Our History

SWS UK, a leading British manufacturer since 1985.

SWS UK is a leading British manufacturer of physical security products with a reputation for innovation and unrivalled customer service. Established in 1985 and operating from Lancaster premises, the company has grown quickly; necessitating a move in December 2000 to the present Claughton, Lancashire manufacturing base.

The company's dedicated Research & Development dept. continues to refine the product range, ensuring SWS UK's security shutters, retractable gates, window bars and roller garage doors are always at the forefront of technology. In addition to enhancing the existing range, there is also a focus on developing exciting new lines; the SWS UK selection of Police approved 'Secured by Design' products continues to broaden despite already being the most comprehensive range available from any security manufacturer.

1997 SeceuroBar removable window bar system: new product award winner at Ifsec security expo.
  Turned security expertise to the garage door market, launching SeceuroGlide, the first insulated garage door for specialists in the UK.
1999 Became the UK’s sole distributor of the off-the-shelf Xpanda range of economically priced security.
2001 Launched SeceuroGlide Compact, the UK’s first low headroom insulated roller garage door.
2003 Introduced continental commercial shutters, combining traditional steel shutters with aluminium boxes and guides for higher grade, easier installations.
2005 First UK shutter and roller garage door manufacturer to comply with the EU’s Construction Products Directive safety standards.
2007 Launched SeceuroGlide Excel, the first and only Police and Insurance approved garage door on the market.
2009 The Lakeland range of Awnings and Piazza roof systems was introduced. A perfect solution for commercial and residential properties wanting to make the most of the great outdoors.
2010 The SeceuroGlide Sectional is launched as a further option in our industry leading range of garage doors.  
2011 Introduction of the Flame Curtain, a discreet fire protection product offering a 2 hour rating.
2012 SWS UK has a complete new look with a new brand identity and new marketing materials including a new website.
2012 SeceuroFire Fire Shutter launched a Fire protection product that also offers security in 1, 2 and 3 hour ratings.
2013 Introduction of our Insulated Industrial Door Range.
2013 Seceurosense arrive our new garage door operator offering more choice to customers than ever before.
2013 Winner of Silver, Bronze and Two Highly Commended awards for our rebrand at the 2013 Transform Awards.

Another cornerstone of SWS UK's success is its national network of specialist distributors. Working in partnership to supply, install and support, distributors provide a trusted, experienced and local source for the SWS UK product range.

SWS UK is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company. The company also holds membership of the DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) and is a supporting manufacturer of the AGDS (Association of Garage Door Specialists). In addition, SWS UK are also proud holders of the official Police 'Secured by Design' approved manufacturer status.

SWS UK are a member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and are able to provide RIBA-assessed construction CPD on ‘Intelligent, unobtrusive use of roller shutters and retractable gates’.

Our product ranges

SeceuroGlide Garage Doors

Explore our range of automated garage doors, including the UK’s first range of insulated roller garage doors

SeceuroShield Physical Security

Our flagship range of physical security products includes security shutters window shutters, retractable gates and removable bars offering effective protection for businesses and home security

SeceuroFire Fire Protection

Our range of fire rated protection systems includes our recess fitted automatic flame curtain and our fire rated steel shutters providing reliable protection in the event of a fire