Hart Door Systems, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based specialist door company, has launched a high security shutter which has been tested to LPS1175 SR4 issue 7 standards by the Loss Prevention Council Board, part of the British Research Establishment.
“In simple terms we have designed and manufactured a roller shutter system, which can be up to eight metres high and nine metres wide, that can resist attack by a range of tools from axes to powered dis cutters for 20 minutes without yielding,” says HDS’s chairman, Doug Hart.
“To get to this issue 7 level of accreditation at our first attempt speaks volumes for our design and engineering capability. We are only the second company to achieve this the standard in the UK and we have already sold our first door to a user who must remain anonymous for security reasons.”
Mr Hart adds: “The damage to the door, known as Terror Screen, during testing was staggering and yet it did not allow break-through. This is the purpose of the door – to make access impossible within a certain time which, in combination with perimeter security and surveillance systems, provides valuable protection for people and property.
“We have already had interest from the States, and in the volatile world we live in we expect considerable interest in the British-made product.”