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Are Steel Doors Burglar Proof?

Are Steel Doors Burglar Proof?

When protecting your property, one of the first lines of defence is a durable and secure door. Steel doors are a popular choice for those wanting to deter burglars and prevent break-ins. But are steel doors completely burglar-proof?

Discover what makes steel doors a sensible security investment.

The Strength and Durability of Steel

Steel doors are among the most secure door options due to the innate strength and durability of the material.

Professional testing shows that most steel doors provide high resistance to attacks from hammers, axes, crowbars, and even sustained body slams. This gives property owners valuable extra time to react while burglars struggle to get through.

Of course, given enough time, sophisticated burglary equipment and effort, no door is completely impenetrable. But for the majority of break-in attempts, a quality steel door presents a formidable barrier that sends criminals looking for easier targets.

Custom Security Features

Beyond the inherent sturdiness of steel, many security doors also integrate custom features for enhancing protection. These include:

When professionally assessed and certified to security standards like PAS24, LPS 1175 or STS202, steel doors with integrated security measures reliably demonstrate their effectiveness against lock manipulation and more.

The Weakest Link

Of course, even the strongest castle gate is only as secure as its weakest link. That’s why the overall installation is crucial for making a steel door burglary-resistant in practice. Attention must be paid to:

With careful installation following manufacturer best practices, steel doors deny would-be burglars easy modes of entry and channel their attacks directly into the door’s most secure zones.

Why Maintenance Matters

Over time, unseen wear and age can erode the practical security of even the best steel doors. That’s why appropriate maintenance checks are vital:

By combining tough steel construction, custom security features, professional installation, and consistent maintenance, steel doors present the highest barrier to forced entry available. Of course no precaution short of around-the-clock guards can guarantee absolute protection, but steel doors massively shift the odds in favour of property owners.

The Bradbury Group Steel Door Advantage

Our quality steel security doors at The Bradbury Group bring you as close as practically possible to absolute security. We offer fully bespoke steel doors that combine burglary resistance with aesthetically pleasing design.

Our specialised product range includes security-rated and fire-certified doors engineered to customer specifications:


Our M2M+24 is an entry-level security steel doorset that offers enhanced security performance. It has been tested to ensure it can withstand opportunist burglary attempts and comes with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification.

M2M2 and M2M4

Our M2M2 and M2M4 steel security doors are certified not just for basic burglary resistance, but to the more rigorous LPS 1175 SR2 to SR4 standards. These test their ability to withstand attacks from high impact power tools like rams, sledgehammers, and cutting equipment.

All Bradbury doors blend style with state-of-the-art security. With extensive customisation possibilities and dedicated support teams, our steel doors take protection to the next level while suiting individual requirements.

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