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January 7, 2013
The core business however remains the provision of Secured by Design Accredited Mild Steel Communal Entrances to STS202 BR2 level of Burglary Resistance, designed specifically for multi-occupancy buildings on Mixed Tenure / Social Housing New Build and Regeneration Schemes, Sheltered Accommodation or Education Facilities. These doorsets have been Independently Tested to recommended Standards and available in a range of aesthetically pleasing styles – notably SBD ST202 BR2 Certified Fully Glazed Communal Entrance Doors, which is exceptional within the Marketplace.
Combined SBD Compliance and BS8300 “Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people” requirements. The requirement to position the Access Control Panel within 200mm of the opening door edge, often means that this equipment must be positioned within the Entrance Door Side Screen. To achieve full Secured by Design Compliance this must also be protected to prevent manipulation of the wiring to short circuit the locking system for illegal entry.
The above doorsets including glazing and access control panel protection are fully compliant to Secured by Design STS202 BR2 Burglary Resistance Level, as recommended in the “SBD 2013 New Homes Guide for Communal Entrances”
BS8300 “Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people” requirements
|1) The main entrance doorway should be easily identifiable eg:- by lighting or by contrasting visually with its immediate surroundings|
|2) Where possible, entrance doors and windows should offer a clear view of the inner entrance lobby|
|3) The threshold of a main entrance should be preferable level or if necessary raised on no more than 15mm and suitably profiled|
|4) Vision Panels. Any size or shape subject to providing visibility between 500mm – 800mm and 1150mm – 1500mm from FFL|
|5) Location of Access Control Panel Power operated doors:- Guidance on the safe use of low energy swing doors is given in BS 7036-4Controls at 1400mm from open doorBetween 750 -1000mm height|
|6) Location of Access Control Panel Manual operated doors:-Controls at 200mm from open doorBetween 750 – 1000mm height|
|7) Full height Glazed Doors. The glass must be clearly defined by manifestations at 2 levels:-Between 850 -1000mm & 1400 – 1600mm|
|8) Considerations should be made if the door opens outward and no natural barrier – eg adjacent wall, that a barrier is fitted|
There is a requirement that the opening force at the leading edge of the door must not exceed 30N between 0º and 30º from closed and 22.5N thence until 60º. The options available to meet this requirement are varied and it may prove beneficial to discuss the project requirements prior to finalising the optimum solution – locality and building design can impact on performance levels, so no single proposal will meet all demands.
Swing-action entrance doors which are required to be fully accessible but may not be suited to full automation, are best equipped with power assisted, low-energy operators. These are commonly available as electromechanical devices (although pneumatic operators are also available for specific, demanding applications)
This project called for the removal of the existing Main Entrance doorset and incorporation of an automatic opening doorset for wheelchair and electric chair usage into the existing frontage. The door design and dimensions were also amended to meet current DDA guidelines.
Solution:- Protect-AP Doorset designed to colour match upvc windows and structural steel framing complete with automatic opening facility with integral safety sensor
We are fully committed in all instances to work with Architects, Designers and End Clients to ensure that not only is the product, a truly “fit for purpose” and appropriate security solution but is also aesthetically pleasing and “user friendly” to further enhance the day to day lives of the end users. As Communal Entrances to multi occupancy dwellings are the first visual sign of the community spirit within, plus indicate the character of the building and surrounding area, it is a very important feature to be considered by Architects and Specifiers alike.
It is critical therefore that not only aesthetically pleasing Entrances are considered but they should also be robust to withstand the high expected usage, probable misuse (unintentional or otherwise), eliminate potential vandalism opportunities, and still maintain a clean appearance during its lifetime – degradation of this focal area can lead to break down of the general feeling originally intended.
NEOS Protect Ltd offers the ultimate combination of security and strength with a very pleasing appearance and practicality in use.
Project:- New Housing Developments by 2No major Housing Groups. A modern look was required to compliment the overall Apartment Block appearance and to give pride of ownership to the new Tenants. Solution:- Protect-AS 2XG / Pattern 10 Door Designs.
In conjunction with the www.safetyletterbox.com we are providing a joint venture to provide solutions to Project Specific requirements where Main Entrances incorporate Letter Box Banks and Access Control Equipment all neatly incorporated into a single product at sole point of design.
ACPO Secured by Design Accredited to STS202 BR2 Burglary Resistance – Fully Glazed Doorset
The large single glazed doorleaf required additional 3rd Party Testing to meet the stringent test criteria to achieve STS202 BR2 Burglary Resistance. This was duly completed to ensure complete compliance and to satisfy all Client / Crime Prevention Design Advisor’s requirements
PROJECT:- Estate Regeneration Programme (Employer:- Major Housing Contractor)
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SCOPE:- Removal of existing Main Entrances including brickwork and installation of new Controlled Doorsets complete with side screens to form improved inner lobby areas, plus external cladding to retained concrete columns to 4No Tower Blocks in Central Scotland.
PROJECT:- 2011/2012 “Decent Homes” Annual CapEx by London Borough Housing Company to upgrade numerous Tower Blocks to include enhanced security measures.
Solution:- Protect-AS Access Controlled Doorsets.
The Protect-AS, Protect-AP and Protect-ED Range of Doorsets are fully compliant to SBD Communal Doorsets Standards 24.2.1 using electromagnetic locking to STS202 BR2 Standard of Burglary Resistance, however not wishing to remain inactive in our approach to offer a complete “one stop shop” for physical security protection, further Tests are planned in 2013 to take our Certified Product Range to higher levels of performance.
The solid Mild Steel Doorset option tested to Certisecure STS202 is suitable for leisure facilities, schools, universities, and general retail outlets.
Projects:- External Fire Exit Doorsets to Shopping Complex and Utilities Building.
Our years of experience within the Physical Security Sector are clearly visible on the Protect-AS Range of Doorsets, where numerous unique features are fitted as standard to combat previously encountered anti-social behaviour – a definitive market leading product.
We are confident that no other similar Company can provide a comparable product which also includes this extended range of practical benefits, which ensure total client and user satisfaction.
For added peace of mind we assure all Clients that Survey and Installation are carried out by our own experienced personnel on all occasions.
The knowledge and skill levels at NEOS Protect also allows an organic growth into other sectors to provide higher levels of physical security and the recent enquiries received from as far afield as USA, Middle East and Italy clearly indicate that the demand for our expertise is both tangible and available to us and our intention will be to develop these opportunities as they arise.
The Management and Supervisory team at NEOS Protect Ltd have been involved in numerous High Security Projects in UK and Overseas and examples of these are shown on the Product Range pages for further reference and consideration.
2013 will bring further independent live testing to extend our range of Certified Products to compliment and extend our portfolio for High Security Protection.
NEOS Protect Ltd seeks to foster a culture of high design quality to improve the quality of life of our Customer’s End Users and subsequent Communities involved. To achieve this we have assembled a suitably qualified and experienced workforce, who are the best in the field of Door, Glazed Facades and Window design and manufacture, coupled with vast experience of New Build and Refurbishment projects in a full spectrum of environments to offer protection against the various threats of Forced Entry, Fire, Ballistic or Blast situations.
NEOS Protect Ltd embrace the core philosophy of “Construction Excellence” Namely:-
Illustrations of fabricated doorsets pre-powder coating, assembled and erected for operability testing.