Mila has launched what it claims is the UK’s only Kitemarked high security patio handle suitable for use with PVC-U, composite and timber doors.
,Part of the popular ProSecure range, the new patio handle has been successfully tested to TS007: 2012 and has achieved BSI’s two star Kitemark accreditation, as well as Secured by Design approval. The Kitemark is etched onto the internal backplate to provide reassurance for homeowners, while the Secured by Design logo is etched onto the external backplate as a passive deterrent to burglars.
,With what is described as ‘neat’, contemporary styling and a choice of six suited colours, the patio handle incorporates many of the design and security features which are said to have helped to make Mila’s ProSecure door handle such a success.
,This includes its patented FlexSecure technology, which is a force deflection feature that enables the ball joints to flex when under attack to prevent the fixing screws from shearing.
,There is also an integrated cylinder guard to provide anti-snap protection which is visibly raised within the handle’s backplate, and chamfered backplate shoulders which provide anti-grip protection for further mole grip resistance.
,The cylinder face itself is shielded with a slotted, rotating disc which is captive within the backplate and acts as an effective barrier against cylinder drilling and deplugging.
,The new handle reportedly has market leading strength and stability thanks to a deep-drawn steel subframe which provides the reinforcement required inside the zinc alloy.
,It features a universal D-lever for both left and right handed doors, two spindles to ensure easy fixing on all common door thicknesses and is supplied complete with fixing screws.
,Like the rest of Mila’s product range, the emphasis with the new ProSecure patio handle is on quality and reliability. To demonstrate this, it has been independently tested to PAS24: 2012 and has achieved a grade 5 480 hours rating from the BS EN1670 salt spray test.
,Mila’s managing director, Richard Gyde, is enthusiastic about the launch. He said: “This is the latest addition to the ProSecure range, all designed and developed in-house. It is easy to fabricate, easy to install and, while security on patio doors is sometimes overlooked by homeowners, this handle has real buyer appeal with stylish aesthetics, a choice of finishes and of course the reassuring Secured by Design logo.”
,Further information on the new patio handle is available to download at www.mila.co.uk/