When running a business, you must consider and prepare for negative events, including theft. Regardless of your business size or location, you are always vulnerable to theft. That's why it's crucial to protect your facility.
A traditional lock or security alarm is not enough. A truly secure door for businesses will be able to handle brute force while staying securely in place. While security rollup doors offer good protection, Cookson's StoreDefender™ door goes further and gives you added strength and durability for even more secure protection.
Learn more about the StoreDefender™ door, its benefits, and the various industries that should consider a StoreDefender™ door.
The StoreDefender™ door is part of the Defender series from Cookson. This security rollup door is reinforced for extra protection against intruders. Cookson's StoreDefender™ is made of heavy-duty 18 gauge slats that can withstand body force attacks from three or more attackers plus common destructive tools. This door also has a rigid 6-inch heavy-duty bottom bar secured by slide locks, preventing lifting.
You can feel confident the StoreDefender™ door will withstand heavy impacts and surges of crowds. Testing shows that at 2,500 pounds of force, the door remained securely in place. Meanwhile, lifting the door just 3 inches required 4,500 pounds of effort.
Immense durability and strength are not all the StoreDefender™ has to offer. The StoreDefender™ door can also be upgraded to include AlarmGard Operating Systems to connect your door to your security system. During a power outage or an alarm trigger, your StoreDefender™ door will automatically close to keep employees and merchandise safe. You can also install a backup battery to keep the door functioning during a power outage.
The StoreDefender™ door is an enhanced commercial rolling door. So, in addition to the added strength of the StoreDefender™ door, you also enjoy the advantages of a traditional rollup door. Here are some of the top benefits:
Of course, secure rollup doors help protect your business from intruders. These doors can also protect your business from extreme weather as they can handle more force without breaking compared to other types of doors. The StoreDefender™ door can give you peace of mind that your products and employees are safe against various threats.
In addition to their security benefits, rollup doors can also help with insulation. This is ideal for businesses that store products or equipment at a specific temperature. A well-insulated building also helps lower energy costs. If insulation is crucial to your business, the StoreDefender™ is not only available as a service door, but also as a Thermiser Max insulated door.
Security rollup doors are extremely durable. They are built to withstand frequent daily use. These doors are also prepared to handle any extreme weather, such as rain, wind, ice, and even hail. The StoreDefender™ is even ready to take on intentional force from potential intruders. Whether intruders use tools or their own body strength, your StoreDefender™ door can handle it.
StoreDefender™ doors can be an excellent addition to any business, but a few specific industries stand out. These industries tend to be more at risk of theft, making the StoreDefender™ a perfect theft prevention tool. Learn more about how StoreDefender™ doors can help certain industries.
Retail businesses are always a target for theft. Intruders know they can take various items and possibly cash. A StoreDefender™ door will give you peace of mind your merchandise is safe while the store is closed. However, retail threats can come at any time.
During peak shopping times, such as the holidays, crowds can become large and uncontrollable. Shoppers may even try to enter your business before you open and after you close. A secure retail rollup door will effectively keep unwanted visitors out of your business until you are ready.
It's no secret pharmaceuticals have an extremely high value on the black market. This makes pharmaceutical businesses a huge target for robbery. The demand for pharmaceutical products is high, so intruders will be eager to get their hands on them in any way they can. With a StoreDefender™ door, you can feel more confident your pharmaceuticals are safe. Adding the additional AlarmGard feature provides even more peace of mind.
Electronics had the highest theft rate in both 2021 and 2022. With their high resale value and high demand, it's no wonder electronics are a huge target for thieves. While serial numbers and tracking software can sometimes help locate stolen merchandise, it does not deter thieves from committing the crime. What can deter thieves is a strong StoreDefender™ door built to withstand tool and body force attacks.
The food and beverage industry is one of the biggest in the world. It is also one of the most targeted industries for theft. Once products are stolen, tracking them down is nearly impossible due to the lack of serial numbers. Plus, once the contents are consumed, there is no way to get them back.
Food and beverage businesses can take a major hit during uncertain times, such as supply chain issues, high inflation, or civil unrest. Luckily, even if a large group storms your business, your StoreDefender™ door will keep them out.
If you're a business owner or manager, your facility can never have too much security. Don't risk putting your employees and merchandise at risk — install a StoreDefender™ door today to give your business the security it deserves.
While security is essential, we also understand looks matter. That's why our StoreDefender™ is available in various finishes and more than 180 powder coat colors. Whether you use the StoreDefender™ for your storefront, back of house, or both, you'll get the safety you need with the look you love.
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