How secure are the doors to your business? Maybe it’s time to take a look at your options as far as strengthening the entrances and exits in your building.
When most people think of a secure door, steel comes to mind. A strong steel door is tougher to break through than fiberglass or wood. But any of these doors can be made stronger with a reinforced door frame and jamb, and stronger hardware. Reinforced strike plates, sheet steel plates wrapping under the dead bolt, longer hinge screws, metal blocks and bars, internal locks and laminated glass in window openings all help to make any door more secure. Naturally, any secure entryway also includes an automated alarm system that alerts you and the police that a break-in is occurring, as well as cameras and motion sensors.
It’s actually more helpful to think of the entryway with all these secure components as an entire security system.
Types of Security Doors
The term security door often refers to an exterior door, but it can also mean an interior door that needs to be secure – say to an inner office where important documents or assets are kept. These doors are often of steel, and may be installed with some of the secure features mentioned above for exterior doors.
Fire doors are another type of security door. Doors receive their fire rating based on the length of time they are able to contain a fire. While steel doors are generally considered best for preventing the spread of fire, fiberglass and even wood doors may be built in such a way as to be fire retardant. For instance, wooden doors have a mineral core but are encased in a wooden veneer.
Give Sacs Doors and Gate Corp. a call and a consultant can help you put together a system that will make your entryways, interior doors and fire doors more secure.