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Do We Really Need Panic Rooms in the UK?

24 Apr
April 24, 2013

In the UK we’re quite fortunate as we don’t endure the threat of kidnap that those in the Middle East, Africa and South America do, so why are panic rooms becoming more and more popular?

We can’t reveal who we install steel doors for, as privacy and security is part of our service, yet we can reveal that more and more customers are using our services to make panic rooms out of any room in the house.

It’s always been seen as an extravagant, over the top security measure used only by the very rich, the very famous or the drug barons with a price on their head, yet now people have realised it’s the ultimate secure solution for keeping loved ones safe.

Think back to 2002, to Jodie Foster in the Panic Room. Apart from making you feel old as this was over a decade ago, what else do you remember?

In the US after the film’s release, panic rooms rose in popularity yet here in the UK we couldn’t stretch our imagination to think the same fate would happen to us.

What’s Changed?

Instead of using panic rooms to protect a family against kidnappers, we, in Britain are using them for a whole different reason. Many new  now have panic rooms as standard as it’s not just possessions at stake.

Obviously popular amongst the wealthy now people like us are favouring the panic room too as violence unfortunately becomes the biggest crime committed in the UK, closely followed by vandalism.

Prevention is Better than the Cure

For instance, CCTV cameras are great for capturing a person’s image to use AFTER the deed is done however they do little to prevent the crime in the first place. Many retired couples are now realising that burglars actually wait for them to be home before they attack as they can give access to safes, show them where the money is and be encouraged to do as asked if a partner or family member is used as a threat.

That’s why panic rooms in the Master suites are popular. In seconds families can be secure and the police can be alerted. By the time a burglar even finds the steel security door, the police are already apprehending the suspect red handed.

The Expense

Our customers have found great ways to cut down on the cost of a panic room while ensuring the chosen space is comfortable and fire retardant too. Their new panic rooms not only protect from intruders but from fire. A reassuring though for anyone who lives with loved ones.

They have done this by choosing us to install steel doors internally, to block off one room of the house; you can see how an office has utilised this here.

Not Just for People

This not only gives them a safe place to go to should intruders enter the home, it also keeps valuables safe when the home is left empty, so burglars leave empty handed.

If you think you’d benefit from some extra protection or would sleep easier at night knowing you can keep your family safe in seconds, see the range of steel doors we have on offer.

 

How Do Your House Numbers Look?

08 Jan
January 8, 2013

You should always remember that you’re a unique individual and you should take advantage of every chance you get to personalize your space. And that’s exactly what we had in mind when we decided to give our clients freedom of choice when it comes to their front doors: we’re offering a wide range of finishes (wood or colour) and we’re also providing a pretty large selection of models, but we’re also perfectly able to deliver a totally custom model.

But there’s even more you can do with something that you may have not even considered before – your house numbers. And there’s more variety than you give them credit when you start thinking about where you can place them: front door, front of the house, mailbox or even in a very unconventional setting. And then there are aspects such as: size, colour, material, font and other design specifics. In general terms, they should be easy to read even from a distance and this depends on size, colour (good contrast) and font (for example, too many swirls can look nice, but if it’s affecting the clarity, it’s not good).

Of course, one of the most popular choices is bras. It really stands out on darker shades and even on whites and it’s the perfect touch when the door comes with a bras doorknob and maybe a bras door knocker.

Ceramic ones can be a lovely touch and there’s no limit to how creative the surrounding design can be, especially if you decide to take things into your own hands and apply a pattern yourself. However, make sure the slates are big enough (and the numbers on them too) and keep in mind that the artistic strokes on the background should be integrated harmoniously in the general landscape and they should also not affect others’ ability to read the numbers.

Or maybe you’d like a plaque, since this can also be an interesting game of contrast between the plaque itself and the numbers on top (regarding both colour and material). You can go for a vintage look with wood or stay on the modern side with shiny metals.

And last, but not least – a new trend and a bold choice – illuminated house numbers. Believe it or not, that speck of bright light can reduce the risk of a break-in. But other than that, they’re sure to pop up (especially if you’re on a street with poor lighting) and you don’t even have to waste precious electricity, because there are solar-powered versions.

So, what do your house numbers look like? Have we stimulated your appetite towards creativity in this area?

Why Titan Steel Doors?

09 May
May 9, 2012

A house is the shelter of your heart and home. Your family is the most precious possession you can have.  Your house is also probably your biggest investment. One of the first impressions people will have regarding your house will come from the main entrance door to your property.

  • Though people are usually very proud of their main entrance door, if it is made of wood, the upkeep is expensive and time consuming and gives no protection whatsoever against attack from burglars.
  • This is why our special quality metal doors are popular. People want more economic and ecological solutions for everything.
  • The exterior doors should always match the entire environmental situation.
  • When you decide what kind of door to buy please bear in mind the following:
  • safety systems
  • durability
  • aesthetics
  • The security of your home, apartment, or office will depend upon the strength of the door and the locking mechanism that is attached to it.
ASL Door

Titan Steel Door

Titan Steel Doors are specially designed to keep burglars out of your London home, apartment or office.

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Titan Steel Door

They are made to measure and very durable. These doors are different to other doors as they have the appearance of a luxury wooden door but the strength of a safe vault. Our steel doors have a long life and require very little maintenance. These elegant, stylish and beautiful doors are the best choice for your home, apartment, or office.

For more information about amazing steel doors covered in luxury wood please email me amanda@steelsecuritydoors.co.uk.

 

 

We are seeing more and more Titan steel door orders as a precautionary measure against burglary

06 Nov
November 6, 2011

It is certainly encouraging that more and more people are calling as in to replace their wooden door and door frame for the Superior Titan steel door and frame if you also would like to have a substantial barrier between your home and the outside world please call us on freephone: 0800 298 8008

ASL’s TITAN Steel Doors are specifically designed to keep burglars out of your Home, Apartment or Office.

Titan door

Titan door

Don’t become a victim, order a survey TODAY!

The fact is, wooden doors are just not strong enough to keep them out, no matter how many high-quality locks are fitted. The Titan Steel Door has the appearance of a luxury wooden door, but the strength of a Safe Vault.

Take the advantage away from the burglar and change your door and doorframe now!

The door designed to keep burglars out of your home or office has arrived

The door designed to keep burglars out of your home or office has arrivedIf you’re serious about securing your home get a TITAN doorIt’s hard to believe that this is actually a steel door as it’s covered in luxury wood

MORE BURGLARY IMAGES THERE ARE SO MANY BURGLARIES I CAN ONLY PUT A FRACTION ON THE BLOG

04 Jul
July 4, 2009

 

 

ACTUAL BURGLARY IMAGE THE BANHAM LOCK GAVE NO SECURITY WHAT SO EVER

ACTUAL BURGLARY IMAGE THE BANHAM LOCK GAVE NO SECURITY WHAT SO EVER

MORE BURGLARY IMAGES

THERE ARE SO MANY BURGLARIES I CAN ONLY PUT A FRACTION ON THE BLOG I DO TRY MY BEST SO THAT YOU CAN CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THE VULNERABILITY OF YOUR MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR NO MATTER HOW MANY QUALITY LOCKS ARE FITTED THE DOOR CAN BE FORCED OPEN THAT IS WHY MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE INVESTING IN ONE OF OUR TITAN STEEL SECURITY DOORS CALL US ON 08448 04 04 04 AND MAKE SURE YOU NEVER COME HOME TO A SITUATION SIMILAR TO THE PHOTOS IN THIS BLOG

TAKE CARE OUT THERE

AMANDA

CRIME PREVENTION BY A.S.L.