Our History

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 Department 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 to 2003

SeceuroBar removable window bar system was launched in 1997 and became an award winner at Ifsec security expo. SWS became security expertise in the garage door market, launching SeceuroGlide, the first insulated garage door for specialists in the UK.

In 1999 we 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.

Introduced continental commercial shutters in 2003, combining traditional steel shutters with aluminium boxes and guides for higher grade installations.


2005 to 2010

In 2005 we became the first UK shutter and roller garage door manufacturer to comply with the EU’s Construction Products Directive safety standards.

We launched SeceuroGlide Excel in 2007, the first and only Police and Insurance approved garage door on the market.

The Lakeland range of Awnings and Piazza roof systems was introduced in 2009. A perfect solution for commercial and residential properties wanting to make the most of the great outdoors.

The SeceuroGlide Sectional is launched in 2010 as a further option in our industry leading range of garage doors.

2011 to 2013

In 2011 was the introduction of the Flame Curtain, a discreet fire protection product offering a 2 hour rating.

Back in 2012 SWS UK completed a new look with a new brand identity and new marketing materials including a new website. SeceuroFire Fire Shutter launched a Fire protection product that also offers security in 1, 2 and 3 hour ratings.

2013 saw the introduction of our Insulated Industrial Door Range. Seceurosense arrive our new garage door operator offering more choice to customers than ever before. 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.

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It’s very secure and needs little space to open. The colour was matched to our front door and we are really happy with the match. People fitting it were kind and thoughtful, they cleared afterwards and did a fantastic job. We're really pleased.

Customer of Eastern Garage Doors

– 15-01-2019

Looks good, automation & easy operation & maintenance. Installer went above & beyond to ensure a good fit after 20 year old up & over garage door was removed and the frame was far from straight.

Customer of Essex Garage Doors Ltd

– 10-01-2019

Very professional honest and informative information from Active Security UK. Reassuring security features. Quality installation with great workmanship. Very pleased with the whole process.

Customer of Active Security UK Ltd

– 11-01-2019

Secured with locking pins, automated and stylish. Absolutely love my new garage door and the installers were brilliant

Customer of D4 Doors Ltd

– 04-01-2019