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Door Closers – Do you Really Need Them?

Door closers can come in handy. They close the door behind you and can be adjusted to keep the door open when, for example, you are bringing in the groceries from the car, or large items of furniture into the house.

What is a door closer?

It’s a mechanical device that can close the door in a controlled fashion. There are basically two types; hydraulic or liquid closers, and pneumatic or air closers. Both of these perform the same function. There are also lightweight or heavy-duty door closers designed to match the weight or purpose of the door.

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Why good quality stainless steel mesh is so important for your security door or window?

As a home owner, installing a security window or door is pretty straight forward – you contact a security fabricator, they install the security door or window and your home is secure!

We all know stainless steel mesh is an important component of security windows and doors.

But did you know slight differences in the techniques and procedures used by suppliers to manufacture this mesh, can equate to significant differences when it comes to the performance of the mesh?

Let’s explore some of the factors that affect the quality and performance of stainless steel mesh used in security windows and doors.

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Home Security has Never Been So Important

In our modern times, it’s an unfortunate truth that home invasion is at an all-time high. This is due in part to the high level of drug addiction in our society, as well as the fact that businesses are becoming more savvy against thieves, installing high level security such as cameras and high-end alarm systems. Unable to target shops and small businesses, thieves are increasingly choosing the softer option, the family home.

It’s also a sad fact that some home owners are unaware of how to best protect their home. A high number of thieves simply walk through the front or back door when it’s left unlocked. This even happens when the family is actually inside the house, leaving them feeling both afraid and violated.

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The Key Difference Between Single Lock and Triple Lock Security Doors

Security Screen doors can loosely be divided into two types, those with a single lock and those with the additional safety of a Triple lock fitted to the security door. Single lock doors typically provide a measure of safety and may deter opportunistic thieves looking for an easy target. However, a determined intruder can force their way into your home with the right tools.


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When is a Security Screen Door Not Secure?

There’s a fair amount of confusion over what makes a really safe security screen door. To know what type of  security door is right for you, you’ll need to answer the following questions:

What type of area do you live in?

Are there a lot of burglaries or break-ins in your area? If so, you’ll need the best security screen door and protection that you can afford.

Is there someone at home during the day?

If so, that will mitigate your risk of break-ins somewhat. Thieves will sometimes watch a person’s house for a while before pouncing. If there’s no clear pattern to your movements, or the house is almost always occupied, they’ll probably move on to their next target. However, this does not mean that you will not have intruders, they are becoming more brazen in desperate attempts to gain access to cars and cash.

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Why it’s Important to Have Security Screen Doors and Windows installed.

Long term residents of Brisbane may fondly remember the relaxed low-key lifestyle of the 1980s. Kids running around barefoot from dawn to dusk. Long evenings on the back veranda making the most of the cooling breeze. Houses were smaller in those days, and blocks of land were large.

In fact, as capital cities went, Brisbane was regarded almost as a large country town. Neighbours trusted each other and property crime was relatively low-key.

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Which Security Screen Doors are the Best Choice?

When buying or renovating your home, security screen doors may not be the first things that spring to mind. It’s far more exciting to plan your colour scheme and choose the latest furniture or kitchen appliances; but in reality, choosing a security door should be a more important decision than the brand of refrigerator for your kitchen.

So, which security screen door should you select? While it may be tempting to go to Gumtree and look for an attractive screen door that visitors will admire, rarely does a screen door just fit perfectly into place, and investing a little more time and money now, will pay dividends for many years to come.

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