High Security Garage Doors for Ultra-Prime Residential Properties
Garages and garage doors protect some of the highest value assets owned by our clients’ luxury properties and estates and it is essential that they are secured to the correct level of security. If you are a collector of high value vehicles, antique or elite cars or even antique high value goods, then ensuring you have the highest level of security is paramount.
When incorporated into the main property, or part of another entrance/exit to the property, it is important that the garage security at the very least matches the security of the main property. This can only be executed with a high level security Garage Door.
In this Article:
- Why is a Secure Garage Door important for Prime Residential Homes?
- Security Ratings
- LockDown Security System
- Garage Door Finishes
- High-value vehicles and leisure equipment protected by Equilux High Security Garage Doors
- A Step-by-Step case study of a Built-In High Security Garage Door
Unfortunately garage security is often reduced in favour of aesthetics, and the link to the main property is not sufficiently secured in lieu. Likewise standalone garages are often incorrectly treated at a separate security level to the main property.
This is clearly an issue, as out-houses and garages are more vulnerable to attack due to their relative isolation. and also often contain high-value vehicles or leisure equipment. For this reason, it is important to have independently certified security products on the garage to mitigate against attack. The Equilux High Security Garage Door has been specifically designed for this purpose, and intelligently combines aesthetics with security, meaning neither has to be compromised.
Equilux garage doors are design to complement the design of luxury properties whilst still providing the necessary high security requirements. Independently tested and certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) all Equilux Garages doors are security rated to LPS 1175, Issue 7, SR2 as standard, with higher security ratings and bespoke resistance available.
The SR2 security rating is designed to resist a determined attack by an opportunist using bodily physical force and tools with a high mechanical advantage and is suitable for most high-risk domestic applications. The SR3 security rating is designed to resist more experienced attackers and with a wider range of hand and power tools.
Incorporating the LockDown security system, the Equilux Garage Door cannot be lifted by force yet does not require any form of secondary locking, ensuring ease of user operation. Whilst security is always of prime importance, the Equilux Garage Door still carries the hallmarks of the Equilux Home Security Shutter system.
The LockDown system ensures security cannot be compromised by incomplete closure, and also completely removes the need for unsightly ground bolts.
Finishes are offered in a wide range of polyester powder coat colours or anodising to provide an aesthetic shutter that does not detract from the property. Likewise, the shutter curtain style is designed to suit the domestic environment. Equilux Garage Doors can be controlled via simple pushbutton or key switch, or integrated into a building management system, or independent remote control.
You can find more details on finishes and curtain styles by accessing the Equilux Technical Area here.
The extensive garage was built to house a number of high value vehicles and leisure equipment and, as a result, required a significant level of round the clock security. Equilux were able to supply the protection required due to the unique design that enables the security garage door mechanics to be integrated into the actual fabric of the building, making the door far less prone to attack.
The lintels and cavity closer guides were installed by the builder as the garage construction progressed, with the security shutter itself installed by Charter Global’s qualified engineers.
The design of the Equilux High Security Garage Door system has also allowed for maximum use of the available room in the garage as the shutter is housed within a structural lintel and therefore takes up no usable space.
A further matching shutter on a personnel door has also been installed, removing the need for a traditional swing door. A key consideration of the security garage build was to ensure the security shutter complemented the traditional design of the property.
A timber finish was selected from a wide range of options, with the side guides finished in an alternate colour. The completed installation now provides the owners with a high level of garage security without compromising the design of the property.
- Combined structural lintel and shutter hood box for traditional build styles
- Combined side guide and insulated cavity closer, brick tied to structure
- System installed at new build stage
- Routine maintenance via internal access panel
- Shutter and side guides polyester powder coated to any RAL/BS colour
- Maximum security owing to integrated design
Equilux shutters fitted some high security garage doors to some outbuildings that formed part of a country estate.
Those who are fortunate enough to own country estates know full well that protecting them from intruders is a top priority. This particular client required high security garage doors to secure outbuildings on the estate.
The outbuildings contained expensive equipment used by the estate management team as well as high value vehicles owned by the client. The building would be occupied sporadically throughout the year – therefore it was important to make sure it was secure when empty and unoccupied.
The design of the buildings was to blend in with other agricultural buildings in the area, whilst still being attractive. Security was a very important part of the consideration, and it was vital that the security solution did not affect the design of the building. The Equilux Garage Door was specified to each garage opening and the Equilux Built-In Shutter system to the window in the estate manager’s office.
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