Security Features of Bi-Folding Doors
Glass Inc

by Glass Inc

22 May, 2024

Security Features of Bi-Folding Doors

Introduction

When investing in bi-folding doors for your home or business, it’s essential to consider not only their aesthetic appeal and functionality but also their security features. At Glass Inc., we understand that the safety and protection of your property and loved ones are of utmost importance. That’s why we offer bi-folding doors equipped with advanced security features designed to deter potential intruders and provide you with peace of mind. In this article, we’ll explore the various security features available for bi-folding doors and how they can help keep your space secure.

Multipoint Locking Systems

One of the most crucial security features of bi-folding doors is a multipoint locking system. Unlike traditional locks that secure the door at a single point, multipoint locks engage multiple locking points along the height of the door, providing superior resistance against forced entry attempts. Consider the following benefits of multipoint locking systems:

BenefitDescription
Enhanced securityMultipoint locks distribute the locking force across multiple points, making it significantly more difficult for intruders to breach the door.
Improved weather sealingThe multiple locking points also help to compress the weatherstripping and gaskets more evenly, enhancing the door’s weather sealing and energy efficiency.
Reduced stress on frameBy distributing the locking force, multipoint systems minimize stress on the door frame and hinges, promoting long-term durability and smooth operation.

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Reinforced Frames and Hardware

In addition to secure locking mechanisms, the overall strength and durability of your bi-folding doors play a vital role in their security performance. At Glass Inc., we offer bi-folding doors with reinforced frames and hardware designed to withstand attempts at forced entry. Consider the following features:

FeatureDescriptionBenefits
Sturdy frame materialsOur bi-folding doors are constructed using high-quality, robust materials such as aluminum, steel-reinforced uPVC, or solid hardwood.Increased strength and resistance to tampering or impact.
Reinforced corner jointsThe frame corners are reinforced with heavy-duty brackets or welded joints to prevent separation under stress.Enhanced structural integrity and resistance to forced entry attempts.
High-grade hardwareWe use premium-quality, corrosion-resistant hinges, rollers, and locking components designed for long-term performance and security.Smooth operation, reliable function, and increased difficulty of tampering.

To explore the customization options available for your bi-folding doors, including frame materials and hardware finishes, visit our dedicated sub-topic page.

Tempered or Laminated Safety Glass

The type of glass used in your bi-folding doors can significantly contribute to their overall security. At Glass Inc., we recommend using tempered or laminated safety glass for enhanced protection against impact, shattering, and potential break-ins. Consider the following glass safety options:

Glass TypeDescriptionBenefits
Tempered glassHeat-treated glass that, when broken, shatters into small, less dangerous pieces rather than large, jagged shards.Increased safety and reduced risk of injury in case of accidental breakage.
Laminated glassTwo or more glass panes bonded together with a strong, clear interlayer that holds the glass together even if shattered.Enhanced security, as the interlayer helps to prevent the glass from falling out and maintains a barrier against intrusion.
Impact-resistant glassSpecially designed laminated glass with multiple interlayers and reinforced constructions to withstand repeated blows and forced entry attempts.Superior protection against break-ins, hurricanes, and other high-impact events.

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Secure Installation and Maintenance

Proper installation and regular maintenance are crucial for ensuring the long-term security and performance of your bi-folding doors. Poorly installed or maintained doors can develop weaknesses or vulnerabilities that may compromise their security features. At Glass Inc., our experienced technicians follow industry best practices and manufacturer guidelines to guarantee a secure and precise installation.

To maintain the security of your bi-folding doors, consider the following tips:

  • Regularly inspect the locks, hinges, and frames for signs of wear, damage, or loosening, and tighten or replace components as needed.
  • Ensure that the locking mechanisms engage smoothly and securely, and lubricate moving parts to prevent sticking or jamming.
  • Check the glazing for any cracks, chips, or signs of tampering, and repair or replace damaged glass promptly.
  • Keep the tracks and threshold clean and free of debris to ensure smooth operation and prevent obstructions that may affect the door’s security.

For a comprehensive guide on maintaining your bi-folding doors, visit our dedicated sub-topic page.

Smart Home Integration and Access Control

In addition to physical security features, modern bi-folding doors can also incorporate smart home technology and access control systems for enhanced convenience and security. Consider the following options:

Smart FeatureDescriptionBenefits
Electronic locksKeyless entry systems that use keypads, key fobs, or smartphone apps to control access to your bi-folding doors.Convenient, customizable access without the risk of lost or copied keys.
Smart sensorsDoor and window sensors that detect when your bi-folding doors are opened, closed, or tampered with, and send alerts to your smartphone or security system.Real-time monitoring, immediate notifications, and integration with your home security setup.
Remote accessThe ability to control and monitor your bi-folding doors remotely using a smartphone app or web-based portal.peace of mind, as you can check the status of your doors and grant or revoke access from anywhere.

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Conclusion

Investing in bi-folding doors with advanced security features is a smart choice for homeowners and businesses looking to enhance the protection and peace of mind of their properties. By choosing doors with multipoint locking systems, reinforced frames, safety glass, and smart home integration options, you can create a secure and convenient entry point that complements your space’s aesthetic and functional needs.

At Glass Inc., we are committed to providing the highest quality bi-folding door solutions that prioritize both style and security. Our knowledgeable team is available to guide you through the selection process, recommending the best security features and customization options for your specific requirements.

To learn more about the various aspects of bi-folding doors, from their types and energy efficiency to outdoor applications and maintenance tips, explore our comprehensive set of sub-topic pages. Contact Glass Inc. today to discover how our secure bi-folding doors can transform your space and provide you with the ultimate peace of mind.

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