A property hundreds of years ago may have had no more security than a piece of rope - thankfully technology evolves, and this is no less true with roller garage doors.
Over the years a number of different types of locking systems have been developed for roller garage doors, with varying degrees of security and quality.
Listed below is a range of lifting and locking systems available today, from the least effective to most secure currently on the market. Cheaper doors will most likely use the most basic systems, but for suppliers wishing to offer the highest standards better options are available. It’s then a choice for the installer and end user which they would prefer to use to the secure the garage.
The most basic method is directly fixing the lath to the barrel, this is generally done without a reinforced top profile and therefore does not help the longevity of the curtain. Also in most cases the curtain can still be lifted when in the closed position.
“Secured by Design” has long been recognised as the gold standard in the testing and accrediting of security products. The Deprat locking system has been tested by a manufacturer to SBD level, surpassing other locking systems tested!
Deprat locking systems also offer
- Excellent locking of the curtain in the closed position
- Less locking and lifting straps required compared to traditional Autolock systems due to the heavy duty quality of the product
- The curtain rolls into a true circle, which reduces the marking to the door finish
- Tighter rolling diameters for minimum hood diameter
- Great sales potential against inferior products
The Deprat system it is not a product offered by all manufacturers
Therefore it is a fantastic selling point for end users who know quality when they see it. Just by showing them a sample of a t-spring or standard autolock and barrel and comparing this against a Deprat locking system and barrel, the Deprat really does win every time.
Deprat is a quality and growing name in the UK, over 5000 roller garage doors already use this superior system.
If your roller door manufacturer doesn’t offer Deprat, please contact JD UK Ltd on 01924 472 924 and they’ll put you in touch with a local manufacturer who does. A local friendly supplier can also give you that local service which is sometimes key to winning orders.
Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and suppliers.
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