Garage doors

Theft of equipment from garages is fairly common due to the value of equipment often stored within them and the ease with which burglars can overcome many garage doors. Burglars also target garages that provide access to the inside of the house via internal pedestrian doors because the burglars can:

  • Attack the internal doorset unobserved by people in surrounding properties; and/or
  • Use tools stored within the garage to aid their entry into the house.

 

Specifying garage doors that provide proven levels of resistance to forced entry therefore plays an important part in reducing:

  • Theft of equipment from garages.
  • Theft of items from houses resulting from entry through adjoining garages.

Garage doors approved by LPCB meet the requirements of either:

  • LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers, or
  • EN 1627 Pedestrian doorsets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification.

In addition to fitting approved garage doors, specifiers keen to improve the security of their garages should also consider using security enclosures approved to LPS 1175 and fitting intruder detection equipment approved by LPCB and installed by a competent installer. 

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