What to Look for in Security Doors and Screens

What to Look for in Security Doors and Screens

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Published by TOP4 Team

In the middle of summer, when you're desperate for a bit of air to circulate through your house, it's usually tempting to fall asleep with windows wide open and the door left half open to let that little bit of breeze flow.

Many Australians spend a lot of money and time worrying about keeping annoying pests out in these situations, unfortunately, there's also a much bigger threat in the form of thief and robbers into your home.

By installing a well fitted high-quality security doors and screens, you'll be able to find a weather efficient option for your house that will most importantly keep you and your family secure.

There’s a wide range of security doors to choose from, but before you choose, here are some things you should look for to ensure maximum safety.

Security doors operate best with dead locks, as wafer locks are generally very vulnerable. Using a three-point lock on the door will provide additional durability and prevent robbers from being able to pull the door off at either top or bottom.

There should be at least three hinges on a security door, and these should have fixed hinge pins which the robbers won’t be able to remove.

Steel frames are usually perceived as the most efficient frames for security doors, however, often the efficiency of a frame is as much of its installation and the material that it's made from. Aluminium is a perfect alternative for frames and can be less prone to corrosion.

Door Mesh
The most usual type used in security doors is fibreglass mesh, which is splined into the frame. But this is only available in black, which can limit vision. If you want to prevent strangers from seeing into your office or home, fibreglass mesh and restricted vision mesh (RVM) are both good options.

However, if you’re still keen to sustain a good view of the outdoors or simply be able to see people appearing at your doorstep, you may want to consider a brand that is made from woven aluminium with mesh that has holes in it, which doesn’t restrict your vision, doesn’t trap the hot temperature inside your house and lets a light breeze to flow through it.

Do you know that the vast majority of trespassing incidents actually happen through a window? So, you need to make sure that you install a security screen that will keep you and your family safe and sound. Here’s a list of things you should look for when finding the best security screen for your home.

Customise fitting
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, so you'll want to make sure that you get the finest installation possible and that the security screen is well fitted to the window with no gaps.

Mesh or Grille
You'll have the option of selecting between a stainless steel mesh or intruder proof grill. It all depends on the style and design of your home, the weather in your area and how much airflow you want to get.

To guarantee extra security, it's always important to put window locks in addition to your security screens.

Fire Exit
Although you want to keep you and your family safe from intruders, talk to your security screen specialists about the best way to get out if you need to escape in case of fire.

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