Addressing Security Door Myths: Busting the Top Misconceptions

Are you a New Zealand business owner concerned about the safety and security of your property? If this is the case, you may be thinking about the usefulness of security doors in our unique Kiwi culture. We will be addressing Security Door myths in this blog article and offer you with the facts you need to make an informed decision about protecting your business.

Myth 1: All Doors Are Equally Secure

One of the most common misconceptions about security doors is that all doors are equal in terms of security. While any security door is preferable to no security door, not all doors are equal in terms of security. Aluminium security doors simply cannot compete with specialised security doors designed to prevent break-ins and protect your business.

The Truth: High-quality security doors are built with strong materials and reinforced frames. They frequently have multi-point locking systems, tamper-resistant hinges, making them a powerful deterrent against intruders.

Because of their sturdy structure and high-quality materials, Xpanda’s Heavy Duty Steel Doors are designed to provide the highest level of security. These doors are lined with a 3mm steel plate on the outside, a 2mm steel plate on the inside, and a 40mm square welded tube frame cross braced for increased strength. The doors include a variety of locking options that may be adjusted to your exact requirements, and hinge protection pins prevent tampering by locking into the jamb frame when the door is closed.

Myth 2: Security Doors Are Ugly and Unattractive

Another prevalent misconception is that security doors are unsightly and will detract from your brands appeal. Many business owners or landlords are concerned that installing a security door will mean compromising aesthetics for protection.

The Reality: In terms of design and design, security door manufacturers have come a long way. Security doors that are not only secure but also fashionable are available today. Xpanda doors can be made in a range of finishes, colours, and designs and have successfully been placed in some high end looking architectural projects.


Myth 3: Security Doors Are Expensive

Some business owners or landlords may be hesitant to invest in security doors because they believe the costs outweigh the benefits. However, it is important to think about the long-term benefits of these doors. While high-quality security doors are more expensive upfront than regular doors, they provide significant value over time.

The Reality: Security doors are an investment in the long-term safety and security of your business. These doors are specifically designed and built to withstand strong entry attempts, making them a significant deterrent to would-be intruders. In addition to protecting your livelihood and goods, installing a security door usually brings peace-of-mind which has its own value.

The cost of security doors is impacted by a variety of factors, including material selection, design complexity, size, installation, security features, finish options.

Myth 4: Installing a Security Door Is a DIY Job

Another common myth is that installing a security door is an easy do-it-yourself (DIY) activity that anyone can perform.

The Truth: Professional installation of a security door is essential to ensure that the door functions properly. Professional skill is required in a number of critical areas. To begin with, precise measurements are required to ensure that the door fits exactly within the door frame, with no gaps or vulnerabilities. Appropriate alignment is also required to ensure that the door runs smoothly and the locking mechanisms engage properly. Hiring a professional like Xpanda for the installation is critical to ensuring that your security door is functioning properly and giving you the level of security and peace of mind you seek.

Myth 5: You Don’t Need a Security Door in a Safe Neighbourhood

Because their neighbourhood is safe, some business owners in low-crime areas may assume that security doors are not needed.

This used to be true indeed. But from what Xpanda sees daily, the reality is ‘nice, safe’ neighbourhoods are targeted and security doors give an extra level of security against potential break-ins and burglaries. Because crime can occur anywhere, it is always preferable to be proactive and prepared. A security door can repel intruders while also providing you with peace of mind.

Myth 6: Burglars Will Always Find a Way In

Many people believe that no matter what security measures are in place, determined burglars will always find a way to break into your business. What is frequently ignored is the intruder’s principal goal: to evade detection. The longer an intruder spends attempting to break into your building, the more likely they will be apprehended.

This underlines the importance of investing in extra security measures such as security doors.

A security door acts in two main ways:

  • As a strong visual deterrent, the sheer presence of such a door can deter a would-be thief.
  • As a physical barrier to real intruders., their strength enhances the difficulty level of any attempted break-in dramatically.

It is important to acknowledge that no security door is absolutely impenetrable, but in the 25 years that Xpanda has been making them we have never had a successful breach. We have been told once of a burglar that spent the night digging a hole through the concrete wall that a door was fitted in, because they could not get through our door.

 Myth 7: My cousin can make and install a security door cheaper.

If we were only talking about the initial money cost, by all means get your cousin to make one for you. While it might seem like a cost-effective solution to have your cousin or friend make and install a security door, this will lead to several drawbacks.

Firstly, relying on a DIY project might appear cheaper initially, but it is a false economy. Xpanda security doors are professionally manufactured with high-quality materials and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet safety standards, also drawing from 25 plus years of making them. Choosing a cheaper alternative could compromise the security of your property, leaving you vulnerable to break-ins or other security threats. Moreover, the craftsmanship of a professional installation from Xpanda Security ensures that the door is properly fitted and functions correctly, providing reliable protection for your business. In contrast, a homemade door might lack the precision and durability necessary to withstand attempted breaches. Ultimately, investing in a professionally made and installed security door offers peace of mind and long-term security benefits that outweigh the potential short-term savings of a DIY alternative.


Still have questions about security doors or business security in general? Feel free to ask, and we’ll be happy to provide answers and guidance.

Our experience and dedication to safety ensure that your property is well-protected. Visit the Xpanda website or contact our staff today to learn more about our security doors and find the best fit for your business.

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