According to a report by Statista, 238,100 households in Australia reported a break-in from April 2020 to April 2021. In the same time period, the report also shows that nearly 140,000 households experienced an attempted burglary. This may seem like a small number in a country of about 26 million people, but think about how devastating that could be if it happens to you.
This report highlights the fact that families should not take home security lightly. And your first level of defense may well be the entrance to your home.
Here we’ve put together a list of factors you need to consider when choosing the ideal security door for your home.
Security doors sourced from overseas may seem like a viable option if cost is your biggest concern. However, though they may be cheap, you might not get your money’s worth. Quality could become an issue. If you need to get it repaired or replaced, you might have a hard time getting it done in time if your contractor still needs to wait for materials from overseas.
At Safeway Security Screens, you can rest assured that all our residential security doors are made of the highest quality and conform to Australian Standards. This means we are able to fit and customise security doors based on what you need and in most locations.
Check handles, locks and hinges
These might not seem all that important to you but trust us when we say you’ll want to pay close attention to these components. For locks and handles, you’d want to go for ones that are not easily accessible. For instance, mortice locks are a kind of lock that is hidden away inside the doorframe. These make them more durable and difficult to break into compared to surface-mounted locks.
As for your hinges, you might want to consider weld-ons. These hinges reinforce the strength of your door because they’re bolted to the wall, allowing them to support heavier doors and you get a smoother operation when entering and exiting.
Buying ready-made, standard-sized home security doors might seem like a cost-effective solution but the bottom line is it might not fit in with what you need. Home security door experts would tell you that the more customisations you can do, the better it is for your security.
That’s not just with size and fit, either. Some companies offer home security doors in various designs, ensuring that what you get will not only keep your property and family safe, but it will also fit in with your home’s aesthetic.
Your Home Security Door Experts in Perth
Don’t compromise when it comes to your home’s security. Beef up your defenses by installing residential security doors from Safeway Security Screens. We are a family-owned security screen manufacturer and installer who have been in business for more than 25 years.
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