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Warriors Doors, a Secured by Design member company that specialises in manufacturing secure entrance doorsets, has supplied and installed its bespoke doors to nine out of 12 jewellery shops on a street in Birmingham, close to the city’s landmark Jewellery Quarter.

The company’s doors have withstood attacks by sledgehammers, axes, battering rams and ram raids by vehicles and its aim is always to maximise security without compromising on light or visual aesthetics.

The resulting range of high-specification security doors have surpassed the most rigorous security testing to achieve certification to LPS1175 Security Levels 2, 3, 4 (version 7), and its SR2 standard composite glazed door can even block a 9mm round.

Warrior Doors is the first company in the country to have achieved a fully glazed door to LPS1175 security level 4 (SR4) that can open either into or out from a building.

Managing director Brett Barratt, said that spending on security is often underestimated and not considered as an investment in the business until the full impact of a robbery is experienced first hand.

“The real costs are to the people involved, who can be traumatised by the event for months, if not longer,” he said. “Loss of high-value stock, whether it’s cash, diamonds, gold or watches, can have a huge impact on the business continuity and in some cases the business never actually recovers, forced eventually to close down.

“Warrior Doors has been able to provide some of the highest quality security doors available without compromising on the exacting demands of jewellers towards aesthetic appearance and maximum vision into their shops. We have worked with a range of high value retailers including jewellers and bullion dealers, helping them to feel the benefits of being protected by a high security door from Warrior Doors.”

In one video on the company’s website, visitors can see a prolonged attacked using a 5 Series BMW car on a door installed at the front entrance to a jeweller’s shop in Birmingham. Even after repeated ramming attempts by the car, and subsequent unsuccessful attempts to force entry by the police and fire brigade, the door could still be opened and closed and locked perfectly.