Enhancing Security with the use of an Access Panel

Enhancing Security with the use of an Access Panel

Access Doors and Panels on 29th Aug 2018

Enhancing Security with the use of an Access Panel

When it comes to safety for your home or business, any uneasiness can be tamed through the installation and investment in security access doors. Whether your panel is meant for a security level room or preventative measures, Access Doors and Panels offers a wide array of security panels to meet your needs.

Limited by your budget? Don’t worry, there are three things that you can to your existing door that are budget-friendly but meaningful.

A security strike plate allows for extra support where the lock and metal meet. Installing this extra metal plate can maintain the door in a shut position. As an added bonus, keeping the door shut tight also reduces air transfer in and out of your house or building.

Did you know having a view hole can allow the person on the inside to have a clear vision of any persons on the outside. This would allow a person control and vision of things they can’t see. Along with being a great safety piece, view holes are also an inexpensive purchase that can give your door that extra added feature.

Switch out your door hinges with longer ones as they will give that extra added bit of resistance. Most swing doors have smaller hinges, therefore, merely switching out the smaller ones with longer ones is easy to do. Good quality proper hinges are integral to the correct function of your door. They allow your door to close all the way with ease. A properly functioning door is one of the easiest ways to improve safety around your home.

Perhaps you are building your home or designing your office – did you know you can install a security access panel?

What is a security access panel? It is a heavy duty door that can keep valuables protected or create a barrier from dangerous situations. They can be a full-sized door, meant for human traffic or a small door, like that of a wall safe. Security access panels are used for various purposes. In a building, they can act as a form of an escape route.

Fire retardant doors can be installed to protect in situations of fires. Heavy, self – closing and automatic locking doors can also be established to increase safety in the event of a break-in. In cases where it comes to installing a security access door, first, ask yourself – what is the purpose of this door? Perhaps you own a jewelry store and need to protect your staff from a robbery. Or maybe your own workshop where combustible and flammable materials are often present.

Or maybe you are a have some valuable items in your home you want to keep protected. The reason for the install matters because this affects the type of door you purchase and the size required. It is also essential because building codes must be met. For example, many workshops need fire doors. Make sure you know what is required before you purchase and install.

So, what happens if you want more than just the simple solution of a peephole but don’t want a full-on high tech security access panel? Access Doors and Panels recommends going for the in-between solution. This usually requires the replacement of the entire door, but there are more cost-effective options than the heavy duty security door.

Replace the door with a newer model – over time, new designs and different material has been employed to create safer entries. Old wood doors shift over time and begin to crack with exposure to the elements. Replacing your existing door with a new one of the same size is the entry level way to replace your door. Not only will it close tightly but it can increase the curb appeal to your home. It also gives you a chance to choose something that makes a fashion statement about you and your home.

Add glass panels – glass cutouts can be a great solution to increase sight lines. These windows can be found in the door itself. Or you may opt to replace the entire frame and have windows install alongside the door. Either way, going with a glass door will likely be a more expensive but often worth it choice. Glass can be damaged in transit and during installation so the costs may take this into account. However, the added sight line adds safety to your door and can be more aesthetically pleasing.

Safety for your home or business should always be a priority.

This can be achieved in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes. Whether you are looking for a simple solution or an entirely new access panel, a solution can be found to solve any problem. Know your safety goals, do your research and hire a professional. Access panels are the gateway to your home or business, don’t open them up to just anyone.

To view a selection of security access panels or options to enhance your safety, visit our inventory at www.accessdoorsandpanels.com

29th Aug 2018 Access Doors and Panels