How to Choose the Right Security Screens: A Guide for Homeowners

Thinking about adding security screens over your windows and doors? If you want to ensure the best option possible for your home, it’s important to keep a few essential details in mind.

Here are some of the important factors to consider when it comes to choosing the ideal security screens from Aus-Secure for your home:

Set Your Budget

The first thing you’ll probably want to consider is your budget. After all, not everyone has all the money in the world to splurge on home security products. Luckily, security screens are a simple, affordable yet highly effective addition to your home security system. So, no matter whether you’re operating on a restricted budget or not, you can still acquire the security level needed to keep your home and your family members safe. If you’re operating under a smaller budget, consider getting aluminium security screens for your windows and doors. On the other hand, if you have the extra money to spare, stainless steel security screens are a worthwhile investment.

Consider Your Security Requirements

One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right security screens for your home is your unique security needs. If you live in an area that experiences a lot of foot-traffic or criminal activity, then it’s worth investing in the best security screens available for your home, that can offer you the highest level of protection. In this case, stainless steel security screens are the ideal product. Alternatively, if you’re wanting to secure your home’s entryways just in case, aluminum security screens can do the job. Although stainless steel security screens are considered the best of the best, don’t think for a second that aluminum security screens are incapable of securing your home. Rest assured, no matter what type of screens you install, as long as they’re built to Australian Standards, they will be able to provide you with the level of protection you need.

Consider the Environment 

Different security screens will work better for your needs based on the type of area that you live in. For instance, if you live in a rural, bushfire-prone area, you’ll be wanting security screens that can withstand against the harsh conditions experienced during a bushfire. For this purpose, stainless steel security screens are built to meet Australian Standards AS3935. After all, the wrong security screens can burn in a bushfire, and potentially prevent you from escaping. On the other hand, if you live in a highly corrosive environment such as somewhere by the coast, aluminium security screens are an excellent option, thanks to their anti-corrosive properties. The same is true for other environments which experience high levels of corrosion, such as industrial areas.

Think About Style

Nowadays, there are a wide variety of security screen products available on the market. Moreover, there are limitless design options open to customization. With that said, it’s become easier than ever for homeowners to find and install security screens that match with the existing elements on their property and work together to create a seamless, uniform look. Security screens don’t have to look overly formidable or out of place when installed over your door and windows. When you ensure to consider the existing style of your property and customize your screens according to your observations, you can ensure security screens that enhance your property’s aesthetic instead of dampening it.

Ensure Greater Privacy

Privacy and security often go hand in hand. Think about it this way; if a burglar knows what valuables are stored inside your home, they will have even more of a reason to put a target on your property. Alternatively, if you work to protect the privacy of your home, you can prevent passers-by and trespassers from peering inside your home and checking out all your precious belongings, before putting a big fat target on them. Luckily, there are security screens out there that can offer you a greater level of privacy, using one-way vision mesh. This mesh prevents people on the outside of your home from looking in. All the while, it will still allow the people inside your home to enjoy views of the outside world with ease.