Why Your Cousin Shouldn’t Make your Shop Security: The Hidden Costs of DIY Security.

I want to expand on a comment I made in an earlier post. Very often when I visit businesses I see ‘handywork’ on display and usually I cringe. For several reasons.

In today’s world, where every penny counts, we completely understand that you’d want to explore cost-effective options for securing your property. And when you can ask a cousin or a friend to make and install a security door or bars for you at a lower cost, it can seem like a no-brainer. However, before you commit to this DIY solution, it’s crucial to understand the potential drawbacks and hidden costs that might accompany it.

What does it REALLY cost for DIY?

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, this will lead to several drawbacks – or, The hidden costs of DIY security.

Firstly, relying on a DIY project might appear cheaper initially, but it is a false economy. Choosing a cheaper alternative could compromise the security of your property, leaving your family vulnerable to break-ins or other security threats.

Consider the long-term implications of opting for a DIY security door or bars. While it may seem like a cost-saving measure upfront, the potential consequences of a security breach far outweigh any initial savings. In the unfortunate event of a break-in or security incident, the cost of repairing damages, replacing stolen items, restoring peace of mind from your family having sleepless nights can far exceed the amount saved by choosing a DIY solution.

Weld quality – Is it as made Strong? And does it fit well?

When it comes to security, quality matters. Professional security door and window bars, like those offered by Xpanda Security, are engineered to withstand various forms of attack. They are made from robust materials, designed to deter intruders, and protect your property effectively. These bars and doors undergo stringent testing to ensure their durability and reliability, giving you peace of mind knowing that your property is well-protected.

Moreover, Xpanda’s fabrication workers are certified welders. Since all the parts need to function as one, the welding is crucial to the result. The work quality I have seen in some stores is lacking to say the least.

To do things properly you need professional skills in measurement, manufacture, and installation and should only be done by a professional like Xpanda. We ensure that the door or bars etc are 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 – or even lack some of the design aspects that make it more secure.

How does it look? Do customers like it or does it look like a Jail?

Ultimately nobody wants to look at security in a shop, but since they must, we feel it needs to look good. Everything from colour to placement is considered when Xpanda does an assessment – we work hard on appearance and always discuss this with clients. On the other hand, DIY bars and gates are often fairly unsightly.

Xpanda products are trusted.

Many of the larger retail chains in NZ only work with Xpanda. Our security products are trusted, and our prices are trusted.

All our products 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.

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. Your property’s security is not something to compromise on, and choosing a reputable provider like Xpanda Security ensures that you get the quality and reliability you need to protect what matters most.

Choose quality, choose Xpanda Security. Call us today for a free quote.

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