Crimsafe’s unique Screw-Clamp™ technology means that the mesh is screwed into the frame and clamped down with a vice-like grip using the Crimsafe Screw-Clamp.
This makes Crimsafe much stronger than other products that use a plastic wedge to hold the mesh in place.
When hit by an impact like a kick, Crimsafe spreads the load around the whole frame and back into the structure of the building, meaning Crimsafe can resist enormous impacts compared to plastic wedging systems which only localize the impact, making them relatively easy to kick out compared to Crimsafe.
The mesh is also made out of 0.9mm diameter 304 structural grade wire strands, and woven together in such a tight way that each strand supports the others around it.
The specifications pertaining to the mesh and other products that 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 0.8mm 316 wire, Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® 0.9mm 304 mesh is 26.5% thicker in cross-section, which assists its ability to absorb impact energy better at high tensile levels and makes it more appropriate for security applications.
The actual strength of the stainless steel, while very important, is not 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 the impact of an attack and do not become brittle and give way.
Independent testing shows that Crimsafe screens can absorb more impact than other security screen products.
Our Tensile-Tuff® security mesh undergoes several hardening processes to make it stronger than ordinary steel of the same diameter. All Crimsafe products have significantly outperformed competitors. Crimsafe was tested against jimmying, kicking, and knife-shearing. View Crimsafe Testing Results.
Crimsafe Ultimate has added features that increase the strength of the security screen, and also make it look better. The key differences are in the greater number of screws fastening the mesh to the frame (twice as many), and the clip-on cover that conceals the screws. This not only gives the frame a smooth, sleek appearance, it provides greater protection from intruders and also corrosion. While both screens pass the Australian Standard Dynamic Impact Test, withstanding five consecutive impacts of 74 foot-pounds of force each, it’s the single impact testing that sets them apart. Crimsafe Regular can withstand up to 369 foot-pounds of force in a single impact, while Crimsafe Ultimate can withstand up to 553 foot-pounds of force. Read more about Crimsafe Ultimate.
Yes, Crimsafe meets the requirements for buildings in brushfire-prone areas. With an aperture size of less than 2mm, Crimsafe screens can prevent the spread of embers and can be used in all brushfire areas.
Crimsafe can reduce the intensity of radiant heat by up to 59% (as tested by CSIRO*) and is deemed an ‘alternative solution’ for fire attenuation.
Read more about Crimsafe bushfire products or performance testing.
Yes. Crimsafe produces a commercial-grade product specifically for applications needing additional security, such as banks or prisons. Our commercial-grade product uses five times as many screws to fasten the mesh into the frame as our regular product, and 60% thicker frames to further increase the strength of the system.
Crimsafe commercial grade can withstand up to 885 foot-pounds of impact and meets the specification requirements to be used for fire attenuation screens, brushfire protection, hurricane-debris protection, balustrade infill panels, and much more. Read more about Crimsafe Commercial Applications.
Yes. Crimsafe produces emergency exit window screens called Safe-S-Capes®. They allow keyless exit through windows while still maintaining heavy duty security from the outside. The Crimsafe Safe-S-Cape® can be hinged or sliding to accommodate a wide range of window styles. Read more about Crimsafe Emergency Exits.
A correctly installed Crimsafe Sliding Door should not be able to be removed from the tracks when closed and locked.
The aperture size is 1.5mm x 1.5mm, which means that Crimsafe does not impede your view in any substantial way in normal lighting conditions.
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 just slightly larger than regular flyscreen. Flies and mosquitoes are unable to pass through, and Crimsafe cuts the number of most other bugs by up to 80%.
No. Black absorbs light and is non-reflective, so when you look through the mesh all you see is light that has come straight through the holes in it, making it much easier to see outside. If the mesh was any other color, it would create glare and reduce visibility.
Depending on the angle of the sun, Crimsafe acts as a very effective blind whilst still allowing you an excellent view. Independent studies show that your Crimsafe screen can cut down on solar heat gain by up to 53%, adding to the energy efficiency of your door or window. Read more in our Testing section.
Crimsafe security systems provide a 10-year warranty. Terms and conditions apply. Read more about our Warranty here.
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.