Want a little extra peace of mind whether you’re at home or away? Add an extra layer of protection to your home with custom security doors and the 6 exciting advantages they bring.

Looking for a way to make your Perth home more secure without breaking the bank?

Security doors are a great way to safeguard your belongings and loved ones with options to create a custom fit no matter the entryway.

They put a stop to opportunistic criminals who are looking for an easy way into a home. They can deter and prevent crimes while making your home look great, too. Of course, security is important, but it isn’t the only key feature for these home upgrades. Read on to learn 6 ironclad reasons why you should invest in security doors for your house.

The reasons security doors are a great buy for your home

#1: Leading security

Doors are the most common way that people enter homes, and we’re not just talking about you, your family, and invited guests.

70% of intruders are known to enter through doors. That means that by adding a security door, you can immediately make it harder for criminals to enter your home. Security products also come with a variety of options for locking mechanisms so that your door is completely impenetrable.

#2: Add value

Security measures added to a home are going to add value to the equity of the home itself. And potential buyers are going to see security installs as a major benefit. This can help you gain even more during the sale of your home, making new security doors quite an investment that delivers ROI today and in the future.

#3: Higher durability

Because they are made of high-grade metals with heavy-duty hinges and locking mechanisms, these doors tend to be much more durable than a standard door that will wear over time. This provides lasting peace of mind without the need for constant (and expensive) security upgrades.

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#4: Boosted privacy

With your own security panels, it’s easy to let in a little fresh air in your front or back door while retaining privacy from neighbours and passersby. These doors often have cut outs that allow for ample airflow while you never degrade the security of the door itself. This means you can open things up a bit without sacrificing safety or privacy, since they act as a type of screen from prying eyes.

#5: Extra deterrent

Not only do these doors protect against an active intruder, they can actually deter crime in the first place. Since doors are a common entry point, any burglar who sees a home with a security door is much less likely to try their luck in the first place. (And if they do, they’ll be stopped in their tracks.)

#6: Smart integration

That’s right, these doors can do more than just open and close. You can integrate them with a smart home system and use apps to control entry where the need arises. You can also get fancy with the locking mechanisms themselves including fingerprint keys and duplication proof keys that ensure anyone with temporary access is unable to return unwanted at a later date.

What to expect out of your new security door

In addition to security, privacy, and the other benefits we listed above, there are a few things you can come to expect when picking out your new doors.

For one, you want to make sure that the door is properly fitted to your existing frame or entryway. So you should expect an installer to measure several times to make sure the fit is perfect. Doors come in a set of standard sizes but can be custom made to fit any entryway.

Once you know the fit will be good, you’ll want to finalise your material. While they’re all rated for security purposes, you’ll be able to choose from steel, stainless steel, or aluminium. This mostly affects the price and the colourways that the finishes are available in.

Be sure to ask your security door installer about customisations like sliders, locks, and even smartphone integration. All of these can give you even more peace of mind with how your home is protected.

Why the provider you choose really matters for security doors

In the end, your new security door will help deter unwanted visitors and protect your home no matter whether you are home or not.

But remember: installing security products is not a DIY project.

You want your door installed the right way by the professionals who will be able to ensure utmost value and safety for your home. In fact, you want to make sure that you trust your project to pros who understand all of the latest requirements and regulations. Ask whether any vendor you are considered is police licensed. This is a great indicator that they are knowledgeable about designing and installing security systems including doors.

Another reason this is not a do-it-yourself effort is the fit. We already mentioned that you want to make sure it is the right size for your doorway. But we’re emphasising this because any gaps or issues with the installation could actually degrade the security of the entire door.

Aside from installation items, you’ll want to ask any provider at least the following questions:

  • “How many years have you been in business?”
  • “Do you design doors or just install factory products?”
  • “What warranties do you offer on materials and workmanship?”
  • “Are you fully licensed and insured for this specific work?”
  • “Do you offer free estimates?”
  • “Who do you use as your manufacturer?”

Safeguard your home with the pros at Perth Homeguard

When it comes to these questions, Perth Homeguard has all of the right answers.

With over 30 years of experience, we don’t just design and install security doors – we manufacture them ourselves here in Western Australia. All of our doors come with a 10-year warranty and are installed by fully licensed and insured technicians. And yes, our estimates are always free!

Our entire team is proud to help homeowners across Perth and the surrounding area experience more confidence in the safety of their homes with custom made and professionally installed security doors. If you are in the market for a new door for your home, call us on 08 9209 8100 today!