In this modern day and age, we are constantly worrying about our security. We put up firewalls to protect our internet browsing, we set up alarm systems in our homes to ward off intruders and we put up surveillance cameras for a second eye out. But when it comes down to it, we should never forget about your first line of defence, and that’s the strength of your doors. Before an intruder even makes it to your front doors or back doors, they should encounter a security screen door.
What do Burglars Look for?
When a burglar or intruder is targeting a home, there are many things that they’ll look for to know that your home is potentially vulnerable. If you know what these things are in advance, you have a greater chance of protecting yourself and preventing being a victim.
If a burglar notices that you leave your door open a lot, there’s a chance that they’ll try to just take an easy stroll into your house and out with your possessions. We all know that when it’s hot in the summer, it’s just much nicer to leave the door open and let in some air. That’s what screen doors are for!
Let’s say you do have a screen door but it’s sagging and broken, or your window frames are chipping. A burglar will take a look at a house that looks like it isn’t cared for on the outside and see an easy way to break in. Having a good, strong security door installed will make it clear to any intruder that you care about the safety and security of your home and that you won’t make it easy for him to get in.
Open or Unlocked Windows
If you want to leave your windows open to let in some air in, that could be a trigger for a burglar. Installing a great security window screen could be the step you need to get the best of both worlds. Fleming Security Doors & Screens can also install lockable window winders, adding extra security and bringing insurance premiums down.
How Security Doors Can Help
If you have a proper, high-quality security door, you are adding a first line of defence between your home and an intruder from simply walking in or breaking down the door. Now, we know what you’re thinking. How strong could a screen door possibly be against an intent intruder? The first thing that you should know is that even if it’s not strong enough to resist a particularly persistent burglar, the amount of time a burglar would spend trying to get in would deter them from assuming your house is an easy target. The second thing you should know is that some of these doors are truly very strong.
For example, our INVISI-GARD range of doors is made of 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh that is not only extremely difficult to cut, but is also able to withstand dynamic impacts. In fact, in order to meet the AS5041-2008 standards, the screen is subjected to an impact test involving being hit with a 40 kg bag five times, simulating a door being repeatedly kicked in by a burglar.