Are roller garage doors secure?
Over the years we have been asked many questions about our garage doors, one subject that crops up regularly is that of security.
In our experience, our doors are highly secure this is due to several inbuilt safety features.
Our doors are made using the best materials this includes the door profiles which are crafted from high-quality double layered aluminium slats.
Many thefts in the united kingdom are acts of opportunism. Thieves by their very nature will look for any areas of weakness which they can exploit.
Roller door security features
By design, our doors have no visible locks or handle; this simple yet effective feature applies to all of our roller doors. No visible locks or handles means a potential thief sees no obvious entry points.
In the past roller doors have been susceptible to forced attacks from below. However, all of the electric shutters we fit today feature a patented anti-lift locking system.
The simple yet highly effective anti-lift protection will stop the door being forcibly opened from below.
Should a determined thief manage to break through all Somfy control panels fitted by Top Choice Doors feature a 100db alarm.
The guide channel of a roller door is another common area targeted by thieves (these are the channels at the side of the door in which the shutters roll up and down)
All of our roller doors feature extruded guide channels the extra material makes the guide channel less prone to attack.
A potential thief is unable to use tools to attack the shutter curtain and force entry in this area of the door.
Modern security solutions
Criminals are becoming more sophisticated this, in turn, means we need to keep up with times and employ modern solutions in the area of security.
it is not unheard of for thieves to use code stealing technology to gain access to garage doors. With this in mind all of our Somfy remotes transmit a different signal each time they open the door meaning this type of attack is futile.
Roller doors against traditional up and over doors
We regularly install roller doors in Essex. Unfortunately, a common reason for the installation of a new garage door is the fact that our customer has been a victim of theft.
9 times out of 10 the door we remove will be an up and over garage door which is unfortunately prone to break-ins this is true mainly for the reasons stated in this post.
Up and over doors will typically have the locks and handles visible this is like an open invitation to an opportunist thief.
Often the door will be very flimsy and secured from one main central point meaning the door can be easily peeled back.
Many people will have no type of alarm system fitted to their up, and over garage door, our doors have an obvious advantage as they come pre-packed with 100db alarm.
The lack of any locks catches is often enough to deter a would-be thief in our experience electric roller doors always come out on top when compared with up and over doors.
Roller door security features recap
- Strong Double Layered Aluminium
- No Locks
- No handles
- Anti Lift Feature
- 100db inbuilt alarm
- Extruded Guide Channels
- Unique Codes