As fantastic as they are, are bifold doors secure? This is a common question which seems to really bother people. Whilst they are attracted to the light exposure bifold doors bring, as well as the thermal efficiency improvements, they may have questions surrounding security.
Whilst we understand this position, we are happy to report that this is far from the reality. It is a misconception that bifold doors compromise your security. In our experience, they actually improve home security. Today, we at The Glass Door Centre are delving into this topic. We want to share all we have observed about bifold door security, and explain how this door system can maximise, not compromise, your home’s security. Continue below for more information.
Bifold Doors: An Overview
In summary, bifold doors are a fantastic investment that provide a number of benefits. Besides pouring sunlight into your kitchen, if you choose an exterior installation, they also offer tonnes of aesthetic value. Moreover, experts estimate that they add a significant percentage to your property’s market value.
Many people assume that the downside to bifold doors is a security compromise, especially if your installation is located on the exterior of your property.
We understand why people may think this. The large glazed panels create a borderless space between the interior and exterior of the home. Simply put, having bifold doors can reduce privacy and increase transparency between your home and the outdoors.
As a result of this, people falsely assume that this is attractive to burglars. However, many features which are included in a bifold door installation are distinctly unattractive to thieves. We explore this in more detail below.
So, How Secure Are Bifold Doors?
So, let’s get to why we are all here: are bifold doors secure? The simple answer to that question is yes, they are secure. Now you are wondering how that is possible, right? Let us explain.
Many people see bifold doors and think they are an easy target. This, generally speaking, is not the case. And even if someone were to try their luck, hypothetically speaking, they would have an exceptionally difficult time.
In the majority of cases, a bifold door installation will make use of a highly robust locking system as well as specialised glazing. A great deal of modern installations incorporate multi-point locking systems. Not only does this make the doors very secure, but it makes it almost impossible for tampering or jimmying to take place.
What’s more, bifold doors, as standard, will use double glazing. In some cases where security is a concern, homeowners have the option to integrate items such as laminated glass. Regardless of whether extras are incorporated, bifold doors are incredibly difficult to break or shatter. This is well known, which means they have a reputation for being secure rather than fragile.
For some homeowners, the prospect of bifold doors alone is not enough to provide peace of mind. Whilst we can assure you of their potential to increase home security, you may still have doubts.
If this is the case, there are additional measures which can be taken in order to improve security. These include:
- Dedicated security screens
- Security camera systems
- Laminated glass
All of these options will provide additional levels of security. Laminated glass, for example, is made up of two panels of glass sandwiched between a layer of poly vinyl. As a result, the glass splinters (spider web) on impact and does not shatter or break. This both improves overall safety, as little children are unlikely to expose it, and security.
Security screens are also beneficial and represent a far more affordable option than the above example. With less of your home and possessions on display, people are less likely to risk the complications which can arise during burglary. It is that simple.
Finally, modern security systems can be purchased and integrated at a cost effective price. In many cases, your security system can connect to your phone. This makes observing activity in and around the home easy and stress free.
Improve Security with Korniche Bifold Doors
We sincerely hope that anyone who arrived at this article and wondered ‘’are bifold doors secure?’’ is now reassured.
In summary, it is a common misconception that this type of door system compromises home security. With a range of features including sophisticated locks and modern glazing, bifold doors are a strong deterrent against burglars.
If you would like to talk to us about any of our products in greater detail, we encourage you to visit our contact form today. We are more than happy to talk about the security features our products contain at length.