The windows and doors we supply and install are ‘Secure By Design’ (a police security initiative) and feature locking mechanisms and key-lockable handles. The doors have a multi-point locking system which includes hook and shoot bolts for maximum security and conformity to PAS 23/24; an enhanced security design. This security aspect ensures that the locking cylinder is kitemarked and has passed two lock-snapping tests. Our composite doors are also ‘Secure By Design’ and PAS 23/24 compliant.
Pro Fit Window Systems Ltd only supplies double glazing, windows and doors that meet the standards set by the Secured by Design scheme, the official police security initiative. Whether our team installs a new composite front door, uPVC windows or aluminium bi-fold doors, we recognise that our work involves the access points of homes in the Oxshott area. We not only want to offer our customers the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to security, we want to give them a service that has a proven track record for lowering the risk of crime.
Below, we take a look at the background of Secured by Design and how our products comply with their requirements.
Secured by Design, or SBD, is the name given to a collection of national police projects that concentrate on the design and security of refurbished and new homes, car parks and commercial properties. A core principle of their approach remains the idea of ‘designing out crime’.
To achieve this, SBD works in conjunction with various industries to raise the levels of security standards and to respond to trends in crime. A significant aspect of this is the design and improvement of security features in products like the uPVC windows and double glazing that we fit in Oxshott, as well as those at other access points like front doors and aluminium bi-fold doors.
Companies that prove adherence to the standards set by SBD gain status as a Secured by Design member company. This primarily involves passing tests put forward by the relevant police services, the results of which demonstrate an effectiveness in reducing or preventing crime, usually in the form of resisting a physical attack.
Here at Pro Fit Window Systems, we proudly display our status as a provider of products deemed worthy of Secured by Design. Property owners in Oxshott that come to us for a new front door, uPVC windows with double glazing or aluminium bi-fold doors can rest assured that their investment is among the safest on the market.
In particular reference to front doors and bi-fold doors, this includes adherence to PAS 23/24, a minimum door standard that assesses security levels for doors. Compliant options include features such as concealed magnetic locks and extra strong continuous hinges.
Only companies that meet the criteria of Secured by Design can show the SBD logo on their products, literature and website. The developments and products that we fit in the Oxshott area designated with SBD status are 75% less likely to be burgled.
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