FAQ – How secure are bi-folding doors?
Many people wrongly assume that bi-folding doors are easier to break into than more traditional, conventional doors. This isn’t the case, bi-folding doors are just as secure as alternative doors.
The majority of modern bi-folding door systems will feature a multi-point locking system, and a track that most intruders would find impossible to lift the doors from.
Aspect Windows work with some of the most secure systems on the market which have passed PAS23/24 tests.
The Origin bi-fold for example is manufactured and assembled in the UK, with an 8 point locking systems. Offering extra security and conforming to Secure by Design standards (the official UK Police initiative to stop intruders through good design practices). The Origin bi-fold also offers chamfered 20mm linear bolts, which provides a smooth operation when engaging the lock. Combined with deep throwing 25mm security hooks and strong hinges creating a maximum compression for increased security and weather resistance.
The Solarlux Bi-Fold Door also meets all requirements to achieve the highest security standards. Their 2-point locking rod, with 24 mm throw into the top and bottom frame, and a wide variety of combinations with security installations, ensure the highest possible burglar resistance. The special Solarlux gearbox with 24 mm throw into the top and bottom frame provides a high level of security. Lock monitoring with Reed contacts and concealed cable routing are possible, as is security level RC2 and RC2N.
Solarlux Doors achieve the highest level of testing and certification attainable in terms of product performance, security and weather resistance. And only installed through authorised dealers who have been specifically trained by Solarlux. Ensuring the perfect fit, every time.