Hörmann UK are pleased to announce that their LPU 42 and LPU 67 automated sectional garage doors are now supplied with Secured by Design as standard, making Hörmann the only manufacturer of sectional doors to be awarded the accreditation.
Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is the flagship security accreditation that has instant industry recognition. Created by the Police Force in the UK to support the designing out of crime, the accreditation means that the Hörmann doors have undergone stringent security and safety tests to ensure they have been manufactured and designed from the start with the security of the customer in mind.
With increasing numbers of homeowners using their garages for storage, or for garages converted into leisure or living areas, SBD means peace of mind. Hörmann sectional doors have been designed to prevent and discourage criminal intrusion and vandalism. This has been verified through independent testing which involved a prolonged brute force attack, demonstrating the strength and robust nature of the door. Impressively, the Hörmann sectional doors passed in their standard format with no modifications or additions required and SBD applies to the full range of sizes available.
For the accreditation to be valid the doors should be installed behind the brickwork and not include any glazing options or external handles. Once fitted the installation will need to be registered with Hörmann to obtain the SBD certification.
Mark Stoddart, Senior Product and Support Engineer at Hörmann UK said, “This is an important achievement for Hörmann and once again demonstrates our commitment to supply the highest quality garage doors into the UK market.
The Secured by Design accreditation sets us apart from the rest of the market and provides the end consumer, who are increasingly looking for products that provide added security to their homes, with peace of mind.”