People often wonder whether or not security doors are really effective. Can they actually protect your home or commercial property from would-be thieves? The short answer is yes. Security doors are able to prevent intrusions unless intruders put significant force into gaining entry, usually using tools.
For the most part, simply the presence of security doors will prevent intruders from even attempting entry. They’re a deterrent, they’re a physical barrier, and they’re highly effective.
The actual performance of security doors needs to be explained:
Given sufficient time and using the right equipment, all security doors can be penetrated. The aim is to ensure that the security door you purchase is less vulnerable to break-ins than others – the Australian Standards AS 5039 and 5040 are an absolute minimum requirement.
Once you have established that the door (and method of installation) is Australian Standard compliant, there are other factors that will increase the likelihood that your security door will be less prone to break-ins than others.
These factors include a full steel frame, steel bar in-fills or stainless steel mesh infill, triple contact locking, and 5-pin cylinder locks (or equivalent). Avoid doors that have aluminium rivets that are exposed to intruders.
Basic flyscreen safety doors that are designed more as insect screens rather than security screen doors will stop insects and bugs (most likely) but they will not be effective against would-be intruders. A good modern security door can also provide this screening function without compromising your home security.
Generally, the stronger the security door, the less likely it is to be penetrated. The major issues are actually site-related. Security doors need to be well-suited to reduce the risk of intrusion.
Your security doors are also a useful deterrent, acting as practical obstacles to intrusion:
It is very strongly recommended that residential and commercial property owners seek expert guidance on their choice of security doors. Your doors need to be right for your premises. You can also get useful help and advice from suppliers about access, security measures, locks, and other critical issues.
The Australian Trellis Door Co. supplies the latest modern security doors nationwide. Come and explore our huge range of security doors in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, or Brisbane. If you’d like some practical guidance or security door advice, contact us online or you can call us toll free on 1300 289 159 Australia-wide. We’re happy to assist and provide any services you need.