Security factor

To feel safe at home it is important to make reasoned choices that put the safety parameter at the top of the evaluation of fixtures. Also thinking about what the safe use of windows and doors means.

Windows and doors are the filter between inside and outside must be a real barrier in this respect. There is no doubt that the house must be protected, preferably with multiple systems, such as household automation remote controlled anti-intrusion systems, alarm systems, "perimeter barriers" or the classic metal gratings. It is certain, however, that the windows and the entrance door are the focal and often weak point. In the case of housing in condominiums, according to recent statistics, about 80% of thefts occurs by forcing the entrance door, while isolated houses are more vulnerable also through the garage and windows.

When choosing a fixture, but also the design, the safety factor is not always taken into consideration first, while it is mostly the aesthetic one. Instead providing a whole building, an apartment, an office, with integrated security systems, as well as making people who live there or live there for part of the day less worried, increases the commercial value. However we can say that now it is easy to combine safety with aesthetics: there are models that meet contemporary and demanding tastes for colours and finishes.

The degree of safety must be clearly evaluated depending on what one wants to protect, and according to what level: one can start from solutions with standard parameters up to more customised and sophisticated ones. For producers this involves the study of particular systems, the use of durable materials, functional hardware fittings and able to withstand burglary attempts.

Like Radici®, that equips its windows with anti-theft hinges, safety handles, hardware with multiple locking points, shatterproof laminated glass.

In the case of entrance doors - those proposed by Radici® are branded Dierre®, guarantee of quality - the ENV 1627 European standard envisages the presence of 6 security and break-in resistance classes. Level 1 is the minimum value and indicates the ability to resist shoulder charges and pushes. Level 6 is instead required for banks and jewellery shops, for example.

Armoured doors commonly destined to homes fall within Classes 3 and 4. To give an idea, the first certifies that the frame resists forcing attempts even with aggressive tools such as the crowbar.

Other parameters that consider the durability of the casing-accessories whole and its ability to not wear out over time, the ability of the fixture to resist wrong manoeuvres by users, fall within the broad concept of security. An example is that of children awkwardly trying to open a window.

To be sure to make a safe choice.

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Radici® relies on the experience of Dierre® for its security systems.