Everything you wanted to know about security screens

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Let’s face it; no home is immune to burglary. In fact, the current police statistics show that in Guildford alone, 18 homes have been burgled this year. Stats for Perth City are much higher with 85 burglaries. If you don’t want your home to become a statistic, then one of the best measures you can take is to install security screens in your home.

Security screens offer added protection against intruders. Why so, you ask? It’s because no burglar wants to break through added security. So, by installing security screens in your Perth home, you home won’t become another statistic.

I’m sure you have a lot of questions regarding the security screens. As such, I thought I’d briefly explain everything you need to know before you go out shopping for security screens in Perth. Continue reading this article and by the end of it, you’ll have enough information about security screens to go out and make a purchase. So, listen up!

1. How much do security screens in Perth cost?

I’m sure that the first thing you want to know about security screens in Perth is how much they cost. This depends on the type of frame of the door and a few other factors.

Typically, aluminium frames will cost you upwards of $450. Steel frames will cost you anything from $250 up to $1,000. Stainless steel mesh frames start upwards of $800, while a structural grade aluminium perforated frame will cost you upwards of $650.

There are additional costs that you then need to account for when planning your budget. Apart from the cost of frames, you’ll also have to replace the old tracks of your doors with security door tracks. Any weak link around the door frame will also need to be worked upon.  Finally, you have to factor in the installation cost.

2. What should I look for in a security screen?

When shopping for security screens in Perth, there are several factors that you should look for. First and foremost, ensure that the security screen door you choose conforms to the Australian standards AS5039-2008 for security and AS5040 for installation.

When choosing a frame for your door, I recommend you to stick with steel or aluminium frames. These frames are the most sturdy and effective when it comes to security. Apart from the frame, you’ll also need to consider the infill of the door. Infills are generally in the form of steel grilles, motifs and bars, aluminium grilles, stainless steel mesh and structural grade aluminium perforated mesh. Steel is by far the most secure option, followed by stainless steel mesh and structural grade aluminium perforated mesh.

Other factors you should consider include the locks and hinges of the security screen. The locks should be at least 5-pin cylinder, while there should be at least 3 fixed hinges on the screen. Also, the security screen should be easy to open from the inside in case of a fire hazard or emergency.

3. What type of security screen should I choose?

When shopping for security screens in Perth, you will find that there are many types you can choose from. Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, the most popular security screens include sliding security doors, barrier doors and fly screen doors.

Sliding security doors are considered to be the most secure option in the market. Many of our customers use sliding security doors as a second barrier to entry to create the ideal entryway. Barrier doors are a special alternative to security doors and they can be customised to meet the prerequisites of your home. However, these barrier doors are less popular than sliding security doors. Finally, fly screen doors include a thin mesh, which keeps bugs and insects out, while letting fresh air in. These can be a great option if you want ventilation alongside security.

Choosing a security screen really depends on what you need. Do you need ventilation or do you want a more robust solution with a sliding security door? Whatever type you choose, all security screens will make it difficult for intruders to get into your home. So, choose any one depending on your needs.

For a few more tips that you can implement to protect your home against burglars, check out RAC’s Preventing Burglaries Fact Sheet.


If you’re planning on buying security screens in Perth, you should know a little about them. First of all, security screens are available in a range of prices – from $250 upwards into the thousands. The price of a screen depends on the frame material and other associated costs. When choosing a security screen, make sure it conforms to Australian standards and stick with steel or aluminium frames. Make sure that the screen has sturdy hinges and locks as well. Security screens are typically available as sliding security doors, barrier doors and fly screen doors. You can choose anyone as per your needs.

For the best security screens in Perth, you’ll do no better than to shop at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. However, you won’t find security screens listed on our online store as they need to be customised to your requirements. So, simply drop by our showroom in Guildford and talk to one of our sales people about your security screen requirements. We’ll be glad to offer you a solution that meets your needs.

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