Which Kind of Security Door is Right for Me?

Which Kind of Security Door is Right for Me?

Jim’s Security Doors has Melbourne’s best range of security doors and windows for your home. Not sure which door is right for your home? We have experts on hand to advise you and help you to make your decision. Jim’s Security Doors also offers a free measure-and-quote service which can help clients envisage how the security door will suit their home and their lifestyle. We also have professional installers on hand to make sure the security door is neatly and correctly installed in your home and functioning to protect you and your loved ones from a break-in.

Your front door is often the first impression visitors get of you and your home. It’s important to strike a balance between having a visually appealing entranceway, as well as it being both functional and secure. The entrance to your home is often a central component of the façade of your house, both from an aesthetic point of view as well as from a security perspective.

Unfortunately, burglaries happen. In Australia, around 2% of homes are broken into each year and a security door can be the difference between your home being targeted or avoided. The front door to a house is often the first element that a burglar will appraise to see if a property would be an easy target to access, so it’s important to have a quality security door to deter thieves.

The first factor to consider when purchasing a security door is quality. Don’t buy a door if it hasn’t passed Australian Standards testing. All security doors and windows available at Jim’s Security Doors have passed or exceeded the rigorous Australian Standards tests to ensure they are durable enough to withstand a forced entry attempt. Following this advice, it is also important to have your door and locking system professionally installed by a skilled expert. An incorrectly installed door may be vulnerable to burglars, contact Jim’s Security Doors on 13 15 46 to arrange a free measure-and-quote.

Shopping for a security door can seem very bamboozling. There is a huge array of choices when it comes to choosing which security door is right for your home. The first step is to consider what factors might contribute to your decision about which security door to choose. Consider your lifestyle, the people you live with and their lifestyles, the area you live in and the design and style of your home. The following questions may help you to think through what kind of security door is going to be most suitable for your property:

Do you live alone and want a security door that will allow you to see out without allowing others to see in?

It’s worth taking into account whether you live alone, or whether you have older children who are home alone. Living alone can be challenging when it comes to security. Answering the door can be scary if you’re alone, particularly at night-time. As thieves will generally knock or ring the doorbell before attempting to break into a property, it’s crucial to always try to respond safely rather than ignore a doorbell. But it can be really frightening if you’re home alone so, a security door can alleviate this by allowing you to answer the door without allowing access to anyone outside.

Jim’s Security Doors can also fit your doors or windows or entrance enclosure with privacy or DVA mesh for additional security. The one-way mesh is available in two thicknesses and limits visibility of people outside your door from looking into your home. This additional security measure allows the door to be answered without visitors being able to see through the mesh into your home.

Do you have pets and want a security door with mesh that can withstand paws pushing against it?

Traditional flywire is no match for persistent pawing, clawing or pushing and will need to be replaced regularly. Broken, torn or warped mesh compromises the integrity of the security door and renders it ineffective against intruders. If you have pets it’s worth taking them into account when it comes to choosing a security door. Jim’s Security Doors stocks heavy-duty security mesh which is available in two thicknesses and is designed to withstand rough usage or force. Need a pet door installed in your security door? Speak to the experts at Jim’s Security Doors on 13 15 46 for advice on which product is best for your needs.

Do you want a top-of-the-line security door to protect your home?

The strongest and most durable security doors will be either made of aluminium or steel. Of these, steel is generally considered by experts to be the toughest option, but aluminium is a lighter and more cost-effective option. The mesh infill can either be made out of aluminium or steel and can include grilles or bars. One-way or privacy mesh is a great optional extra for improving your home security. For the locking mechanism of the door, a three-point locking system is far more secure than a single locking mechanism.

Do you have kids and want a secure entry enclosure that will enable you to store bikes and scooters securely?

If your front porch area is always cluttered with bikes, scooters, pushers, or other expensive outdoor sporting equipment, a secure entry enclosure can be a great way to improve your home security while also adding a useful secure outdoor zone at your home. Modern entry enclosures provide a visually appealing and practical solution to home security and can be custom designed to suit the style of your property. Secure entry enclosures allow you to leave your front door open without fear of an intruder.

Do you want a more decorative, heritage-style door to complement the style of your home?

A security door can add kerb appeal to your home by matching and enhancing the style of your home. Jim’s Security Doors has an extensive range of ornate heritage cast aluminium grilles which provide a more decorative look for your door without compromising on security features. These premium quality security doors are available in a variety of colours and can be fitted with one-way privacy mesh for enhanced protection.

Is cost a driving factor in your decision? Do you want a security door that is cheap but effective?

Diamond grille security doors are an economical and durable option when it comes to security doors. These versatile security doors are available in a wide range of colours and come in either the classic diamond grille design, or a double diamond design. The style of mesh available for the diamond grilles can be customised to your preference and the doors can be fitted as hinged or sliding.

When considering the expense of installing a security door, it’s worth also noting that a security door can save you money by lowering your insurance premium as well as providing a free alternative to air conditioning by allowing you to securely ventilate your home.

Do you live in a high-crime area, or are you concerned about your safety?

It’s worth analysing your security needs when choosing a security door. How safe is the area you live in? Is a screen door secure enough to protect your home from a break-in? Approximately one in five Australian homes will get broken into at some point, don’t wait until after you have been the victim of a burglar to consider installing security doors.

Click here for more information about Jim’s Security Doors. Or for expert advice on the right security door for your property, please contact our experienced sales team on 13 15 46.

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