Doors and Windows Prove Vital to Building Security

May 1, 2008

When one thinks of building security—surveillance systems, metal detectors, security guards, card readers and checkpoints (among others) are the first items that come to mind. But doors and windows often play the most integral part of a building's structural security system.

Radio frequency shielding doors offer protection from electronic eavesdropping and data transmission theft. Sensitive computer and electronic equipment produce radio frequencies and magnetic waves that can be received and read by special surveillance equipment from external sources. Radio frequency shielding doors are designed to block these frequencies and magnetic waves. Typically constructed for facilities where sensitive electronic information is stored and processed, radio frequency doors offer a high level of information privacy for government offices, corporations and data storage facilities.

Acoustical doors and windows offer a more subtle level of security. Used to prevent audible sound from traveling past the confines of room, acoustical doors are well suited for corporate conference rooms, executive offices, courtrooms, and other everyday spaces that require a degree of confidentiality.

Bullet resistant doors and windows are among the more familiar measures utilized in a building's structural security system. Typically requested by banks, courtrooms, embassies and military installations, bullet resistant doors and windows are designed to withstand specific durations of assault from specific small firearms. Rated in accordance with UL-752 standards, bullet resistant doors are formed with heavy gauge, steel face sheets constructed around a custom engineered rib core. The interior armor plates are specifically chosen based on the threat level (levels 1 through 8) that the doors are being designed for—which outline the specific firearm and assault duration the door must withstand.

Blast and pressure resistant doors are also not uncommon when it comes to structural security. Designed to protect personnel and property from explosions and explosion borne missiles, blast and pressure doors are ideal safety measures for laboratories, engine testing rooms, chemical processing and manufacturing plants, oil refineries and other such installations where blasts and explosions are a threat.

Because they serve as entry and exit points to and from a building, when not carefully selected, doors and windows offer the most opportune places for safety and security breaches to occur.  Explosions, direct arms fire, electronic eaves dropping, radio frequency data transfers and even simple human hearing can be devastating forces when it comes to safety and security. Fortunately, Krieger's special purpose doors and windows are specifically engineered and manufactured to dramatically decrease all of these threats and more.

Nationally recognized as the leading manufacturer of custom doors and windows, Krieger has been providing top quality special purpose security doors and windows for over 70 years. Krieger doors can be manufactured for any size, shape and performance you need, including hybrid combinations. Plus, virtually any type of veneer can be applied to achieve the aesthetic look you desire. Give us a call today to discuss your project needs.

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