SecuForte®

Burglary-resistant window handles with SecuForte® provide effective protection against unauthorised opening of windows from the outside. The handle is automatically locked when the window is closed or tilted. A unique security concept only allows the window handle to be operated according to the “push to turn” principle.
HOPPE – Handle of excellence.
SecuForte® – Burglary resistant thanks to the decoupled spindle; automatic locking function VarioFit® – Adjustable spindle; bridges different profile thicknesses up to 10 mm
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SecuForte® – Simple. Different. More secure.

Innovation from HOPPE

With SecuForte®, HOPPE offers a completely new standard in burglary resistance. When the window is closed or tilted, the handle is automatically locked. This happens, because the handle and the square spindle are not connected – it is a unique concept that protects against the unauthorised opening of a window from outside.

Simple. Different. More secure.

Window handles with SecuForte® give burglars essentially no options for manipulating the window: As long as the handle is disconnected from the square spindle, it is virtually impossible to operate the handle from outside. In this way, SecuForte® protects not only against displacing the window fitting from outside, but also against the break-in methods of piercing the glass seal or drilling the frame in order to be able to turn the window handle from outside.

Trophees Innovation Competition held at the EQUIPBAIE 2018

Window handles with SecuForte® received one of the “Best Innovation” awards at the Innovation Competition held at the EQUIPBAIE 2018 Exhibition in Paris.

  • HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Austin series
    HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Austin series
  • HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Hamburg series
    HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Hamburg series
  • HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Toulon series
    HOPPE window handle with SecuForte®, Toulon series

The advantages

  • Protection against break-ins by piercing the glass seal, drilling the frame or manipulating the hardware
  • Automatic locking function when the window is closed (0°) and when tilted (180°)
  • Lockable version certified according to RAL200
  • Reduced storage costs due to VarioFit® solid spindle

New protection principle = New actuation of window handle

SecuForte® handles are moved differently than usual, but very simply all the same. To open the window, the handle is first pushed in the direction of the rosette . This releases the locking and the handle can be turned as usual .

When closing or tilting the window, the handle is locked and can only be operated by pushing it again.

The principle of “push to turn” has been around for a long time. It is used, for example, in child-proof bottles for dangerous materials such as medications and cleaning products, to make the container virtually impossible to be opened by children and protect them against injuries that may be caused by the content of the bottle.

More window security with SecuForte®

Window handles with SecuForte® are locked when the window is closed or tilted, which means the handle and the square spindle are not connected.

A burglar trying to reach the handle by piercing the glass seal or drilling the frame

A burglar may be able to reach the handle by piercing the glass seal or drilling the frame and break it off the rosette using massive physical force, yet the spindle will not move.

Result: The window cannot be opened and the break-in attempt will have failed.

The technology behind it

Handle locked

Automatic handle locking:

In the 0° and 180° position, a spring within the handle becomes released and separates a coupling element from its counterpart on the square spindle. The handle function – meaning the connection between the handle and the square spindle – is disabled. At the same time, the coupling element interlocks with a part of the rosette base and a steel plate reinforcement and locks the handle.

Handle unlocked

Push to turn:

If the handle is pushed in the direction of the rosette, the spring is compressed and the coupling element re-establishes the connection between the handle and the square spindle (thereby restoring the handle function). At the same time, the handle is unlocked and can be turned as usual. In the open position (90°) the handle remains unlocked and will not need to be pushed again in order to be turned.

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European patent EP 3 615 749
SecuForte®

View SecuForte® window handles in the product catalogue

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