Listed corporate buildings

Architectural changes to listed buildings are often complicated. But not impossible. We have come up with and implemented bespoke solutions that are both beautiful and strong, in cooperation with architects and municipal authorities.

Example: Arnhem Museum of Modern Art

For the Museum of Modern Art, situated in a listed building in Arnhem, we implemented a total security concept together with an independent consultancy and an installation company. All spaces are secured as compartments with provisions that are nearly invisible to the public, including:
  • reinforced (detection-) walls, floors and grating
  • HSD break-in-resistant automatic sliding doors (vault lock door, electrically operable via the access control system, developed ourselves - see photo 1)
  • double break-in-resistant glazing in a design profile, invisible behind existing finish (photo 2)
  • HSD double-winged revolving doors (photos 3 and 4)
  • reinforced depots

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Jewels of creativity

Additional bespoke solutions are below. Click on the photos for an enlargement.

Electrically operated sliding windows

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Electrically operated sliding windows (sledgehammer-proof) have been installed in this building without affecting the window frames. The exterior is unchanged (photo left was the existing situation).

Electrically operated sliding skylights

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We developed electrically operated skylights (sledgehammer-proof) for this building. The roofline could not protrude above the existing roofing tiles. Because of this requirement, all the faade suppliers gave up. Why? Because this required the windows to open to the inside and, for this reason, they couldn't guarantee that they would be watertight. We developed a closure solution with perfect results.

'Antique reinforced doors

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'Antique' reinforced interior and exterior doors, motor-driven or otherwise, make for a stylish security measure. We copy the existing door profiles and make the door into a reinforced, break-in-resistant barrier, without this all being noticeable.

Historic wooden windows that open to the inside

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Historic wooden windows that open to the inside are beautiful, but can't withstand a break-in from a crowbar or sledgehammer. They can't be made to withstand this, either. For this, we have developed laminated windows inlaid with steel. With the original mullion form on or in the glass and without parallax (visual differences). The windows are identical to the old widows, but then tough as nails.

Strongroom doors

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Strongroom doors are components of a reinforced escape space to which people can retreat in case of emergency. We make reinforced doors, walls, roofs and floors. From light to extremely heavy - depending on your situation and wishes - so that they can withstand the most violent attack techniques. These (steel) doors can be finished so that they match the interior and are barely noticeable or not at all.

informatieWant to know how we can secure your listed business building? With respect for its history? 
Then call us on +31 26 361 09 09 or send us an e-mail with your questions or wishes.
Director of an influential museum:

Van den Hoogen Security translates the desired level of security into technically advanced solutions. They're really good at it.