ESG launches Secure Vue™

ESG launches Secure Vue™ privacy security glass door panel

Leading independent UK glass processor ESG Glass has launched Secure Vue™, a new battery-operated secure LCD switchable glazing panel for use in domestic and corporate front doors, as well as medical and custodial internal door applications. Secure Vue™ allows the user to switch the glass panel from optically clear to opaque, as desired, at the touch of a button, while providing a secure barrier. Secure Vue can be supplied in a range of sizes up to 0.5m2 to fit a wide selection of front door designs.

Using ESG interlayer lamination technology, high security and privacy features are combined in a single product. Representing a breakthrough for the UK market, Secure Vue™ comes complete with a printed circuit board and battery pack which is installed in the body of the door to power the switchable inset panel. This means that there is no need to run wiring to a mains source, which may be some distance away. Secure Vue™ ensures that there are no trailing wires visible and no need to carry out disruptive work to conceal wiring.

This in-door installation makes Secure Vue™ perfect for a range of applications, including domestic front doors. As a modern alternative to outdated spy holes, the Secure Vue™ panel can be switched to optically clear so that the occupant can see and identify callers clearly, then switched off to re-establish highly secure privacy, while still allowing natural light to flood through. This product represents a highly cost-effective alternative to video door security systems, and avoids the installation of less than attractive video intercom panels.

In medical settings, such as hospital or examination rooms, Secure Vue™ can be used in observation panels in internal security doors, to allow monitoring at regular intervals without disturbing or waking the patient, while providing additional security to protect medical staff or the patient themselves. It is especially appropriate in custodial settings, where a detainee, either for medical or custodial purposes, needs to be kept in one location. Secure Vue™ helps to prevent the detainee from attempting to break out, as well as ensuring that an attempt to break in would be unsuccessful.

Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager for ESG, commented, “Secure Vue™ has been designed to meet the demand for both privacy and security in door panels. Until now, this was difficult to achieve because of the need for wiring from the door panel to the mains supply beyond the frame. Wires can be unsightly and the mains power can be located some distance from the front door. Now, by providing a printed circuit board and battery pack small enough to be installed in the door itself, we have opened the way for architects, designers and homeowners to specify a product which answers the previously conflicting needs of natural light, on-demand privacy, great aesthetics and high security, all in a single product. Secure Vue™ now represents a best of several worlds.”