Secured by Design member company, Gilgen Door Systems, has achieved an industry first with its automatic, glazed, sliding doorset range being awarded the PAS 24:2016 security standard.
The award for Gilgen’s PSXP SL35-S range was made by BRE Global Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB).
The achievement recognises enhanced security performance for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk.
Gilgen Door Systems has been producing large, automatic sliding doors suitable for the main entrances of heavy footfall premises including retail, hospitals and schools for many years.
However, this is the first of their automatic sliding door range to be accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the UK’s national police crime prevention initiative.
Founded in 1961, Gilgen, which has its UK base in Derbyshire, global headquarters in Schwarzenburg, Switzerland, and is a member of the Japanese Nabtesco Group, has become a major provider in the design, manufacture and maintenance of high security shutters, industrial and pedestrian operated automatic doors.
Matthew Pullin, Central Operations Manager, said: “This product is an industry first. It brings a solution to the market which offers enhanced security and true flexibility in design, thanks to certification up to 7.5m wide and 3.2m high. Not only this, but it means we can now offer an Approved Document Part Q compliant door. Our Technical Teams based in the UK and Switzerland have worked very hard to make this happen, and although the testing was a nail-biting affair, we were always confident we would achieve our goal.”
SBD Development Officer, Alfie Hosker, said: “Gilgen Doors has a lot of experience in the security marketplace and I am delighted they have achieved a LPCB PAS 24:2016 rating.
“There are many technical challenges to be overcome in making such large, automated glazed doorsets, which are in constant use, sufficiently robust enough to resist the required physical attack testing and performance - and Gilgen has done it. This is an excellent achievement with this type of product.”
Gilgen Door Systems has achieved SBD accreditation already for its range of heavy duty, commercial Rolegard high security roller shutters up to Security Rating 5, which means at the top end, they are sufficiently robust to resist electric cutting tools and are ballistic rated.
Whilst the Police Service itself is unable to recommend specific products, SBD can act as an effective gatekeeper and signpost people to companies and products that meet SBD’s high standards to deter and reduce crime. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.
The LPCB works with industry and government to set the standards necessary to ensure that security and fire products and services work effectively so that architects and specifiers can be sure that those they select will perform as required, and manufacturers and suppliers can demonstrate the quality of their products and services.
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