Are you finding yourself weighing up the pros and cons between Security Screen Doors vs. Fly Screen Doors?

Both options have slightly different functions and may suit different people’s needs.

However, at Clearview Security, we believe security and safety should always come first.

Imagine it’s a sunny day, the doors and windows are open to catch the cooling breeze, and you’re enjoying the warmth of another balmy Perth day. Then suddenly, someone’s at your door, and you don’t know who they are or what they want.

Suddenly, your fly screen doors seem incredibly flimsy, and you realise how vulnerable you are. At that moment, a Crimsafe Security Screen Door could be the thing that keeps you, your family, and your possessions safe.

What is a fly screen door?

The primary purpose of a fly screen (also known as an insect screen) is to keep insects out of your home, while allowing fresh air to flow through. They are great at achieving this. However, they offer very little security and age quite poorly.

Insect screens also don’t age well as they are made from low-grade mesh, with very little structural integrity. This makes them prone to holes. The mesh is easily torn and requires regular repairs or replacement.

Some flyscreens do come equipped with a lock, but the flimsy mesh allows unwanted guests to cut their way into your home.

What is a security screen door?

Security screen doors can do everything fly screen doors can – and more. Security Screen Door

Security screen doors are designed for use in place of flyscreens for people who want to improve their home security and help to burglar-proof their home.

In addition to the increased security, there are many other benefits to security screen doors, such as improved privacy and adding value to your home.

The security screen doors supplied by Clearview are manufactured from both aluminium and stainless-steel. These materials are chosen for their strength and durability. They have a lifespan of approximately 65 years, while being resistant to rust and corrosion.

These doors feature tough inbuilt locks that will help keep out unwanted guests, while the high-grade security mesh will prevent intruders from cutting their way into your home.

Security Screen Door Vs. Fly Screen Door Pricing

A security screen door is considerably more expensive than fly screens, but who can put a price on safety and peace of mind?

The difference in price between the two comes down to quality and durability. Security screens are manufactured using high-quality materials and components, such as the stainless-steel mesh, the lock, and the robust door frame.

Security screens are much more hard-wearing and last a lot longer. Quality security screens tend to come with a warranty of 8 years and up.

Fly screens, by contrast, are generally made from lower-grade materials. Many homeowners choose to upgrade from fly screens to security screens later down the track, having had to replace their old insect screens every couple of years due to holes caused by general wear and tear, or their pets pawing on the mesh.

So, if you decide to go for the cheaper option of fly screens, have you saved on costs in the long run? The likelihood is that over time, a high-quality security screen door can actually prove to be the more-cost effective option. This is due to the reduced repair and replacement costs and the longer lifespan of the product.

Benefits of a Crimsafe Security Screen

Crimsafe is one of the most robust and reliable security screen products on the market. Crimsafe Steel & Aluminium Security Doors

Australia has some of the most stringent and rigorous testing requirements globally, with standard testing of security doors requiring them to withstand an impact of 100 joules of energy, five times over.

Crimsafe has been designed to not only meet this standard, but exceed it. Crimsafe Ultimate screens will withstand more than seven times the impact required by Australian Standards.

Watch this video and witness the strength test of a screen built to Australian minimum standards, against a Crimsafe Ultimate security door.

Crimsafe comes with a 12-year warranty, while Crimsafe Ultimate comes with a 15-year warranty.

Crimsafe is available in a vast range of colours and designs, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your home or business premises.

How to Install a Security Screen Door decorative white security door

Installing a security door is a tricky process and requires specific tools, which is why we offer an installation service. With our professional team installing your security door, you can rest assured that it will be fitted correctly and provide the security you require.

How to Install a Dog Door on a Security Screen

Did you know a pet door can be installed into your security screen?

Special tools are required to cut through the steel mesh and it’s not always an easy job.  However, at Clearview, we can fit small, medium, and large pet doors into security doors.

Security Screen Doors vs. Fly Screen Doors: Which is Right for Me?

When you’re weighing up security screen doors vs. fly screen doors, the question you need to ask is whether you simply want a deterrent for insects, or if you also want security, airflow, and peace of mind.

If you want a product that has withstood the test of time, looks good, and keeps you and your loved ones safe, Crimsafe stands out from the rest.


Contact Clearview Security on (08) 9443 8633 or get a free quote online for our security screens or any other product in our range.