Security Doors: Uses and Applications
Security threats come in all shapes and sizes, and Shield Security Doors are designed with that in mind. It’s important to understand the function of security doors: they buy you time. The idea of an “impenetrable door” is nothing more than a myth. Every door can be defeated, from Fort Knox to the White House bunker to your linen closet. All it takes is time, tools, and skill.
That’s also why security ratings for doors such as the US State Department forced entry standard and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) fire ratings are measured against time. The State Department forced entry standard has three levels: 5 minute, 15 minute, and 60 minute. UL fire ratings range from 20 minutes to 3 hours.
Here are some of the threats that our doors protect against:
Our goal at Shield is to provide a product that is reliable, versatile, and discrete. For this reason, each door is custom-made to meet the aesthetic and security needs of its environment. The combinations of designs and security features are virtually limitless. If you can think of it, we can build it.
Such a variety of options means that Shield doors and windows can be used just about anywhere. They are equally suited for an embassy in a high-threat country as they are for high-end real estate project in Manhattan. No two projects are alike, so no two doors are alike.