Security is a huge factor in the door business. In fact many say that security is the major function of all types of doors. We don’t necessarily agree with this viewpoint, as garage doors are a prominent component in the front of most homes, so beauty is probably another important factor, as well as safety, warranty, ease of use, noise, insulation, long life, maintenance requirements, and dozens of other factors. The top picture at the right shows the side-acting security gate on the front of the store to deter intruders. When you’re in the firearm business,
security and break-ins are a major concern. In front of this gate is the aluminum and glass “storefront.” This acts as a first line of defense.
Next, this curtain gate system was mounted inside of the storefront for a second line of defense against intruders. During the day it is tucked away to the side and after hours it is locked closed.
The middle photo shows the firearms display when the new security shutters are open. We protected the firearm displays with rolling security shutters as a 3rd line of defense. These shutters were installed over the front of the wall displays inside the store. Each evening, the shutters are lowered and securely locked, and the following morning they are unlocked and raised back up. But they no
longer take the firearms down at night to put them away in the vault – they just close the security shutters and lock them in place.
Previously the gun dealer’s employees were required to take down all of the firearms from the display and store them in the vault. Then the following morning they would go into the vault and put them all out again. They still have the vault, but it isn’t used to store the display firearms.
The store owners informed us that the labor savings alone would pay for the cost of the doors.