A security door is designed as the point of entry or exit in a building. As the most obvious portal of intrusion, it is important that a door not only serve as the entry point, but also provide some security for the inhabitants of the building.
While it is true that the strongest of security doors can be bypassed with time and the right tools, you don’t want to encourage spooks and criminals to intrude in your business by just using a door that is a fly screen. The time taken to get the door opened might just be what saves your life and valuables or it could be enough to discourage criminals from messing with you.
How Secure Is Your Security Door?
Any door you acquire should have this standard imprinted on it. This shows that it is a certified security door. However, this doesn’t mean that your door has attained maximum level of security. In fact, what this simply implies is that your security door has met the minimum standard considered to be secure.
There are other factors to consider when trying to find out how secure your security door in Perth is. These factors are:
The type of your security door’s frame also determines how secure it is. Different materials are used to construct these frames and the strength of the frame is dependent on the material used for its construction. Most door frames are constructed using either aluminium or steel.
Naturally, as steel is a stronger metal than aluminium, steel door frames are usually more effective than their aluminium counterparts. However, aluminium door frames have an advantage of being more resistant to corrosion and oxidation.
A good door frame is constructed in a way to deeply receive the grille. This ensures that the edge of the door isn’t displaced from the frame easily. This makes it hard for anyone to try to break down the door from the edge as one of the weaker door parts.
A security door is only as secure as its locks. The type of lock fitted on a security door determines whether the door can be easily hacked open or not. A good lock must be a five-pin cylinder lock or at least, an equivalent. For maximum security, you should get a 3-point lock mechanism. A three-point lock mechanism has locks at the top, bottom, and the middle. This prevents intruders from wrenching the door open by spreading the attacking force across the locks.
A secure door must have hinges which are fixed in such a way that they can’t be easily removed by the common method of simply tapping the pins. A minimum of three hinges ensures that the door is well fixed into the frame. Bigger hinge pins are more secure than smaller hinge pins. Another really secure hinge is one that runs along the entire length of the doorframe.
This refers to the materials used to fill the door. It could be steel or aluminium. This determines the structural strength of the door which in turn determines how secure the door is.
The cost of a security door repair determines how secure the door is. The material used to construct the door certainly affects the price. Aluminium doors are generally cheaper than good steel doors which in turn are cheaper than perforated doors and doors made of steel mesh.
At Perth Door Doctor, we provide a complete solution to refit the hinged security doors and give them a long lasting strength. If you are looking for Security Door Repairs, give us a call.