featured11 - Starting On the Right Foot: How to Look For a Security Service Company You Can Rely On

Starting On the Right Foot: How to Look For a Security Service Company You Can Rely On

The market for security screen providers in Perth can feel rather saturated. Today, we want to give you guys some tips on how you can look for a security service company you can rely on. This is an important subject for us as we always have the consumers at the very core of our mission. We are not just after potential clients. We are after an overall secure community.

So if you are not quite sure how you can find a good security service company, here are a few avenues that you can go through:

Personal Recommendations

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This is by far the best way to find a good security service company. Perth is a pretty friendly community and every homeowner will have their own network of friends and family members. This is a network that you can tap into for personal recommendations.

When you tap into your friends and family for recommendations, you can be assured that they have an even more stringent process in giving recommendations. After all, it is not just the company that they suggest that is on the line. It is their reputation as being able to give useful recommendations that will be in question.

You can ask your friends and family members for any recommendations for any security screen provider that they are happy with.

Online Reviews

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The internet is a tool that any consumer should be able to take advantage of. The tricky part is being able to tell between a real review and one that was paid for. One of the ways you can tell whether a review is organic or not is the location.

If you find it at their social media page, you can be sure that a majority of those reviews are organic. A side effect of the internet and social media is the fact that everyone is more than able and willing to share their opinions about anything that pleased or displeased them.

Try to look for blogs that belong to people in the area. Take their experience with a grain of salt. Always remember that while some may have had a negative experience, this does not mean that the business has not improved since then.

Always Remember

It is up to you to make the final decision at the end of the day. When you are reading a review or listening to a recommendation, you should try to see if your gut or instinct is warning you. We believe that the human instinct is one of the best lines of defense that we have to protect ourselves from being fooled.

With this in mind, it’s time to think about this: how do you find a security service company to serve your needs?

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Buyer Tips: What You Should Ask Your Security Service Provider

In your search for the best sort of security screen and security service provider, you should come equipped with certain questions. They will help you determine if you are looking at the right place. Here are a few questions you can carry with you when you are screening for a security service provider:

How long have you been in business?

Asking how long a business has been going is one of the more basic questions you can ask and they should, frankly speaking, have a clear response for you. When you are looking to obtain extra security measures for your property, it would only make sense to go to someone who will know what they will be doing.

Having experience is one of the hallmarks of great service.

What security screen options are available?

There are a lot of different types of security screens available for Perth. Not every service provider will have them. If you aren’t sure which one would be the best fit for you, the service provider should be able to give you a clear idea how each is different.

At the start, they should start to get to know your client profile. They should be interested in what sort of security screens you need in order to fit it properly. They should be able to satisfactorily explain the differences between the brands available in the market today.

How long do their warranties last?

One of the best hallmarks of a good business is the longevity of their warranties. If their products come with short or no warranties, you shouldn’t really risk patronizing their business. High quality manufacturers all have specified warranty for their products which should be upheld by the distributor.

How much would a particular package cost?

Any business should be clear at how much their services will cost you. They can be able to say that it will depend on several things like:

  • Your location
  • How many screens will be bought
  • If you will ask them to install it for you
  • The brand of screens you buy

However, they should still be able to give you an overhead figure when you give them an idea of the sort of service that you want. If they are in anyway unclear about their pricing prior to your agreement, you should be warned.

Always Remember

There are a lot of good security service providers in Perth. You just need to know what sort of questions you can ask in order to discern the fact that you are talking to one.

Which questions do you ask a potential security screen service provider?

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featured9 - Adding Years the Right Way: How to Properly Care for Your Security Screens

Adding Years the Right Way: How to Properly Care for Your Security Screens

When it comes to the survivability of your security screens, it is down to two things: what it is made of and how you care for it. If you want to make sure that your security screens last a long time, you’d better be aware of how to care for it properly.  Today, this will be the focus of our discourse. We want to give you guys some pretty useful tips that you can utilize when it comes to caring for the different parts security screens.

Hinges

Security screens often have latches or hinges to secure it unto surfaces or to make sure that they move suitably as required. For those who do not make this a part of their usual practice, you should consider looking into silicone sprays to suitably lubricate the hinges of screens (especially if you ordered them to swing open and closed). The usual schedule for hinges is around three to around four months.

Making sure that the hinges are suitably lubricated can help to avoid any wear and tear through utilization.

Screen Frames Made of Iron

A common enough mistake that a lot of people make is to hose down iron with water. While it is true that iron does benefit from a good cleaning every now and then, there is a rather specific way to go at it. We suggest that you make use of warm soapy water and a sponge. A special note of consideration is to never let any form of moisture stay on the surface of iron.

When moisture is allowed to stay on iron, it can corrode or rust.

Screens

Your security screens benefit from a cleaning every now and then. The same way that you treat iron frames, you do not use any excessive water force so using a pressure hose is out of the question. Instead, consider washing the screen with a sponge, soap, and water.

If you aren’t particularly sure of how best to care for your security screens, it would be to your benefit to ask your provider for more tips.

Always Remember

Caring for your security screens should be part of your home maintenance routine. When you care for your security screens, you add decades to their use and durability. When your security screens are always in their top form, you can be sure that they will perform in accordance to your needs. After all, you cannot expect your security screen to work if it is not cared for properly.

If you have security screens in your home now, when was the last time it was included in your home care routine?

featured6 - Is it Worth It: Four Risks You Expose Yourself To When You DIY

Is it Worth It: Four Risks You Expose Yourself To When You DIY

The age of the internet has made blueprints, plans, and information very accessible for anyone with a connection. While this is not inherently bad, an unforeseen issue has arisen: the rise of the DIY army. The sheer number of people who have decided that since they can just watch a video or read an article that will teach them how to build a particular thing have sky-rocketed and this has become rather problematic.

The trouble with the rise of those that DIY (do it yourself), they expose themselves to certain risks. Like:

Shoddy Craftsmanship

One of the more common mistakes that we have come across is the fact that a lot of those that DIY do not have the skills or materials needed to build strong security screens. So what they end up with is either an unfinished project or a substandard finished project.

When a security screen is not built well, it is easy to compromise. So rather than giving you the safety and security that you desire, you end up providing a good reason for criminals to target your home.

Injuries

A false sense of expertise is often something that we find in those that have chosen to DIY. They feel that since they have the theory and the blueprints on hand that it will all work out. In an ideal world, that could possibly work. However, this is the real world.

More often than not, they end up handling tools that they are not suitably trained for and end up having accidents that can frankly cost digits and limbs.

Property Damage

One of the biggest problems with those that DIY is the fact that they are often not content with trying to build their own security screen. They often try to install it themselves as well. When an installation goes wrong, you can actually damage the doors or windows that you are trying to fit it to.

So rather than improving your home’s safety or property value, you invariably damage it.

Always Remember

There is no denying the fact that if you want quality work done for your home or property, you must be willing to pay a nominal or even a high fee.  After all, the experts that are able to provide you with quality service have allotted years of their life to learn the ins and outs of the craft in order to be the best. It is only right that they should be compensated for their expertise.

When you DIY (do it yourself) you expose yourself to a lot of potential and very real dangers. Take a look at the few that we listed off above. Which one would you be willing to expose your home, family, and self to?

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featured5 - Material Matters: Things You Should Expect From Your Security Screens

Material Matters: Things You Should Expect From Your Security Screens

When it comes to the sort of security screen that you choose to install in your home or business property, it is important that you have high standards regarding it. The trouble is, not a lot of people know what those ‘high standards’ should consider. This is what we want to discuss with today’s discussion.

Let’s take a closer look at what you should inspect and expect from your security screens.

Durability

First off is you should check how durable the material of the security screen is. As the screen is going to be exposed to the changing outdoor elements, you need to make sure that it will not corrode over time. In order to make sure that what you get is durable, you need to be truly part of the selection process.

Get to know your security provider. Know from the start what sort of materials they use for their screens. There are those that offer substandard materials or say that a mesh screen is good enough. Please be aware that this is never enough. Never let mesh be chosen for any security screen for you home. Mesh can be easily cut with a knife.

Sturdy Framework

The frame of the screen itself should be tough. It should not be something that will get bent out of shape after a few good whacks. You should expect material aluminum despite their higher price tag. If you would like to avoid the hefty price tag, you can choose to go with a steel frame—just make sure that it is treated properly before.

If steel is handled incorrectly, it may not be as strong as it should be.

Screens That Do Not Break

It would only be logical for the screens of the security screen to be tough and not break easily. While you consider how tough the screen is, you have to check the visibility from both sides. A security screen should provide privacy to anyone viewing from the outside. Those on the inside should be able to have full visibility of anything going on outside.

A sort of one-way mirror, so to speak! If you cannot view clearly on both sides of the screen, you need to reject that outright.

Always Remember

The type of screen that you choose for your home will greatly effect how secure you actually feel in it. When you choose something substandard, you can hardly expect to have the benefits that a security screen would normally have. If you want to provide the very best for your home or property, only work with the best. This way you can be certain that they will never bill you high and provide you with substandard work that compromise your safety or the security of your home and your family.

What do you look for when you inspect potential security screens for your home?

featured4 - The Home Front: Different Parts of Your Home That Benefits from Security Screens

The Home Front: Different Parts of Your Home That Benefits from Security Screens

Your home is your castle. This is where you go home each day to relax and recuperate from the day’s activities. It will only make sense to make sure that it is as safe and secure as possible. While there are those that choose to move into places with their own security personnel, others just take the smart choice of putting in security screens for their home.

We have always entertained questions from curious homeowners. It seems that they know about security screens but aren’t very familiar with where they can go in a home. To help enlighten consumers in general, this is something that we wanted to talk about. Today, we’re going to break down the most common places in your home that benefit from security screens.

Doors

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Security screens can actually be applied on doors of the home. Doors, as you may know, are primarily used to enter the premises of a home. So it would only make sense to add extra security for it. Here are a few suggestions for the types of doors and parts of the home they’re connected to that could really use a security screen:

Main Entryway

It is often the main entryway that gets the most action in terms of usage. You pick up parcels and answer doorbells in this area of the home. Having a security screen can help make sure that even if you open up the front door, there is an extra layer of protection for the home.

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors are always notoriously easy for break-ins. There is a reason why a majority of robbers target homes with sliding doors—you just jostle it a bit or move it at the right angle and it pops open. Having a security screen on it ensures the fact that it cannot be moved around.

Windows

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The windows of a home are also the primary entry point for intruders. Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home when her kidnapper slashed the screen window open. This was a regular screen made of mesh wiring rather than something as dependable as steel or iron.

Having security screens put over your windows can make sure that no unlawful entry can be done to your home.

Always Remember

Security is a conscious choice that you have to make for your home. When you want to do the best for your family, adding security and utmost safety to the home dwelling is always a good choice. We hope that today’s discourse was enlightening and will help you understand which parts of your home greatly benefit from having security screens.

Which part of your home would benefit from the boon that security screens have?

featured3 - Benefits Abound: What You Get When You Install Security Screens

Benefits Abound: What You Get When You Install Security Screens

Trends in making a home safe and secure come and go but there is no denying the efficacy of security screens. Today, we wanted to give you a better idea of what you would get if you decide to install security screens.

Security screens don’t appear out of nowhere. It takes a conscious decision by the homeowners to install them into the property. Here are a few benefits that homes with security screens get to enjoy:

Privacy

One of the best things about having your own home is that you can sit back, relax, and just do whatever you want to do. However, if you do not have any privacy, you can’t exactly do all that, can you? A security screen can offer you and other members of your home with much needed privacy.

The screen can be made to provide the dwellers with additional privacy without having to rely on curtains to keep out prying eyes. The mesh of the security screen can be specifically made to make the inside of the home indiscernible by passer-bys.

Increased Security

The reason why security screens are so popular is because they are so highly effective in keeping their owners safe. They are notoriously hard to compromise when then are installed properly. So homes that have security screens can enjoy having the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can sleep at night without having to worry about your home being a target.

Added Value

Security screens are usually pretty resilient regardless of weather conditions. Also, if you maintain it properly, security screens have been known to add to the property’s value. After all, it’s not like owners can take off the security screens and transfer it to another home. Security screens are custom made to fit either the windows or doors of a particular property.

So if you are ever planning on selling your property in the future and you have security screens installed, you can actually raise the asking price by about 25-30%

Always Remember

Security of your property is no longer something that comes along when you purchase or build it. Security is now something that you need to provide for yourself and your investment. There are a plethora of options for any homeowner to pursue and that is a good thing. All you need to do now is to choose wisely.

Which of the benefits would you prefer to have for your property?

featured2 - Before You Choose: What Sort of Security Service Should You Talk To?

Before You Choose: What Sort of Security Service Should You Talk To?

When you are on the quest to make your home as secure as it can be, it is important to consider the source of this security. Today, we wanted to discuss the type of security service provider that you should consider talking to. Here are a few pointers:

Has Experience

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Any business that is relatively new should be approached with caution. With the ease in which information can be disbursed, anyone can just go around claiming to be a security service provider when they actually aren’t.

You should look at the experience that an establishment or company has when it comes to addressing the concerns of their clients. Look for proof of work and see if their finished services would be something you would choose for your own home.

Is Professional

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You can always tell right away when a business is professional or not. They will be:

  • Easy to reach
  • Easy to talk to
  • Easy to find

When the business that you are thinking of approaching is neither of those things, you should really start to rethink if they are the company that you should be talking to. A professional service company will always do its utmost to make sure that they are all three.

Always Remember

Not all service providers are the same. Some are in it for the money while some are in it because they want to synthesize making a profit and providing a critical service to their community. It would be important as a buyer and a future client to be rather discerning of the company that they speak to—not everyone will have your very best at heart.

So the next time that you are looking around for a security service provider for your home or business, what sort of qualities will you look for?

featured1 - What’s at Stake: Why Homes in Perth Need Security Screens

What’s at Stake: Why Homes in Perth Need Security Screens

When it comes to your home, the safety of everyone is usually forefront in the mind of the owner. We do what we can to ensure our homes are safe from the inside, yes. However, have you given thought about the threats from the outside?

In an ideal world, there would be no outside threats. Wouldn’t that be grand? While that would be great, we all need to open our eyes to the reality. There are things out there that can and will hurt us if we let it. Today, we take a look at some very solid reasons why homes in Perth need security screens.

Crime Rate

In the year 2016 to 2017, crime statistics have reported around 26,732 cases of dwelling robberies in the Perth area alone. Property Damage crime had around 34,260 cases. We don’t know about you but that is one too many for our taste.

Pests and Wildlife

Perth is a great area to live in. We are blessed with a pretty large variety of animals—both domestic and wild. People carve out their homes out of the lay of the land. Sometimes, that very land was previously occupied by something else.

Or with the weather and climate changing the way it is, it is even more likely that an animal will find its way toward your home in its quest to look for shelter.

Always Remember

Security screens provide your home with an extra boost in its being impenetrable. Your home is only as safe as you choose it to be. If you are completely fine with regular doors, breakable glass windows, and basic gates for your property, you cannot exactly expect the very best security. When you make your home extra safe that is when peace of mind comes. You can be rest assured that even if you are not in your home, it is safe.

Do you think your home is as secure as it can be?