How Equilux are Solving the Residential Security Problem of Compromise
Published: November 21, 2018
Integration of around the clock security
It is not at all surprising to learn that Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, high-profile government officials and those in top-level security positions require around the clock security.
But how is is security integrated?
Consider the fundamentals of the security matrix.
Physical security solutions are an increasingly popular method of protection, and a private residence is no different.
More than ever, the private home is a safe-haven from the terrors of the modern world.
A continuous issue with standard reinforcements is that the products themselves. Standard roller shutters or a simple CCTV network are simply not designed from home living.
Whilst security is important, style and artistic license is more valuable within the prime residential market. The key, therefore, must be integration.
Equilux is our specialist security offering to the luxury home market of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI).
Offering a tailored service, Equilux primarily caters for prime residences where standard security isn’t enough.
For private luxury homes facing a significant or specific threat, Equilux provides key decision-makers such as Architects a different solution.
Along with contractors, Portfolio Managers and end client, architects now have a high-security measure refuses to compromise on aesthetic to achieve specification.
Keeping a tight lid on your lintel shutter…
High spec security products generally induce increased levels of fear.
This is a common tactic for prisons and high-value government buildings, where deterrence is managed through obvious physical security.
Fortifying the home to this standard is somewhat unnecessary and detrimental for keeping a low profile.
In most cases, such standards of security are not necessary for domestic properties. In cases where there is a requirement, it is vital that integration doesn’t corrupt the nature of the property.
Unwilling to sacrifice performance for design or vice versa, Equilux have successfully implemented products tested to LPS 1175 SR2 and LPS 1175 SR3 performance standards.
The LPS 1175 standard is certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). The standard offers accreditation to products specifically designed, manufactured and tested to mitigate attack.
Read the article LPS 1175 Security Ratings Explained: The Ultimate Guide To LPS 1175 for further guidance.
What are the benefits of lintel shutters?
Incorporating the shutter within the structural lintel, therefore encasing it within the fabric of the property, has two main benefits:
- enhanced aesthetics
- integration with intelligent building management systems (BMS)
For period properties featuring unique architectural elements such as within traditional timber sash windows as seen within this Richmond-upon-Thames Brick Slip Lintels project, lintel shutters completely removed the need for an unsightly headbox.
An excellent solution for securing the home without detracting from the visual appearance.
All property types can benefit from the Equilux catalogue of security shutters and garage door finishes.
Superior shutter curtain profiles, finishes (such as the unique wood grain-matched finish) and colour coatings allow for personalisation down to the minutest detail.
Supported by dedicated manufacturing facilities, residential and domestic properties at any stage of their lifecycle can therefore standardise the implemented security measures.
…Whilst opening the door to opportunity
Securing a property, no matter the nature of the building, is more than simply adding intruder resistance products.
For the most efficient implementation, measures will support the structure against all levels of risk – from vandalism to vicious attack – without creating a fortress that requires high level security clearance.
The Equilux Front Door range is completely bespoke, limited only to the architect’s and client’s imagination.
Manufactured intelligently with folded steel plates with an over-engineered sash, the Equilux Front Door is high performance alternative to the most targeted element of a property.
With various standard designs acting as guide for capability, the Equilux Interior Door is similar to it’s exterior counterpart in that every element is tailored to match existing properties or architectural plans.
Each of the door ranges offered through Equilux are manufactured with access control and locking systems. Complex systems such as these are most suitable as mitigation the risk. The higher the risk is, the stronger the lock need to be.
Both refurbishment projects and new build properties can benefit from the Equilux Door range. From sash design with iron cast knockers to Ballistic resistant reinforcement, each door’s capability is enormous.
Integrity above all else
Further personalisation can be accounted for within access control and intelligent integration.
A common misconception for smart home automation is that access control must be a separate affair.
Equilux products are compatible with all integral BMSs, including systems such Control 4. This allows for full functionality, creativity and innovation within the command settings.
Having spent many years developing the service, Charter Global’s R&D, Manufacturing and Design teams regularly implement further considerations for architectural construct.
Providing concept drawings on request and further NBS specifications on enquiry, Equilux support architects & clients with the experience of specialist engineers through-out every step.
Browse through our previous case studies for an in-depth look at the various styles Equilux can accommodate for.
Further advice on how Equilux can secure prestigious properties is available. Please contact our dedicated team on 0845 050 8705, or complete the form below.