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!

FREE consultation for self-build projects and security doors and windows from Secure House

Let Secure House help with your self-build with a FREE consultation!

Planning your very own self-build can be both hugely rewarding but also very time consuming – we know, we’ve been there! There are so many different elements and areas to consider and agree upon, it’s unsurprising that many people get confused and stressed with the endless choices, decisions and regulations when it comes to building their dream home.

At Secure House, we’ve handled our own self-builds and worked with numerous clients to help them to successfully fulfil their own projects. There is help at hand and we have the unique experience of implementing a self-build from both sides!

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Communal entrance doors with a warm welcome

Communal entrance doors are the ideal way to protect a property and ensure that residents feel safe and protected from unwanted visitors and potential burglars.

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Fire doors away

Over the last 12 months, the safety and security of people living in tower blocks, apartments and other communal living spaces has become ever more paramount with fire doors high on the list of priorities.

The addition of fire rated apartment doors in such properties can give people up to five extra minutes to escape from the building in the event of a fire. That doesn’t sound like much but every second really does count in these life-threatening situations.

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Shop front security from Secure House

Shop front security at the very highest level

When you’re a high-end retailer with an expensive product, shop front security is absolutely vital, not only for your staff and products but also for the protection and security of your customers.

Here at Secure House, we have many years’ experience of designing and installing some of the very highest levels of secure shop fronts that include our unique in-house interlocking solutions which work in conjunction with the X1R multi-point locking system from lock experts, ISEO.

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Luxurious living: steel security door in Chelsea from Secure House

Security doors a ‘must have’ for luxurious living

Take a walk around the residential streets of Hampstead, Kensington, Chelsea and Watford and you’ll notice that many of the beautiful houses offering luxurious living all have one thing in common: they all have high security doors and windows fitted.

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Protect your home this summer with a steel security door from Secure House

Protect your home this summer

It’s that time of year again – the summer holidays are almost upon us and, over the next few months, many of us will be heading away for some much needed rest and relaxation with friends and family. Whether you’re planning a two-week break on a tropical beach or a long weekend closer to home here in the UK, it’s really worth thinking about just how secure your home is before you leave – now’s the time to protect your home.

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Secure House at Grand Designs Live at the ExCeL London

Grand Designs Live: we’re ready!

It’s exhibition time once again here at Secure House. From 5th to 13th May we’ll be at one of our favourite shows, Grand Designs Live at ExCeL, London and we’ve got not one, but two new products to launch! More on that exciting news in a moment.

First and foremost, the Secure House team will be on hand to advise you on your Grand Design or Build. Choosing a new front door for your property can be mind-boggling as there are literally hundreds of different products out there. It’s such an important decision so we’ll help you get it just right!

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How to choose Security doors and windows for your home

We’ve got security and style all wrapped up!

Whether you live in a ground floor flat or a six-bedroom detached villa, protecting your home from burglars is always going to be a priority. Did you know that most thieves break in through the front door of the property? This often comes as a surprise to many people but the good news is we can help you to prevent this and beat the burglars at their own game.

Here at Secure House we are focused on helping you to further enhance the overall look of your homes with zero compromise on security. Choosing your new front door is never an easy task as it’s such an important part of the overall look and feel of a house. You have to get it spot on as it’s the first thing visitors, and you, will see – we more than understand that!

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