• Security Levels on Front Doors: Different Types Available

    By SWD Team

    What will your front door withstand?

    When we think of home security levels we think of burglar alarms, cctv and often motion detectors. These are all of course very important to home security. However, ultimately the doors of your home are critical to your security levels. After all it is your first defence against would-be intruders. Many people are unaware that there are many different levels of security now available on doors.

    Every 40 seconds in the UK a burglary occurs. In London during April 2016 –  March 2017, 64,193 burglaries were reported to police. Below we look at the different types of security available on our front doors.

    Secure By Design – Security Levels on Front Doors

    All of our front doors supplied by SWD are secure by design as standard. Secure By Design was established in 1989 and is owned by ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers). Secured by Design status is awarded to companies producing security products that pass standards and tests nominated by the police service.

    It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes. The standards and related tests must demonstrate the product effectiveness in preventing or  equally important, reducing crime. This is usually by determining resistance to physical attack. As can be seen in this link which will show you what tests are done to determine what makes that SBD grade.

    SWD offers a selection of high security doors which are manufactured, and in  many cases exceed, the requirements of the European Standard ENV 1627 Level 2, 3 and 4 doors. These are handmade in the UK and available in any bespoke design. Tests are carried out through rigorous stress testing procedures which are uniquely conducted at the IFT Rosenheim testing laboratories in Germany.

    ENV 1627 Class 2

    Designed to provide a high level of protection for normal homes and offices.

    Features

    • 14 Locking Bolts
    • Patented Diagonal Bolts System
    • 1mm Steel outer fortification
    • 3 vertical fortification ribs
    • Drill resistant manganese-plate lock fortification

    Tested to withstand the following tools.

    15 Minutes Sustained Attack 

    Door Breach Tools

    • Claw hammers
    • 350mm Bolt Cutters
    • Hand Drills
    • Junior Hacksaw
    • 400mm Screwdrivers
    • Lock picking Tools

    ENV 1627 Class 3 Security Doors

    Designed for high risk of burglary and suitable for private houses, apartments and commercial buildings.

    Features

    • 16 Locking Bolts
    • Patented Diagonal Bolts System
    • Triple Armoured
    • 2.5mm Steel outer fortification
    • 1mm Steel internal fortification
    • 8 horizontal fortification ribs
    • 2 vertical fortification ribs
    • Drill resistant manganese-plate lock fortification

    This level of security will protect your property from a burglar using heavy duty tools. Tested to withstand the following mix of tooling that is commonly used to gain illegal entry.

    Class 3 Security Door

    • 20 Minutes Sustained Attack
    • 5 Minutes per test
    • Claw hammers
    • 350mm Bolt Cutters
    • Hand Drills
    • Junior Hacksaw
    • 400mm Screwdrivers
    • Lock picking Tools
    • 700mm Crow Bar
    • 2kg Hammer
    • 5kg Axe
    • Blow Torch
    • Bolster Chisel
    • 750kg Scissor Jack
    • Locksmiths Hammer

    ENV1627 Class 4 Security Doors

    ULTIMATE in burglar resistant doors crafted after extensive research of methods of burglary and all possible ways of forced entry. It therefore gives the ultimate protection against burglary and forced entry.  Consequently its is know as the top of the range in offering high security levels.

    Features

    • 18 Locking Bolts
    • Patented Diagonal Bolts System
    • Triple Armoured
    • 5mm Steel outer fortification
    • 5mm Steel internal fortification
    • 10 horizontal fortification ribs
    • 2 vertical fortification ribs
    • Drill resistant manganese-plate lock fortification

    This level of security will protect your property from an experienced burglar with no regard for noise using power and electric tools. Tested to withstand a vast array of force entry tooling.

    Class 4 Security Door

    • 30 Minutes Sustained Attack
    • 500mm Bolt Cutters
    • Disk Grinder (12vdc)
    • Electric Drill
    • Jig Saw
    • 850mm Felling Axe
    • 760mm Halligan Bar
    • 750mm Sledge Hammer
    • Plate shears
    • 700mm Crow Bar
    • 2kg Hammer
    • 5kg Axe
    • Blow Torch
    • Bolster Chisel
    • 750kg Scissor Jack
    • Locksmiths Hammer
    • Claw hammers
    • 350mm Bolt Cutters
    • Hand Drills
    • Junior Hacksaw
    • 400mm Screwdrivers
    • Lock picking Tools

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