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.

Telcam Security Systems

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.

Luxurious ironmongery from Secure House - antique brass finish lion's head knocker
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!

 

We’ve got your back, front and side security gates!

At Secure House we’re committed to offering a wide variety of products each of which is specifically designed and manufactured to deliver the very highest levels of security and protection for your home as well as your garden or grounds.

Steel security doors and windows are obviously where most people start but there are lots of additional ways in which you can protect your property and ensure it is as safe and secure as possible. One of those options is the inclusion of bespoke front and side gates including high security side gates, pedestrian gates and automated gates that are ideal for securing a driveway.

side gate - We’ve got your back, front and side security gates!

Security assessment

When it comes to creating the very best security solution for your home, it is well worth carrying out a security assessment that will take into account potential access points and highlight any areas that would benefit from the installation of front and side gates, for example.

When we complete a security assessment, we’re look at the area from the mindset of a would-be thief. Burglars will, more often than not, try to access the rear of your home in an attempt to break in simply because they have less chance of being spotted by a neighbour or passer-by.

As such, the addition of a security side gate or pedestrian gate will hinder or prevent this type of home invasion and will actually work to deter thieves in the long term as they will view the gate as one obstacle too many.

Timber-effect side security gate with multi-point locking system
Timber-effect security side gate with multi-point locking system

Prevent intruders with a side gate

As well as protecting the rear of your property, the side of a house can often be easily accessed by thieves as there is also less chance of them being noticed in this part of the property. The addition of a side gate or side gates either side of the house are an ideal way of preventing intruders.

Since they can be seen from the front and rear of the house, a popular option is for them to match the front door on the property. We have a wide range of side gates that can be matched to our security front and back doors; we are also able to design and build bespoke side gates to any specification, colour or finish.

Protecting your home using a front gate

Installing a front gate that can be closed at night or whenever you’re not at home is another tried and tested means of deterring potential burglars. There are various types of front gates to consider from a basic wooden or steel gate that is opened or closed and locked manually to automated gates that can be opened and closed using a device or intercom inside the property. Both of these types of gates will have thieves thinking twice about trying to enter.

With automated gates it is you, the homeowner, who decides who to let in. It goes without saying, the harder you make it for someone to access your home, the more obstacles, such as front gates and side gates that you put in the way the better!

Adding an obstacle - a side security gate - to deter burglars
Adding an obstacle – a security side gate – to deter burglars

Out the back

Finally, we regularly specify back gates to properties that have a rear entrance as well as a front entrance. Exactly as with front gates and side gates, a back gate can be designed to create a highly secure rear entrance that can be controlled manually or automatically.

Back gates, like side gates, are often much taller than a standard gate. Adding height ensure that an intruder cannot easily scale the scale to climb over the top. Again, it’s all about making it as difficult as possible for the thieves!

Smart and secure

Take another look at the examples of side gates, front gates and back gates that are included in this blog post that we have specified and installed for clients over the last few years. Not only do they look very smart, they also serve a very specific purpose and are one of the best deterrents you can add to your home.

If you’d like to find out more information about our back, front and side gates as well as the options available to match gates with front and/or back doors or to arrange your free site visit to discuss your specific requirements, please feel free to call us on 0207 859 4207 or email us at [email protected]

 

 

Anti-reflective glass for secure shop fronts from Secure House

Anti-reflective, premium clarity glass for secure shop fronts

Anti-reflective, premium clarity glass can be used in a wide variety of environments and specific applications but one of the most popular, here at Secure House, is in the retail sector where visibility and security are everything.

When you’re a retailer and you have a product to display, your shop window is one of the most important marketing elements for that product and your business. It’s imperative that your customers can see the product in its very best light, irrespective of what you’re selling, but also that it’s protected as well as it possibly can be from potential thieves or ram raiders.

One of the best ways to achieve these goals is by implementing anti-reflective, premium clarity glass for shop fronts and windows.

Check our shopfronts and shop front doors –>

For each of those specific reasons, we’re delighted to announce that we are able to offer a variety of different laminated, anti-reflective, premium clarity glass ranges to deliver the very highest levels of clarity, transparency and security for your retail store.

A variety of different laminated, anti-reflective, premium clarity glass ranges

Typically, architectural float security glass has a light transmission of 90% and a reflection of around 8%. This type of glass has its purpose but there are other options available that will provide a far superior clarity and therefore a much better shopping experience for your customers.

One of the glass ranges we have available has been purposely manufactured to result in a light transmission of 97% and a reflection of less than 1%. See the difference?

Yes, you will and so will your clientele. And when it comes to adding an extra layer of security for any secure shop front project, the anti-reflective, premium clarity glass can be laminated to conform to LPS 1270 and BS EN 356 standards for protection against physical attack from any criminals who may have ideas about breaking into your store. This will stop them in their tracks.

Available in a wide variety of different thicknesses and sizes to offer a completely bespoke solution, specification for this type of glass can include a single or double-sided, toughened, laminated and double-glazed options.

We must made mention that curved options are also available and there are several glass ranges that are suitable for printing graphics, text or corporate branding as required. We can also specify a large range of different interlayer options to meet even the most demanding applications. We can create a totally bespoke solution for your store.

To sum up

So, if you’re looking for a unique combination of visual clarity, strength and secure properties to deliver uninterrupted visibility and showcase products with zero compromise on security, please give us a call to find out more about laminated glass ranges from Secure House.

If you’d like to know more about our anti-reflective, premium clarity glass range for retail environments or if you’d like to arrange a free site visit to discuss options, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical team on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or via email: [email protected]

 

 

Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

The show countdown is now on!

We’re delighted to announce that the Secure House team is heading to the ExCeL in London once again this year and this time it’s for the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 from 21 to 23 September.

You’ll find us all on stand K152 where we’ll be ready and waiting to discuss your building projects and how we can help to take them to the next level with our super stylish steel security doors.

Take a look at some of our latest new designs and styles

Whether you’re creating a brand new home or refurbishing your existing property, we’re on hand to help and advise on just how our steel security doors and windows could truly transform your house.

You’ll be able to view the UK’s top selling security doors from Skydas doors and take a look at some of our latest new designs and styles that include timber clad doors, fully automated security doors and much, much more.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Secure House stand and finding out all about your ideas and plans for your home!

Secure House at Grand Designs Live at the NEC from 10-14 October 2018

Secure House returns to Grand Designs Live!

Following on from a hugely successful show at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL in London back in May, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be back for more as the Grand Designs Live exhibition heads to the NEC in Birmingham from 10-14 October.

As always, our favourite part of these shows is meeting with you, your friends and family to discuss your very own Grand Design or Build and how we can help you to ensure it’s as successful as possible. With so many different security doors and windows out there, it can be a real chore deciding which products are best for your home. At Secure House, we make the process fun and, most importantly, we’ll make sure you get the perfect products for your project.

We’re at B370 in the Grand Build area!

On the Secure House stand – we’re at B370 in the Grand Build area! – you’ll find a variety of our steel security doors along with several examples of our hugely popular timber clad steel security doors that will give your property the wow factor and ensure it offers the very highest standards of security for your long-term peace of mind.

You’ll also be able to take a look at and purchase the UK’s top selling security doors from Skydas and our accredited partners as we are the only accredited Skydas security door supplier in the UK. We’re hoping to be joined by some of the Skydas team too, so you can ask them questions about their products and tap into their expert advice.

Come and see us to find out more!

Finally, and this is something not to be missed, we’ve put together a very special package of security rated doors and windows exclusively for the Grand Designs Live show. This is a complete security doors and windows package specifically designed for new build and existing residential properties with a focus on delivering supreme security and safety along with head-turning designs, colours and finishes. Come and see us to find out more!

Book your tickets today and we’ll see you on stand B370 in October, we can’t wait!

Highly desirable door designs from Secure House

Highly Desirable Door Designs

When it comes to contemporary security door designs for your home, here at Secure House we’ve got it nailed.

Many people think security doors are plain and boring with little detail or scope for creativity, but they couldn’t be more wrong. As well as supplying the very highest quality security doors manufactured to exacting industry standards, we are able to offer the widest choice and combination selections when it comes down to how a door looks. We positively encourage you to be creative!

A fully glazed door with blue glass finish

Highly desirable door designs from Secure House
Wow factor! A fully glazed security door with blue glass finish

For example, you can choose to add stainless steel inserts in brushed or polished steel to your door. And if you glazed panels included in your door, no problem. We have everything from clear or frosted glass, etched glass and even smart switchable glass that will turn from clear to opaque at the touch of a button for instant privacy. And don’t forget, we’re also able to create hand-made, bespoke ironmongery so you can further personalise your creation.

Glazed panels and brushed steelwork

Glazed panels and brushed steelwork make this security door stand out for all the right reasons
Glazed panels and brushed steelwork make this security door stand out for all the right reasons

It’s not just door design where we excel either. You can further enhance your bespoke security door by adding a variety of security extras such as electric, fully motorised locking systems, a concealed automation set, GSM controllers, fingerprint or facial recognition scanners and even electronic spyholes. We really do lead the way in both design and high-tech security doors here at Secure House!

A grand entrance!

security door design for one of our residential clients
Another highly desirable security door design for one of our residential clients – what a grand entrance!

By choosing the best contemporary design and tech combination to suit your home and your individual requirements, you will transform your property and ensure it stands out from the rest for all the right reasons.

Stylish, sleek and über cool, one of our favourite door designs!
Stylish, sleek and über cool, one of our favourite door designs!

 

 

one stop shop for security needs

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.

Moving to a new home? Need a new front door to keep your property, you and your family safe and secure? Get in touch with the team here at Secure House!

That’s just what Sonia did and she couldn’t have been more pleased with the finished result – take a look at our latest video below!

We’re now offering a range of luxury and bespoke garage doors

We’re now offering a range of luxury and bespoke garage doors to offer unrivalled security for your vehicle and garage contents. We’ve also added to our range of security rated shutters for both residential and commercial properties. And when it comes to security doors we’ve got the very best, and the very latest, designs available if you’re looking for a contemporary door, plus we’re able to add and install concealed hinges which work brilliantly with all of the contemporary doors we have.

It’s our focus to deliver even more complete security door and window projects during 2019 too. More and more people are coming to us and asking us to help them choose and then install all of the doors and windows for their home, be it as part of refurbishment, renovation or new build.

Secure House for all your security doors and windows
Secure House: for ALL your security doors and windows; and garage doors & gates too!

A brand new professional maintenance service

Finally, we’re about to launch a brand new professional maintenance service for security doors, windows, garage doors and gates. Our team of highly experienced in-house engineers will be on hand 365 days a year, operating a 24 hour call-out, to ensure your security doors, windows, garage doors, shutters and gates are functioning at their optimum. Watch this space for more details.

More than ever, Secure House is the only one-stop shop for all your security needs and, don’t forget, we’re the only accredited supplier for the UK’s most popular security doors!