Wood can be rustic or regal, and aluminum is incredibly affordable. But hollow metal doors and hollow metal door frames have become increasingly popular options for government, factory, and commercial properties thanks to their relative ease of installation and use, and an uncanny ability to take a beating.

Here are four ways hollow metal doors and frames can help increase security at your commercial or small business:

  1. Durability: Hands down, without question, hollow cold-rolled steel and/or stainless steel are the strongest materials on the market for door and door frame units. Believe it or not, hollow is considered the more secure choice, as it has been shown to absorb more impact – and subsequently distribute that impact – ultimately reducing the possibility of breaks, dents, and other damage. Additionally, solid metal tends to transfer damage to the door edges. Hollow metal door frames do not, which help them to prevent break-ins and knockdowns. They are also fire resistant, and able to endure extreme temperatures, humidity, and weather conditions – which not only extends their longevity, but also makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
  2. Accessibility: Solid metal doors can be a chore to shove through and hold ajar, but hollow metal doors and door frames are lightweight enough to be accessed by the masses without complaint or concern, while still maintaining their strength and constitution.
  3. Customization: Prefabricated hollow metal doors and door frames can be found to fit almost any government institution or commercial property’s needs. That being said, the manufacturing process for hollow metal doors makes ordering custom-sizes for your factory or business property easier than ever. Meanwhile, a number of finishes and designs are available to make your entrances and exits truly shine.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: When compared to other leading options, hollow metal door units and hollow metal door frames are typically seen as being the more affordable option in the long run, particularly when taking their ease of installation and customization into consideration. High-security buildings can install multiple units at a moderate expense that reaps a significant ROI.

Secom, LLC offers more than 50 years of design, installation, and service experience, and we regularly provide multi-location businesses and agencies with state-of-the-art security solutions. We believe in taking a true open architecture approach to doing business, which ensures our clients are never trapped into operating proprietary equipment or software. We specialize in access control and visitor entry, and can assist your property with the swift, secure installation of hollow metal doors and hollow metal door frames. Reach out today to ask about our in-house financing.