How To Protect Your Home Without Making It Feel Like A Prison

Posted on: 17 August 2020

Every Australian would agree that the safety and security of your home should be one of your top priorities at all times. However, no one wants to live in a house with thick metal bars on the windows and heavy steel doors that protect intruders. For many people, that is how they view security, which is a shame because there are a lot of security options that can protect your home while still being very aesthetically pleasing. Nowhere is this more obvious than with mesh security screens. If you are considering getting some cautionary security measures, then here are three reasons why you should get yourself some mesh security screens.


For the most part, no one will even know that your mesh security screens are anything other than particularly well-made flyscreens. They look very similar to those sorts of external attachments, which makes them perfect for homes in Australia where lots of houses already have a fly screen. It is only when your mesh security screens are actually put to the test that people realise they are extremely strong and durable. Hopefully, it never comes to that, but if it does, at least you will be ready.


Mesh security screens can fit any door — even custom-made doors that don't have a traditional size. You may have to pay a little bit of a premium to get a custom-made mesh security screen, but that is a small price to pay for the extra security that comes with it. Also, there are many ways you can customise the design of your mesh security screen, such as the colour of the mesh and the frame around it. Security does not have to mean 'ugly' if you are willing to spend a bit of time designing.

Safety Comes First

Of course, all of these benefits would be useless if the mesh security screens didn't actually stop intruders. Thankfully, they do that very well. Mesh security screens can withstand blunt force attacks (such as someone kicking the door repeatedly) as well as cuts from sharp knives. Of course, you always need to check your mesh security screens for what they can specifically hold up to, but virtually all available options can at least prevent those two attempts at entry. Many of them are even more advanced, having features that make the anti-flammable or resistant to pulling by winches. It all depends on how much you personally feel comfortable spending and on what.