πόρτες ασφαλείας

Buying guide for security doors

Buying guide for security doors

The products that you will procure such as security doors – πόρτες ασφαλείας – and entrance doors of an apartment building provide as much security as the company from which you will procure them is reliable.

This is especially important when it comes to protecting our property. It is important that the choice of each door is made by a reliable company, with people years in the field, which inspires confidence in us.

At Alfino Doors we are fully dedicated to your best service and the most complete coverage of your needs, offering complete and professional solutions for every occasion. For us it is VERY IMPORTANT for the prospective customer to come to our – πόρτες ασφαλείας – exhibition in Athens and see the products we offer with his own eyes.

We are there to answer all your questions and guide you in finding what suits your space. We are proud of the quality of our work and we want you to be completely satisfied before making any purchase.

Of course, it is possible to be served through our website where our products are presented electronically, however, bad lies do not replace the personal contact and the relationship of trust that it brings through a visit to our exhibitions. Make the effort to get to know us and our doors up close and you will not be harmed!

Certifications

Security doors – πόρτες ασφαλείας – have certifications. The most important is the anti-burglary certification which is categorized in classes 1-6. The higher the grade, the more secure our door is, thus showing us the anti-burglary protection it provides according to international standards. Additional certifications are those of sound insulation and thermal insulation.

More specifically:

  • Break-in performance: According to ENV1627-28-29-30 reference standards, our security doors are certified with class 2, 3 (Class 2, Class 3).
  • Thermal permeability certification: According to the reference standard DIN EN ISO12567-1: 2010 in a HOT BOX test installation
    Sound reduction certification according to DIN EN ISO 140-3: 2005 in airborne sound test chambers

Warranty – Service – Facilities

Many companies in the field provide some guarantee. This can range from 1 to 10 years. Pay attention to what exactly this guarantee includes to prevent any surprises.

Find out about the service provided by the company from where you will get your security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας. In case of damage, it should be repaired as soon as possible.

The type of shield

One of the most important features of a security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας – is the type of shield.

There are three types of shielding:

  1. single,
  2. double
  3. triple shielding.

The single shield usually consists of a one-piece boat (outer side of the door) and 1 to 3 ribs (inner side of the door).

The double shield also has a one-piece boat (outer side of the door) and 3 or more ribs inside, thermal insulation (necessary for energy-insulated spaces), sound insulation, and finally inside the door a one-piece metal sheet. The larger the shield, the more robust the door is, providing greater security and insulation.

The triple shield has two (2) sheets of electro-galvanized sheet metal 10/10 mm joined with three (3) vertical ribs in the shape of P and 10 horizontal ribs.

The type and quality of steel

The main part of a security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας – is made of steel sheet (sheet metal). Quality and thickness are important. The best choice at the moment for your security door is the electro-galvanized sheet metal.

Types such as black or de cape rust with the result that after a while the door will create problems. The thickness of the sheet varies from 0.5 -1.5mm. The most common and which meets all safety and durability standards is the 1mm. Smaller thickness poses significant durability and safety problems in a burglary attempt.

The Metal case

The metal case holds our security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας – in place. The thickness, configuration, and paint of the case are very important features. The ideal sheet thickness of a case is 2mm, a smaller thickness e.g. 1.25mm does not offer the required support and durability.

The profile of the case must be specially designed to offer resistance to the attempt to break the door. The painting of the metal case should be done with electrostatic painting, offering resistance to time and weather conditions.

The lock type

The type of lock – κλειδαριές ασφαλείας – on a security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας – is equally important to our security. The most modern locks are the cylinder locks. There are so many types. For this we must pay attention to some points that provide us with additional security (e.g defender, catapult, etc).

The security cylinder and the defender (protection of the cylinder) are placed together with the lock. As with locks, there are many types of safety locks. Security rollers that can only be copied with the ownership card provide greater security.

Investments

The investments of a security door are mainly aimed at satisfying our aesthetics. In some cases, however, they serve to protect the door from extreme weather conditions such as rain, humidity, etc. (aluminum coatings).

The types of investments are divided into:

  • MDF glaze upholstery with natural veneer
  • Laminate Investments
  • Aluminum coatings that protect from rain, moisture

The type of design

There are many types of designs. Pantograph designs, handmade, with stainless steel surfaces, etc. With us, you can choose between many different designs. For really separate doors, there are also investments with solid wood, which, however, increase the cost significantly.

What must be taken care of is the selection of the appropriate investment for the space where the security door will be placed. For example in a door that is exposed to rain, humidity, etc. should not choose a varnish or laminate upholstery but aluminum.

The installation

The last but equally important feature is the placement of the security door – πόρτες ασφαλείας – in our space. It is very important that a security door is installed correctly, avoiding future problems either of our operation or our security. The installation process is carried out by a well-trained and specialized workshop.

It is very important to mention that great importance is given to the fastening of the frame by electro-welding of concrete rods that must necessarily be wedged into the wall. Then cement is inserted so that there is no access to the door supports.

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