Metal Security Doors

Temporary metal security doors for vacant property

Our temporary metal security and safety doors give you peace of mind your vacant property is secured. This unique property access control solution for empty properties is designed to a heavy-duty anti-vandal specification. So providing you with an efficient, same day, visual and physical deterrent to squatters, vandals, and burglary.

Developed from the original Sitex metal security doors, our precision engineered heavy gauge metal screen doors are advanced versions of the original Sitex building protection doors used by UK local authorities and proven in thousands of installations.

Temporary installation with minimal damage

Our temporary Sitex – type heavy-duty metal security doors are designed by and manufactured for Secure Empty Property Limited and are available in three widths: 800, 840 and 870mm. There is also the facility to extend the doors with side and fanlight extensions to fully cover the property door both in width and height. These metal screen doors can be installed in minutes with a variety of fixing methods so that the original door can be retained in place.

Heavy-duty anti-burglary design

The metal security door system is designed in two parts. The frame is manufactured from 2mm Zintec steel whilst the door skin is manufactured from 1.5mm Zintec steel. All parts are powder-coated for anti-corrosion and to maintain an attractive appearance. The door has three purpose-made two-piece hinges with each male/female part welded to the door frame and skin. The door skin is designed with tight tolerances so that it is retained within the frame if the metal security door is attacked.

These metal screen steel security doors are fitted in front of the existing property door and open outwards to provide full wheelbarrow width access. They utilise two 5-lever mortice deadlocks which are suited uniquely to Secure Empty Property. The flexible anti-tamper fixing methods create a very strong anti-vandal brace between the metal security door and the property door frame.

Effective alternative to plywood boarding

Our full-width metal security doors cover the property’s letter flap so preventing the build-up of potentially combustible junk mail. In addition, by diverting the post from previous occupiers, clients avoid potential issues with GDPR and data protection from posted bank or credit card statements.

Metal screen doors are effective for both short-term or long-term installations from quick change of tenancy or demolition installations. Installed or removed in minutes by trained teams nationwide, metal security doors are an ideal alternative to traditional plywood fabricated access doors.

The Secure Empty Property metal security doors are finished in anti-corrosion Leaf Green paintwork to provide an attractive and aesthetically pleasing finish. This professional finish avoids attracting vandals or squatters and improves the appearance of the property to potential purchasers or new tenants.

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Interested? Contact our experienced and friendly team and we can have your property secured in hours.

Call 0330 088 1973, email or fill in the form and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our security doors are designed for temporary installation during a void period only. Unlike ‘normal’ security doors, these can be quickly installed and removed without damaging existing frames or removing door leaves.

Temporary door operation can be either key operation or code operation which gives flexibility regarding key management and access control.

Temporary Sitex-type steel security doors are a visual and physical deterrent to intruders or vandals. They afford easy access to wheelbarrow width helping with attendance by refurbishment contractors or potential tenants.

Access control is important to ensure the empty property remains secure yet retains easy access internally for authorised staff and contractors.

Key operation is standard and Secure Empty Property temporary steel security doors use two five-lever mortice deadlocks. Keys can be held offsite or safely in an insurance approved code operated keysafe installed on site.

Code operated doors require a unique code input into a push button keypad. This system relies upon codes being kept safe and not shared between staff or contractors.

New technology allows a mobile phone in proximity to the door to use Bluetooth to allow access and record visitors and time/date of entry/exit. These more sophisticated security door options are useful where sites are remote.

No one technology is suitable for all applications. Keys have been used successfully for thousands of years! Talk to our Operations team to see the options available.

Plywood boarding is often used for quick emergency installation where glazing has been broken. This is because it can be quickly cut on site without specialist tools. However, it Is not suitable for long-term voids because:

  • It deteriorates over time and in wet weather
  • It doesn’t allow natural light inside the property so creating a H&S issue
  • It is often installed with standard Phillips screws. Not unique anti-tamper fixings
  • It is flammable and often not approved by insurers

Anti-vandal steel security is bespoke cut on site to fit within the window reveal or to completely cover the window opening. So glazing is not damaged however there will be fixing holes in the wooden frames or adjacent brickwork. For large, glazed opening, a wooden framework can be constructed to avoid damaging the external fascia. 

Residential property can be secured with modular window screens affixed internally to back-bars through opening window lights. PVCu windows can be de-glazed. So glazing remains intact and window frames are not damaged.

Access is retained through temporary steel security doors which are installed over existing entrance doors. Operation is by two 5-lever mortice locks which use suited keys. The doors afford full wheelbarrow width access. Existing doors remain in place and there should be minimal damage to the door frame.

Physical security systems are available on a daily hire basis and so can be ‘off-hired’ at short notice after an initial hire period. So you only pay for security when you need it.

For long-term vacants where rental may not be cost effective, we offer an ‘advanced rental’ option which is a one-off payment without ongoing hire charges. Secure Empty Property retain ownership of the products installed and will remove them FOC upon instruction.