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Home security meets heritage style

Pairing Invisi-Gard security screens with Federation Cast Panel Doors creates a winning combination which adds both protection and character to heritage style homes.

Home security meets heritage style

Altering a heritage style home, such as adding window and door security screening, needs to consider the impact such additions will have on the overall appearance of the home. One way to add security while protecting heritage character is to opt for an Alspec Federation Cast Panel Door teamed with Invisi-Gard stainless steel security mesh screening.

Turn necessity into a feature

Adding security screening to a front door allows for enhanced air flow while keeping a home secure, so why not make that necessity into a feature? An aluminium cast panel door in a patterned style is an appropriate addition to a heritage style entrance. The colouring of the (often used) wooden door behind the screen remains a visible part of the overall look, while the pattern of the cast panel door adds the type of detailing which was characteristic of the Federation period.

Acknowledging that every home is different, the Federation Cast Panel Door system allows for each frame to be custom built for the location. Each frame is constructed to the measured specifications and then powder coated and colour matched to existing wood or paintwork.

Home security meets heritage style

Much more than just a flyscreen

While standard flyscreen mesh will keep out pesky insects, it won’t discourage intruders of the larger kind. In the summer months it is tempting to leave doors and windows open to help cool down interiors, but one of the most common ways thieves gain entry to homes is through doors and windows accidentally left open or unlocked. Cast panel doors with Invisi-Gard mesh allow you to keep doors open for ventilation and peace of mind when home.

Research has also shown that visible home security measures can be a significant deterrent to potential thieves, making them think twice before trying to break into a home. With the spacing between the bars of a cast panel door, the inclusion of Invisi-Gard mesh provides further protection by ensuring the door can withstand attacks from force or cutting.

Additional reassurance is provided through the inclusion of a three point lock – a standard feature of Invisi-Gard hinged security doors. Three point locks provide premium protection by securing the door in the centre position, as well as latching at the top and bottom of the door, all activated by one turn of the lock.

Home security meets heritage style

A durable combination

Constructed from recyclable aluminium, Federation Cast Panel Doors with their powder coat finish are highly resistant to corrosion. Combined with Invisi-Gard screening, it is also extremely resistant to corrosion, being made from 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh.

If you own, are renovating or looking to build a heritage style home, installing window and door security and screening needs to be respectful of the underlying design. Choosing an Alspec Federation Cast Panel Door incorporating Invisi-Gard stainless steel security mesh will not only elevate a building’s appeal but ensure it stays well protected from all types of unwanted intruders.

Home security meets heritage style