Secure Your Commercial Facility’s Doors with an Integrated Solution

Strong, properly installed security doors are a basic prerequisite for keeping your commercial property secure. Often, the safety and durability of exterior steel doors with reinforced locks provide the safety you need. But there are ways to buff up even the most heavy-duty of doors. Any security door will function more effectively when it’s made part of an integrated electronic security system.

Take Stock of Your Current Security System

To defend both your property and the safety of your employees, you’ve probably already invested in the installation of secure exterior doors and an alarm system for your business. Perhaps you’ve been wondering whether what you’ve got in place is sufficient to keep your commercial property protected, or whether you need to do more.

If you do choose to upgrade or replace the system you have now, you have plenty of options. The security industry has been working away busily to keep a step ahead of the burglars and vandals, and its advances in merging security doors with sophisticated hardware and smart systems are helping to make break-ins ever more difficult. This ever-evolving partnership between the commercial door installation and security industries has made securing your facility easier, more effective and more cost-efficient.

What’s a Security Door?

Typically a strong door made of a material such as steel, a security door is generally one that is installed to prevent illegal entry to the interior of a property from the outside. It might also be an interior door that’s meant to keep unwanted visitors out of certain rooms.

Whether they’re made of steel or some other material such as fiberglass, security doors can be made harder to breach by adding commercial-grade door hardware such as a reinforced strike plate and door frame to keep the strike plate from being jimmied out of the frame, or a steel plate under or behind the deadbolt.

Other extra door hardware to make your entry more impenetrable include door chains, hinge screws that keep doors from being pulled out after hinge pins are removed, and internal locks, including sliding bolts, hooks and bars. You can have a security door customized to include practically any specifications you like.

Security doors are integral to any commercial facility, but especially so for small businesses. Between a quarter and a third of burglaries yearly happen to small businesses. Investing in heavy-duty reinforced steel doors at the back entry of a small business, and choosing a storefront door and window system with reinforced, treated and laminated glass is an investment in the long-term success of your business.

Different Designs for Interior Secure Doors for Commercial Application

Security doors don’t have to be steel, and, frankly, steel doesn’t always make sense when it comes to interior secure doors.

  • Wood security doors, like flush double wood doors are low-cost, low maintenance, easy-to-use, and can be made to match any style of interior design.
  • Aluminum is a great material for any secure portals in a building. Aluminum security doors can take a beating, are low-maintenance, and easy to use because they’re lightweight.
  • The most common design for interior security doors are hollow metal double push doors. They can be insulated for exterior use, as well. The hollow design makes these doors super impact-resistant, so they’re a bit more secure than safety doors made of aluminum.

How do you decide which kind of security doors to choose for your building? Consider these aspects to help narrow down your decision. Also, it never hurts to talk to your local commercial door installers and get a professional opinion.

Cost

  • Initial cost
  • Installation costs
  • Lifespan of the door
  • Ongoing maintenance and repairs

Design

  • Color, size, commercial door hardware like locks and handles, etc.
  • Sound-proofing abilities
  • Insulation options
  • Structural stability

Installation

  • Labor costs
  • Material costs
  • Downtime for your facility’s operations (if applicable)
  • Installation of reinforcement and smart access hardware for the security door
  • Integration with your business’ security system (time + cost)

Integrating Your Security Doors with Your Security System

To get an integrated protective door system, you can just add smart security features such as remote door lock control and cameras. A security door can also be integrated into an advanced authentication network with digital locks, which can ensure that only authorized personnel are able to get into certain areas of your facility.

By installing door access controllers, card readers or digital keypads, we can secure a single door, or connect multiple doors into the same system. That way, security information for your entire facility, inside and out, can be coordinated. Having such a system will not only help keep your site free of unwanted intruders and property loss; your employees will also appreciate that they can feel safer in the workplace as they carry out their duties.

SACS DOOR & GATE is your Sacramento solution when you need to beef up security for your property. Give us a call for a consultation about choosing the right security door, hardware and electronics to go with it.