You may have seen the terms ‘flyscreen’ and ‘security doors’ flying around and to most people, they would think that they are different in terms of what they do, well, they are but security doors hold one very important characteristic that is similar to a ‘fly screen’ but have many more features and benefits that you need to be aware of, here are the differences in terms of what security doors and screens do over and above a flyscreen.


Fly screens are usually made using some kind of plastic or woven material with the sole purpose of keeping things like flies and bugs out of your property. They do a great job at serving that purpose, but that is about it, they stop bugs coming into your home.

Security screens and doors, however, are much more robust, the screens or doors incorporate a metal mesh providing you with the security of a door or window, but with the added benefit of not being completely closed off to the outside world.


Security screens and doors are designed with two functions in mind, to keep bugs and pests out of your home as well as any other unwanted intruders. Because fly screens are not regulated by Australian security requirements, they can be easily removed or damaged, especially if the intruder is armed.

Products like Mandurah flyscreens and security doors differ in the sense that the security doors provide a greatly increased level of safety due to their superior materials, compliance to safety requirements, and the required triple-lock system. A security door will provide you with a higher level of security.


Security screen doors are designed to last a long time. They are designed to withstand harsh conditions, such as extreme weather. Security screen doors are also more likely to come with a warranty, which means that if there is a manufacturing or installation defect, the warranty will cover it.

Fly screens, on the other hand, frequently become damaged over time. This could be due to exposure to the sun, which turns them silver, or to daily wear and tear, which can cause holes in the insect screens.


The final distinction between the two screen products is their cost. Because of the differences, insect screens are considerably cheaper than security screen products. This is due to a lack of industry regulation as well as the use of less expensive materials.

Because of the regulations and higher quality materials, security screen products are more expensive than insect screens.

However, despite being more expensive, they are unquestionably worth the superior benefits they provide over pest screens.