Are Grilles on Windows and Doors a good idea?

Security Screens and Grilles can be a great idea for extra security and many look aesthetically pleasing but be aware that security grilles that have not been both manufactured and installed to Australian standards may not stand up to a break-in attempt.

Aluminium pop rivets can be particularly weak and can be broken easily and if not properly installed then all you really have is a heavy duty flyscreen.

Australian standards involved simulating three minutes worth of rough treatment such as kicking, levering with a screwdriver and pulling with the force of a large man.

While the community can assist us by ensuring their homes are well secured by various means including good quality Grilles, you should check the following if you have them currently installed: