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!

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

Security doors with facial recognition systems from Secure House

Unlock your front door…with your face!

Smart home security is undoubtedly a multi-million pound business. From surveillance cameras and video doorbells, to steel security doors and automated secure window shutters, there is a wide variety of products on the market all designed to deter intruders and prevent them from gaining access to our property.

There are many different ways we can protect our homes and choosing a security door is still one of the most effective. Fitting the door with a high quality, multi-point locking system is also imperative. But how about combining all of that and installing a fully motorised security door with facial recognition?

Facial recognition is one of the fastest growing smart home security products with more and more homeowners considering its application.

“As pioneers of facial recognition, we recently displayed a working example of a fully motorised security door with facial recognition at IFSEC 2019,” comments Edmundas Zaunieravicius, managing director of Secure House. “It generated a huge amount of interest amongst everyone who visited our stand.”

How does a facial recognition system work?

Often referred to as biometric technology, facial recognition systems work by taking an image of a face and ‘predicting’ whether the face matches another face stored within the system itself. The technology compares the data and accurately provide potential matches irrespective of facial expression.

Facial recognition systems rely on a smart camera, usually installed within the security door itself, that will associate an individual face with an individual identity. In order to implement successful facial recognition, you must first programme the system by informing it which face belongs to which name. Anyone you want to authorise to enter your home – family, friends or colleagues – must have a profile in the system before they can use the system.

Many systems also include an alarm that will notify you if someone walks up to your home and tries to gain entry, day or night.

Benefits of implementing a facial recognition system

Implementing a security door with a facial recognition system brings with it numerous benefits.

  • No keys are required. Just ask yourself how many times you’ve lost, misplaced or forgotten your door key and the advantage of not needing them is immediately clear!
  • High degree of accuracy. The system will accurately determine whether the person trying to enter the property matches the database of people pre-authorised to enter. If not, an alarm will sound alerting people to the potential intruder.
  • Time saving automation. The inclusion of multiple faces is an option with most systems. This facilitates easy access for all family members as required. And there’s no need to answer the doorbell!

Facial recognition systems are highly affordable and can be combined with a huge range of different styles, sizes and models of security door. If you’re looking for a really smart technology that will help you to protect loved ones and offer unrivalled peace of mind, investing in a motorised security door with a facial recognition system is an absolute must.

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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Secure House at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019

Back on show!

We’re delighted to be returning to the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019 at Sandown Park in Surrey on 29th and 30th June.

This show offers us the perfect opportunity to meet with people who are planning to build a new home or improving and enhancing their existing one; there are always so many exciting projects to discuss.

You’ll find us all on stand 1G where we’ll be ready and waiting to discuss your very own building projects and how we can help to take them to the next level with our super stylish steel security doors.

Whether you’re creating a brand new home or refurbishing your existing property, our experts will be more than happy to help and advise on just how our steel security doors and windows could enable you to create your dream house.

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

We look forward to meeting you at the Secure House stand at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019 and finding out all about your inspirational ideas and plans for your home!

 

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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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.

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!

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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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.

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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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