French doors are super stylish, but can they also be secure? What can you do to make your French doors work to protect your home?
So, you’ve chosen some gorgeous French doors, but did you consider how inefficient they are at preventing home break-ins? Sadly, French doors are notoriously easy to break through for a variety of reasons.
- The door’s weakest point is where the doors meet in the middle. Without enhanced security on your French doors, a burglar could get through with a well-placed kick.
If one of the doors is not bolted shut to the frame, the lock in the middle is entirely useless. When both doors can be pulled open simultaneously, the bolt will simply slide out of the locking mechanism. You also need to install security screen doors
- The majority of the door is made from glass which a burglar can smash through to open the lock from the inside. This is the easiest way for burglars to get in and, unless you take steps to reinforce the glass with other protective measures, it will always be your home’s weakest point of entry.
Are you concerned that your French doors provide robbers in your area an easy way to get inside? Do you feel like you need to replace your French doors with a sturdier option to achieve a comfortable level of home security?
Before you go out and get a quote for an entirely new set of doors, you should know that you can secure the French doors you already have. With our stainless steel, Australian Standards tested security screens Jim’s Security Doors Melbourne can provide you with a solution that allows you to keep your beautiful doors and still secure your Melbourne home against robbery.
Can I get security doors for my French doors?
Absolutely! We can easily manufacture a set of security doors to defend your French door entrances. We need to manufacture the set so that one door bolts closed to the frame and the other locks to the bolted door. Sounds complicated?
Let’s explore the mechanics of French double doors.
How do French security doors work?
When we install French security doors, we install a two-part system to ensure your double security doors have no weak points, especially at the join. To ensure a secure locking system, we install a passive door and an active door.
The passive door is made of sturdy stainless steel and custom-made to fit your French door frame. It is designed to be bolted shut at the top and bottom as this is the door that is least often used. Your passive door can still be easily opened from the inside, but it completes the frame structure for the active door when closed.
The active door is then built like any other security door. It is also custom made to fit your frame and comes with the same locking features and mechanisms as a single security door. For enhanced security, we always recommend a triple-locking system.
What kind of security door can I get for my French doors?
That depends entirely on you! Whether a security door is built for a single or double door frame, your options are the same. You can choose from: front security doors is the best option
ScreenGuard security doors are the ultimate selection in home protection. ScreenGuard doors are made from high-tensile woven marine-grade stainless steel mesh set in a heavy-duty aluminium frame. They are fitted with a triple locking system to enhance your security further. ScreenGuard doors are covered by a 10-year product warranty valid from the date of installation and are readily available in Melbourne as French security doors.
PerfGuard security doors are strong, visually appealing security doors that allow easy visual access without compromising your level of protection. The mesh in PerfGuard security doors is made from 1.6mm thick, corrosion-resistant perforated aluminium sheeting. PerfGuard doors are covered by a seven-year warranty from the date of installation.
The diamond grille security door is a lower price point door that still features security options for a classic home security system. It is aesthetically pleasing, can be colour matched to your home and is an outstanding solution for home security. You can upgrade your Diamond Grille security door with security mesh to enhance its protective quality – you can choose from standard flyscreen mesh, pet mesh, perforated aluminium, or privacy/one-way mesh.
Privacy Mesh provides security by allowing you to see out while limiting visibility from the outside. It also offers excellent airflow and protection from insects. The One-Way Mesh comes in two thicknesses, so you can choose to have the heavy grade on its own or the light grade with a Diamond Grille or Cast Aluminium Frame. The heavy-grade mesh meets Australian Standards (AS5039-2008) for security doors, is resistant to pet damage and is easy to clean.