It's been a long time because we went over security doors, so we believed it was about time for a refresher. Let's start by advising ourselves what they are and why we need them.
What is a security door, and why do we require them?
Simply put, and as the name suggests, a security door provides improved security and shielding from different unfavorable scenarios and situations; as a consequence they are most likely to be sturdy and of very strong (typically but not always metal) construction, and great care will have been taken on their style. There are several reasons we may need them, primary amongst which are:
avoiding undesirable access (mindful as constantly of emergency situation evacuations).
preventing or slowing down the passage of fire and/or smoke.
security-- a style that removes the possibility of fingers getting caught in the door.
Ramifications ΠΟΡΤΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ of not setting up security doors ...
Well, there are several, and they all hinge (no pun intended) on being unable to avoid the unwanted things taking place: if your doors are not secure then it's easier for people to break in and take or damage your items and residential or commercial property; fire and smoke will spread out much more rapidly; and individuals's fingers can get trapped in closing doors. So we're discussing various points on the scale which vary from actual loss of life through breaking the law and contravening regulations through badly harmed hands and fingers through loss/damage of/to valuable assets to raised insurance coverage premiums ... with all sorts of commercial implications.
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This is your assurance that the door is being kept an eye on by a UKAS recognized accreditation body to ensure compliance with PAS 24:201.
Improved security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. External doorsets and windows intended to provide a level of security appropriate for houses and other structures exposed to comparable risk and the particular and the relevant material specific requirement for general efficiency referenced in BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3.
PAS 24, like most British Standards, is a ΠΟΡΤΕΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ ΑΘΗΝΑ minimum requirement. To put it simply it does not include greater or lower grades for security, and so doors that are evaluated to the specifications of the basic either pass or stop working. Although some of the doorsets that pass will be a little stronger than the minimum needed, a minimum standard encourages engineers to create the door to pass at the minimum requirements. This makes financial and environmental sense and the effectiveness of doors certificated to this standard has proven that the minimum levels set by the British Standards were just about area on.
Classes of usage.
Since there are all sorts of various environments where security doors are needed, much of which are used by the public, as you may expect there is a British Standard to assist direct you through what type of door you need: DD171:1987.
The standard sets out 4 levels or classes of usage:.
Light duty-- low frequency of use and most likely not that extreme, such as in a personal home.
Medium duty-- medium frequency of use, some chance of a mishap, however the door is not normally utilized by the public-- for instance an internal workplace door.
Heavy duty-- great deals of use, including by the public, and a fairly high possibility of an accident-- for instance in a retail outlet.
Extreme responsibility-- the only image you need to have in your mind here is a school when the bell opts for playtime and all the kids run towards the door. Enough stated!
Setting up a secure door to prevent unwanted access and the spread of fire and smoke is one thing, however how do we prevent fingers getting trapped? This is where Safehinge can be found in-- a type of door hinge which totally gets rid ΘΩΡΑΚΙΣΜΕΝΕΣ ΠΟΡΤΕΣ of any opportunity of fingers getting trapped by utilizing an expert pivot set and a curved (aluminium) profile-- the space at the hinge when opening and closing is therefore removed.
We've touched on some of the crucial things to think of when considering security doors, however naturally there are other considerations too; as usual it's important that you talk with the professionals.
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