Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

As one of the UK’s leading security door companies for commercial and residential properties, we have recently been working with several Controlled Drug Licensed premises to ensure that they abide by all of the Home Office statutory and regulatory requirements in relation to security for such businesses.

In addition to adhering to the basic site and building security measures demanded by the Home Office in relation to the location and wider environment, scale of the business, size of premises, staff numbers and amounts of Controlled Drugs (CDs) and Precursor Chemicals (PCs) held on site, we have helped our clients to meet the following by supplying LPS 1175 SR4 external doors:

What’s required?
Door requirements for Controlled Drug Licensed premises stipulate that all external doors and windows are fitted with secure locks. There are also additional requirements for those handling higher risk Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals, including those specifically referenced in the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973. The Home Office states that all external doors (including fire escape doors) are manufactured to the recommended standard of LPS 1175 SR4.

Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises
Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

Types of doors
There are three main types of doors (with LPS or Loss Prevention Standards set out by the Loss Prevention Certification Board) that will enable such premises to meet requirements:

  • LPS SR4: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ SR4 – an SR4 door will withstand an attack using a variety of hand tools for up to 30 minutes
  • LPS SR3: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ SR3 – and SR3 will withstand an attack using a variety of hand tools for up to 15 minutes
  • LPS 1175: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ 1175 focuses on the physical security of ‘intruder resistant building components’ to include items such as strong points, doors, shutters and fencing

All of these doors can be fire rated too for even further protection from intruders or vandalism. We are able to supply and install fire rated doors from FD30 (withstand fire for up to 30 minutes) up to FD60 (withstand fire for up to 60 minutes)

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Going above and beyond
As well as covering everything required when it comes to high level security doors, we also have a range of safes and vault doors available that can achieve the standards outlined below:

  • A prefabricated strong room (PSR) that has been certified to CEN Grade VI of BS/EN 1143-1
  • A safe that has been certified to an appropriate CEN Grade (e.g. I to XIII) of BS/EN 1143-1
  • A small safe that has been certified to Grades S1 or S2 of BS/EN 14450

In addition, the recent projects we have completed in this particular field have seen us include certified security shutters and windows, along with secure document window hatches.

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Prefabricated strong rooms (PSRs)
Finally, over the last few years, we have designed, built and installed a number of prefabricated strong rooms (PSRs) for both commercial and residential clients.

If you’d like to know more about our wide range of Controlled Drug Licensed premises security products or to arrange a free site visit to discuss your requirements, please feel free to give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Wrap up your home security this Christmas

Christmas is a time when many of us make valuable gift purchases for loved ones (and ourselves). Sadly it’s also a time when opportunistic burglaries take place, and our research shows that electronics, cash and jewellery are the most attractive swag for thieves. Here are some steps you can take to help keep your property safe over the festive season.

According to our research, three quarters of homes don’t have a burglar alarm fitted. Even if you live in a built-up area (semi-detached houses are the most at risk from thieves) it’s worth investing in an alarm for your home.

Hide your presents

Keep valuables in a safe place, and out of sight from the windows/doors. Even discarded boxes outside your home can act as an incentive to would-be burglars. Recycle your packaging as soon as possible or breakdown the boxes into small pieces and hide in bin-liners, especially when recycling collections over the festive period can be few and far between.

No room at the inn

Don’t invite in unwanted guests by keeping keys in windows and doors. Even hiding a spare key near the front door can be an invitation….professional burglars know where to look.

Shine a light

If you’re planning on being out for a few hours or overnight, leaving a small lamp on so it looks like someone’s home can act as a deterrent for would-be thieves. Timer switches are a great way to ensure the light’s only on for the minimum amount of time required. It’s also worth considering an outdoor security light, our research found only a quarter of you have them fitted.

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Take photos of valuable items you have so you have a record of them, and security mark them if you can, with your postcode and house number. Security markers (that show up under UV light) are great for this.

(Research conducted by OnePoll who surveyed 3000 British homeowners and 32 police forces in Great Britain.)

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Smart Glass Solution: an extra level of security

It’s all about the glass with this particular residential project. If you love bevelled glass (and archways!) then these double security doors are for you! We installed this set for a client in London and they really transformed the property to add in lots of extra light and offer exceptional security at the same time.

How clever is our new Smart Glass Solution? A smart, switchable film that can be applied to glass and will turn opaque instantly at the touch of a button. Perfect for adding an extra level of security in commercial premises, offices and even private residences. Click the link below and watch the video to see Smart Glass in action!

When it comes to selecting glazing for either the exterior or interior of a property, there are so many different options available. Double glazing isn’t the only product you can use for windows or doors for that matter! As seen on house programmes such as Grand Designs, Smart Glass (also referred to as ‘privacy glass’) is a product that we install on a regular basis for clients in both commercial and residential environments. It has a broad range of applications and uses so we’ve put together this blog post to give you a bit more information on this highly innovative form of glazing.

What is Smart Glass?

Chances are you’ve not actually even heard of Smart Glass, let alone considered using it in your home or office. That’s probably because, up until a few years ago, it was really only architects and interior designers that would specify such glazing. But, thanks to the aforementioned TV show, it’s a product that has become much more well-known and is now demanded by lots of our clients.

Smart glass uses a technology that facilitates the operator to physically control the form of light in a room or area – including UV, IR and visible light – and to switch the glazing from either opaque or transparent depending on individual requirements. We are able to implement this highly innovative technology into a number of different home and office security products such as doors, windows and partitions.

Privacy or transparency, you choose

Smart Glass allows you to totally transform a room or office space at the touch of a button. For example, if you have a bank of bi-fold doors or windows in your bedroom and you don’t want to clutter the aperture with curtains or blinds, Smart Glass in the ideal solution because the glass can be turned from transparent to opaque in a matter of seconds.

This affords an unrivalled level of privacy, security and comfort. Equally, when you want to look out of the bi-fold doors again in the morning when you wake up, simply press the button and the glass will become transparent once more.

The same applies in an office setting where you may wish to have privacy in a meeting room or certain office as well as the potential to apply our Smart Glass solution to all of the existing external windows and switch to opaque every evening to deter intruders. A great addition to any commercial premises when it comes to improving security. Smart switchable glass is definitely here to stay!

How clever!

Take a look at how clever our Smart Glass solution is. This smart, switchable film that can be retrofitted to glass and will turn opaque instantly at the touch of a button is a real game changer. Perfect for adding an extra level of security in commercial premises, offices and private residences alike. Click the link below and watch the video to see Smart Glass in action!

If you’d like to know more about how our Smart Glass Solution might work in your home or office enviroment, please feel free to give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Time to train

One of the things we’re most proud of here at Secure House is our excellent customer feedback and customer service.

From day one it has been our focus to deliver the very highest levels of customer service and, if something does go wrong, we will do our utmost to rectify it immediately.

Development programme for our team

We can’t do all that without having the very latest skills and knowledge at our fingertips so one of the ways in which we remain at the forefront of our industry is through the implementation of our ongoing training programme.

Every member of our team has their own continuous development programme – even our managing director – and as part of that programme we take part in a wide variety of training sessions and courses with our partners throughout the UK and Europe.

A case in point: here’s Edmundas arriving at his latest training course at Schüco’s technology centre in Milton Keynes!

Hey good looking our production!

These stunning, bespoke security front doors prove that our security doors not only look great but deliver the utmost in secure and safe residential living.

With hundreds of different designs, colours, finishes, fixtures and fittings to choose from, Secure House really is a one-stop shop for all your security needs.

From high quality security windows and doors, steel doors, garage doors and shutters, to bi-fold doors, fire doors and beautiful sash windows, we’re all about keep you, your property and your assets safe.

Collage of security front doors

Our team of experienced security advisors, engineers and construction managers is dedicated to delivering personalised solutions for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. We work closely with architects, site managers, developers and builders as well as individuals who are designing and building their own homes or offices. Whoever you are, we can save you time, effort and expense.

We carefully select our suppliers based on the quality of their materials and craftsmanship and believe that no matter how the security level required, our products look great and functionality is never compromised.

Pop into our showroom in Luton or call us on 0207 8594 207 to arrange a consultation, we’d love to hear from you!

Secure House at ecobuild 2018

See you at ecobuild 2018!

We’re going to ecobuild at ExCel in London from 6 – 8 March 2018 and we’d love to see you there on our stand at D1C!

At the show, the Secure House team will be presenting several new additions, specifically for passive homes and other eco building projects, to our extensive security door range. These include the SKYDAS 2000, a steel security door which offers a rating of thermal transmittance of just 1W ((m2K) to effectively save heat in the home. Available in a variety of finishes and shades it offers unlimited design possibilities with single, double, side or upper panels and either an in- or outswing option.

We have examples of the SKYDAS Embassy and SKYDAS Fortress doors

We’ll also have examples of the SKYDAS Embassy and SKYDAS Fortress doors from the Diplomatic range on our stand. Both of these doors conform to the US Department of State Diplomatic Security Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance of Structural Systems, SD-STD-01.01, Revision G.

The SKYDAS Embassy offers a high level of security against intruders and has been subjected to a 15-minute attack by a team of two testers using heavy-duty burglary tools. The SKYDAS Fortress provides an extra level of security if there is a perceived high risk of burglary.

Test for 45 minutes!

During testing, a team of six testers attacked the SKYDAS Fortress with heavy-duty burglary tools for 45 minutes! Both doors withstood the attacks and therefore represent an excellent choice for any homeowner wanting the ultimate burglar resistant security door that not only performs, but looks fantastic.

Finally, and most exciting, we’re working hard to showcase a brand new product that we hope we will be able to launch at ecobuild. This ‘never seen before’ product is highly innovative and will have multiple applications but you’ll have to visit us on our stand at D1C to see it and find out more!

Secure House in new partnership with ISEO to offer high security motorised multipoint locks

Unlocking a new partnership

In our pursuit to work with the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Italian security lock manufacturer, ISEO, to offer some of the world’s most high security motorised multipoint locks.

ISEO was founded in 1969 by entrepreneur Giuseppe Facchinetti and began manufacturing locks, cylinders and padlocks in Pisogne, a village on Lake Iseo in Northern Italy from which the company got its name.

Today, ISEO is a global business offering an extensive product range and is highly regarded for its electronic solutions that have totally changed the way we are able to manage to security and access control systems.

The Multiblindo E-Motion and Multiblindo Easy

Some of the products that we are now able to offer our customers include the Multiblindo E-Motion and Multiblindo Easy, two high security motorised multipoint locks that deliver instant locking as soon as the door is closed using three 27mm security bolts. The Multiblindo Motion is also compatible with iPhones and Android smartphones too with a convenient and easy to use app.

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Then there is the Multiblindo Motion EXIT that can be used with PROEXIT panic bars in conjunction with anti-panic doors (EN1125), a Stylos wall reader and premium handles for use on emergency doors (EN179).

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Finally, the ISEO X1R and ISEO X1R Smart, a fully motorised, multipoint locking system, is the most advanced and most reliable multipoint locking system on the market. We are so confident of the lock’s durability that we even offer extended warranties on all ISEO electronic locks. Please contact us direct on 0207 859 4207 for more information.

Working in partnership with Skydas to offer the most burglar resistant security doors in the world

The sky is the limit

As part of our ongoing commitment to offer all of our customers the most extensive range of steel security doors, we are very happy to announce our partnership with Skydas.

With over 20 years experience as the industry leader in the manufacture and sale of armoured doors, Skydas offer some of the very highest quality security products to clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

As custom design security specialists, the Skydas ethos matches our own focus on delivering bespoke, made-to-measure products for both residential and commercial projects, irrespective of budget or location.

A rating of thermal transmittance of just 1W ((m2K) to effectively save heat

With a reputation for having the most burglar-resistant doors on the market, the partnership with Skydas enable us to present several new products that we are particularly excited about. These include the Skydas 2000, a steel security door that offers a rating of thermal transmittance of just 1W ((m2K) to effectively save heat in the home. Available in a variety of finishes and shades it offers unlimited design possibilities with single, double, side or upper panels and either an in- or outswing option.

We will also be offering the Skydas doors from the Diplomatic range

The Skydas Standard 3 offers a high level of security against intruders and has been subjected to a 15-minute attack by a team of two testers using heavy-duty burglary tools. The Skydas Standard 4 provides an extra level of security if there is a perceived high risk of burglary. During testing, a team of six testers attacked the Skydas Standard 4 with heavy-duty burglary tools for 45 minutes! Both doors withstood the attacks and therefore represent an excellent choice for any homeowner wanting the ultimate burglar resistant security door that not only performs, but looks amazing.

Secure House exhibit alongside Telcam Security Systems at Ideal Home Show 2018

Ideal partners

We’re always on the look-out for distributors and were delighted to exhibit alongside our newest distributor, Telcam Security Systems Ltd, at the recent Ideal Home Show 2018 at Olympia.

Telcam Security Systems had a very busy stand at the show and we were all able to meet up and chat with many visitors to the exhibition and discuss the numerous benefits of our combined product offering when it comes to home security.

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As one of our distributors, Telcam are also officially able to promote Skydas doors, the most sophisticated steel security doors available on the market.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us as a Secure House distributor, call us on 0207 859 4207 for further details.

Secure House at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2018

Show time!

We’ve had another fantastic exhibition at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 at Sandown Park in Surrey last weekend from 30thJune – 1stJuly.

It was great to see so many people attending the show and chatting to those visiting our stand about their own exciting projects. We discovered many visitors are in the process of refurbishing their existing homes and we know just how a brand new security door and windows can truly transform a property!

Exhibition at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 at Sandown Park

As ever, Skydas doors, the top selling security doors in the UK, generated a huge amount of interest as did several of our new designs which include timber cladding on the actual door frame. This new development ensures that all steel elements of the door and now the frame are clad in timber to further enhance aesthetics.

We were also excited to launch our fully automated security door at the show. Featuring a fully motorised locking system and concealed automation set, the door sets the bar for a variety of additional security possibilities such as facial recognition and remote door opening approaching the house. Once again, Secure House leads the way in high tech security doors!

Many thanks to everyone who came along to see us, it was great to meet you all!

Raising the standard

As part of our ongoing commitment to the continuous professional development and learning of all of the team here at Secure House recently attended a training course with Reynaers Aluminium at their stunning Reynaers Knowledge Centre in Birmingham.

Through our learning and training programmes, we gain new knowledge, skills and feedback when it comes to installations, latest building regulations, U-values and, of course, security. This enables us to stay on the top of our game and deliver the very highest standards of customer service across all of our commercial and residential projects.

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House - highly polished silver finish door pull and letterbox

Finishing touches that make all the difference

It’s the little things that count, right? Here at Secure House, we really think that applies to the addition of luxurious ironmongery to further enhance any of the steel security doors or timber clad steel security doors we install every day for our customers.

One of the most important aspects to highlight is that we offer numerous colour choices when it comes to door furniture and we can even colour match products you choose to the individual door to further enhance both its overall look and feel.

Bespoke ironmongery on door

Many of our clients wish to include bespoke ironmongery on their door, something we are more than happy to provide. This includes the creation of hand-made, made-to-measure items that can also include a unique finish if required.

We work very closely with each of our clients to ensure the very highest quality finish, and one that often exceeds expectations. There are so many designs we’ve delivered over the years, here are just a few examples:

This traditional lion’s head door knocker features a stunning antique brass finish. We’re seeing a real trend towards luxurious aged brass or bronze finishes at the moment and this square handle with square lock we installed recently is a prime example.

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Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House – antique brass finish lion’s head knocker

 

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House - aged bronze square handle with square lock
Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House – aged bronze square handle with square lock

Highly polished silver finish door pulls and matching letterbox

If you’re wanting something a little more modern, these highly polished silver finish door pulls and matching letterbox  ensure maximum stand-out for our highly popular black security doors.

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House - highly polished silver finish door pull and letterbox
Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House – highly polished silver finish door pull and letterbox

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House - highly polished silver finish door pull
Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House – highly polished silver finish door pull

Don’t just think that door furniture is reserved just for exterior doors though, this sophisticated interior security door features a highly polished brass finish oval-shaped plate with a specific design that perfectly matches the oval-shaped lock and hints at the style of the room beyond.

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House
Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House – highly polished decorative brass door plate with matching oval-shaped lock

Door furniture and ironmongery are key finishing touches that can make all the difference to your door and your home, at Secure House you really will be spoilt for choice!