Garador now offering Secured By Design accreditation on sectional garage doors

Garador is now offering Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation, across nearly all of its sectional garage door range. The highly regarded SBD status is being offered as a free upgrade on all Garador sectional garage doors, ordered from October 2021 onwards, that meet certain eligibility requirements.

In order to gain the Secured by Design accreditation, the product and installation must meet strict criteria. These include the Garador sectional garage door being a 42mm Premium insulated model, without windows, fitted behind the opening and automated by a GaraMatic operator.

Once the door is installed, all that needs to be done is for the fitter to fill in a simple form which includes the installer, customer and door details. Garador will then send out an official Secured by Design accreditation pack with registration label and badge.

The GaraMatic operator, which forms an important part of the Secured by Design accreditation, is engineered with an anti-lift kit to prevent forced entry. This utilises a mechanical lock built into the operator boom, and because it is mechanical the door cannot be forced open even during a power cut. Another noteworthy security feature of the GaraMatic operators is the bi-directional radio system that uses the same 128-bit encryption employed by banks for online banking security. This technology makes the system even more secure and ensures a more reliable signal and extended range.

Home security remains a concern for homeowners, specifiers and housing developers alike, and there continues to be a strong demand for high-security products which offer an even greater level of protection.

Secured by Design is renowned throughout the building industry, providing a recognised standard for high-security products that reduce crime. The Secured by Design badge is a clear indication that the product has a much higher level of security and has undergone rigorous testing to withstand an attack from a burglar.

Garador’s Managing Director, Neil Discombe comments,

“Secured by Design accredited products are well known for having extra layers of security and so we expect this new feature to be well received by our customers.”

Neil continues,

“We have always been proud of the quality of our sectional garage doors. This new Secured by Design accreditation confirms that they are robust and secure.”

Garador already offers a selection of steel up & over garage doors with Secured by Design accreditation, as part of its Guardian range. The addition of SBD sectional garage doors will extend the company’s SBD product offering, giving customers the possibility of ordering a garage door that’s thermally insulated and electrically automated with a GaraMatic operator. Attributes that are not currently available in the Guardian Range.

When picking out a door design and colour, customers can choose from the full range of fully insulated Georgian and Linear designs, as well as all the standard RAL colours.

To find out more about Garador’s SBD sectional garage doors, please visit or call 01935 443722.

What qualifies for Secured by Design Status?

To qualify for Secured by Design status, the Garador sectional garage door must meet each of the following conditions:

  • 42mm insulated premium sectional garage door (Classic uninsulated models are not eligible).
  • Fitted behind the opening.
  • No windows in any of the door sections.
  • Electrically operated with a GaraMatic operator.
  • Only official Garador parts and products must be used, and they must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Please refer to the installation instructions for a more detailed list of requirements: