Are you thinking about having security doors installed? Maybe you are unsure which types are available, or what would best suit your home? Well, we have compiled some tips and things to consider when thinking about or deciding what security door to choose for your home.


Area of your house

Some people see the quality of Crimsafe and get a quote from us for the whole house and end up with security doors and windows installed everywhere.This is a great attitude, completely securing every possible break-in zone of their house. However, not everyone is in the position to install Crimsafe everywhere at once and instead decide to do it gradually. This leads us to our first question below.


What area of your house would you like to make Crimsafe first?

  • Front door
  • Bedroom to outside (eg. veranda)
  • Backdoor
  • Laundry to outside
  • Lounge room to outside
  • Patio


Factors that play into this decision can include…

  1. The state of the door. If it is an older, worn down door, this is a great first place to start as it is the most vulnerable spot for a break-in.
  2. Placement of the door. If all doors leading to the outside are well-lit and easy for neighbours to see, except one, that one is where you should start. Ideally, you should have a light that comes on with a sensor at every entrance to your house. Lights can be a big deterrent for burglars. Also, shrubbery, including trees and hedges can make some entrances to your house more vulnerable than others. Again, installing a door in your most vulnerable location is the wisest decision.


Thoughts on maintaining vs. changing the area

Some people want to install security doors with the least impact on their house design, which we understand and believe is best in some cases. However, more people are beginning to see the value in using security screens to segment an area, to close off the outdoors or to really open up your living space. For example,our bi-fold security doors make wise and practical use of space, being ideal for the even the most difficult openings. These adaptable doors can either be folded back completely to open up an area, or just one panel can be opened for easy entry and exit.


Size of current entrance

No matter how big your current door/entrance is, Davcon can accommodate. Davcon is completely customisableas each security screen door is individually fitted to the required width and length. This means Crimsafe security screen doors will always fit.


Varieties of Davcon Crimsafe security doors

Whilst all our doors are customisable, there are still three base types of design you first have to choose from. The designs include hinged doors, sliding doors and bi-fold doors.


Hinged doors

Hinged doors are Davcon’s most popular doors. They can be installed as a single door or as two hinged doors, depending on the size of your door. For example, front doors vary significantly between houses. For those with a single door, obviously,a single security door is needed. However,if you have with a large front door, you may need two hinged doors. People who get two hinged doors installed, usually keep one locked and move through the single security door, it all depends on your home.

Sliding doors

Sliding doors are most commonly installed at the back of a house or the side of a house. The sliding doors installed at the back of a house usually open onto a patio area or backyard, whereas the sliding doors installed at the side of the house most commonly open onto verandas.

In terms of our Crimsafe patio enclosures, we can custom tailor the security sliding doors to suit any area necessary.

Bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors are certainly gaining traction in terms of popularity. Our bi-fold security screen doors can be installed as security for existing bi-fold doors. However, more people are realising how usual bi-fold doors can be with closing off an outdoor area.



Our friendly Davcon staff are always happy to discuss design, best fit and the customisable nature of our security screens. You can give us a call on 07 3875 2326 to ask any questions you may have. You may also wish to book in a free quote where an installation specialist will come to your home to discuss your individual security screen options.

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