Doors to your home are the most crucial part of your security. They provide a sleek, unique look to your property as well as providing safety and security when you’re home or out.
Selecting appropriate doors is essential to keep your house safe from intruders and not all doors are created equal. You want to make sure that the doors, and locks too, rate well in terms of being sturdy, burglar-proof, and long-lasting.
We know that Aussies like to keep their doors open in the summer months, to ensure a constant breeze throughout the home and to dissipate hot air. Hot days can make your house feel stuffy and warm however, leaving doors open, especially the entrance door which may face the street, can invite unwanted guests. Not to mention insects, flies and bugs!
So you may be looking for more than just a decorative front door. You’re after something functional, practical, safe and aesthetically pleasing.
Let’s take a look at some of the options for security screen doors for your home and how to choose the right security door for your location.
What type of security do you need?
Are you living in a neighborhood where there are a higher-than-average number of break-ins? Then you may require a stronger door. One that will provide you with security from theft and unwanted intruders inside your home. These will be thicker and more durable and have a different infill or safety element than other options.
However, If you need a door to look good and provide only medium security, you may opt for a different door altogether.
When choosing the right one to meet your requirements, you should evaluate the possible options available in Australia as per the Australian standards for security doors.
Doors for Strong Security
You could opt for aluminium security doors and avoid the risk of corrosion.
For aluminium doors, the frame is the most important structure to focus on; the grille fixed on the door should be drilled deep into the frame to prevent break-ins.
What Types of Infills are available?
Infills are the part that allows air through but not bugs or burglars. Choose the infill depending on your requirement.
- Cost-saving Infill Options
Aluminium perforated sheets are the most cost-effective option you can choose to replace the steel mesh. While it serves the same purpose of the steel mesh, it can save you money too.
- Grille and Steel Bars
These options provide the most security because of the way in which they are built.
- Mesh Made of Stainless Steel
This mesh is made of stainless steel and is planted right in the centre of the door so you can see through the door and also obtain the security you’ve been looking for. The products we offer that use this stainless steel mesh are Intrudaguard & SupaScreen.
The corners of this mesh are fixed in the frame just like the grille and bars.
Choosing the Right Lock
Locks play an equally important role in the security along with the door itself.
The locks should not be vulnerable. Avoiding the use of wafer locks on security doors should be kept in mind. The best kind of locks are 5-pin cylinder locks or similar, as they provide you a guarantee of several years and are not easy to break.
Choose a Reputable Security Screen Door Company
While choosing the right service provider you might come across various companies who claim to deliver the best but they don’t measure up.
Ensure you should choose a certified company that has a professional and trained crew to help you with your security doors and can recommend the best option for your area, your doors and your security requirements.
At Apollo Blinds, we are a licensed Amplimesh® Security Screens dealer supplying sliding & hinged doors and window screens. We strive to deliver the best security screen services in Australia as per Australian Security standards. Let’s make it easy and hassle-free for you by choosing us!
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