There is no doubt that home security is an essential requirement, and let’s face it, there are many options for the security conscious homeowner. Video surveillance is one way to provide a level of protection, although, that on its own, is inadequate, as it offers no tangible security.
Alarm systems care complex, and many people are not comfortable punching codes into keypads and following specific instructions to activate or de-activate the system. Pets can set off infrared sensors and the neighbours are never happy when the siren wails at 4am, and along with a few other disadvantages, home alarm systems are not for everyone. There is, however, a great alternative that really gets to the heart of the issue, and that is to fit security screens to your windows and doors.
Modern Security Screens
A decade ago, security screens would have been bulky affairs, and were primarily used in commercial environments, with very little focus on aesthetics, yet modern home security screens are slim and designed to blend in with the existing appearance of the property. The screens are composed of a fine stainless steel or aluminium mesh, which is virtually impenetrable, and with customised solutions and a range of opening styles, this secure screening will not compromise the character of your home.
Anodised Aluminium Frames
Aluminium is both strong and light, making it an ideal material for frames, and with a selection of colours, you can complement your home by adding security screens, which is an additional benefit. Bespoke units allow you to design the screens to blend in with the existing windows and any style of opening can be accommodated.
There are only a number of ways to gain access to a building, and the doors and windows provide an opportunity for forced entry, and with a majority of house burglaries resulting from a forced entry through a window, having adequate screening eliminates the possibility of being the victim of an opportunist thief. Any experienced house breaker would simply walk away from a property with security screens on the windows, knowing how difficult they are to penetrate, and besides, there are many homes that are still unprotected, so it isn’t worth the effort.
Fix & Forget
With security screens on your windows and doors, there are no alarms to set, or cameras to switch on, and once the system is in place, you can forget about home security. Easy opening doesn’t inhibit you when you wish to give the home some ventilation. Patio doors, windows and fixed panes of glass can all be covered with security screening, and made to measure units ensure a perfect fit.
Like anything else, security screens are only as good as the installation, and at District Screens, we have been providing screening solutions for domestic and commercial clients in Western Australia for many years, and if you would like a no obligation quote, feel free to contact us at anytime and we’ll give you the benefit of our experience.