Upgrading commercial security


Recent events have served to highlight the importance of property security, and none more so than for shopkeepers and small business owners.

Whilst correctly specified security products can protect against most forms of attack, it is unfortunate that in some instances damage to premises and theft is unavoidable.

So, here at Adams Rite, we are encouraging locksmiths and fitters to ensure when called on to replace or review commercial security requirements they use and specify products that meet the highest security standards available to provide peace of mind to their customers’ and defend against loss and damage.

Ultimately, it is the property owner’s responsibility to meet the required level of security in insurance policy documents, but locksmiths and installers can provide professional advice on product availability for aluminium doors to ensure the best level of security is achieved.   

Plus, if, as predicted, the current social climate is likely to result in an increase in the number of retrofit jobs on shops and small businesses, then it is crucial that replacement security products meet the relevant standards and offer increased protection against theft and various forms of attack.

Adams Rite’s Sentinel 6 locking package is a retrofit locking solution and one of the most effective ways of boosting the security level of an existing aluminium door with limited additional door preparation.

The Sentinel 6 locking package, which features the specially developed mortice mechanical deadlock and complementary Europrofile cylinder and security escutcheon, has an excellent track record as it has been used successfully in security doorset testing.

In addition, the Sentinel 6 Deadlock from Adams Rite is engineered to meet the stringent BS EN 12209 lock standard test to Security Grade 6, making it ideal for commercial properties.

The Sentinel security Escutcheon used with the Adams Rite Kitemark cylinder has meet the requirements of BS EN 1303 ensuring a tangible benchmark for building owners which can be easily communicated to insurance companies.

Adams Rite is the leading supplier of aluminium door locking, electric locking and escape devices, supplying the top OEM door manufacturers worldwide. The company is part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

For further information on Adams Rite, please visit www.adamsrite.co.uk.