what doors are the best for security?

What doors provide the best security?

With literally thousands of different security doors available on the market today, choosing the door that will provide the best security for your home can be quite a difficult task.

In the first instance, we would always advise you to plan and scope out exactly what you require before you even begin to search for a security door. We recommend that you contact a company that offers free site surveys, such as Secure House! A site survey is the best way to gain information and insight with one of our qualified industry consultants visiting your home to assess and discuss exactly what’s required because no two buildings are ever the same.

During the survey, our consultant will provide you with specific technical, professional recommendations, advise on functionality and safety considerations, help you to understand security levels and take precise measurements to ensure you get the best quote and solution for your property.

As previously, there are so many different products out there and lots of them are really not fit for purpose. When it comes to selecting the best security doors, there are two key elements to consider: you must look at both the security class and thermal value of the product. These two specific elements will ensure you get the best security door for your money and your property.

Security class ratings start with Security Class RC1 – basic protection against burglary – and go right through to Security Class RC6 – typically used in military bunkers. Our best-selling security door is our Skydas Standard 3, a product that has been rigorously and independently tested in a scientific laboratory. Achieving Security Class RC3, this burglar resistant door will protect from a skilled burglar using heavy-duty burglary tools and was specifically created applying the knowledge of all the possible ways and methods of burglary. And, by the way, Skydas doors are the most popular security doors in the UK!

The thermal value of a security door can contribute significantly to energy savings within your home. Our Skydas Standard 3 uses 50mm rock wool thermal insultation and the L-shaped bent frame ensures tightness to effectively seal the door. Its thermal transmittance is 1.3 W/(m2–K) – the lower the transmittance, the more heat is held in – making it the ideal energy (and cost!) saving security door.

So, there you have it. The Skydas Standard 3 is certainly a door that can provide the best security.

 

What's the best material for a front door?

What is the best material for front doors?

Front doors come in all sorts of different materials and many are manufactured using a combination of materials. But what is the best material for a front door?

It’s one the most frequently asked questions we are asked here at Secure House and, in our opinion, it has to be a door made from steel. Our steel security doors are the most advanced front door solution on the market today, and they’re our undoubtedly our best selling and most popular doors with customers.

Steel doors v. timber doors

Highly affordable and energy efficient (so they will save you money on all fronts!), our steel doors feature all the design benefits of a timber door plus they offer all the advantages of a steel door. These advantages include the fact that they are burglar and fire resistant, plus they also deliver excellent noise reduction, thermal, water and wind insulation.

Timber doors are always visually stunning which make them popular with many people. On the downside, even though they are often made from hardwood, they don’t provide the same level of security as a steel door; they also need to be protected from the elements so will need to be repainted or refinished regularly.

Steel security door with timber-effect finish

The best of both worlds

Our strong and durable steel security doors do, in fact, offer the best of both worlds since we have a wide variety that have wood-effect finish so they actually look like they’re made from timber!

All the materials that go into our products are the very best available. Our doors are the perfect marriage of artistic design with technical know-how and they are specifically designed to protect your home from intruders whilst delivering the ultimate kerb-appeal and turning heads for all the right reasons.

Stylish and secure, our steel security doors are beautiful and functional which proves that steel is the best material for front doors!

Fingerprint recognition for smart security doors from Secure House

Fingerprint recognition for smart security doors

Fingerprint recognition is one of the growing home security technologies and we’re delighted to say that our high security doors are compatible with Crestron products, the world’s leading provider of customer home automation and control technology.

Crestron’s fingerprint recognition systems for smart security doors are offered through its integrated partnership with ekey biometric systems GmbH and enable us to provide our clients with these world-class biometric technologies to suit their own specific requirements.

What is fingerprint recognition?

Fingerprint recognition is an automated process that enables the identification and verification of individuals based on their unique fingerprint. Fingerprint access solutions and systems consist of a scanner with a light sensitive microchip. When a person places their finger on the scanner it will produce a digital image. Using high-tech, pattern matching software, the image is analysed and turned into a code that is either recognised or not. If the code is recognised, entry is permitted, if not, entry is denied.

Creating smart security doors for a smart house

All of our smart security doors with fingerprint recognition access solutions are smart house compatible and will enable you to further enhance any other smart technology used within your home.

Crestron’s fingerprint recognition access solutions include a discreet wall-mounted finger scanner which links with our various multi-point locking and other control systems. One-touch entry is facilitated and security enhanced since traditional pin-codes, keys or access cards are not required.

Fingerprint recognition is not only reliable and highly secure, it’s also extremely convenient and easy to use. You won’t need to worry about losing or misplacing your keys or ever being locked out of your house. Your finger is your key to your home! And even if you cut or injure your finger, the intelligent software utilised will detect this and adapt accordingly.

The Secure House of the future

Easy to install and integrate with any of our high security doors, these fingerprint recognition access systems allow anyone to create their secure house of the future. Track who is coming into your home and link to other control systems such as CCTV or facial recognition to add another layer of security and peace of mind for you and your family.

For more information of a free home security consultation, contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

Security doors for remote areas from Secure House

Security doors in remote areas

We often receive calls enquiring about installing security doors in homes, offices and other premises located in remote areas.

Achieving a higher than usual level of security is paramount in such locations since there may be no-one in the vicinity for days on end, thus giving would-be intruders the opportunity to gain unfettered access without ever being noticed.

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New designs to be revealed at Grand Designs Live

We’re counting down the days until we head to the ExCeL in London for one of our favourite exhibitions: Grand Designs Live from 4th to 12th May.

As the UK’s leading high security door and window specialists, this year on our 20mstand we’ll be showcasing several of our new and most popular custom-made door designs and a number of brand new finishes that we now have available. We’re really excited to reveal these latest additions to our range; we’re certain you’ll love them!

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What is the best security door?

Did you know that around 70% of burglars gain entry to a property through the front door? And, once inside, all it takes is a matter of minutes to turn your home upside down and create chaos and misery. The best way to beat them? By installing the best security door!

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Slim frame aluminium windows = a beautiful home!

Our sleek, slim frame aluminium windows could be just what you’re looking for to create a stylish, yet highly secure, new look for your home.

Manufactured using only premium quality materials, our expertly engineered aluminium window range offers a wide range of design options which include ultra slim frames to create sleek, clean lines and maximise the glass area to let in even more daylight and make the most of the views outside.

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What’s in store at Secure House in 2019?

We’re already one month into 2019 and the year is already shaping up to be another very exciting and progressive 12 months for everyone here at Secure House. But, most importantly, you our customers! So, it’s time to let you know what’s in store for 2019!

There are lots of new and innovative products being added to our extensive security door and window portfolio and we’d love to share a few more details with you.

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Bespoke Italian ironmongery from Alfredo Porro at Secure House

Bespoke Italian ironmongery from Alfredo Porro

As you may well know, we’re huge fans of bespoke ironmongery here at Secure House. From door handles and plates to door knockers and letterboxes, the right door furniture will elevate any door to a whole new level enabling you to add your own, unique finish and design stamp to your home. So, we are delighted to be able to offer Secure House customers the truly stunning Italian bespoke ironmongery and hardware range from the prestigious Alfredo Porro and associates Enrico Cassina and AdHoc Division, the by-word for Italian excellence when it comes to door furniture!

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