1st January 2024

Security Door: Do I Need One?

Gone are the days when leaving your doors and windows open was a common practice without worry. In the past year alone, NSW recorded a staggering 18,938 break and enter dwelling offences, highlighting the urgent need for heightened home security. Today, neglecting to install a security door poses a significant risk to the safety of your household. In this article, we will explore the reasons why a security door serves as an indispensable component of a comprehensive home security system.

Security Door v Safety/Barrier Doors

One of the most common signs of a potential burglary in Australia is a tampered door or window. While many homes have barrier doors or safety doors, it is crucial to ensure compliance with the Australian Standards set by the National Security Screen Association. These standards guarantee that the door meets the necessary requirements to provide optimal security. Safety doors, or barrier doors simply don’t meet these standards, and therefore, are not considered a proper security door. For instance, it is worth noting that cutting a pet hole in a door renders it non-compliant. At Campbelltown Blinds, we prioritise security by using SupaScreen® (by Amplimesh®) for Security Hinged Doors, which meet the stringent AS 5039 standards.

Security Door: Do I Need One

Key Benefits of a Security Door

  • Enhanced security: Unlike standard fly screens, security doors offer superior protection against break-ins and intrusions. Their sturdy construction and robust materials make them a stronger barrier against forced entry attempts.
  • Increased durability: Security doors are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and resist wear and tear. They are more durable compared to fly screens, which are prone to damage from pets, children, or external elements.
  • Potential insurance premium discounts: Many insurance providers offer reduced premiums for homes equipped with security doors, leading to potential cost savings.

Security Door: Do I Need One

Why are Security Doors more Expensive?

You may wonder why security doors tend to be more expensive than other options such as safety doors. The truth is, while safety doors are more affordable, they compromise on durability and security. Security doors, on the other hand, provide a higher level of protection and longevity. The SupaScreen® 316 marine-grade stainless steel mesh security screens are designed to withstand even the harshest and most corrosive environments. Additionally, our security doors offer an unrivalled 16-year warranty, surpassing competitors like Crimsafe, who only provide a 10-year warranty.

Professional Installation is Crucial

By now you’ve probably concluded that you need a security door. However, you may also be thinking that you can just install it yourself. Attempting to install a security door yourself is strongly discouraged. It is equally important to adhere to the Australian Standard AS 5040 for installation as it is to choose the right security door. Our team of qualified and experienced trade professionals ensures that your security door is installed to meet these stringent standards, guaranteeing optimal performance.

A security door is an essential component of a comprehensive home security system. Its enhanced protection, durability, and value addition make it a wise investment for safeguarding your home and ensuring peace of mind. Choose a reliable security door from Campbelltown Blinds to prioritise your safety and deter potential intruders, providing you with the security and confidence you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have questions.