An Introduction to Security Steel Doors

Whether you are considering security for a commercial or domestic property, the doorway will be one of your primary concerns. The majority of burglars enter a property through a door, either by causing damage to it or by finding a way in because it is not well secured. Security steel doors are the answer, securing your property and making it much less likely that you will be the victim of a break in.

The construction of a security door 

The construction of any kind of security door is going to be of the utmost importance, making it strong, sturdy and making it incredibly difficult for anybody to gain unauthorised access. Security doors will most often be made of steel, usually galvanised or stainless steel. They will be well designed, ensuring that they comply with various types of regulations, like LPS1175 and LPCB. The use of Magnelis steel will also ensure that the door will not corrode, and will last you a long time into the future.

Make sure you select a security door that is from a well known brand in the field. It might be tempting to choose a lower cost door, but this will not usually come with the same amount of benefits. For example, a security steel door from a leading brand will often come with up to a 10-year warranty. This ensures that if anything does go wrong with the door and you notice slight malfunctions, you will be able to get the supplier or door brand to sort it out or replace the door altogether.

Specifying your steel security door – what do you actually need? 

If you are going to invest in a security steel door, it’s important you know what you need to get out of it. Does it need to be used in an area where aesthetics are important? Will you be using your door as an entrance door for clients? Or is full security the only aspect that matters to you? Any good door supplier will be able to give you plenty of advice, so if you inform them about your door applications, then they can make recommendations. If you work with a good supplier, they can also arrange installation for you, either within their own company or with one of their partner installers. This means your door will be fitted perfectly, as per the manufacturers’ instructions, and you will know that it is going to serve you as well as possible.

Choosing the added extras 

When you select your door, there will be many different options you can choose from. One of them is the security rating, so ask the supplier about this and all the implications. You can also choose doors that are fireproof and will work as a fire door as well, giving you added peace of mind that your door will be able to do everything you need it to do and will be protecting your building as well as possible. In terms of aesthetics, you will be able to select the colour, and also your hardware preferences, choosing decorative items or opting for additional security hardware.