Some people will fit a security screen on the front door of their their homes as a matter of course whereas others are not so keen on the idea and will avoid doing so whenever possible. The main question you need to ask when deciding whether you are going to fit security screens to the exterior doors in your home is this: will they really provide extra security for you and your family?
How a Security Screen Can Protect Your Property
Assuming that you choose high quality products, such as those manufactured by Rockingham Glass, you can definitely make your home more secure by fitting screen doors.
- Visual Deterrent – Just the sight of high quality screen doors on your property will be enough to make the local criminal fraternity think twice about trying to break into your home. Most burglars would rather target properties with less protection, to make life easier for themselves. However, if you choose cheap, poorly constructed screens, more experienced burglars will be able to spot your mistake a mile off and may still find your home an appealing target.
- Advanced Locking Mechanisms – High quality security screens in Perth and elsewhere in the country come with features such as triple locks, providing an extra layer of security for your home whenever you go out. Not only will prospective intruders need to get through your main front door, they will need to find a way through your triple-locked security screen first and most will simply not even bother to try when faced with such a difficult task.
- Marine-Grade Stainless Steel Mesh – The best security screens are manufactured with marine-grade stainless steel mesh, providing a formidable barrier to entry for any casual burglars. Unless your local criminals come equipped with a van load of power tools and are willing to draw attention to themselves by making an awful lot of noise, you will not have to worry about a forced entry via your front door after fitting a quality security screen to it. Furthermore, marine-grade stainless steel is of course highly resistant to corrosion so will provide a strong and aesthetically pleasing barrier for many years to come.
- Cyclone Protection – Although tropical cyclones are a relatively rare occurrence in Perth, WA, they do happen sometimes and they are a frequent hazard in other parts of Australia. With a high-tensile, stainless steel mesh screen to protect your front door, you will not have to worry about flying debris smashing the glass and causing injury to person or property during exceptionally bad weather conditions. The best screens can withstand impacts from objects travelling at speeds exceeding 300kph, providing a great level of protection in the event of a cyclone.
If you have been wondering whether it is worth having security screens fitted to the exterior doors in your Perth home, or a residential property elsewhere in the country, hopefully the information in this short article will help you to make the right decision for you and your family.