Front Door Security
Enjoy Peace of Mind with a Beautiful, Secure Door
While windows can be tempting targets for burglars, entering through a door is less conspicuous and doesn't necessarily leave any obvious signs of break in to the casual observer. Moreover, someone entering and leaving (with your valuables) appears perfectly normal in contrast to climbing in our out of a broken window. Therefore, it is important not to overlook front door security including the material, fittings, glazing and handles. Neuffer offers a range of hardware to ensure you have a high quality, custom door that is as secure as it is great looking.
Door Security: Where to begin
While we tend to refer to a door as a single object, it is ultimately a combination of multiple parts and mechanisms which together form a single system. A door consists of the frame (including head, jamb sill), threshold, glazing, weather stripping, leaf, hinges, lock hardware, bolts, key cylinder, handles and more depending on the specific type of door. With so many components each with different strengths and weaknesses based on their material type, quality and security level, there is plenty of room for weak links to make a seemingly tough door vulnerable.
Neuffer offers custom built front doors in four materials:
- Aluminium Clad Timber
Aluminium is the toughest and most durable material to begin with followed by timber. UPVC on the other hand requires additional upgrades in order to offer increased protection. However, every door is available with a host of security options both individually and in packages. In Europe, window and door security is measured in standardised levels called Resistance Classes (RC), also occasionally referred to by the old German acronym WK. They range from RC1 to RC6 with one and two being most common for residential use.