Where we put our security screens to the test

We are continously challenging ourselves, so you don't have to. From impact testing, to knife shear testing, to wind debris testing, we've put our screens through some of the toughest tests possible so you can be sure they meet or exceed the highest standards.

Designed to outperform

Can withstand up to 550 foot-pounds of force.

The Impact Test

The Forced Entry Test

How well does a security screen hold up to the full force of kicks, punches, or charges from an intruder? Dynamic impact testing can tell us by measuring the force of those impacts in foot-pounds.

Pass or Fail

The average adult male weighing 189lbs can easily exert more than 74 foot-pounds of force in a single impact multiple times. To pass, Crimsafe must withstand 5, single impact blows without damage.

How did we do?

After 5 blows at 74 foot-pounds, our screen passed with flying colors. We put them to the limit with outstanding results. With Crimsafe Regular withstanding impact levels of 369 foot-pounds and Crimsafe Ultimate mastering 553 foot-pounds…. intruders don’t stand a chance.

Super strong steel mesh

A cut above the rest

The Knife Shear Test

The Knife Shear Test

How well does Crimsafe perform when an intruder tries to gain entry by using a blade to slash the screen? The Knife Shear Test is designed to find out by simulating a knife attack on a screen.

Pass or Fail

The grueling knife shear test was carried out three times with a new blade for each strike. In order to pass, the mesh must not allow the blade to make an incision greater than 1/2 an inch.

How did we do?

All Crimsafe screens easily outperform its competitors, thanks to our unique Tensile-Tuff® mesh — the industry-leading, 0.9mm, 304-grade, high-tensile, stainless steel security mesh.

Extra sturdy frames and fixing

Resistant to prying and crowbars

The Crowbar Test

The Crowbar Test

Some security screens have weak points, making it easy for home invaders to gain entry by prying the screen open with a crowbar or screwdriver. The Crowbar Test simulates this action to test how the strength of the screen frame, locks, and hinges.

Pass or Fail

The rigorous Crowbar Tests evaluate the strength of the frame, hinges, locks, and fastening points. A screen will not pass if any of these mechanisms fail, or if the gap between the screen and the window or door frame is greater than 1/2 an inch.

How did we do?

The superior strength of Crimsafe frames, hinges, fixing, and locking systems have been designed to withstand any attempt to pry them open.

Only Crimsafe iQ passes the European RC2 Test

Tested to withstand real world attack.

Taking the RC2 test

The RC2 Test

Crimsafe iQ is the only screen door to have passed the European RC2 Test. During the RC2 test, security screens are subject to a barrage of tests including the application of stress on the locking points, hinges and bearing points. RC2 also tests for weak points with large screwdriver attacks. Pitted against a 180 second time, the test simulates a burglar attack, trying to break it using a combination of brute force and weapons.

How did we do?

Crimsafe iQ fulfilled the requirements for burglar-resistant doors in the RC2 Test, with no attack zone being breached. The lockable operating handle was also able to withstand a torque of 74 foot-pounds applied in the operating direction.

Testing our Screw-Clamp™ technology

Holding the mesh securely with a vice-like grip

Our Screw-Clamp™ technology

Testing the Screw-Clamp® Tech

Crimsafe’s exclusive Screw-Clamp™ bites down on the mesh, holding it into the frame, which is then secured by tamper-resistant stainless-steel screws. This vice-like grip is what gives Crimsafe its incredible strength and its ability to withstand tremendous force by absorbing and dispersing impact.

Pass or Fail

Put the tech to the test. To pass the test, the Screw-Clamp™ Tech must not give way when force is applied. Different types of forces were used to examine their strength. From kicks, body slams, to even putting a full-sized hummer on them.

How did we do?

Unlike other products that use a plastic wedge or glue to hold the mesh in place, Crimsafe’s Screw-Clamp™ transfers the force of an impact around the frame, so the mesh remains intact, allowing the unit to withstand enormous impact. Crimsafe is the only security screen to feature mesh screwed into place like this, giving it unrivaled resistance to attack.

Strength Test
Crimsafe Strength Test

Safety, security, and so much more

Fresh air and breezes

Enjoy the many benefits of fresh air and cool breezes flowing through your home without compromising on security.

Insect protection

Protect your family and home from all unwanted visitors. From flies and mosquitoes to burglars and intruders.

Unhindered views

No need for unsightly iron doors or burglar bars. Crimsafe provides unrestricted views and a feeling of open space.

Energy efficiency

Crimsafe's Tensile Tuff® mesh blocks up to 53% of solar heat gain and 62% of UV rays, making your home more energy-efficient.

Brushfire protection

Crimsafe provides the highest level of protection from ember attack, radiant heat, and the impact of burning debris on glass.

Hurricane & storm protection

Crimsafe provides extra protection during a hurricane or severe storm and is a strong barrier against hailstones and wind-borne debris.

3 levels of protection

Choose the ideal level of Crimsafe protection you need to suit your home design, lifestyle, security requirements, and budget.

Setting the standard for security screens.

Delivering value without compromising on strength, Crimsafe Regular can withstand up to 369 foot-pounds of force.

Take your home security to the next level

Crimsafe Ultimate redefines security screens by offering superior strength, versatility and architectural engineering.

A strong and smart mesh security screen door

Years of research and development has delivered the only mesh security screen door to pass the rigorous European RC2 Test.

Request a free measure & quote

All Crimsafe products are made-to-measure for your home. Contact us for a free measure and quote from an authorized Crimsafe Dealer in your area.

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