Thursday, 1 November 2012


Left to Right:
Michael Brooke, Secured by Design Development Officer,
presenting Duncan Moncrieff, Managing Director PC Henderson
with Secured by Design accreditation.
Leading sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer PC Henderson is celebrating its double achievement of attaining PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditation for its innovative Securefold Ultra system, effectively complementing its existing European BS EN 1627 security status.

Securefold Ultra is a new security concept for residential and commercial exterior folding doors. With all the benefits of Henderson’s existing Securefold product the Ultra system features an additional layer of cleverly designed, enhanced security components making it one of the most secure systems on the market.

Securefold Ultra has three points of locking on every door seam; including an attack resistant hinge incorporating a security pin and unique central interlocking hinge leaf that prevents a burglar from tampering with or actually removing the hardware from the door.

There is also a flush bolt manufactured from extruded aluminium incorporating a 10mm diameter 316 stainless steel bolt which Henderson says is impervious to any attack or potential break-in, and, to make the Securefold Ultra even more burglar proof, all hardware incorporates security screws to prevent it from being disengaged from the hinge.

Door hardware such as Securefold Ultra also incorporates a rugged, weather resistant and corrosion-resistant system which is essential for long-term security. The extremes of the British weather have to be taken into account as this is a big factor in wear and tear on mechanisms, leaving them vulnerable.

Certification demands an attack resistant hinge incorporating security pins, a hinge bolt and central interlocking hinge leaf preventing a burglar from tampering or removing the hardware from the door ensuring three points of locking on every seam.

Duncan Moncrieff, Managing Director of PC Henderson says:  

“We already knew we had a phenomenal product having been tested and achieved European BS EN1627 status for Securefold Ultra*, but we were committed to ensuring we achieved Secured by Design and PAS 24 too. It’s testament to the hard work of everybody at PC Henderson, from R&D to production and all support staff that we are at this point today.”

Michael Brooke, Secured by Design Development Officer says:

“Throughout the time we dealt with PC Henderson you could see their commitment in investing the time and effort to achieve Secured by Design. Securefold Ultra shows the standards that they adhere to for achieving the high level of security we require.”

Achieving both Secured by Design and BS accreditation could attract lower insurance premiums where Securefold Ultra is fitted, making it the must-have door and window hardware in both domestic and commercial settings.

* Securefold Ultra has been tested to the European security standard BS EN 1627:2011 to ensure that the enhanced Ultra system meets the requirements to be firmly classified burglar resistant.

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