Security and anti-vandal protection improvement
Alliance Close Lancelot Road Wembley HA0 2NG
The communal doors entrances were repeatedly forced open. Vandals took advantage of the fact that the locks could be easily forced and that the glass panels and the position of the letterboxes meant doors could be opened by putting a hand through the letterboxes or smashing the glass. Anti-vandal, more safer and stable doors were required.
Hardwood doors from the joinery manufacturer Howdens were chosen and fitted with the London Bars (anti-burglary device; resists kicking, splitting and forcing open of door) and the Birmingham Bars (recommended by police and security specialists, against kick in attack). These together with the glass panels being away from the locks proved to be a very good combination to secure the blocks from uninvited intruders.