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What is Crimsafe? Security and Storm Protection Screen


Crimsafe® is a stainless steel security mesh and frame system. It is used to secure doors, windows, patios and pools from intruders, storms and insects alike.

From a distance, it looks like an insect screen.  But, unlike an insect screen, Crimsafe  reduces solar heat gain by 52%, keeping  your home cooler in the summer in addition to keeping mosquitoes out.   Crimsafe is unlike any insect screen you've ever seen, because it makes your home virtually impenetrable to thieves.

Two special features mean it beats more burglars...

1. The mesh is 'screw-clamped' 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 eliminate 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.

This system is internationally patented and unique. Only Crimsafe® features screws driven through both the clamp and the mesh and right into the frame on the other side, providing incredible strength.

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Beat more burglars with Crimsafe; the only screw-clamped security screens.

2. Crimsafe's  stainless steel security screen is 0.9mm /.035" 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's Tensile Tuff™ screen repeatedly, and you may injure yourself trying to break through it.

It's also incredibly difficult to cut Crimsafe screen. You can take a machete and hack away at our 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 screen has such strong ‘shear' resistance. What that means is that 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, appropriately enough, "The Knife Shear Test". There's 15kg (33 lb.) of force pushing the knife into the mesh, and 30kg (66 lb.) pulling it along the face of the mesh. You can see that Crimsafe is successful because the tip of the knife doesn't penetrate the mesh, it just skips over it. It's an incredibly tough test to pass, but Crimsafe does it easily.

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But the real proof that Crimsafe's Tensile Tuff mesh is something special is this... before Crimsafe came on the market, nobody could even weave .9mm (.035") Premium 304 grade Security Steel into the commercial screen that Crimsafe is made of! We had to commission a wire products manufacturer to make special machinery before it could be done.

Secret coating means long life and good looks

One last fact... The coating that goes on our stainless steel mesh gives it that cool black look, but it is purposefully designed to protect it from the environment.

It took us a long time to develop it in conjunction with  our powdercoat supplier but we stuck at it until we got it right. We can't reveal the formula, but we can tell you that it is a High Durability coating that contains additives to ensure long life and permanent good looks. The commercial powder coating actively works against the buildup of airborne particles and makes cleaning easier.

To prove its worth, we sent test samples of our mesh to undergo the Salt Spray Test. This is a test that 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 passed easily.

So when we say Crimsafe® beats more burglars...

We really mean it. Burglars don't have a long time to spend trying to get into your home. They must get in, quickly, quietly, and get out. It's too hard to get through Crimsafe. So burglars will give up and move on.

Please explore the rest of our interactive site and see Crimsafe in action. And when you're ready to sit down and talk with one of our authorized distributors find out how Crimsafe can protect your family, assets, memories and lifestyle.