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Modern Features of Safety Doors in the Home

by Martha Reed

They say that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. This saying couldn't apply better to safety doors. For many years, these doors have been used to deter burglars and other threats from the home. They make it harder for unwanted people to access your premises and possibly cause harm. They also come in handy during inclement weather, where they prevent water and other outside elements from getting into the home.

There are many different types of safety doors, ranging from sturdy wooden frames to roller shutter doors. As threats continue to become more sophisticated, safety doors have also incorporated modern design features that can keep up with rapidly evolving security requirements. This article will explore some of these emergent features.

Tough, sustainable frame

As threats have become more sophisticated in their use of equipment to gain access to the home, safety doors are now being developed with sturdier frames. Solid wooden frames and reinforced steel are the most popular option because they prevent thieves from kicking the door off its hinges.

The reinforcement is designed to be durable as well, giving the safety doors a longer lifespan. In addition to wooden and steel frames, fibreglass and metal are also available options for homeowners. However, metal and steel should be properly maintained to prevent rust.

Window and windowless designs

Safety doors can come with or without windows. While windowed doors allow light to pass through and look more aesthetically appealing, they have, in the past, been vulnerable to breakage and easy access by unwanted people. Modern safety door designs now use reinforced glass to make it even tougher for thieves to break through.

Reinforced glass now undergoes a more efficient manufacturing process to come in a variety of colours, designs, and thicknesses, without compromising on security.  You can now enjoy a beautiful door design that is still as durable and secure as before (if not better).

Connectivity to integrated security systems

Advancements in technology have resulted in the development of integrated home alarm systems. These systems can equip sensors on windows, doors and other areas of the home to transmit signals in real time.

Safety doors can now detect any contact on their surface and transmit an alert signal to a centralised control system. If anyone is attempting to break down the door, you'll be the first one to know.

Motor options for open/close

Modern safety doors can incorporate a motorised opening/closing mechanism that adds more durability and sturdiness to the door itself. The motor mechanism can be solar powered (with a battery back-up) to offer a sustainable operating mechanism.