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Prison Doors

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Prison doors are a specific application of hollow metal doors used in detention facilities. Prison doors must meet ASTM standards for the security level of the facility (security levels 1 - 4) up to and including maximum security standards. Prison doors must be capable of withstanding a "sustained attempt" to break them down, in addition to other requirements.

Prison Door Manufacturers

  • Trussbilt is a leading manufacturer of prison doors built around their unique TrussCore design technology, which captures the strength of the steel skins. A typical Trussbilt prison door has over 800 welding points, granting greater protection against delamination. Trussbilt prison doors can be manufactured suitable for any detention security rating, up to and including maximum security prison door solutions.

Prison Door Specifications

The primary requirement of prison doors is one of security: the metal door must be resistant to a sustained assault with any kind of object that might reasonably be obtained by inmates -- including metal benches and tables. However, prison doors generally need to meet several additional specifications in addition to the ability to withstand a blunt assault.
  • Prison doors often need to be fire resistant, which requires thermal break frames as well as draft and smoke controls.
  • Depending on the security requirements, prison doors may