Be on the safe side


Roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems make a significant contribution to energy efficiency and thus to the comfort of buildings. But the systems can also do a lot more: They play an important role with regard to security.

At R+T in Stuttgart from 27 February to 3 March 2018, specialist visitors will discover numerous solutions for the all-round protection of buildings. In addition, the framework programme will offer expert know-how at first hand.

Building elements such as roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will play an important part, in particular with regard to automatic drives and control. This means high requirements regarding operational and electrical safety, which must go hand in hand with the desired application. For this reason, the ift special show "Komfort + Sicherheit" (comfort + safety) will also be a feature at R+T 2018 in Stuttgart. In the new Paul Horn Halle (Hall 10) it will be highlighted what doors and gates and their components can and must do today, how demands can be analysed and how quality can be assured. This will be complemented by a presentation forum organised jointly with the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT).

Products provide security

By means of anti-lift devices, stable armour plating, and reinforced guide rails, roller shutters provide effective protection against attempted burglary.
Warema, for example, offers a security roller shutter certified in accordance with DIN EN 1627 resistance class RC2, as well as a special security package for V6 und V10 front-mounted roller shutters. Additional protection can be provided by means of a Smart Home control system that simulates the presence of persons in the building. The automatic opening and closing of the roller shutters and the switching on of lights creates the impression that someone is at home.

Heroal too offers a large range of security roller shutters, for example the Heroal RS 37 RC 2. A highly durable, two-component integrated material foaming gives the filigree bar its extreme bending strength and stability. The Heroal RS 37 and RC 3 stainless-steel roller shutters impress with stable armour plating, an anti-lift device and reinforced guide rails. The twin-walled stainless-steel rods are extremely stable and durable.

Other theme worlds at R+T in Stuttgart will also deal with the topic of security:
Solarlux also offers a wide range of products that take security requirements into account. For example, the new glass folding wall guarantees optimum protection against burglary.

A special gearbox with a 24-millimetre stroke locks the blades in the upper and lower frame profiles. For maximum security, lock monitoring with Reed contacts and covered cable ducts are possible as with a version in accordance with RC2 and RC2N.

Visitors to R+T in Stuttgart will also find such solutions regarding security aspects in the Doors/Gates section. For example, the especially stable design of the garage doors from Entrematic protects against burglary, and additionally tested burglary protection as per NEN 5096 is also possible.
Covered slide rails, rollers and tension spring boxes provide extra protection. The gate drive systems from Normstahl are TÜV-protected together with the gates and bear the seal for tested security. Other safety advantages such as finger trap protection, spring fracture safety devices and
obstacle detection round off the offer in this area.

Expert knowledge

Specialist visitors to R+T 2018 in Stuttgart can look forward to the presentation of many products in which the safety and security aspects have been fully considered, but the function and design have nevertheless not been pushed into the background.
At the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems, it will be impressively demonstrated that there is a correct solution for every application, in which no compromises need to be made. The direct exchange of ideas and opinions with experts on this topic both at the trade fair stands and in the course of the framework programme will make it possible to take into consideration market requirements regarding this theme at all times.

About R+T

For over 50 years, companies have been presenting their innovations and demonstrating their solutions for the central topics in the industry at R+T, the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. During the trade fair or at one of the numerous evening events, R+T provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues, and is the ideal platform for intensive specialist discussions.
Several specialist forums and networking events ensure that contacts are forged and give participants new impetus for their daily work. As the leading world trade fair, R+T is also a meeting point for the industry, a trend barometer and an innovation platform.

With the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS), the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT) and the Industrial Association for Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (ITRS), R+T can count on the support of strong partners who ensure market orientation. A large number of associations and institutions, e.g. the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) and ift Rosenheim, are involved in R+T and are actively helping to shape the accompanying programme.

888 exhibitors (2012: 816) from all corners of the world presented their products and services in Stuttgart in 2015. In addition to the major exhibitor countries, which include Italy, France and the Netherlands, the trade fair also recorded growth in 2015 from countries who were not previously represented at R+T – for example Ireland, Latvia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Romania. The 59,057 visitors also came from all over the world: They travelled from 131 countries. Overall, 54 per cent of visitors came from abroad, 79 per cent of whom from Europe. On average they spent two days discovering the innovations and trends at R+T in detail.

Captions and image credits:

RundT_18_PM11_1: Anti-lift devices, stable armour plating and reinforced guide rails ensure all-round building security. Image credit: Warema
RundT_18_PM11_2: Security roller shutters provide additional protection against attempted burglary. Image credit: Heroal
RundT_18_PM11_3: Also with respect to folding walls, no compromises are necessary regarding security concepts. Image credit: Solarlux
RundT_18_PM11_4: Doors/gates impress with their stable design and tested burglary protection. Image protection: Normstahl/Entrematic

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