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What to Look For in Home Security Screen Doors

January 18, 2022 9:28 pm Published by

When choosing a home to target, burglars check for lack of security. If your home has few security measures, you may become one of their victims. There’s no need to worry, though. You can remedy this by having a home security screen door installed at your home.

A home security door will help deter and prevent break-ins and protect you and your loved ones. But what makes for an effective security screen door? Read on to learn what to look for.


A security screen door’s frame should be made of steel or aluminium. Experts agree that steel is the more effective option due to its strength, though aluminium is less prone to corrosion.

So that the infill (the mesh or grille) cannot be pushed out of the frame, the frame should have a deep receiver channel. Generally, a larger receiver channel makes for a stronger security screen door. The connection between the frame and the receiver channel should also be sturdy.

The frame’s corners should be reinforced. Look for fully welded corner joints. The structure may also be supported with internal corner stakes. You won’t see these, but you can simply ask your provider if they use them.


You should choose between the following for security screen door infills:

  • Steel bars, motifs, and grilles
  • Structural-grade perforated aluminium
  • Stainless steel mesh
  • Aluminium grilles

Regardless of what material you choose, what’s important is that it’s professional-grade. Among the options from Safeway Security Screens, your best choice is our premium marine-grade stainless steel mesh, SecureView. It boasts superior strength while maximizing your view from within your home.


The quality of a security screen door’s frame and infill won’t matter much if the lock can be easily picked or busted open. Your installer must use locks from reliable brands. The lock should also be within the frame to ensure that it is not easily broken with a blunt tool.

By choosing Safeway Security Screens, you get security screen doors fitted with locks from Lockwood and Whitco.

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Hinged or Sliding Security Screen Doors?

In terms of their strength as barriers, hinged and sliding security screen doors are equally effective. They do, however, provide different benefits.


Hinged security screen doors are better visual deterrents as they’re more visible than sliding security screen doors. Stopping burglars before they even attempt a break-in is the ideal solution, and hinged doors show them you’ve taken steps to secure your home.

Additionally, hinged security screen doors have a much wider opening. This doesn’t really affect your home’s security, but it’s something to consider when moving large furniture.

If you pick a hinged security screen door, make sure it has at least three hinges with pins that can’t be removed. The bigger the hinges, the more secure it is.


Sliding security screen doors save space in the entryway, and you don’t have to worry about objects preventing it from opening. Sliding a door is also easier than swinging one for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

If you pick a sliding security screen door, make sure it’s fitted with interlocks on the rear edge. This ensures sturdiness and is required to meet industry standards.

Corrosion Resistant

Resistance to corrosion is especially important for those living near the sea as the salt carried by breezes can quickly wear the door down. Choose a security screen door that’s been hot-dip galvanized and powder-coated. A rusty, corroded door will be much easier to get through for burglars.

Certifications for Quality

You can ensure the quality of your purchase by checking your supplier’s certifications. At Safeway Security Screens, our products meet all the applicable Australian Standards for security screen doors. This includes the AS 5039, AS 5040, and AS 5041.

Customised Security Screen Doors

Ready-made security screen doors are cheaper, but they are of lower quality. Your door should be custom-built for your home to ensure your security. This is also so that your door meets the standard for security screen doors. Even a few millimetres can mean the difference between effective and ineffective.

Professional-Grade Security Screen Doors

Safeway Security Screens is a family-owned business that has been helping secure homes in West Australia for over 28 years. By choosing us, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting custom-made, professional-grade, quality-certified, corrosion-resistant home security screen doors.

Call us at (08) 9256 3466 or fill out our contact form for a free on-site measure and quote.

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