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sunshine coast security doors and windows

At East Coast Security Screens we supply and install the only welded security doors and windows on the sunshine coast. Leading the way for sunshine coast security doors and windows. Standard with our security doors is a lockwood triple lock which is the best lock on the market by a long way, be sure to ask what lock you are buying as most competitors are still using locks designed over 15 years ago to try and save money, therfore risking the highest quality available for your security door.
The Forcefield security door and window product is one of the only products to pass the AUSTRALIAN STANDARD 2331 CORROSION TEST. Living on the sunshine coast this is the first priority when it comes to a purchase for your home.

Sunshine coast security doors and windows.

Whenever two different metals interact there’s a risk of corrosion. So the fact that ForceField® is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets makes it more corrosion-resistant than other security screens. Very few security screens have survived the Australian Standards 2331 corrosion test – MOST MANUFACTURERS ONLY TEST THERE MESH. The test is a 1,000 hour salt spray test and the ForceField® security screen survived with no visible corrosion. ForceField’s 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has actually survived a 10,000 hour salt spray test.

Australian Standards test (AS 2331)
The test: ForceField® has been tested to the Australian Standard 2331 which requires the product to survive a 1,000 hour neutral salt spray test.This test is an accelerated corrosion process that takes place in an enclosed chamber. The spray is saltier than sea water and the temperature is maintained at
+35º C with almost 100% humidity.
The result: Passed. ForceField® is one of very few security screens that have passed the test – most manufacturers only test the mesh. ForceField’s 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has actually survived a 10,000 hour salt spray test.
Your benefit: ForceField® is the most corrosion-resistant security screen on the market. Quite simply because it is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets. Whenever two different metals interact there’s a risk of corrosion. This risk is eliminated in a ForceField® security screen.We also use only marine grade 316 stainless steel mesh, where as there are still products on the market that only use a low grade 304 mesh, which is not marine grade and should NOT be used on the coastal environment

security screens installations on the sunshine coast

Have you chosen a licensed installer ? Correct installations of security doors and security windows on the sunshine coast is the most important factor when purchasing your new security items from East Coast Security Screens. Some of the installs witnessed when replacing old screens would have to be seen to believed. Wrong screws,single lock doors,no interlock on sliding doors, or simply just using weak pop rivets are classic examples. This is why at East Coast Security Screens our main focus is security door and windows, not blinds not shutters or being a locksmith. Just security screen experts.
QBCC licensed installers and also now a member of NSSA National security screen association
A couple of things you should be aware of are :
All sliding security doors must have top and bottom rollers to prevent the door being able to be lifted up and out of the frame,this will also help the door slide beautifully. All sliding security doors must have an interlocking system at the back edge of the door to attatched it to the fixed glass door when in the locked position, and prevent it from being pulled away from the glass door at the opposite side of the lock.This must be screwed on to your door using anti tamper proof screws,pop rivets are not to be used for interlock as they are weak and can just be knocked off with a screw driver. All sliding and hinged security doors MUST be installed with a TRIPLE LOCKING SYSTEM and 5 pin double key cylinder to meet the australian standards.This prevents your door frome being pulled out at the top and bottom, and also gives the intruder 3 points of security to get through.Also there are alot of different glass door and window companies out there with lots of varried frames. Be aware that your installer knows the correct way of putting your security windows and security doors on the best and most secure way possible.If your not happy or a bit doubtful, ring the window company yourself and ask the correct way. Where possible it is best to have your security windows inside your glass window chanel, for security and it also looks more appealing. always ask the question when ordering your security screens on the sunshine coast, because most of the time there is a good reason why someones quote is very cheap.

correct installations of security doors and security windows

Have you chosen a licensed installer ? Correct installations of security doors and security windows on the sunshine coast is the most important factor when purchasing your new security items from East Coast Security Screens. Some of the installs witnessed when replacing old screens would have to be seen to believed. Wrong screws,single lock doors,no interlock on sliding doors, or simply just using weak pop rivets are classic examples. This is why at East Coast Security Screens our main focus is security door and windows, not blinds not shutters or being a locksmith. Just security screen experts.
QBCC licensed installers and also now a member of NSSA National security screen association
A couple of things you should be aware of are :
All sliding security doors must have top and bottom rollers to prevent the door being able to be lifted up and out of the frame,this will also help the door slide beautifully. All sliding security doors must have an interlocking system at the back edge of the door to attatched it to the fixed glass door when in the locked position, and prevent it from being pulled away from the glass door at the opposite side of the lock.This must be screwed on to your door using anti tamper proof screws,pop rivets are not to be used for interlock as they are weak and can just be knocked off with a screw driver. All sliding and hinged security doors MUST be installed with a TRIPLE LOCKING SYSTEM and 5 pin double key cylinder to meet the australian standards.This prevents your door frome being pulled out at the top and bottom, and also gives the intruder 3 points of security to get through.Also there are alot of different glass door and window companies out there with lots of varried frames. Be aware that your installer knows the correct way of putting your security windows and security doors on the best and most secure way possible.If your not happy or a bit doubtful, ring the window company yourself and ask the correct way. Where possible it is best to have your security windows inside your glass window chanel, for security and it also looks more appealing. always ask the question when ordering your security screens on the sunshine coast, because most of the time there is a good reason why someones quote is very cheap.

prowler proof the best product for the sunshine coast

Forcefield beats corrosion

Prowler Proof the best product for the sunshine coast, this is why at East Coast Security Screens we are very proud to be a leading prowler proof dealer on the sunshine coast
The Forcefield security door and window product is one of the only products to pass the AUSTRALIAN STANDARD 2331 CORROSION TEST. Being on the sunshine coast when looking for security screens corrosion is one of the first topics clients bring up with East Coast Security Screens. Prowler Proofs welded system is definitely way ahead of its competition in regards to corrosion, strength and maintenance. 10 year full replacement warranty with no strict cleaning rules like some competitors for your security doors and windows is what makes this the best security door and window you can purchase. Add to that we only use Lockwood locks which are the best on the market.

Whenever two different metals interact there’s a risk of corrosion. So the fact that ForceField® is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets makes it more corrosion-resistant than other security doors or security window. Very few security screens have survived the Australian Standards 2331 corrosion test – MOST MANUFACTURERS ONLY TEST THERE MESH. The test is a 1,000 hour salt spray test and the ForceField® security screen survived with no visible corrosion. ForceField’s 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has actually survived a 10,000 hour salt spray test. Being a sunshine coast company this is number 1 on my product satisfaction lists

Australian Standards test (AS 2331)
The test: ForceField® has been tested to the Australian Standard 2331 which requires the product to survive a 1,000 hour neutral salt spray test.This test is an accelerated corrosion process that takes place in an enclosed chamber. The spray is saltier than sea water and the temperature is maintained at
+35º C with almost 100% humidity.
The result: Passed. ForceField® is one of very few security screens that have passed the test – most manufacturers only test the mesh. ForceField’s 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has actually survived a 10,000 hour salt spray test.
Your benefit: ForceField® is the most corrosion-resistant security screen on the market. Quite simply because it is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets. Whenever two different metals interact there’s a risk of corrosion. This risk is eliminated in a ForceField® security screen.We also use only marine grade 316 stainless steel mesh, where as there are still products on the market that only use a low grade 304 mesh, which is not marine grade and should NOT be used on the coastal environment.

At East Coast Security Screens we are very proud to be one of the leading prowler proof dealers on the sunshine coast

Lockwood locks a must in all security doors

Lockwood locks a must in all security doors, and must be triple locked.Lockwood locks are now installed on all East coast security screens doors as a standard item. This is a massive improvement to your security door as these locks are by far the strongest lock on the market passing ALL Australian standards.I cant believe that Most other companies are still using cheap standard locks on there security doors that cost around $25.00, some are still actually selling doors with single locks. The lockwood locks are more than double this and are now included at no extra cost. They also come with a 25 year warranty. No one comes near this. East Coast security screens are very confident when it comes to installing our security doors on the sunshine coast with triple locks from lockwood.

Lock: Lockwood 8654
Lockwood 8654 is the strongest residential hinge door security locks on the market. It’s a 3-point locking system with Kinetic Defence Keying Technology and a 25-year mechanical warranty. If security is not a priority, ForceField® is available with a 1-point lock that does not meet the Australian Standard AS 5039† for security.

The Lockwood 8654 Hinged Security Door Lock has been designed in Australia and manufactured to stringent quality specifications.

The range has been tested in accordance with AS4145.2-2008, offering exceptional performance and reliability. Incorporating Lockwood’s advanced safety and security feature, DualSelect®, the 8654 Hinged Security Door Lock is ideal for use in residential applications.

Features and Specifications of the 8654 Hinged Security Door Lock

2 stage key locking, offers safety and security for all occupants by giving a choice of selecting safety mode or secure mode when exiting the home
Turning the key to the first selection engages the safety lock, this offers security from the outside whilst allowing occupants inside to safely exit using the internal lever and snib
Turning the key to the second selection engages the secure lock, this provides internal and external security, and requires the key to unlock the door from inside and outside.
Suits left or right hand opening doors
Stainless steel hookbolt for increased security
Key locking from both sides
Inside snib locking (with key override)
Large ergonomically improved snib to assist with operation
Snib only version also available
No snib version also available
Stainless steel front end plates
Self latching with stainless steel hook deadbolt for improved security performance
Can only be locked when fully engaged with strike
Optional 3 point kits available for premium security
When 3 point kit is fitted, snib activates/operates all 3 locking points
Push on actuating bar suits above or below centreline applications
Available in a range of polyester powdercoat and plated finishes
Fits industry standard cut outs/door preparation
Retrofits Whitco Tasman Mk2 and Mk3 Locks
Zinc diecast lock mechanism and furniture
Easy installation for both new and retrofit applications
Accepts Lockwood Euro profile lazy cam cylinder
Suit standard 20mm door thickness

sunshine coast security screens and doors corrosion

Sunshine coast security screens and doors corrosion is probably the biggest issue when it comes to product selection. Often on the sunshine coast i’m replacing alot of RUSTEDOUT items. A very common product using 304 GRADE MESH This isnt 316 MARINEGRADE and should not be used on the sunshine coast so choose wisely. Prowler Proof is the only welded security system in Australia where no metal comes in contact with eachother, such as screws holding the mesh together or pop rivetes or screws in the corners of doors. This is where all the corrosion issues start, especially when screws are used to hold in the stainless mesh. Being on the sunshine coast this is the number 1 issue when it comes to choosing a quality product. this is why East Coast Security Screens proudly partners with prowler proof welded security systems