When it comes to choosing the right option for your home, not all security doors are created equal. There’s no point spending time and money having doors installed, only for them to perish, or worse, for them to let you down when you need their protection most.
In fact, there are four key indicators of quality that any savvy homeowner should focus on when choosing a security door. Here’s what you need to look out for.
1. Dynamic impact absorption
If an intruder plans to break into your house using impact, such as throwing their body against the door to force it open, you should ensure the security door you’ve chosen meets dynamic impact industry standards. The National Security Screen Association (NSSA) states that in order to meet industry standard specifications, you must pass the AS5039-2008 Impact Test.
Lock & Roll passes this test, largely thanks to our patented two-part strengthening system made from a combination of aluminium mesh screen and panels. They work together to create a barrier that absorbs and spreads the shock of severe force, meaning that there won’t be any chinks in your door’s armour.
2. Warranty period
A high-quality security door should be robust in design and made of durable materials that will last for years. And a good indicator of this will be the warranty that’s provided with the door.
Our doors have been designed through years of vigorous testing, development and refinement. Being Australian owned and based, the products are designed to consider the variety of Australian weather conditions, and are created to withstand them. With a 10-year warranty on offer, Lock & Roll are confident that our doors will stand the test of time, no matter what strain they’re put under.
3. Probe, knife and shear resistance
It’s one thing for your security door to be able to survive impact, but if it comes up against a sharp object trying to pierce the surface – that’s another thing entirely. A high-quality security door will be made of materials that are impenetrable to knives or other sharp implements.
Our premium mesh has been cleverly designed to resist all attempts to slice through it (surpassing National Security Screen Association testing), but still manages to allow fresh air to flow straight into your home.
4. Pulling and jemmy strength
The final quality indicator for a security door is its structural strength when it comes to being pulled or jemmied. In Lock & Roll’s case, our doors are constructed using powder coated mesh and fused decorative panels made from aluminium beading, which create a strong, bend-resistant barrier. Plus, these elements have the added bonus of making your door look great too!
Ultimately, like any purchase, it’s worth doing your research about a company before you commit. A reputable company, such as Lock & Roll, will be part of the NSSA. This certifies that they are part of the national third-party certified accreditation scheme, that recognises members who meet Australian or NSSA approved standards.
It’s also important to investigate who actually makes the doors that you are having installed. We exclusively use Colonial Castings screen doors, an industry-leading Australian manufacturer with over 70 years’ experience.
Not sure where to begin? We’re here to help! Check out our security doors to learn more about the options available, or contact us to find out more on 1800 203 377 today.