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“We have a lot of respect for Secured by Design"

Manufacturers and suppliers of fire door hardware and components, Rutland Door Controls now have tested door components which have achieved Police Preferred Specification under Secured by Design.

This coincides nicely with Rutland’s 20th anniversary, and from their beginning have helped the fire door industry with dependable and tested door controls.  Today Rutland’s vision goes way beyond their founding focus of engineering excellence, to the pursuit of enhanced life safety at every fire door. 

Rutland have become well known for their mission to enhance life safety at every fire door, knowing that better fire doors with the right door controls save lives.  Rutland webinars have helped raise awareness of ‘dual testing’ of apartment entrance doorsets and in 2021 they delivered two webinars to the industry about dual testing and smoke control doorsets. 

Find out more about Rutland and their SBD accredited products here

Neil Smith of Rutland said: “We have a lot of respect for Secured by Design not only for their effectiveness in designing out crime, but for the concept of dual testing of doorsets, and their focus on smoke control. This has been a key move forward for the industry as a whole.  After many years working in conjunction with SBD at test labs and webinars, it’s great to see approved Rutland door components on their website”. 

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: "I am delighted that Rutland are working in conjunction with Secured by Design. They bring a range of door hardware having achieved Police Preferred Specification. I am looking forward to working with them over the coming years”.