get one step ahead of the burglars and remain there. This means increasing the security in and around your home in as many different ways as possible.

As homeowners ourselves, our main objective is to ensure that our family and our possessions are as safe and secure as possible and the first place to start is by replacing windows and doors with security windows and doors.

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We have a huge range of the very highest quality security doors and windows to choose from. Not only do each and every one of our products offer enhanced home protection and security, they also look stunning and are specifically designed to secure your home and complement its individual style and character at the same time. People often think that a secure window or door will be ugly and purely functional. That’s definitely not the case with our products!

With a modest investment, it is possible to manufacture and install a bespoke or off-the-shelf security front door and we would also recommend replacing any back or side doors with a matching security door for all round protection. Adding security windows and even security shutters should also be considered if budgets allow.

Adding security front, side and back doors and windows to any home will make all the difference when it comes to improving residential safety and security. They will also completely transform the aesthetics of a property and add value. But, most importantly, they will ensure that burglars remain on the outside of your property where they belong!

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Vault doors

Vault doors from Secure House are specifically designed to function as residential vault room doors to facilitate the ultimate in home security solutions.

Utilising fully electronic locks and a double locking mechanism, our vault room doors can be used to create a vault in which to store irreplaceable valuables and prized possessions such as art or jewellery or a panic room allowing you and your family to lock yourselves inside during a home invasion or attack.

Vault doors from Secure House

Our vault room doors are burglary certified to European Standard EN1143-1 and our VD-3, VD-5 and VD-6 doors provide 120 minutes fire protection according to EI 120. They can be installed on their own, within a concrete wall or as part of prefabricated strongrooms.

Featuring a minimum of seven moveable locking bolts and three separate locks as standard, as well as a fixed back bolt bank, flat sill and door stopper, Secure House vault room doors will ensure the complete protection of your valuables. Optional extras include a daygate, explosion protection locks and alarm wiring amongst many other items of equipment.

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Many of our clients have asked us to install these doors in offices where the look of a fire door does not match the rest of the furnishings. With the wide range of options we have available we are able to meet any bespoke design and security requirements demanded by any project, irrespective of size or scale.

To find out more about installing a vault room door in your home or office, please don’t hesitate to contact the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

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The ultimate in home security: a panic room

A panic room isn’t just reserved for the rich and famous; they can be retrofitted in any property using security walls to offer the ultimate when it comes to home security.

Creating a panic room using security walls
Creating a panic room using security walls

Here at Secure House, we have worked with a wide variety of different clients over the last few years, each of whom has chosen to include a panic room using our security wall solution to protect themselves, their family and their valuables in the event of a home invasion.

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In the first instance, we will carry out a free site survey that enable us to identify the most suitable room in the house to transform. It doesn’t matter the shape or size of the room or space, even the smallest rooms can be converted in a highly cost effective home security project.

Once we have identified the location, we will manufacture ‘made to measure’ steel, bulletproof security wall panels. Our expert team will then retrofit each of these panels to the walls of the room to create a bespoke safe room.

To find out more about installing a panic room in your home using our security walls, contact the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Security sash windows

As well as looking incredible in any property, our security sash windows are thermally efficient and sound insulating too making them the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.

We are able to construct bespoke security sash windows to match any existing sash windows fitted in homes that are located in conversation or heritage areas. We make it really easy to replace old, worn-out or broken wooden sash windows using steel frames. These frames are strong and made from high quality steel to give them a longevity that will outlast their timber counterparts.

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We installed a variety of replacement security sash windows in homes in Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington and Hampstead. Each window was painstakingly recreated to match the existing, original windows to their very finest details.

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The lifespan of steel security sash windows is the longest of any window, and longer than any timber sash window. We clad all of our frames in MEDITE tricoya water resistant engineered wooden cladding which comes with a 50 years manufacturer’s warranty so your windows could last for up to a century. So, you’re safe in the knowledge that investing in security sash windows from Secure House is a smart decision all round because they’ll outperform any other sash window!

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Our heritage friendly windows include Pb6 security laminated glass which is highly thermally efficient. Each pane of this glass provides a u value of 1.1 to keep the heat in and ensure your home is the ideal temperature all year round.

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Finally, all of our security sash windows feature a multi-point locking system for unrivalled security. This system has two locks in different heights to facilitate two separate opening dimensions.

For more information or to arrange a free consultation, please call the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Security French doors

French doors are extremely popular since they are so versatile, and they always look amazing in any property. But they can also be incredibly secure too thanks to our range of security French doors.

All of our security French doors incorporate, as standard, axe resistant P6b glass according to EN356. Each glass unit is fully resistant to both dynamic and static loads making it even more secure.

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Security door testing – they’re super strong!

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We are also proud to offer a number of extra secure alternatives including P7b and P8b, the highest rated anti-burglary glass, and double-glazed bulletproof glazing options such as BR4 and BR6 glass according to EN1522.

As you know, we love innovation here at Secure House. So, if you’re looking for something super stylish, why not consider our security French doors with slimline frames and slimline locks to really capitalise on maximum glass? There’s zero compromise on security with the slimline frames and locks and the extra light they let into internal rooms is always welcome.

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Ideal for framing a beautiful garden, inside and out, or highlighting a courtyard space to provide illumination and light, security French doors are a must-have for any home!

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For more information on our security French doors range, or to arrange a free consultation, please call the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

 

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Shop & store front security

Over the last few years, we’ve worked with a number of luxury and high street brands to create the very highest level of shop and store front security.

We understand all of the issues faced by high street retailers which is why our secure shop front solutions will ensure your store stands up to a violent, physical attack from would-be thieves as well as ‘ram raids’ by criminals on mopeds.

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Our secure shop front service enables us to create a truly bespoke design, specification and installation service for your particular store using on the very strongest security and bulletproof doors, windows, airlocks and shutters on the market. We can also provide anti-reflective glazing to further enhance the external shopping experience for your customers.

Each one of our tailored secure shop front systems is specifically designed to thwart attempted burglaries or thefts with zero compromise on the look and feel of your store. Plus, we can offer a fast turnaround with our highly experienced installation teams to ensure you’re protected as soon as possible.

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All of our shop front security doors meet the very highest security standards including RC4 EN1627, FB4 to EN1522 and FB6 to EN1522. Likewise, we only use P6b glass according to EN356 or P8b glass according to EN356 for glazing in our retail security projects.

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Want to make sure that your store stands up to anyone determined to break-in? Call us and we can arrange a safe, socially distanced site meeting to discuss your specific requirements. Irrespective of budget or location, the team here at Secure House is ready and waiting to provide the very highest levels of security for all kinds of different retail and commercial premises.

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Visit our 360-degree trade stand!

Like thousands of other businesses, we’ve really missed seeing new and existing clients at trade shows and exhibitions this year. There’s nothing quite like meeting you to discuss your home refurb or new build projects in person rather than virtually – we can’t wait to get back to places like the ExCeL and NEC! In the meantime, why not visit our 360-degree trade stand over on our YouTube channel?

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Alternatively, we are more than happy to arrange a video conference tour of our Luton-based showroom where we can safely demonstrate and discuss a wide variety of security doors and windows from our extensive portfolio.

And don’t forget, we can also organise a number of other ways to enable you to choose your perfect high security doors, windows, garage doors, gates, and shutters. These include:

  • Scheduling a video conference call via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp to discuss and demonstrate full scale doors, bespoke ironmongery options, locking systems, fingerprint recognition and much more
  • Emailing high res images of product photos as required
  • Colour sample requests to be delivered via post
  • Direct telephone calls at a time to suit
  • Our engineers can measure doors and windows at an agreed time to avoid any contact
  • We are able to take payments remotely by sending an invoice link via email

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If you have any questions or would like to arrange a video conference call, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

Secure House Door Designs

Creating a hidden panic room

Adding a security door into a bedroom in a property is becoming increasingly popular due to the rise in burglaries that occur when occupiers are present. As such, here at Secure House, we are able to match any internal door design and, using our security wall solution and windows, we can install a hidden panic room in any home to provide a safe haven in the event of a home invasion.

Hidden panic rooms from Secure House are available to your home’s bespoke design and location. The security doors we use to create such panic rooms are clad with timber panels, so any joiner who supplies and installs your internal doors can supply the finish for our doors or we can simply match it in house in our manufacturing facility.

Hidden panic room from Secure House
Hidden panic room from Secure House

Our hidden panic room security doors are available in a wide variety of security levels ranging from crowbar resistant door right the way up to bullet proof doors. You choose the level of security you require for your home and we’ll create the door you desire. At the same time, we can change any windows and include our security wall protection to deliver a full safety and security solution.

Should an intruder gain entry to your property whilst you are at home, you and your family can retreat immediately to the panic room and the doors will create a barrier and safe place within your house. From the room, you can then contact the police and safely await their arrival. You can also us the room to store any valuables when you are on holiday or away from home at any point.

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To discover more details about creating a panic room in your property, please contact the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

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Explaining fire doors FD30 & FD60

Installing the correct fire door is a matter of life and death. Fire doors are installed specifically to save lives and protect property should a fire occur. Their task is simple but their detail is a little more complex, so we’ve compiled this article to explain both FD30 and FD60 fire doors to help you choose the correct one.

In the first instance, you must always consult the UK’s national Building Regulations (Part B refers directly to fire safety and is split into domestic and non-domestic buildings) and understand the specific requirements of fire doors in relation to where they are located within a property or building.

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Fire door testing

Fire doors, for example, are commonly used to divide a building into sections with the aim of slowing the spread of a fire. If a fire can be successfully decelerated this gives any individuals in the building to quickly and safely exit the premises. Studying the relevant Building Regulations will provide you with the information you need to achieve the fire safety requirements of your building.

It is worth noting that apartments and flats are classed as non-domestic buildings and, therefore, require a higher level of fire safety than standard, domestic homes. As such, we always recommend installing FD60 doors in flats and apartment buildings. More on this below!

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Fire doors are available in several ‘fire door ratings’ and are commonly used in hallways or as front doors in apartment blocks. In this article, we will concentrate on FD30 and FD60 fire doors.

An FD30 rated fire door means that the door has been tested to withstand fire for up to 30 minutes. One that carries an FD60 rating means it has been tested to withstand fire for up to 60 minutes.

Here at Secure House, we have a range of FD30 and FD60 doors that satisfy UK Building Regulations Part B. Not only are our fire doors totally fit for purpose, they are also aesthetically pleasing so there is no design compromise. We also have a range of burglary resistant and bulletproof RC3 and RC4 fire doors which can include security glazing such as PB6 axe resistant glass.

All of our fire doors are available as either singles or doubles and we can also provide a wide selection hardware for any of the doors such as panic exit devices and oversize door handles for easy operation.

For more information on our FD30 and FD60 fire doors or our RC3 and RC4 high security fire doors, or to arrange a free consultation, please call the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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High security windows

Fitting high security windows in your property is one of the best ways to protect your home from intruders.

Made in exactly the same way as our high security doors, our high security windows are manufactured from the very highest quality steel and then clad in timber to create the perfect window in a wide variety of colours and finishes to suit your taste.

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As well as providing exceptional safety and protection for your and your family, the high security, P6b glass (in accordance with EN356) delivers supreme thermal efficiency to ensure the heat stays in and your home is warm and cosy whenever you need it to be.

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Want more details on our high security windows range? Please contact the Secure House team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]