An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project

Into the airlock

Many of the secure shop front projects we’ve worked on over the years have included the specification an airlock in the overall design. So, what are the benefits of having an airlock in your retail store?

The inclusion of an airlock to any high value retail store, such as a jewellers, provides a highly secure, and safe, entrance to the store for both staff and customers. This provides additional peace of mind all round and ensures the very highest levels of protection against professional burglars and opportunistic thieves.

An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project
An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project

An airlock essentially creates a double entrance to your store and enables the isolation of a potential attacker should the need arise. The airlock comprises two doors and only one door can be operated and opened at a time. The first door to the airlock will often be from the street. This steel security door will lead the customer into a glass ‘lobby’ where it will close and lock behind them where they can be identified by a member of staff. Once positive identification is made then the second security door can be opened and the individual can only then enter the actual store.

Not only does an airlock prevent criminals from ‘tailgating’ a genuine customer who enters or exits your store, it will also act as a powerful deterrent since most professional criminals will plan their attack in advance and always ensure there is a viable escape route!

An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project
Once a positive ID has been made, the second airlock door can be opened

Take a look at the images included in this post and you will see a prime example of an airlock that we that we recently designed and installed for a client. If you think that your business is at risk of theft or aggravated burglary, then we strongly recommend that you consider including an airlock in your overall secure shop front design. Please feel free to contact us, the Secure House team, for more specific information or a ‘no obligation’ quote for a bespoke secure shop front and airlock solution for your premises.