What is a security door?
It is a steel reinforced door with multiple heavy locking bolts to provide burglar protection for your home or commercial property.
Are there different levels of security?
Yes, we can reach any level you may need, including top ballistic protection.
Do the doors come in standard sizes?
Doors come in standard widths of 32”, 34” and 36”, and standard heights of 80”, 84”, 90” or 96”. All doors are available in custom sizes.
Do I need a special wall to install a security door?
Not necessarily, but it must be strong enough to carry the weight. Metal framed walls should be reinforced with wood framing bucks.
How much do security doors weigh?
It varies based on your needs for size, security level, and paneling. Doors generally start at 200 lbs. and can reach 1,000 lbs. depending on the selections.
Is a security door difficult to open due to the weight of the door?
No, the movement is actually very fluid.
Do I need a special wall to install a ballistic door?
Yes, the wall must be reinforced with concrete and/or ballistic rated wall coverings to guarantee the ballistic protection.
Can I install a security door into an interior wall?
Yes, it’s typically installed in the Master Bedroom.
Do I need a special frame to install a security door?
No, typically the door comes pre-hung in a secure frame, however pre-hanging the door is not required.
Does the location of the security door matter to maximize security?
Yes, it is fundamental and should be considered carefully. The exposure to elements of the door may require special kits to prevent maintenance issues.
Is it possible to have glass in the security door? Will it be weaker?
Yes, glass can be supplied in a variety of security and ballistic ratings, and the glass is as strong as the door itself.
Will the doors require a threshold or step on the floor?
There are some factors to consider. For internal doors no, but for external doors or doors exposed to the elements, a threshold step is recommended to improve the weather seal. The step can be 9mm or 15mm high.
Do I need to penetrate the floor to install a pivot door?
Not necessarily, a solution can be installed on top of the finish floor.
Can an installed door be raised if a new floor/carpet is required?
Yes, installed doors can generally be adjusted up to 1/8”. If additional adjustment is needed, the door may need to be removed and reinstalled.