Personnel Double Door

What is a Personnel Door?

When running any kind of business, it will always have some form of entrance and exit system set up. There needs to be a secure way for your team of employees to be able to head in and out of your commercial property. This, of course, is where the concept of a personnel door comes in very handy!

A personnel door is a security door that is specifically designed and fitted to offer your employees access to and from your commercial building. Instead of being accessible to the public, these secure door systems are set up so that only approved personnel have access to and from the premises.

This is an essential part of any commercial building’s security system. While it’s great to have alarms and CCTV in place to ensure that your business’s perimeter is covered, it makes sense to also ensure that only your staff can get into specific zones.


Why Does a Personnel Door Need to be Secure & Heavy-Duty?

You may find that the average personnel door is a steel door with heavier hinges and fittings than most. There are a few reasons why this is the case.

A personnel door must only be accessible to members of staff. In many cases, they will have added security features deployed on entrances and exits. For example, you may find that some have fob access. However, more often than not, they are heavy-duty to provide extra security.


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You may also find that some personnel door systems have specific insulation, too, and can help to protect your team in the event of a fire. There are also some personnel doors which are fitted with ‘panic buttons’, for example, which can alert other staff to potential dangers.


What Other Types of Personnel Doors are There?

While you may find that heavy-duty steel doors make up the majority of the personnel door choices you will find up and down the UK, you will also find doors that slide open, that are automated, and even options which are built to offer a certain style or aesthetic. There is no limit to how you can stylise a personnel door!

Above all, you need to consider how you are going to use a personnel door system regularly. Does it need to be durable in extreme weather conditions? Will it be hidden from public view? How strong will the materials need to be to prevent vandalism or intrusion attempts?

What’s more, if your door is going to be viewable to the public, you will likely want to make sure that it fits in with the exterior décor and façade of your building. Does it match the look that you want from your building’s exterior?


These are all important things to consider. A personnel doorway is more than just a security door fitting. It’s a regular point of access, and one you are going to need to think carefully about for years of use ahead! If you would like to find out more about how we can help you? Get in touch today on 01933 275091 or head over to our contact page for more details.