FAQs

Read on to find out if Crimsafe is right for you

Crimsafe’s unique Screw-Clamp™ technology means that the mesh is securely screwed into the frame and clamped down with a vise-like grip. This makes Crimsafe much stronger that products using a plastic wedge to hold the mesh in place.

When hit by an impact like a kick, Crimsafe products spread the load around the whole frame and back into the structure of the building. This means Crimsafe can resist enormous impacts compared to competing products. Their plastic wedging system only localize the impact, making them relatively easy to kick out.

Our mesh is made out of 0.9mm diameter 304 structural grade wire strands and is woven together so tightly that each strand supports the others around it. The specifications pertaining to the products we supply are our target specifications. The actual specifications for items supplied may differ taking into account reasonable manufacturing tolerances.

Unlike many other systems, Crimsafe uses a superior 0.9mm diameter 304 grade structural grade stainless steel wire in our mesh.

When compared to the more common 0.8mm 316 wire, Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® 0.9mm 304 mesh is 26.5% thicker in the cross-section, which assists its ability to absorb impact energy better at high tensile lives. This is why Crimsafe mesh is more appropriate for security applications.

It is not the actual strength of the stainless steel that is the most influential factor in creating an effective security screen. The measure of how much energy can be absorbed on the way to tensile strength is far more important. Crimsafe security screens are engineered to remain strong when deformed by impacts and do not become brittle or give way.

Our Tensile-Tuff® security mesh undergoes several hardening processes to make it stronger than ordinary steel of the same diameter and is stronger than any of our current competitors’ mesh in its class. It can withstand higher levels of impact, is more resistant to prying, pulling and knife-shear.

Yes. Our Crimsafe-S-Capes® emergency exit window screens allow keyless exit through windows while still maintaining heavy duty security from the outside. These screens can be hinged to accommodate a wide range of window styles.

Crimsafe Ultimate has added features that not only increase the strength of the security screen, but also improve the overall look. The key differences are in the greater number of screws fastening the to the frame (double), and the clip-on cover that conceals the screws. This gives the frame a smooth, sleek appearance and provides greater protection from both intruders and corrosion. Compared to most standards for impact levels, Crimsafe regular is five times stronger and Crimsafe Ultimate is seven times stronger.

Although available, mid-rails are not required to provide resistance to prying due to the strength of Crimsafe’s three point locking system.

A correctly installed Crimsafe Sliding Door should not be able to be removed from the tracks when closed and locked.

The aperture size on the Crimsafe mesh is nearly identical to a normal bug screen, meaning that Crimsafe will allow for exceptional visibility and airflow.

Yes, absolutely. Dogs, cats and birds are unable to penetrate the mesh with their claws and beaks.

The holes in Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff® security mesh are nearly identical to a regular fly screens. Mosquitoes and other insects are unable to pass through, keeping your home bug free.

Generally not because black mesh permits the best visibility.  Black absorbs light. If the mesh was any other color it would reflect that color into your eyes and reduce the visibility through the screen.

Depending on the angle of the sun, Crimsafe acts as a very effective blind without affecting your view. Independent studies show that Crimsafe screens can cut down on solar heat gain by up to 53%, adding to the energy efficiency of your door or window.

Crimsafe® mesh is made from 304 Grade Stainless Steel, itself having a 65 year lifespan. High grade pre-treatment and high durability powder coat technologies are applied to further protect and enhance the finished product. As long as the powder coating remains intact, Crimsafe will not rust.

Crimsafe can reduce the intensity of radiant heat by up to 59%, and is deemed an ‘alternative solution’ for fire attenuation. Crimsafe screens have a mesh aperture of less than 1/16″, and can prevent the spread of embers. A Fire Safety Report by a Fire Protection Engineer or Certifier is required.

Yes. Our commercial grade product is designed specifically for applications needing additional security, such as banks for prisons. This product line uses five times as many screws to fasten the mesh into the frame as our regular product, and 60% thicker frames to dramatically increase the strength of the system.

Crimsafe commercial grade is an impressive twelve times stronger than the impact levels required by most standards.

Crimsafe security systems provide a 10 year warranty. Terms and conditions apply. Read more about our Warranty.

Yes. Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® mesh acts similarly to an air conditioner filter or a pool filter, in that it traps dirt and impurities and requires cleaning on a regular basis.

You should clean your Crimsafe screens in accordance with our Care Guide.

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