At times of increasing overcrowding in our cities, growing environmental problems and greater mobility, many people are feeling a greater desire for reliable security. Because security and safety are topics that affect us all, statutory legislation specifies minimum safety standards that must be observed. On top of these, subjective or perceived security is becoming ever more important.
Objective security can be planned
In the construction industry, there are a number of regulations that we take into account during the development of our products – long before those products come onto market. These include tests conducted by independent bodies, such as ift Rosenheim and gbd Dornbirn. They provide documented proof that the doors, windows, façades, partitions and sliding units constructed from our steel profile systems meet the required safety standards.
Clearly defined safety standards
In order to define safety standards for particular materials, structures and components, there is always a test standard and a classification standard. The test standard specifies the parameters for performing the test. The classification standard indicates how the product can be categorised once it has successfully passed the test under the specified parameters.
Subjective security can be improved
Beyond the statutory requirements, we can all seek out better security, health and wellbeing in our personal environment. Big effects can often be achieved with comparatively simple measures: Well-lit spaces boost mood, tightly closing windows and doors protect from draughts, reduce heat loss and also keep unpleasant odours and noises out. This creates cosy spaces for work, recreation, living and sleeping that well and truly fulfil every person’s need for security, health and comfort.