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Security Door Sales and Installation in Canberra?

By jessieduck - 5 November 2012 25

Has anyone bought security doors lately? I’m interested in getting screen doors for the front and back so that I can catch some breezes without losing a toddler/gaining uninvited guests.

I’m thinking Crimsafe (or similar) for the front. Are they worth the extra money?

If anyone can recommend a local business that was a pleasure to deal with and delivered what they promised, that would be great. I’m looking for good value as well as low hassle/professional service. Also, quick would be good.

What’s Your opinion?


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Security Door Sales and Installation in Canberra?
Alderney 10:09 am 06 Nov 12

mikal said :

This is an anti-recommendation for Argus Security in Hume.

We had Argus do ours. They didn’t do a bad job.

How’d they f%$ yours up?

Lazy I 9:33 am 06 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd, strongest according to who? Australian standards testing? personal opinion? source for information provided?

Can people include a rough quote/cost to have the doors installed by the companies they are recommending?

I have seen quotes of $900+ for a Crimsafe door to be installed, is that to be expected?

Holden Caulfield 9:00 am 06 Nov 12

Have used Mitchell Aluminium in the past and would use them again. Our two screen doors are still going well after 8 years.

And yes, Crimsafe (and the like) is worth the extra money if only for the immensely improved aesthetic. It always puzzles me when you see a reno or new build that has clearly cost a few bob and they cheap out on screen doors. Just looks so wrong.

Duffbowl 8:53 am 06 Nov 12

Evil_Kitten said :

We got ones from Bunnings (around $90 each from memory) and installed them ourselves.

Depending on which one you’ve bought, they are reasonably easily popped open by pulling on the centre of the grille, and levering back the door jamb. Last time I played with one of these, it was open in about 90 seconds. As I said before, any security system or product is at best a deterrent or delayer.

bundah 8:45 am 06 Nov 12

Evil_Kitten said :

We got ones from Bunnings (around $90 each from memory) and installed them ourselves.

Ah yes but is it crimsafe?

Evil_Kitten 11:37 pm 05 Nov 12

We got ones from Bunnings (around $90 each from memory) and installed them ourselves.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:23 pm 05 Nov 12

Golden-Alpine said :

Canberra Security Doors & Screens in Mitchell. We have had 3 doors installed over 2 properties so far. Can’t fault the product or service.

There are much stronger products on the market than prowler.

Golden-Alpine 9:47 pm 05 Nov 12

Canberra Security Doors & Screens in Mitchell. We have had 3 doors installed over 2 properties so far. Can’t fault the product or service.

screaming banshee 9:02 pm 05 Nov 12

For the love of god don’t use valley screens. They did a crap job on our screens, they were badly made, and installed with minimal non-secure screws.

pptvb 8:37 pm 05 Nov 12

+1 for Valley Security Screens.
Make sure who ever you use has a Security Licence.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:17 pm 05 Nov 12

http://www.clearshield.com.au/ – strongest product currently on the market(besides of course big welded steel or iron grilles, but who wants them on a house?) due to the stainless sheet being perforated instead so woven mesh. Simple to clean and not much flex.

http://crimsafe.com.au/ – second strongest on the market. Has a great locking in system, the meshe is grub screwed into the door frame, but its still woven mesh. Meaning its very say to cut(I’m not oing to say how on a public forum, don’t ask, youtube) hard to clean, woven mesh fills with crap.

http://www.amplimesh.com.au/supascreen/supascreen – third strongest product on the market. Not as good a locking system as crimsafe but still damn good. Woven mesh that’s basically the same as crimsafe woven mesh. Same faults.

Stay away from all other woven mesh products. It’s glorified fly wire with horrid locking systems. Somebody else mentioned another manufacturer in this thread and I have seen the mesh rip and the top locking bead just fall out due to a brick.

Stay away even more from perforated aluminium mesh. It’s thick, ugly and snaps. Stronger than diamond grilles but not by much.

If you can afford, always get the three pronged lock.

Don’t listen to any spiel about striker plates being better. They are all supplied by the same people to the manufacturers.

Do you research. Go get a sample of each and have a chat to he manufacturers. The choice is easy at the end of the day.

frannjipani 6:07 pm 05 Nov 12

I had excellent service from Valley Security Screens with their Supa Screens both front and back. Great local company providing a quick and quality service. Cat proof as well!!

mikal 6:05 pm 05 Nov 12

This is an anti-recommendation for Argus Security in Hume.

Pork Hunt 5:56 pm 05 Nov 12

What Duffbowl said but also get the doors keyed alike (even with your front door as well). This is easily achieved, especially when buying new.

Duffbowl 5:24 pm 05 Nov 12

We had Crimsafe doors fitted in 2010 by Watson’s Blinds. Watson’s were prompt and a good price from memory.

Any security system or product is at best a deterrent or delayer. The Crimsafe doors can be defeated, but will draw attention to whoever is attacking the door and it will take them sometime to get through them. The bolts are a semi-circle keyhole, which locks the door to the frame at three points, and make it difficult to expand the door jamb away from the door. The strike plates are designed so that any leveraging force will pull part of the plate into the door itself.

Check with your insurance company; some offer discounts if these kinds of products are installed.

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