Let’s ponder the security measures that come to mind for public or government buildings. Maybe you think of stone-faced security guards or rows of gleaming high-tech cameras. You might envision tall metal detectors at entrances or an image of a humming conveyor belt where personal items are scanned for safety.
One item that may not have immediately appeared in your mind is a security rolling door. Imagine a heavy-duty security rolling door constructed with 18-gauge slats to protect against attacks using tools or body force. Add a rigid, 6-inch, heavy-duty bottom bar and a colorful powder coat to complement the exterior, and you’ve got it!
There’s another image to add to your “security measures” checklist for public or government buildings.
Let’s go a step further and picture an even beefier, more robust security rolling door. First, visualize a tall, black steel door resembling a typical rolling door. Think of the slats, and then add the power of interlocking, which these slats do when the door is closed during any attempt to pry them open. Think of someone with a crowbar repeatedly trying — and failing — to separate these slats for 5, 15, or 60 minutes, depending on the door’s construction and rating.
Imagine an embassy able to continue regular operations after a suspected break-and-enter plot to steal government secrets. It’s business as usual instead of business-critical or destroyed.
Finally, to conclude our visualization exercise, imagine a pristine storefront, ready to face another day unblemished and not broken into because of the use of one of these heavy-duty security doors. No glass litters the floor, and no inventory is disturbed.
Do you want to provide similar security levels at your facility? We build our doors to order and custom manufacture them to deliver the protection and functionality your building needs. Take a look at some of the features in our Defender series below.
The StoreDefender™ door features heavy-duty 18-gauge slats that remain securely in the guides, protecting against attacks from body force and standard tools. The durable 6-inch bottom bar stays secure in the slide locks to prevent prying or lifting attempts.
We have tested each design in the StoreDefender series to the highest standards, including a push test of 2,500 pounds, where it remained secure in the guides. Similar tests revealed that lifting the door just three inches took 4,500 pounds of force.
We offer the option of upgrading this door to include our fail-safe AlarmGard® operating systems, allowing the door to connect to a building's security system and close automatically during an alarm or power loss. StoreDefender is available in over 180 powder coating colors and can include customized graphics. In addition, we can build all StoreDefender models with insulation for buildings requiring extra protection from the elements.
The EntryDefender® door can protect government buildings, manufacturing plants, pharmacies, cannabis dispensaries, and similar facilities from break-ins for 5, 15, and 60 minutes according to the U.S. Department of State SD-STD-01.01 Revision G amended forced-entry standard. This design is the country's only rolling door that allows for full customization without jeopardizing safety or regulatory compliance.
One of EntryDefender's most significant benefits is delivering industry-best protection for larger openings without sacrificing security. The durable steel curtain contains interlocking slats that compress when the door is closed to minimize potential pry points and resist attacks. The locking system and reinforced bottom bar resist lifting force.
The EntryDefender has earned various industry recognitions, including a platinum award for Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution from American Security Today. It is available with our SpectraShield® Ultra™ powder coating in over 180 colors. In addition, CycleShield® Ultra high-cycle powder coat offers extra abrasion protection for unique applications.
If you're ready to design a durable, efficient door for your next project, our architectural design support team can guide you. Our team is committed to helping you find the most practical solution to protect your organization's assets. You can also contact your local dealer to learn how we can help in your area.