Sheffield is reported to be one of the UK’s safest largest cities, but like any big city, it’s not crime-free – and with British burglaries taking place every 40 seconds, it’s a better time than any to review your door security.

When it comes to installing a new front door, for most people, security is their top priority.

And to find the most secure front door, you’ll need to consider the material, locking system, and type of glass.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about front door security and the different door options we offer at Global Windows, giving you the confidence that your home is safe at all times.

Door security

Composite doors

Composite doors are one of the most popular entrance door choices for UK homeowners, thanks to their excellent levels of security.

Literally meaning ‘made up of several parts’, composite doors are constructed from numerous materials renowned for their outstanding strength and stability. The combination of these layers creates a robust, impact-resistant slab that works to deter even the most determined intruders from entering.

At Global Windows, our composite doors are available with secure cylinder locks as standard, which have never been beaten even in the most rigorous tests.

No compromise on the aesthetic

With all their security features, composite doors in no way need to be unsightly.

In fact, at Global Windows, we offer composite doors in 24 different styles, including a combination of long glazed panels or diamond-shaped top panels for a contemporary look.

If it’s a more traditional look you’re after, you can choose a semi-circular panel with leaded glass for your Victorian or Edwardian property.

uPVC doors

uPVC doors have become commonplace across the UK, popular among homeowners thanks to their low price tag.

But are they secure?

On the whole, uPVC doors are secure, largely thanks to having a highly secure multi-locking system – locking a uPVC door requires the handle to be lifted when turning the key, putting several locks into place.

At Global Windows, our uPVC entrance doors feature super strong profiles – and, combined with ultra-secure cylinder locks as standard as well as the best anti-snap and anti-drill technology on the market today, offer superior security.

When should I get a replacement?

The downside to uPVC doors, however, is that they have a shorter life compared to other materials. After 10 to 15 years, they can start to deteriorate, meaning their security becomes compromised.

So, if your current uPVC door was installed more than 10 years ago, it might be time to consider a replacement door, or even upgrading to a more secure composite door.

Locks, glazing and hardware

No matter the material, your doors are only as strong as their locks, which is why we use the highest quality ATK cylinder, a secure cylinder with anti-pick, drill, bump and snap features.

Your peace of mind is crucial to us, which is why many of our doors are strengthened with toughened, laminated or double glazed panels – deterring criminals, the majority of our doors are also strengthened with Planitherm glass for the perfect balance of light, warmth, and most importantly, security.

Smart technology

Smart devices are about as integral to society today as almost any form of technology that we use daily. As the world evolves, it certainly seems that entire homes are becoming equipped with enough smart devices for optimal convenience and security.

That’s why we offer Kubu, a Smart-Equipped Lock that monitors your lock in real time, notifying you if your door is locked or unlocked.

Kubu Smart hardware can be incorporated into the design of almost any entrance door – a smart sensor is attached to the door, which is then linked to your smartphone. You can then check the status of your door at any time, from any location.

Commitment to your safety

At Global Windows, we have a commitment to keeping our customers safe, which is why we’ve invested in high security products that will give you ultimate peace of mind.

To discuss your door security options, give us a call today.

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade

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Testimonials

Our customers’ feedback is important to us. Read our latest customer testimonials below.

Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

Which?

Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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