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Security Screen Doors – How to Choose the Best Option

Security Screen Doors

Security Screen Doors

So you’ve made the decision to add security screen doors to your home or business… But with SO many options on the market, how do you choose the best model for your individual requirements?

In addition to security, screen doors can also provide increased aesthetics, privacy, energy efficiency and comfort. Therefore, it’s important to also consider these aspects when performing your research.

Here are some important considerations to help you make the best decision –

Infill Options

Security screen doors can come with several different infill options including –

  • Stainless steel mesh
  • Perforated aluminium sheets and
  • Steel or aluminium bars or grilles

Your decision should be dictated by several factors –

The Level of Security you Require

Each option of infill will provide various levels of security depending on the workmanship and strength / durability of the materials used. Make sure you select an option that exceeds Australian standards and is supplied and installed by an experienced and reputable home security company.

Anti-Corrosion Protection

Anti-corrosion is required in coastal areas, particularly those prone to high winds. “Salt air” is high in these areas and security screen doors without anti-corrosion protection will typically not stand the test of time.

Fire Resistance

This should be an important consideration in rural areas that are prone to bushfires. Try to select a security door that will assist to reduce the impact of fires.

Cyclone Protection

Cyclones are a regular occurrence in tropical areas of Australia. By selecting a door that is cyclone-rated you will help to protect your home and family from airbourne debri during extreme weather conditions.

Locks & Hinges

A security door or screen is only as strong as its weakest component. For this reason, the lock and hinges are just as important as the frame and infill.

Basic fly screens are typically accompanied by single wafer locks which can be penetrated with little force. Therefore, try to steer away from single wafer locks and aim for security screen doors with a 3 point locking system. This system locks at 3 points on the door jamb and offers a superior level of protection.

A strong and durable screen that meets Australian standards will also include a minimum of 3 hinges which are fixed with steel pins and cannot be moved.

Frames

Unlike standard fly screens, a reputable security screen will include a frame that cannot be bent or twisted.

Aim for a screen or door with a strong and robust frame which –

  • Securely houses the infill.
  • Is secured to the infill with screws, rivets, clamps or welding, in a location that can not be tampered with.

Aesthetics

Most security screen door manufacturers offer a wide range of colours and styles to choose from. Make sure you select an option that compliments the style and colour of your home or business.

Australian Standards

All reputable security screen doors will not only meet, but exceed Australian standards. Learn more about Australian Standards for security doors and screens.

Reputable Supplier

Once you have selected the most appropriate security screen door for your individual requirements, you can start to look at a supplier and installer. Here are some simple steps to ensure that you select a qualified and reputable supplier –

  • Do they have a police clearance?
  • Do they offer a free measure and quote, along with expert advice?
  • Do they have a strong online reputation?
  • Do they offer competitive pricing?

Invisi-Gard Security Screen Doors

The industry leading range of security doors from Invisi-Gard tick all of the boxes –

    ☑ A stainless steel mesh which provides high clarity and the ability to see out, but not inside.

    ☑ A marine grade 316 stainless steel mesh which is corrosion resistant.
    ☑ A BAL40 flyscreen which assists to reduce the impact of fires.
    ☑ The Invisi-Maxx range is cyclone-rated for tropical areas.
    ☑ Available in wide range of colours.
    ☑ Exceeds all Australian standards for strength and durability.

KNA Security

KNA Security in Perth are an authorised dealer of Invisi-Gard security screen doors with a current police clearance and over 30 years of industry experience. We have installed 1000’s of Invisi-Gard doors and screens throughout Perth and our online reputation is second to none. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and schedule a free measure and quote at your home or business.