Top Security Features for Composite Doors
October is National Home Security Month – the perfect opportunity for you to think about the protection your home is currently receiving. Your property is a sacred space full of cherished belongings and loved ones, and making sure you have reliable security should be of paramount importance.
Intruders will try to gain access to a home via its windows or doors, so choosing strong and secure models is a must. At Exclusive Glazing, we install market leading composite doors from Palladio, the perfect solution for security conscious homeowners.
National Home Security Month
National Home Security Month (NHSM) is a safety awareness campaign founded by lock experts Yale. Established in 2013, National Security Month is an initiative developed to encourage homeowners to assess their current security measures and create a safer and better protected home environment,
Throughout the course of NHSM, campaigners are sharing top home security tips and providing homeowners with valuable burglary prevention advice and guidance. Here at Exclusive Glazing, we are sharing the top security benefits of composite doors.
5 Security Features of Composite Doors
Composite doors are different to standard timber, uPVC or aluminium door designs. A composite door is constructed using a combination of high grade materials and can offer home’s enhanced thermal performance and security. If it is time to upgrade your home’s current doors, a composite profile is one of the safest options available on the market today.
Not convinced on the security benefits of composite doors? Let us tell you more…
When it comes to strength, composite doors are almost indestructible. Older models were often made with two thin ‘skins’ bonded to a foam-filled core, but advancements in manufacturing have resulted in door frameworks that can offer unbelievable structural strength.
The Palladio collection of composite doors are constructed with a revolutionary high density PU core, 316 marine grade stainless steel, an ultra strong Durohalts composite structure and feature a 56mm triple glazed unit. What does this all mean? Simply put, an intruder would have an extremely difficult time breaking into your home via a composite door. To prove just how strong their doors are, the team at Palladio drove over one of their high quality profiles with a 4X4 truck!
As they are made from a blend of high grade materials, composite doors work as a strong protective barrier between your home and potential intruders.
Toughened Safety Glass
When a burglar struggles to pick a lock or kick a door down, they may look to any windows as their next available entry point. The last thing any homeowner wants is smashed glass all over the floor and missing belongings, but this doesn’t need to be a concern when you choose contemporary composite doors. Made with 56mm triple glazed units, Palladio doors feature toughened safety glass, allowing you to relax at home with total peace of mind.
There is no need to sacrifice style for safety when you invest in a market leading composite door. Palladio offers toughened safety glass as standard for all of their decorative glazing designs. Toughened glass is five times stronger than standard annealed glass and will shatter into small pieces if broken.
Secure Locking Systems
If you want to keep your home safe and sound, check your locks. Modern criminals have a wide range of techniques in their burglary repertoire and your door locks need to be able to withstand their varied break-in methods. Composite doors are a great option for home protection as they often feature state-of-the-art locking systems as standard.
Palladio Doors feature a 10 point high security locking system with 4 compression rollers, 3 deadbolts, 2 hooks and 1 tongue latch. These secure profiles are also PAS 23/24 tested, meaning they have been subjected to a range of common intrusion techniques.
Secured by Design Approved
If you have got home safety on the mind, you are going to want to learn more about Secured by Design. Windows and doors with the Secured by Design accreditation are the safest profiles available on the market today. SBD is a police security initiative and is awarded to windows and doors that meet the highest security standards.
To receive a SBD accreditation, composite door designs must meet the following criteria:
• Be independently tested to a relevant security standard
• Be fully certified by an independent third-party, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certification body. Or be tested and certified by an approved body.
• Undergo regular re-testing
• The manufacturing facility must be inspected annually to ensure quality and performance are maintained (by a UKAS body)
When you purchase a composite door that has been Secured by Design approved, you know that your home is in safe hands.
Protect Your Home with Exclusive Glazing Composite Doors
Exclusive Glazing is a family run home improvements business, based in Maidstone Kent. We are the proud installers of Palladio composite doors, offering our customers enhanced home protection with our strong and secure designs.