Can Composite Doors Be Broken Into?

Can Composite doors be broken into?

Your Composite Door Questions Answered.

Can Composite doors be broken into?

Given time and the freedom to create as much noise as you like using whatever tools power or otherwise, then, the answer would have to be that any door can be broken into even if it means blowing it off its hinges. In the real world most of us live in areas where although we may ignore the sound of a burglar alarm going off, we would surely notice (and call the Police) if we witnessed and heard someone taking a sledgehammer to a neighbour’s front door.

So, maybe the question should be where, do Composite Doors stand, in the risk of being broken into when compared with other types of door – for example

A timber door may be equally as robust as a Composite Door but as it normally only has one locking point this can be an area of weakness.

UPVC doors may have multi point locking systems similar to Composite Doors but their construction is such that their weakness lies in their panel construction – panels that can often be easily “kicked in “with a well-aimed boot.

A Composite Door has a number of features which make it just that little bit harder to break through –

The construction of external skins of 2mm GRP are pretty resilient to attack by the average burglar’s tools of hammer, chisel etc. the core of the door be it a CFC-free insulating polyurethane (PU) foam or laminated hardwood core whichever core is set in a reinforced timber / metal frame and all locking/hinge blocks are set in the manufacturing stage giving a solid base for the connection of accessories

Multi point locking system – engage and turn the handle/key in the lock when the door is open and you will see hook shaped dead bolts emerge from top, centre and bottom of the metal strip which runs for the height of the door these are the same deadbolts that engage with matching slots on the door frame when the door is locked/closed – with three locking points the door is harder to force.

The locking cylinder which operates the multi point locking system, these have become increasingly sophisticated as they have evolved and where picking, bumping or snapping of the lock were a common form of illegal entry, there are now a number of cylinders available that advertise that they have eradicated this problem. One cylinder in particular which is out there as the market leader is the “Ultion” lock a lock whose credentials stand up to the test as shown in the video attached to this article lock snapping dispelling the myths” where would be thieves are seen giving up on trying to break into an Ultion lock.

A quality Composite Door with quality locks has all of the above as standard thereby significantly reducing the risk of break in.

The only other area burglars will attack if are not afraid of making noise is to break the glass panel where one is installed in the door, fortunately the door manufacturers are wise to this and in Composite doors the glazing comes as a cassette which is bead fixed from the inside making it impossible to force and where laminated glass is used in the external skin of the double glazing, the glass simply will not break as witnessed by the experience of the family in this article Imagine being awoken at 4AM by two intruders smashing a brick into your front door?

Can Composite Doors be broken into – maybe but only after a long hard struggle which is normally sufficient to make the would be thief look elsewhere.