Westlock Security - Security Screens

Expert Tips

Secure your home - obviously

When you secure your home, it's a good thing to let people know your home is protected. Security grilles are an affordable way to secure your home and as an added bonus they can also act as a visual deterrent to any would-be intruders. They can clearly see that your home is protected and will move onto something which will be more easily accessible.

Increase your home security and lower your insurance premium

Adding security doors and window screens to your home not only provides peace-of-mind, but can also save you money! If your home is harder to access, your insurance company could see your property as lower risk and you won’t have to pay as much to protect your property.

When taking out insurance, insurers ask a list of questions to determine the likelihood that you will make a claim. The less likely a customer is to make a claim, the lower the insurance premium will be.

Installing security doors and screens puts an extra layer of security between you and any would-be burglars and they will be a big deterrent to thieves from targeting your home. Insurance companies love it when their customers do this and could reduce your premium by up to 15%.

Here are 4 things to remember when securing your home:

  • There are many different ways a burglar can get into your house if they really want to. However, it is estimated that more than 30% of burglars enter through the front door.
  • Burglars love an easy target. Security doors and screens which meet Australian Standards are designed with indestructability in mind. Burglars hate them!
  • Security screens in your home act as a direct, physical barrier from intruders. A high-quality security screen door or window can prevent intruders from jimmying open or dismantling doors, breaking windows or picking locks.
  • Always make sure that your security screen doors meet Australian Standards for both the doors and screens, and installation. This specifies a minimum standard that security screens, doors and installation must meet.

Know the security screens difference

A security door must have three hinges and a 3-point lock. When looking for a security door, make sure it has both these features, otherwise the door you purchase won’t meet Australian security standards.

The best of both worlds

If you'd love to keep your windows open on a hot summer night, but are worried about security - and mosquitoes - there is a simple solution. Security screens keep out intruders, but an added bonus is that they also keep out the mozzies. You can have your windows open for the cool breeze and make sure that bugs stay outside where they belong.

Sleep easy

Because of their woven stainless or perforated mesh finish, security screens add an extra layer of security without blocking air flow. This means you can sleep easier and more comfortably on those hot summer nights by letting the cooler night air into your home, without compromising your security.

Professional installation

You might think it's a good idea to install your own security doors or screens, but it isn't! To do their job properly, high-quality and expert installation is just as important as the doors and screens themselves. Security doors installed to Australian Standards will ensure that they keep you and your home safe and secure.

Stylish security

Your home is a place where you should always feel safe and secure. Stainless steel screens allow you to fully secure your home, without feeling as though you are living behind bars. This means you can still have your views while you and your family are inside, safe and sound.

Sliding door security

Making your sliding doors secure is a must. They generally have simple latches which are easy to break open and can easily be pushed or lifted off their tracks. The doors also tend to be hidden from view at the side or back of a home, which is the perfect place for a burglar to break in unseen. A security screen on your sliding door will be extra security and also provide a visual deterrent for any would-be burglars.

Security screen standards

When choosing your security doors and screens, always make sure that they are manufactured and installed to Australian Standards. This means they have gone through rigorous testing including impact tests, jemmy attacks and knife shear testing. It also means that they are correctly installed to ensure they will keep you and your family safe.