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SECURITY

Security doors
Shadbolt internal security doors have successfully completed a full programme of testing to PAS 24 and PAS 23-1 and achieved a Pass in all aspects, certified by Exova (UK) Ltd, a UKAS accredited certification body.
The doors can be used to meet the security requirements of Building Regulations as set out in Approved Document Q Security – Dwellings: Requirement Q1: Unauthorised access by virtue of this testing.

Building Regulations
Building Regulations Part Q states that reasonable provision must be made to prevent unauthorised access; this applies only to new dwellings.
For Shadbolt doors the relevant application is where an easily accessible door gives access into a flat from the common parts of a building. These doorsets must be ‘secure doorsets’ which have been shown by test to meet the security requirements of PAS 24: 2012.
Additional requirements may apply for the size and design of letter plates if fitted, provision of a door viewer, and a door chain or door limiter (or a suitable entry system where, for example, warden emergency access may be needed).
For security purposes Shadbolt are of the view that a door viewer is the most effective means of caller identification.