Do you distinguish what to look for when picking a door to the security screen? We’re going to clarify what to look for while shopping around and selecting a steel security door.
What’s going to render a surveillance screen door… a security door?
To be a dedicated steel security door, it must conform with Australian Standards 5039. There are 6 checks to determine the reliability and structural integrity of the security door:
The Knife Sheer Measure to ensure that no one will break through the wire.
The Impact Measure to make sure that no one will break the door
The Anti-Jemmy test means that the frame cannot be lifted or opened.
The Pull test matches the jemmy test.
Examination of the sample
Test of Sheer
Options for Protection Mesh
There are several standard terms for mesh used in window safety screens and safety screen doors. Still, essentially they are made of two different materials, woven stainless steel and perforated aluminium.
Woven stainless steel mesh
Stainless steel woven mesh is made by weaving longitudinal and transverse 304 or 316-grade wires together.
Aluminium perforated protective mesh
The perforated aluminium screen is a piece of aluminium with holes in it.
Each supplier will have different requirements for each component, including mesh thickness and hole opening. If it follows Australian requirements, it’s clean, just come down to aesthetics, see-through visibility and proximity to salt exposure.
How is the door of the security screen assembled?
The other factor that has to be considered is the frame and repair process – or how it’s fitted together. There are a few different models on the market – all of them reliable, as long as they follow Australian requirements.