When it comes to home security installations, nothing beats barrier security grilles. Many people overlook the importance of window security and instead focus on their doors. While security for your doors is important, windows provide one of the most common points of entry for criminals. Doors are often more visible and well-lit, so prospective thieves tend to favour Windows, as they are more often shielded from view. With window security grilles, you will be protecting these areas.
If you are considering getting window security grilles, then you have taken the first step towards better home security. But you are now faced with the challenge of choosing which one is right for you. There are many different types of windows security grilles. To appeal to all homeowners, there are window security grilles that vary in design, build and materials. Choosing the right one is not always straightforward and it depends to some extent on your priorities and preferences.
Window Security Grilles Combine Aesthetic with Security
When it comes to establishing your own priorities, the main choice you need to make is between aesthetic appeal and security. Some security grilles for windows are cumbersome and imposing, which is not appealing to many homeowners. In fact, poorly designed security grilles can end up making your home look like a prison. On the other end of the spectrum, there are security grilles for windows that focus too much on looks. With extravagant or minimalistic designs, these grilles often look great but offer very little in the way of actual security.
The key to choosing the right security grilles for your windows is striking a balance between looks and practical effectiveness. There is an abundance of security grilles that are well designed and combine great looks with robust and durable designs. If you ask the experts in the field, they will be able to help you choose security grilles like this. Before selecting any type of security grille definitively, you should consider a few different options. Asking around is a great way to gauge the quality of any contenders, and it is sure to yield the best results for you in the long run.
Different Materials for Window Security Grilles
One of the most important factors that go into making security grilles for windows is the material from which they are constructed. Security grilles must be durable, hardwearing and very strong. The minimum expectation when choosing a security product is that they pass the Security Australian Standards. The Australian Standard is a performance based standard where security grilles are subject to various tests including Impact Resistance, Knife Shear Test, Grille Shear, Pull Test and a Lock & Hinge Lever Test. Vincent Security pride themselves on providing a consistent quality product manufactured today and when the security products were initially tested to the Australian Standards. Vincent Security has a variety of options using materials such as Aluminium, Steel and Stainless Steel.
Aluminium has been a popular option in the security industry. It has many advantages of its own, which are making it a popular choice for many homeowners. The most prominent of these advantages is its resistance to rust and corrosion. Aluminium does not rust or corrode in the same way as some ferrous metals do. This means that it retains its structural integrity for a long time. In addition to this, aluminium is extremely lightweight and it looks great. A combination of these factors makes aluminium security grilles low maintenance and visually appealing.
However, the traditional aluminium riveted Diamond grilles has nowhere near the strength of the newer Very Strong Welded Range of Aluminium Security screens. It is these stronger heavier security screens that can offer the same degree of security grilles as using other metals. If designed correctly and constructed by experts, aluminium can still make for a great security installation.
Crimsafe Stainless Steel in recent years has become a very popular option due to it providing the least obtrusive view of all the products available. The Crimsafe Stainless Steel Mesh used is 0.9mm thick and 304 Grade Tensile Stainless Steel. This mesh is 26% thicker than other mesh products on the market. It is able to withstand far great forces from impacts up to 700% of the force called up in the Australian Standards using the innovative screw clamp technology. Crimsafe Stainless Steel products exceed standards for impact, jemmy, pull and knife testing. In addition, the screens are energy efficient, corrosion resistant, filter UV rays and provide fire attenuation protection. The Crimsafe Stainless Steel provides insect protection as well as a very high level of security with a visually pleasing finish.
Steel has previously been the material of choice to use in the construction of security grilles for windows. Widely regarded as one of the strongest materials used in construction and security, steel provides a high level of security. In addition to this, steel is extremely durable. Most importantly, however, steel is immensely strong. Zinc Coating and Powder coating is recommended for internal applications and Hot Dip Galvanising for exterior application are still highly recommended to prevent premature rusting. It is also lighter than wrought iron, which means it places less strain on the exterior of your home. Steel responds well to being powder coated and provided the correct rust proofing has been done, it can reduce the risk of rust and corrosion. This makes steel an ideal material for window security grilles and other security installations around your home.
Just remember as with all metal products your window security grilles will benefit from a wash down with a mild detergent (like wash and wax car wash) from time to time. Check your care card for further details!
Do you need security grilles in your home? Get in touch with the experts at Vincent Security today on (07) 3849 4555.