Solution Finder 007 - protecting doors

Protecting your Doors

Locks & Security Bolts

An insurance approved mortise deadlock is an obvious must for external doors, whilst security door bolts offer useful additional security for secondary doors (i.e. those not used as the main entry / exit).

Panic bars, multi point locking systems, hinge bolts, shoot bolts and locking bars are also products to consider.

A quality padlock and security hasp may be appropriate for use with outbuildings, tool stores, etc.

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Access control systems

Current options include; card swipe, electronic or mechanical coded keypad, etc. whilst in the near future your options may also include new devices such as fingerprint or retina recognition systems.

Grilles or Shutters

Internal or external retractable grilles or shutters can be used to beef up security of doors.

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Hinge Bolts

Hinge bolts offer a low cost means of improving security at the hinged edge of your doors.

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Door Viewer / Observation System

A simple optical wide angle (180-200 degree angle of view) door viewer will cost just a few pounds and allow anyone inside of the building to check that there is no external threat before opening the door.

Electronic options include CCTV observation systems or Video Entry Systems.

Alarms / Visitor Annunciator Systems

External doors will normally be linked into the building alarm system, however standalone door alarm or visitor chime / annunciator devices are available.

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Security Lighting

Good lighting will ensure that anyone approach a door or entrance-way is clearly visible and will not be welcomed by would be burglars, etc.

Lights which incorporate a PIR (passive infra red sensor) are now readily available and easily affordable. These lights are normally off, thus preventing unnecessary light pollution, but switch on automatically when movement is detected within the sensor range.

 

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