Pet doors are great aren’t they? It means our pets can move freely in and out of the house, but there is one question that still remains unanswered: Can you fit a pet door to your security screen and maintain the level of security in your home?
The nuts and bolts of it
Yes, pet doors can physically be installed into an Invisi-Gard product but it is important to understand that in doing so, the Invisi-Gard door will no longer be classed as a security door.
According to the National Security Screen Association the installation of a pet door into a security screen will mean that the door is no longer compliant to Australian Standards and does not meet the AS 5039.
According to Invisi-Gard:
“Pet doors are a great idea for the comfort of your pets and the pet owner. But how secure are they? Once a pet door is installed into any security window or door, including Invisi-Gard, it can no longer be classified as a security product. This is because the opening created for your pet to pass in and out of, exceeds the maximum allowable aperture in the infill material (stainless mesh) nominated under AS1539-2008. It is now classified as a barrier door and the Invisi-Gard 15 year standard warranty still remains for the 316 stainless steel mesh.”invis-gard.com.au/faqs
When considering a pet door for your home, it is important to determine the level of security you require for you home, and how a pet door may compromise that.
Contact Michael today to have a chat about the right options for your home security – 0412 511 842 .
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