commercial a/c enclosure
Frontier Steel Products offers two patented commercial air conditioner enclosures. Both are designed as a deterrent to vandalism and thieves targeting your organization's outdoor air conditioner (A/C) compressor units, their freon, and their copper.
The Need To Protect
Unfortunately, it happens. A business contacted us after their exterior air conditioner units were stolen from their property. Their insurance coverage only covered half of the $80,000 loss due to theft. That business chose to purchase our A/C anti-theft enclosures to help prevent it from happening again.
After January 1, 2020, it will be illegal to import and to manufacture R22 refrigerant (R22 freon) in the United States. Thieves are extracting R22 freon from unprotect air conditioners, and stealing entire units for the copper metal as well as for the A/C compressor itself.
For Traditional A/C Units
For the more traditional HVAC system, we provide our patented anti-theft enclosure for protecting the outdoor (A/C) unit. It is made up of an open framework of structural members which surround and protect the A/C unit. Individual steel panels are assembled to form a series of upstanding walls which are covered by a top panel. Together the panels define the quasi-enclosed area surrounding the A/C unit.
The steel panels join with connecting and mating elements which facilitate easy and quick assembly and disassembly. The upright panels have adjustable legs that can be extended and cemented into the ground for added stability and security. A single Master Lock M40XKAD disc lock, with protective shroud, holds and secures the enclosure.
For Split A/C Units
For Split A/C Units
If you have a split (or mini-split) A/C system, we have our patented anti-theft enclosure developed just for that type of exterior unit.
It is constructed of an open framework of welded steel that surrounds and protects the unit.
The three outward-facing panels are welded together as one section. That section is hinged at the bottom to the lower steel framework allowing it to tilt outward to open providing access for service of the A/C unit. When closed, the hinged section is locked in place for security. The legs are adjustable for leveling and stability and can be cemented into the ground or connected to concrete for further protection.
Enclosure installation is quick and easy due to our designs that feature the absence of bolts and nuts or pins.
The units have adjustable legs for leveling. The legs can be cemented in the ground for further stability and security.
Both of our designs allow for easy access for A/C maintenance and service.
To open the traditional A/C enclosure, unlock it and slide the panels free.
To open the split A/C enclosure, unlock it and tilt the hinged section forward.
Our air conditioner enclosures are constructed using 14-gauge square steel tubing joined with high-quality welds.
The legs are extendable and may be connected to a concrete pad or anchored in the ground with concrete.
Sizes & Colors
Sizes: Our anti-theft A/C enclosures are custom sized to your needs so that they are a perfect fit and provide the best possible protection.
Colors: All metal is painted with rust-resistant primer and painted grey. Other colors are available by request.