Have you ever stopped to consider the level of security at your home? If not, you’re not alone.
For most homeowners, this isn’t a priority until after they have experienced a break-in at which point adding extra security suddenly feels very important.
As professionals in home security, we see this all too often. However, this reactive approach, while understandable, is something we would rather see less of.
A proactive approach to home security is always preferred. Taking steps to secure your home before potential intruders target you and try to force entry is something we highly recommend.
With the doors of your home presenting the easiest point of entry for intruders, ensuring these are adequately secured is key.
In this guide, we’ll look at why upgrading your front door security is so important and how to choose a door with the necessary security features.
Why Upgrade Your Screen Doors?
Whether it is your front door, laundry door, back sliding door, french door or any other door leading outside, doorways make it easy for burglars to gain access.
Not only that, it is much easier and quicker for them to remove your precious possessions through a doorway.
When you have an extra layer of protection in the form of a security screen, you gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is strongly protected. However, not all security screens are made equal and some lack features vital to door security.
This could see you living with a false sense of security and relying on screens which can be easily overcome by thieves.
The Benefits of Upgrading Your Screen Doors
When you opt to upgrade your door security, you not only get to enjoy a renewed sense of safety, but you can also experience a host of other great benefits including:
- Criminals being effectively stopped from accessing your home via doorways
- Intelligent security features such as smart locks which enable remote access
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Increased property value
- Lowered insurance premiums
- A more effective visual deterrent against intruders and more.
How to Choose the Right Screen Doors for Your Home
Your home’s security is only as good as the quality of the measures you implement. This means, for starters, choosing well-made doors that are expertly designed and tested and backed by a warranty.
The best security doors are those that are proven to keep unwanted intruders out – something Crimsafe screens do with ease. These screens:
- Use high-tensile steel mesh that cannot be cut or torn out of place
- Hold the mesh in place with screw-clamp technology so that it also cannot be pushed, kicked or pulled from the frame
- Incorporate multi-point locking mechanisms that latch into three points within the door frame for added strength
- Allow for smart features that remove the need for a traditional door lock, giving you more control over who can open the door
With this as a foundation, you can then look at added security features and customisations that suit your needs and preferences.
High-quality doors, such as those from Crimsafe, include optional extras such as smart locks, fob access and PIN codes, You can also choose from a wide range of colour options to suit your home’s aesthetic.
Can You Upgrade Your Door Yourself?
While we understand that many homeowners are tempted to DIY their security door upgrades, this is not something we recommend.
Professionals in this space measure and manufacture your doors to fit perfectly. This, paired with expert installation ensures the door can perform optimally in its capacity as added security for your home.
If poorly fitted to the frame or incorrectly installed, your screen door will be far from secure and easily leveraged out of place or overcome by intruders.
Safeguard Your Peace of Mind with a New Door
At Brisbane Security Screens, we have decades of experience in supporting homeowners to protect their homes and loved ones.
We’ve seen first-hand the need for a more proactive approach to home security and are passionate about the provision of high-quality security screens.
Handling every step of the process from quoting to measuring, manufacturing and installation ourselves, we guarantee outstanding results.
Take steps to safeguard your home and enjoy unmatched peace of mind, contact our expert team today at 1300 11 51 51.