Alu-Gard vs. Invisi-Gard

When it comes to your see-through security doors, there are a few options that you can choose from. Two of the best on the market, and the two that we carry at Fleming Security Doors & Screens, are ALU-GARD and INVISI-GARD. Both are incredibly strong and efficient screen doors with their own good and bad qualities, so let’s go over them today.


Named after its all-aluminium disposition, the ALU-GARD is a great screening solution for all Australian conditions. It’s made of a perforated aluminium sheet and retained in an extruded aluminium frame. Its sheet provides you with a rather unobstructed view of outside, and the sheet itself is powder coated for aesthetics and to meet exacting standards.

The sheet is retained in the frame through an aluminium wedge retention system. What this does is forego the need for screws so that you get a sleek, strong screen. Because it’s aluminium, it is also very resistant to corrosion, so it looks great and stays strong. In fact, the aluminium is so strong that it meets Australian Standards AS5041-2003 for hinged security doors, passing the tests for Knife Shear, Dynamic Impact and Jemmy.

In general, the ALU-GARD door is not as strong as the INVISI-GARD door, as we will discuss momentarily. However, it is much more affordable to purchase and install. Also, we can custom build the doors to meet your needs, whether you want them as sliding or hinged doors or as fencing or balustrades. We even have the ability to install a doggy door for your pooch!


INVISI-GARD is truly incredible as a product as well. It stands out from its competitors due to its serious safety. Not only is it built with a three point lock system that can keep intruders from pushing through the top or the bottom of the door, but it also is made with stainless steel mesh, woven from the best high tensile marine grade 316 stainless steel. It also passes the Australian Standards AS5041-2003 for hinged security doors. It’s able to withstand a 40 kg bag hitting it five times to show that it could withstand the force of the impact of an intruder attempting to kick down the door.

Not only is the steel incredibly durable, but it also makes for an easy and unobstructed view outside. It is treated with high quality UV resistant powder coating so that it doesn’t get worn down by the sun’s harmful rays. INVISI-GARD has patented an incredible Extreme Grip Protection system, which allows the screen to be retained in its aluminium frame without contacting it. This not only hides unsightly screws and bolts, but also prevents the two materials from touching, preventing corrosion.


You can also use INVISI-GARD for a range of applications, from fencing and doors to windows and patio enclosures.


To learn more about ALU-GARD, click here. To read up on INVISI-GARD, click here. If you’d like to get a quote on those or anything in our product range, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.