At North West Bifolds we provide a high quality range of industry leading bifolding doors. With any type of door security is key. Homeowners want the peace of mind that their doors will keep the home secure at all times.
The back of the property is often the most vulnerable in the house and steps should be taken to protect it. As bifolding doors gain more popularity with homeowners, these are often installed at the back of the house. These types of doors often feature many door panels, so security is very important.
Security features of bifolding doors.
Early generations of doors had weak areas. These were typically the cylinder or locking barrels as well as the handle. Many types of burglaries involve cylinder ‘snapping’ that a burglar can drill out, snap or ‘bump’ to gain entry.
Technology and innovation has helped make bifolding doors much more secure as well as extensive testing carried out be Testing Institutes all over the UK. Our range of modern bifolding doors is tested by the designers and manufacturers of the product to the latest PAS 23 and PAS 24 standards. They feature high security cylinders, multi-point locking systems and high quality handles.
The intermediate leaves also feature secure shoot bolts that ensure doors are tightly locked shut.
Other safety features of bifolding door.
North West Bifolds are approved installers of the Origin Bifolding Door. These are one of the most advanced on the market and come with a range of safety features that not only make them secure but also safe in use.
Our Origin doors feature finger-safe safe gaskets that are position between the meeting leaves. These are specially designed to provide a finger-safe feature should fingers be trapped in the doors on closing. When the doors are open we provide specially designed magnets at the heads of the doors. These are intended to hold the doors together when open to offer protection against the wind or draughts.
Our doors also feature special roller systems that you’ll find encased in the frame. This not only ensures that things don’t get trapped in them, but also keeps them clean.
The connected panels on a bifolding door typically use hinges to enable them to fold as well as stay connected together. A hinge can be the weak point of a door as well. Our door hinges are made of cast aluminium that is strong enough to prevent doors being prised apart and are fixed to the doors and frame using the best rivet nuts and bolt screw arrangement .
Glass Security on Bifolding Doors.
Our bifolding doors are provided with toughened safety glass as standard. As glass is the biggest component of any door or window it’s important this also provides security.
Toughened glass is very hard indeed to break and not only is this provided as standard, it’s also a legal requirement for doors. If you are concerned about security through the glass we can upgrade your doors to laminated glass.
Toughened glass whilst ultra strong will shatter into many pieces when broken. Laminated glass by comparison when broken will hold together. Just like a car windscreen it comprises a piece of laminate between the two pieces of glass and will hold it in place making it harder to gain entry through.
Contact us for prices and further information.
At North West Bifolds we offer a market leading range of bifolding doors all with excellent security features. If you would like more information about the security of our doors or any aspect of window or door security, please contact us.