Vision-Gard™ Security Hinged Screen Door
Vision-Gard™ Security Hinged screen doors are a new addition to the Seconline range of screening options. Vision-Gard™ screens not only secure your home but also provide a degree of privacy from people outside your home looking in. Vision-Gard™ screens provide security, privacy and strength, as well as being corrosion resistant and looking great.
- Clarity of vision from inside the home
- Reduces vision into the home
- Single security deadlock - Triple lock upgrade optional
- Three heavy duty hinges fitted
- Available in 19 colours
- Perforated aluminium mesh – high corrosion resistance
- Meets bushfire requirements
- Locks and hinges available in Black, Paperbark, White and Primrose.
- Custom manufactured in Australia.
- Note: The maximum size for this price is 850 mm x 2100 mm.
View from inside your home
External view with no back-lighting External view with back-lighting
Vision-Gard™ Screens utilise a strong aluminium sheet, 1.6mm thick that is perforated, and powder coated in Australia. This mesh limits the field of vision from the outside looking in. With correct lighting conditions Vision-Gard™ allows a person on the inside to see outside while remaining unseen.
The mesh has two options for retaining in the frame:
- Retention with our bespoke Wedge PVC pressure retention system.
- Retention using rivets into a frame with a covering strip to conceal the rivets.
The resulting screen is strong, extremely resistant to corrosion and provides excellent clarity of vision from the inside looking out.
- Material Grade 5052 H32
- Thickness 1.6mm
- Strand Width 2.2mm
- Paint Dulux Black Matt
- Open Area 17%
- Aperture < 2mm
Frames are available in a range of 19 colour options:
The Vision-Gard™ Screen Door System has been tested in an approved NATA test rig to Australian Standards AS5039-2008 for hinged and sliding security doors:
- Knife shear test
- Dynamic Impact Test
- Lock and Lever Hinge Test
- Bushfire up to BAL-29
Bushfire Prone Areas Vision-Gard™ complies with the mesh aperture for screening of openable parts to doors and windows up to BAL-29 conditions.
Single security deadlock with an internal deadlocking snib for fast keyless exit and two keys or the option to upgrade to a triple locking system for additional security.
- Bottom bug seal
- Hinge door closer
- The triple locking system: features an internal deadlocking snib, locking centre, top and bottom for fast keyless exit and two keys.
- Pet doors
After we custom make your Vision-Gard™ Security Hinged Screen Door all specifications are digitally cut, fabricated and packaged ready for shipment direct to your house via Regional Road Express. Once your door is dispatched you will be emailed a connote number so you can track your order online. Please ensure you read our sites terms and conditions.
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Note: The maximum size for the advertised price is 850 mm x 2100 mm; price will increase in increments depending on the size of the door.
1. Measuring from an existing screen door: If you have an existing door, and you are happy with the fit then we suggest that you measure this door and use these measurements for your new door.
Door Height: Measure from top to bottom of the screen door on both the left and right hand sides; send us the shortest of the two measurements.
Door Widths: Measure the top and bottom widths of the screen door; send us both measurements.
Lock Height: You can use the existing lock hole cut out if desired; first make sure that the new handle will not interfere with the existing solid door handle, do this by referring to the Lock Above & Lock Below instructions at the bottom of the page. Then measure from the bottom of the existing screen door up to the centre of the existing striker, this will be the centre of the new striker and screen door handle.
THE LOCK SIDE IS DETERMINED FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
2. Measuring for a new screen door:
Door Height: Measure from top (1.1) to bottom (1.2) on both sides of your door frame, deduct 8 mm from the shortest side and record this measurement. Keeping the sides the same length will allow us to build your door square.
Note: A bug seal is recommended to minimise gap at the bottom after the door is installed. This can be selected from the list of Add Ons available when calculating the price of your door.
Door Width: Measure the top and bottom of your door frame (1.3), deduct 8 mm for a single lock and 9 mm for a triple lock from each, record these measurements.
Lock: Stand outside, close the main solid door. Establish whether you want the new lock on the left or right hand side, then if you want the new lock above the existing door handle or below.
Lock Above: Measure from the bottom sill to the top of the existing solid door handle and add 125 mm (1.4). This will be the new door handle and tongue height.
Lock Below: Measure from the bottom sill to the bottom of the existing solid door handle and deduct 60 mm (1.5). This will be the new door handle and tongue height.
If you have an existing lock hole (1.6) from a previous door and you are confident that this has clearance from the existing lock, based on the Lock Above & Lock Below guidelines, then measure from bottom sill to the centre of the lock hole and deduct 4 mm. This will be the handle height. The centre of the lock tongue is the centre of the handle.
THE LOCK SIDE IS DETERMINED FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
1. Swinging the door
Hold the door in the open position 4-6 mm down from the top of jamb with hinge open and resting against the jamb, mark the centre of the elongated hole in the top hinge (1.1).
1.1 1.2 1.3
Using a 3 mm drill bit, slightly pre drill a pilot hole on the mark you have just made (1.2).
Hold the door in place and using a cordless gun, screw through the centre elongated hole into pilot hole and screw up tight (1.3). Repeat the same process using the centre hole of the bottom hinge. Now close the door onto the jamb and stand outside. Adjustments up and down can be made now if necessary by loosening the two screws. Once you are happy with the doors position then pilot drill and fix all remaining screws to the hinges.
2. Fixing the lock
Whilst holding the door in the open position, push the round trigger on the main lock to extend the tongue into the locking position.
Close the door up to the jamb and mark above and below the tongue (1.4).
Now open the door and use the striker plate as a guide to trace the two holes and the rectangle tongue hole onto the jamb, using the marks as a guide. (1.5)
IMPORTANT: The round trigger is not designed to go into the main tongue hole. It is a designed to trigger the main tongue only and must not go in main tongue hole. It is designed to slide just above the hole and stay in the depressed position on the main striker face.
Using a 3 mm drill bit, pilot drill the two screw holes. Then ribbon drill the complete outer area of the tongue hole. (1.6)
Using a 10 mm wood chisel and hammer, extract timber to make the hole needed for the main tongue (1.7). Make sure that this hole is cleaned out completely and that no tongue restriction remains.
Fix the main striker plate into position with the two screws provided. Complete the Simple Lock Check to ensure the door is now locking in both open and closed positions with exactly the same non restricted action, deadlocking the internal snib when locked with the key.
3. Simple Lock Check
Use the following method to ensure lock is operating correctly:
- Open the door, pull down on the handles and release.
- Without touching the door handles, depress the small round trigger above the main tongue, this will allow the main tongue to fully extend, this is the correct lock check position for your lock.
- Without touching the door handles, use the internal snib to engage the lock. In the case of 3-point locks the top and bottom strikers will also extend. Do this several times to gain the appropriate feel of how the lock should correctly engage without restriction.
- Close the door and without touching the handles repeat the process. If you do not feel the identical sensation of the lock then you have a restriction.
- If you have a restriction you must inspect the lock holes to find and then clear the obstruction, test and retest until the door locks with the same feel both open and closed.
4. Point Lock: For 3-Point Lock
Whilst holding the door in open position push the round trigger on the main lock so the tongue extends into the locking position. Using the key, lock the door, all three tongues will be in the exposed lock position. (PLEASE NOTE: The two vertical strikers; one from the underside of the bottom tongue and the other from the upper side of the top tongue).
Close the door up to the jamb and mark above and below all three tongues including the vertical strikers on top and bottom tongues.
Now open the door and use the striker plates as a guide to trace the two holes and the rectangle tongue hole onto the jamb using the marks as a guide for all three tongues (1.8). Make sure you give clearance for the two vertical strikers.
Using a 3 mm drill bit, pilot drill the two screw holes on all three-striker plates. Then ribbon drill the complete outer area of the tongue holes. (1.9) Using a 10 mm wood chisel and hammer, extract timber to make the holes needed for main tongue and top and bottom tongues. Make sure that all holes are cleaned out completely, and that no tongue restriction remains.
Now fix main striker plate into position as well as the top and bottom plates with the screws provided (1.10). Re-check the door is now locking in both open and closed positions with the same non-restricted action, also check that it is deadlocking the internal snib when locked with the key.
Close the door and using the key lock the door. If the lock hole has no restriction then it should lock effortlessly. Now go inside and repeat this process. This action should deadlock the internal snib, if it does not then there must be a restriction and it will have to be removed.
5. Installing bug seal
The installation of a bug seal is done after the door is installed to ensure a perfect fit. Remove the adhesive tape and apply it to the bottom of your door. For added strength fix with pop rivets or screws.
Allow the seal to rest on the bottom of the door resting on the sill. Do not push down. Using a 3 mm drill bit (1/8 imperial) drill a hole through the top section of the bug seal (1.12) and directly into the bottom of the door. Pop rivet and repeat at the opposite end (1.13).
Q. What is a Triple Lock Upgrade?
A. A Triple Lock Upgrade is a locking system that is activated from the locking handle position and has 2 additional strikers. Diagram below
Q. Do Seconline make deductions for hinged doors?
A. No. The measurements you provide will be the exact size fabricated.
Q. What deductions do I make?
A. We can only advise as to the standard allowances. Some doors may have individual quirks. Please provide measurements in millimetres. The measurements you provide will be the exact measurements your door will be fabricated. Please check your tape for accuracy.
- Standard width deductions: 9 millimetres off the widths for three point locks and 8 millimetres off for single locks.
- Standard drop deduction: 8 millimetres off the shortest length. We keep both lengths the same to ensure door can be made square; a small gap may appear at the bottom of the door. This can be eliminated by installing a bug seal which can be purchased from our accessories section.
- Take your lock measurement from the bottom [ground] to the centre of where you want your lock handle. This will also be the centre of middle lock striker. This measurement needs to be a minimum of 120 millimetres above your existing door lock or 60 millimetres below.
Q. What if I have an existing door and it is a perfect fit?
A. If you are happy with size of the door you have, this is a good idea.
Q. Why do I measure from outside looking in?
A. To determine which side for both lock and hinges.
Q. Can you offer any suggestions to help gain accuracy with measurements?
A. Yes. Measure multiple times and perhaps have someone else measure as well. Remember we will supply the door to the exact measurements you provide.
Q. What if my door is out of square?
A. We can only supply the door with square diagonals. You must provide a top and bottom width measurements. The hinge side will remain straight.
Q. Does the door come with a door closer and bug seal?
A. No, they can be purchased as an add on or from our Extras page
Q. Do you install?
A. No we supply only. Installation is not difficult; however we recommend you use a licensed installer.
Q. Does the door come with a door jamb?
Q. Does the door come with screws to fit?
A. Yes for timber fit only - Hinged doors only.
Q. Why do you need a centre of the door handle height?
A. To manufacture your door with the handle compatible with your existing handle for both sliding and hinged doors.
Q. Is the centre of the handle the centre of the main tongue?
Q. Can I match an existing tongue hole?
A. Yes. If you have an existing tongue hole and it has not interfered with the main solid door handle, then this can be re used. Measure from the bottom up to the centre of the hole and deduct 4 mm.
Q. How far above or below our existing solid door handle do we put our required handle height?
A. Below: Measure from the ground to the bottom of the existing solid door handle and deduct 65 mm. This allows the minimum distance required.
Above: Measure from the ground to the top of the existing solid door handle and add 125 mm. This allows the minimum distance required.
Q. Does the internal snib lock the three point lock?
Q. Do I need to recess the hinges?
A. No. However if there is a bow in the hinge side jamb, then recessing or packing the middle hinge may be necessary.
Q. If I have a current door that I am replacing and it has the hinges that have been recessed. What do I do?
A. You can either have the hinges placed to avoid the recesses and repair the existing recesses, or have them placed exactly where they exist now.
Note: If you have them placed where they exist now it will affect the width deductions. We would only recommend this if you were measuring an existing door that you are happy with the fit.
Q. How do I measure where to place the hinges if required?
A. Top: Measure from the top of the existing door to the centre of the top hinge.
Bottom: Measure from the bottom of the existing door to the centre of the bottom hinge.
Middle: Measure from the bottom of the existing door to the centre of the middle hinge.
Place these measurements in the Delivery Notes field in the shopping cart.
Once your order is custom made to your specifications it is then packaged for shipment direct to your requested shipping address via Regional Road Express. Once dispatched you will be sent a connote number; see our Terms and Conditions page for estimated transit times.
From the time you place the order your item will be dispatched from our workshop within 10 to 15 working days*. Expected delivery time from date of order is five to ten working days, any delays due to Regional Road Express delivery will be communicated to you by our staff.
If you encounter any issues or have any questions during the ordering process please phone us on 1300 735 405, we are always happy to help.
* Pending availability of stock (Seconline will advise of any stock shortages that may extend the manufacturing time).