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Doorfit aid local authorities in battle against graffiti

As a company who works with a number of local authorities on the supply and fit of their garage doors, we have recently seen a significant increase in this type of customer moving away from the standard white door and opting for something a little more colourful in their battle against graffiti. By removing what is essentially a blank canvas, it is hoped that the introduction of new coloured doors will help to reduce the amount of graffiti – something that continues to be a…

SMARTair is Smart Thinking

Doorfit has recently supplied Prestige Group Ltd with ASSA ABLOY’s SMARTair Access Control System. The project at the Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham demanded the flexibility to manage both day time  and residential student’s access to rooms, study areas and communal spaces. The SMARTair System uses Mifare Radio Frequency Identification contactless keyless technology. Allowing pre programme cards to be issued to students on arrival for their period of study. The SMARTair system offers ongoing flexibility; new doors, new users and new access rights can easily be incorporated…

Saving money with draught proofing

A draughty door or window is, at best, a mild irritation. At worst, it can turn a warm, cosy night-in into an arctic adventure. To add insult to injury, you’re paying for the privilege of having that icy breeze in your home – with even the slightest of draughts capable of adding between £10 and £50 to your annual heating bill. Fortunately, there’s a simple remedy at hand. Draught-proofing is one of the easiest, cheapest and most efficient ways to stop heat energy escaping your…

How secure is your home?

With the highest number of burglaries often taking place between the months of November and January, it is an unfortunate reality that winter is a prime time for break-ins. Therefore it is essential that we take care to protect our homes against unwanted intrusion; taking every precaution in the battle against the burglar. With that in mind we recently contacted all UK police constabularies to find out exactly which areas of a property are most vulnerable to attack, and therefore require a little extra attention…

Top 10 ways to improve home security

Burglary statistics don’t make the most pleasant bed-time reading, but they give great insight into how we can make our homes more secure. That’s why we recently carried out a study of the tens of thousands of burglaries that occurred in England, Scotland and Wales in 2013. And if you think burglars have to get crafty and creative to break into properties these days, you’re in for something of a shock – more than half gain entrance simply by using the door. Access, it seems,…