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Entrance doors and windows (chapter 5)

Design for secure residential environments: A technical handbook

Author: Crouch, S., Shaftoe, H., Fleming, R.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1999


This chapter is about upgrading and improving the security of entrance doors and windows. It attempts to provide a comprehensive guide to entrance doors and window security by highlighting potential risks and offering practical guidance to reduce and overcome security problems. Highlights potential conflicts between the security of buildings and the need for fire safety. Section 5.6 of this chapter describes door locks for fire escape purposes. Includes diagrams of doors, windows and fire exits.

Further Details

Pages: 44-95
Publish Location: London
Publisher: Longman
ISBN/ISSN: 0582276608
Accession Number: February 2007
Keywords: door, window, design
Reads: 156