High security doors with concealed hinges

High security doors with concealed hinges

Security and style go hand-in-hand here at Secure House. One of the ways in which we can further enhance the sleek and stylish look of our high security doors, bulletproof doors and bulletproof windows is through the use of concealed hinges.

A result of research and technological innovation, concealed hinges are a design revolution that actually enhance security, thermal performance and sound insulation.

They are specifically designed to enable high security doors to fit flush to the wall and add an extra level of security and resistance to break-in as potential intruders and burglars simply cannot access the hinges.

Concealed hinges offer front, side and back high security doors a new level of elegance and safety for residents and are an essential element to consider when choosing security doors for your property.

For more information on the use of concealed hinges on high security doors, please feel free to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

The very best side doors and back doors from Secure House

The very best side doors and back doors

Here at Secure House we firmly believe that every entrance to your home should not only look great but provide the ultimate level of security for you and your family. That’s why all of our side and back doors are just as secure and stylish as our high security front doors.

Take this beautiful half glazed, half solid security door installed at the back of a client’s property. It features high security glass, multi-point locking, a state-of-the-art fingerprint recognition and a bespoke brushed aluminium door pull.

Fully glazed doors continue to be an extremely popular choice for back and side doors simply because they are fantastic at letting light into the home. But choosing a glazed doors should never mean comprising on security, far from it.

We have a huge range of off-the shelf glazed doors that all feature high security glass and we can also create bespoke glazed doors to any specification, and that includes fitting the doors with bullet proof glass if required. It also doesn’t matter what shape or size of the aperture. We’re more than happy to visit the site, take measurements and create a truly unique door. Here are a few examples of recent fully glazed installations with some bespoke shapes and sizes in there too!

 

 

We make it easy, and cost-effective, to protect your home from the front, back and side. From fully glazed options, half and half, or solid back and side doors in numerous different colours and finishes, Secure House has all the high security doors and installation expertise you’ll ever need!

‘No contact’ door and window sales

In response to the Government’s advice on minimising the effect of coronavirus here in the UK, we’d like to outline alternative routes for customers wishing to find out more or purchase any of our products via various ‘no-contact’ sales techniques that we have available.

We appreciate that certain people may not want to venture far from their homes during this time. Likewise, some people may not want a salesperson visiting their home. We fully understand this which is why we would like to provide a number of other ways to choose our high security doors, windows, garage doors, gates, and shutters. These include:

  • Arranging 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
  • We are able to take payments remotely by sending an invoice link via email

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 info@secure-house.co.uk

Arched doors, a double design statement!

Over the years, we’ve noticed a real increase in the number of customers wanting to add arched doors to their homes. Why? Because they are a real design statement and they always look so good when our installation teams have fitted them.

An arched door is a door full of status and stature, and it can deliver real grandeur to any property, even on a budget. We are able to design and manufacture arched doors to any size or specification too. They can be made as part of the door frame or as single or double doors, making them the ideal choice for every home. We can even create bevelled glass doors like this beautiful example below!

Take these two very simple, yet hugely stylish arched security doors that we have recently fitted for customers. This traditional Victorian design is an extremely popular choice and is available in a wide variety of different colours, matt or gloss finish, and with the opportunity to include bespoke door furniture in an array of finishes and substrates including polished brass or brushed silver.

The glazed panel above the door can also be tailor-made to suit individual requirements and feature leaded or opaque glass and even include an etched house number or name.

As an arched door specialist, we know just how well arched doors can transform a property.

This fully glazed double arched door set is the perfect example of this. It is a bespoke front security door, complete with specialist security glass, that we designed, manufactured and installed to a customer’s own specifications. Not only does the door enhance the entrance, it ensures the home is inviting yet totally safe and secure.

It’s not just glazed doors that can have a truly transformational effect. These two timber-effect arched security doors look both traditional and modern at the same time and really complement each of the existing properties.

Finally, we have to show you two of our favourite recent arched door installations. Two very different styles but, we’re sure you’ll agree, two stunning doors that are befitting of each of the individual properties.

For more information on our unique selection of arched doors or to arrange a free site visit, please feel free to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594 207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

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.

 

Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House

Save energy and money with aluminium security shutters

More and more of us are exploring ways to save energy in our homes and, in turn, save money on expensive heating bills. One of the ways this can be achieved is by installing aluminium security shutters on your property.

Security shutters are no longer a luxury, decorative element reserved for the rich and famous. They’re a key essential for new build homes and can also be easily added to existing buildings to provide a high level of security and energy saving capability. They’re also available in bespoke sizes and an array of colours and finishes that will complement any property, irrespective of location or budget.

Closing security shutters during the winter can significantly contribute to the reduction of heat loss inside the home, ensuring it remains warm, cosy and safe throughout the day and night.

In the summer, security shutters are perfect at protecting the interior of a property from overheating and therefore reducing the consumption of any additional cooling equipment such as air-conditioning.

How does a security shutter save energy?

An external aluminium security shutter is highly efficient down to its design. Once the shutter is deployed, it will trap air between the shutter and the surface of the window. This trapped air is an excellent thermal insulator in all types of weather, from extreme cold in the winter months and high temperatures over the summer.

Keep shutters closed during a hot summer’s day and you’ll return to a pleasantly cool home after a long day at work. Keep shutters closed on a cold, rainy or snowy winter’s day and your home will be warm and welcoming throughout the day and night.

Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House
Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House

If you’d like to discuss the installation of aluminium security shutters in your home, or commercial property, please contact us on 0207 8594207 or info@secure-house.co.uk

Aluminium security shutters from Secure House

Safe. Secure. Protected. It’s time to add aluminium security shutters to your property

As well as fitting steel security doors and windows, adding aluminium security shutters to your home is the ideal way to protect it even further from intruders and burglars.

Here at Secure House, it’s always been our focus to help our clients to feel as safe and secure as possible in their own homes. As such, we’re seeing a significant rise in the number of people approaching us to design and install aluminium security shutters to provide that extra layer of security for their family and assets.

We offer a wide range of aluminium security shutters and each can be made to a bespoke size to ensure a perfect fit every time. All of our security shutters are both highly durable and aesthetically pleasing; they’re designed to complement and enhance your home without making it look like a fortress. They’re also certified Class III burglar resistant so will effectively stop any intruder who attempts to gain access to your property.

Aluminium security shutters from Secure House
Safe. Secure. Protected. Aluminium security shutters from Secure House

Each of our external security shutter systems is very easy to operate too. The majority of our systems incorporate a combination of two-way and key switches, timer switches and remote control so the shutters can be deployed quickly and easily, even if you’re not actually at home. And they’re also available in various colours and finishes.

If you’d like any further advice or to arrange a free site visit from one of our aluminium security shutter experts, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 8594207 or info@secure-house.co.uk

Designer handles are here

We love the finer things in life here at Secure House, and that applies to the finer details of our product range, right down to handles for aluminium security doors and windows. As such, we’re delighted to announce that we are now offering four new, aesthetically-pleasing designer handle ranges from the experts at Reynaers.

The new handles perfectly complement the style and design of Reynaers beautiful slim-line aluminium doors and windows which have proved to be very popular with many of our clients.

Manufactured using next generation material combined with individual designer input from Italian designer, Leo De Carlo, formerly of Philippe Starck, each of the ranges offers a huge variety of styles and colours. De Carlo has captured both Venetian architectural style and unique design to create the PuRity designer range.

Designer architectural handles

Employing a new material called Pura™, for which Reynaers have exclusive international rights to use in handles, it is manufactured in accordance with the Biov™ (Bioecologic Ion Overlay) process to create non-toxic variant of stainless steel. As part of the process, chromium particles are removed and the material delivers an extremely tactile feel.

The material ensures that each of the handles is non-corrosive, hypoallergenic, easy to clean and 100% recyclable. We can also offer an anti-bacterial option for added hygiene and comfort.

We think you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to colours as well as design. Sapphire black, moonlight and lithium are the standard range but there are six other options on request that we know will tempt including gold, obsidian, renaissance gold, polaris, eclipse and Belgian chocolate.

Spoilt for choice with new designer handles range for aluminium security doors and windows!

What’s more, the handles are quick and easy to install on the aluminium doors and windows and they don’t require any screw or bolts.

So, if you’re looking for top quality, style and substance when it comes to the finer details for your aluminium security doors and windows, this new range of designer handles will exceed your expectations.

You can download the full catalogue using this link https://www.reynaers.com/en/architects/extranet/files/product/brochures/handles%20purity%20en%20lr.pdf

 

Security grilles from Secure House

Security grilles designed to protect and serve

Security grilles are specifically designed to provide protection, safety and security for a wide variety of buildings including educational facilities, police stations, Council offices and even residential homes.

There is a whole host of security grilles available on the market today but our product of choice here at Secure House are those offered by Extendor. We recommend and install their products on a regular basis for many of our commercial and private clients.

Security grilles from Secure House
Security grilles from Secure House

The Extendor Eclipse, for example, is a Secured by Design ‘Police Preferred Specification’ grille with LPCB accreditation to LPS 1175 Security Rating 3. As such, it offers unrivalled anti-theft and anti-terror protection for windows, doors and entrances of all sizes.

When it comes to fitting security grilles in residential properties, CX2 from Extendor is ideal. With its curved, lattice effect, LPCB certification to LPS 1175 SR3 Security Rating 1, it not only looks great, it offers excellent security protection for doorways and windows. When not in operation, it can be collapsed and stacked away. When the property requires protection, the security grille can be quickly, easily and securely locked in place in a matter of minutes.

For more information on security grilles and their use within commercial and residential buildings, please contact the Secure House team on 0207 8594207 or info@secure-house.co.uk

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