Security is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing your new garage door and as such we recommend that if security is a priority you look out for garage doors that carry the police certification “Secured by design”.

The Garage Door products that we supply offer some of the best security features on the market. The Hormann and Garador up and over range of garage doors have a unique lock system which fixes the corners of the door leaf firmly behind the frame at 2 points. It is also possible to upgrade to a 4 point locking system which greater increase your security.

The Garador and Hormann garage door operators that we provide for up & over and sectional doors have an automatically engaging antilock kit which secures the door against forced opening.

We offer a range of products with increased security features and the police certified “Secured By Design” logo. These are available on a number of products by Garador, Hormann, Seceuroglide & Alluguard

Secured by Design – what is it and does it matter?

Secured by Design (SBD) is the UK Police flagship initiative focusing on the design of more secured homes and commercial properties.
Secured by Design is owned by the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Offices) and awards the Secured by Design status to products that pass their extensive procedures.

The scheme was founded on the principles of designing out crime and crime prevention. SBD supports one of the Government’s key planning objectives: the creation of secure, quality places where people wish to live and work. Research carried out by Huddersfield University shows that residents living on Secured by Design Developments are half as likely to be burgled and two and a half times less likely to suffer vehicle crime. Secured by Design Developments also benefit from 25% less criminal damage.

Some key Security points to consider

  • When buying a new a garage door it is better to buy a new “garage door set”, the complete assembled frame and door, certified to British or European Standard ‘Doors of Enhanced Security’.
  • If refurbishing a garage door check that the frame is firmly fixed and sturdy. If it is weak or rotten, replace it.
  • on Side hinged doors considering upgrading the locking mechanism to something that meets the BS 3621 standard.
  • Match your door and operator. For example by putting a Hormann insulated sectional with a Hormann operator your garage door meets “secured by design” standards” and has been rigorously tested

We also offer a range of access controls for your automated garage door, such as external number keypads and finger print recognition keypads.

At Emsworth Garage Doors we will shortly be launching a new product line relating to SMART HOME, which will offer surveillance and control products that will aim to increase the security around your home. Ask one of the survey team for further details.