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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.

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greenbamboo 10:15 am 31 Aug 16

Crimsafe is good I heard, but a bit on the pricier side. I’ve heard quotes of 900+ too.

We used Malplas. Very professional and great service. Definitely would recommend them. Here’s their website:- http://www.malplas.com.au

wrangler 9:17 pm 16 Jan 13

Had screen door fixed by Canberra Security Doors and Screens. Very helpful and would recommend.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:21 pm 07 Nov 12

foxygirl said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Not a problem.

also another thing to note, either ask for the duel selector lock so if locked by key cannot be unlocked by the snib, get screen for your sidelight, or get the sidelight reglazed with laminated safety glass(dont use toughened no matter how the glazier trys to spin it, its easy to break and once its broken its simple acces, the only upside is the wide varity of patterns.). There is no point installing a flash security door when a thief can just break the sidelight next to it and reach through to unlock the door with the snib.

do you think it is worth getting security screens for glass sliding doors?

I have a balcony with 2 glass windows and a glass sliding door in the middle. I’d like to make this more secure, but have heard that the security doors in these sliding systems are easy to break into

and advice Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd ? And any idea of price?

No easier than a hinged door as long as its got a three point lock. I’ve had to break into a sliding security door where the lock had failed, it took a long amount of time and very noisy. Noisy enough that any decent neighbours would disturb the intruder or call police
Same with front doors though, you need to spend the dollars on screening the sidelight as well. Most sliding doors and sidelights are either 4mm or 5mm toughened glass where you can literally explode them with no danger to yourself by kicking it once.

Price in a standard colour frame and standard size should not exceed more than around 900 for the slider and 550 for fixed panel.

foxygirl 5:19 pm 07 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Not a problem.

also another thing to note, either ask for the duel selector lock so if locked by key cannot be unlocked by the snib, get screen for your sidelight, or get the sidelight reglazed with laminated safety glass(dont use toughened no matter how the glazier trys to spin it, its easy to break and once its broken its simple acces, the only upside is the wide varity of patterns.). There is no point installing a flash security door when a thief can just break the sidelight next to it and reach through to unlock the door with the snib.

do you think it is worth getting security screens for glass sliding doors?

I have a balcony with 2 glass windows and a glass sliding door in the middle. I’d like to make this more secure, but have heard that the security doors in these sliding systems are easy to break into

and advice Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd ? And any idea of price?

Evil_Kitten 3:55 pm 06 Nov 12

bundah said :

Ah yes but is it crimsafe?

Duffbowl said :

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.

Yeah it’s certainly not high end lol. It’s really just for some air/stop the insects when I’m at home. Also an extra barrier if I answer the door – I can see who it is before I unlock the screen.

If I leave the house I have proper deadlocked doors.

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