No doubt about it — home security is a big concern for many families. Whether you're concerned about serious crime such as break-ins, or just mindless vandalism, there are a wide variety of options out there for helping to safeguard your home against unwanted attacks. Many people choose to install intruder alarms or CCTV — or both. However, another option you may like to consider is having security screens fitted to your home. Never thought about security screens before? Here are a few reasons you should look into them.
Highly Effective and Secure
It's an obvious point, but security screens really do work. Not only do they physically stop access to your home, but they are also strong deterrents against criminals even approaching your property. It's said that an ordinary, unsecured home takes 10 minutes for a good burglar to access. Trying to destroy and get past metal security screens should increase that time significantly. If a criminal knows they're unlikely to be able to access your home in a short period of time, they simply won't try. When talking with a security company, you will be able to view the exact specifications of the product you're purchasing and ensure they pass Australian Standards impact testing.
For many homeowners and families, opening windows to cool down and get some fresh air can be a frustrating compromise to security. However, with security screens, you will no longer need to worry about this; you can leave your windows open, safe in the knowledge that nobody will be able to access your home. Equally, security screens are very easy to maintain. No special cleaning products are required, and they are unlikely to need frequent repairs or replacement. Once they're installed, you're good to go. And as a handy bonus, security screens can also help keep bugs out of your home.
If you're picturing thick bars across your windows, blocking the view from your property and looking ugly from the street, then think again! Security screens are frequently barely visible from the street unless you're expressly looking for them. They simply look like mesh. They are made from galvanised, reinforced steel with many perforations so they don't block light or your view. While most screens are black or white as standard, many companies also offer different colour options as an upgrade, so you can really choose a screen that blends in with the rest of your home.
With all this in mind, it may be that security screens are a great long-term investment for your home. Contact a reputable company with the measurements of any windows and doors you're thinking of upgrading, and they'll gladly help you with a quote.