How To Make Your Home Safe


Your home is your castle, and it should be a safe haven for you and your family to live in peace.  Sadly, this isn’t always the case, and you can’t always control what will happen.

It’s never too early to think about home security and elevating your level of protection.  One of the most effective and affordable home security solutions can be achieved by installing a high-quality Security Door on your property.

But what kind of security door can help keep your home safe?

This blog article will discuss some of the most popular Security Door solutions on the market and take a deep dive into what kind of security door offers the BEST protection as a homeowner!

Give us a call on 15 13 12 if you have any questions. Our friendly experts at Jim’s Security Doors are here to help guide you through the process and can provide you with a no-obligation FREE measure and quote.

Jim’s Security Doors have been passionate about helping Victorian families secure their homes for over 30 years, and you can count on us delivering the best home security advice.

Which is best: Traditional Door versus Security Doors?

So why do we need a Security Door when we already have a traditional door with a lock?

Simply, we design security doors and screens specifically to supply that extra layer of security so that they can protect your home and valuables. Its very important to secure your home & get protection from thieves.


Traditional Home Door

The old-fashioned front door security with a standard lock is a familiar sight in most family homes. They can be made from wood or a lightweight synthetic version and can have glass panels on one or both sides, allowing natural light to come in. These popular doors are also typically cheaper than security doors; however, it’s important to remember that they can be more expensive to support in the long run because the materials used mean that it is easier for them to warp, rot and decay.

But do traditional doors offer any real protection from thieves?

No, not really.

Without a visible home security system, it only takes an average of two minutes to break into a home, with the total burglary taking a total of 10 minutes to complete.

Old-fashioned doors can offer limited protection from burglars and the elements, but it is still very easy to breach a traditional door frame with conventional locks. Standard brackets are usually constructed with hollow wooden boards and made to create a barrier from outside elements, but not to withstand a lot of force and can be broken down with minimal effort.

Security Door Melbourne

A Home Security Door Melbourne is undeniably a more secure choice. We design our security products to keep burglars out by making it difficult for them to break in or get out and be tampered with easily. At Jim’s we construct security doors from a much stronger material than traditional doors.  These superior security doors have reinforced frames and, in some cases, specialised locks to provide an extra layer of protection.

What are the benefits of installing a security door?

The benefits of installing door security are plentiful. The most recognisable feature is how these home security systems significantly reduce the risk of home intrusion, but there’s more to these doors than meets the eye!

Key Benefits

  • Advanced Smart Home Security
  • Protection Against Weather Elements including Bushfire/Floods
  • Corrosion, Rodent and Pet Damage Resistant
  • Reduces the Cost of Insurance and Energy Efficiency
  • Increases the Value to Your Home
  • Elevates the Appeal of Your Home
  • Improves Air Flow and Ventilation
  • Enhanced Privacy

What is the best security door for your home?

Who doesn’t want a burglar proof front door! There are many types of security doors and screens that you can install in your home.

While Aluminium or Stainless-Steel Mesh is the most common choice in security doors today, Jim’s offers an assortment of colour-matched styles with custom-made welded construction. With premium workmanship and tamper-proof security against unwanted intruders, all our products exceed the Australian Standard’s safety, quality and excellence.

Choosing which one is right for you depends on three key factors:  

  • The Level of Security You Need
  • Home Layout and Style
  • Budget

ScreenGuard Security Doors

ScreenGuard Security Doors are strong, stylish, and a great way to protect your home. Made from the 316 Marine grade stainless steel mesh, they come in various colours and styles for you to choose from, so you can be confident they will match with the rest of your home! If you’re looking for something extra-protective, then ScreenGuard is perfect for all seasons, and there is even a bushfire-rated version!

PerfGuard Security Doors

The PerfGuard doors and screens are the clear choice for high-grade Aluminium Security. They offer affordable safety, security and peace of mind without compromising on looks.

These corrosion-resistant, fabulous looking doors allow for ventilation and airflow through the home and block the view inside your home whilst still allowing an unobstructed view out. With a superior design quality and unparalleled protection, PerfGuard is made from 1.6mm thick corrosion-resistant Aluminium Mesh and is compliant with Australian Standards.

Diamond Grille Security Doors

These classic designs are ideal for doors and windows and offer a simple but effective home security solution trusted by tens of thousands of property owners across Australia. They are a great alternative to aluminium screens and offer an enhanced level of protection.

Diamond Grilles are the perfect choice for an airy home, with different mesh styles that allow maximum airflow through your house. You can choose from either a classic diamond shape or double diamond design, with both options featuring cut-outs that allow for airflow through your home while still supplying top-level security.

You can choose from Standard Fly Screen Mesh, Pet Mesh, Perforated Aluminium or Privacy/One-Way Mesh with a wide variety of configurations available, including hinged, sliding or stand-alone doors.

One Way Privacy Mesh/DVA Security Doors

One Way Privacy Mesh/DVA Security Screen Doors are a great security solution for commercial and residential properties. This style of door affords the maximum level of privacy.  You will still be able to have an unobstructed view and can keep an eye on what’s happening outside while still being safe and secure. This style of Mesh comes in two different thickness options. You can use the heavier variety on its own, or you can use the lighter one-way-mesh, which complements either a Diamond Grille or Cast Aluminium frame.

Cast Aluminium Security Doors

Cast Aluminium Security Doors are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their existing doors and create a unique custom style. These frames are strong and sturdy, offering a high level of security and privacy, and are available in an extensive range of colours and finishes and grille styles.

Fly Screen Doors

Fly Screens are the perfect way to give your home the appearance of high security without sacrificing any of that natural airflow. You don’t have to worry about ventilation or light with these screens because they allow airflow while still blocking all those pesky insects!

Fire Access Screen

When it comes to emergencies, every moment is precious. The Fire Access Screen Doors we offer are perfect for supplying a barrier between your home and any potential fire hazards. They give the best available fire safety protection for you, your family, and all of their possessions! Plus, we have designed them for a quick & easy escape, should an emergency occur.

How much do security doors cost?

Security doors come with different levels of security and cost, but they are probably more affordable than you may think.

Factors That Determine Cost

The cost of an installed home security door is usually determined by:

  • Size of the Door or Screen
  • Material Type
  • Design Features and Customisation

No matter what style of door or screen you choose, we highly recommend seeking advice from a security door expert for advice, service and installation.  Any security products should be Made in Australia to meet the Australian Standard in safety and strength.

Why Custom is Always Better

As we all know, when it comes to any purchase, the cheapest isn’t always the best. It’s also true with Security systems.

While we might feel we can cut corners with DIY or leave it to a handyperson, it is essential to have security doors made to measure and precision fit.

Quality equals safety and a custom-designed security door fitted to your home and style needs, will always provide a superior level of protection.  You and your family deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is completely safe and secure.

If you’re considering elevating your security, we hope this blog post has helped you make an informed decision, about what kind of Security Screen will work best for your home. Adding an extra layer of security to your property is always a worthwhile investment for anyone wanting to keep their home, family and valuables protected.




At Jim’s Security Doors, you can place your trust in our team with customer service guaranteed.

All our products are manufactured and installed with top-class precision, and our exceptional quality assurance, since 1982. Our 50 years of experience have given our skilled team the expertise to make sure your property is secure from front to back, so you can rest assured knowing that we will be there for all your needs!

Our Security Doors and Screens are made to exceed the Australian Standard and are all Australian Made and Manufactured right here in our Melbourne facilities.  We have an extensive range of products designed with superior artistry and the highest grade of materials, and offer competitive pricing, experienced staff and fast delivery.

Get a free quote for Security Doors in Melbourne and Victoria. For an obligation-free measure and quote, call us on 13 15 46 and speak to our friendly team of security experts.

Your SECURITY is our pledge. You can count on Jim’s Security Doors for your Security Needs!