When it comes to home security, it’s natural to want the best for your family. But with the high cost of home improvements, finding affordable options can be challenging. 

With more and more second-hand Crimsafe screens appearing on popular sites such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree, our concern is people will turn to these options to save money but still get a premium product. But sadly, this just isn’t the case.

Crimsafe screens are manufactured and installed custom-made to each order, ensuring the highest quality and maximum protection for your home. This means that prices will be higher than anything you can buy ‘off the shelf’.

That’s why it’s important to understand why you shouldn’t settle for second-hand Crimsafe security screens.


In a nutshell, second-hand Crimsafe isn’t always going to protect your home.


Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking about buying second-hand Crimsafe screens:


  • They’re not custom-made for your home. Even if the door fits, if it’s slightly too big or too small, the locking and hinge mechanisms will be compromised and may not provide the standard of Crimsafe security.


  • You need to install them yourself. And we’re not saying that you’re not capable of installing security screens. But without the proper tools and knowledge, you’re losing a key component of complete protection.


  • There may be previous damage you don’t know about. While Crimsafe security screens are incredibly tough – you can’t be sure that the product hasn’t been the victim of significant impact or damage that could weaken the frame, compromising your security.


  • It might not even be Crimsafe We’ve seen a lot of “Crimsafe” for sale that’s not even the right product! (Quick tip: if it’s got a diamond grille, it’s not Crimsafe!)


  • You might not have the right door frame. Often, to install a screen door (any kind!) new door tracks or build outs are needed to make the door fit correctly and to provide protection.


  • There is no warranty on second hand products. If you buy your Crimsafe second-hard there won’t be any warranty if things go wrong. The warranty covers the product and installation, but proof of purchase and installation from a licensed supplier is necessary.


What Can You Do


We want to say that the obvious solution is to just buy the real thing. But we also know that that’s not always possible. Crimsafe can be expensive, but at Davcon we want to make it affordable – because security is for everyone and we understand the importance of family and home protection.

Pay Later with Humm

Crimsafe have partnered with Humm to provide a helping hand so everyone can feel safe in their own homes.

Humm is an online payment platform that lets you pay off your Crimsafe in smaller, fortnightly payments. After you’ve paid your deposit and we’ve installed your Crimsafe security screens, your direct debit payments will begin.

Learn more about Humm repayments.


Make the right decision for your family

Protect your family with Crimsafe security screens

We don’t want to scare you or make you think that those selling second-hand Crimsafe are scammers who can’t be trusted. We believe that in most cases, people are just selling old screen doors or windows that are, or they believe to be Crimsafe, and aren’t aware that they’re not as secure as new and custom-made for each home.

Whilst ‘grabbing a bargain’ by picking up second-hand Crimsafe screens is tempting, it’s simply not worth the compromise in safety in our opinion. After all, Davcon has been manufacturing and installing Crimsafe screens for more than 25 years!


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