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Stainless Steel Mesh - CRIMSAFE

Crimsafe® is a brand of stainless steel security mesh and frame system. It is used to secure doors, windows and outdoor areas from intruders and insects alike.

From a distance, it looks like flyscreen, and it does the same job of keeping your house cool in summer while keeping mosquitoes out. But Crimsafe is unlike any other flyscreen you've ever seen, because it makes your home virtually impenetrable to thieves.

Two special features mean it beats more burglars...

1. The mesh uses Screw-Clamp™ technology, so it can't be kicked out

Look at the picture below and you can see how the Crimsafe mesh is sandwiched between two serrated pieces of aluminium that clamp the mesh tight. One is an aluminium strip with a hook and the other is the frame that the strip hooks into.  But then, all three are screwed together with stainless steel tamper-resistant screws and the different components are separated by a Santoprene (rubber) bead to reduce electrolysis that could lead to corrosion.

This combination mechanically fastens the mesh to the frame and creates a barrier that can't be kicked in - the screw-clamped mesh that beats more burglars.

Crimsafe's unique Screw-Clamp technology features screws driven through both the clamp and the mesh and right into the frame on the other side, to provide incredible strength.

2. Crimsafe's mesh is 0.9mm thick and precisely woven, so every strand backs up the others

Research shows that the most common method of entry through security screens is a well-placed series of kicks that bust the screen apart. That won't work with Crimsafe. You can kick at Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® security mesh repeatedly, but you are more likely to injure yourself than break through it.

It's also incredibly difficult to cut Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff security mesh.

You can take a machete and hack away at the mesh and you'll have a hard time getting anywhere. You might put a few holes in it but you won't be able to fit through them. That's because Crimsafe's security mesh has such strong ‘shear' resistance. Which means a burglar can't make a hole in the mesh by stabbing it, and then make it bigger by using his weight to drag a knife through it.

Take a look below at how Crimsafe mesh stands up to an Australian Standards test called, funnily enough, "The Knife Shear Test". There's 15kg of force pushing the knife into the mesh, and 30kg's pulling it along the face of the mesh.

You can see Crimsafe is successful because the tip of the knife doesn't penetrate the mesh, it just skips over the surface. It's an incredibly tough test to pass, but Crimsafe does so easily.

But the real proof that Crimsafe's Tensile-Tuff  security mesh is something special is this... before Crimsafe came on the market, nobody could even weave 0.9mm Premium 304 grade security steel into the commercial mesh that Crimsafe is made of! Crimsafe had to commission a wire products manufacturer to make special machinery before it could be done.

High durability powder coating means long life and good looks

One last fact... the high durability powder coating that goes on Crimsafe's stainless steel mesh gives it that cool black look, but it is also purposefully designed to protect it from the environment.

Crimsafe mesh is prepared using a high grade pre-treatment and is coated with a high durability commercial grade UV fade-resistant black powder coating that ensures the good looks and long life of your product. The anti-static powder coating actively works against the buildup of airborne particles and makes cleaning easier. Providing the underlying pre-treatment remains intact, Crimsafe mesh will not rust.

To prove its worth, test samples of Crimsafe mesh were sent to undergo the prohesion accelerated salt spray and cyclic test . This industry standard measures corrosion resistance when exposed to accelerated weathering conditions. A salt solution is sprayed at the test samples for 1000 hours, simulating 10 years of environmental exposure. 

Crimsafe test samples endured the prohesion accelerated salt spray and cyclic test  for 3000 hours, simulating 30 years of environmental exposure.

Crimsafe's Tensile-Tuff security mesh demonstrated exceptional performance in the salt spray test - even after a demanding 3,000 hours, the test results show there is no corrosion, no loss of adhesion and no blistering.

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