CRIMSAFE PRODUCT TESTING
*University of New South Wales School of Aerospace and Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy
Recently, Crimsafe had the University of NSW Defence Force Academy* design a rigorous scientific test to determine exactly how much force Crimsafe screens can resist before breaking.
Crimsafe also tested stainless steel security screens bought directly from 9 leading competitors. The results were nothing but surprising.
THE DYNAMIC IMPACT TEST
In the Australian Standard AS5041:2003 - Methods of Test, the Dynamic Impact Test simulates the effects of a human impact against a security screen door or window grille by allowing a standardised weight to swing against the test specimen 5 times. Each impact is about 100 joules of energy. That's roughly the force imparted by a child stumbling into a glass door & in fact, the test was originally designed for the glazing industry so they could make glass that didn't shatter upon a small impact.
STANDARD NOT HIGH ENOUGH, YET COMPETING SCREENS STILL FAILED!
Unfortunately, 100 joules is a lot less force than a motivated burglar can deliver. The 2011 tests conducted by UNSW@ADFA show Crimsafe's superior strength. The graph (right) based on these tests shows how Crimsafe screens out perform the other competitor products tested.
CRIMSAFE SECURITY SCREENS PASSED EASILY!
Crimsafe have tested 3 types of Crimsafe product: Regular residential range, their Ultimate (heavy duty) range and commercial range.
Crimsafe Residential screens withstood up to 500 joules of impact energy in a singular impact, that's 5 times the singular impact level of 100 joules required by the Australian Standard 5041.
Crimsafe Ultimate (Heavy Duty) screens withstood 700 joules of impact energy in a singular impact, being seven times higher than the singular impact level of 100 joules required by the Australian Standard 5041.
Lastly, the Crimsafe Commercial screen withstood 1200 joules of impact energy. That's 12 times higher than the impact level of the Australian Standard 5041. Here's a graph of how all the screens performed in comparison to each other:
CRIMSAFE ALSO PASSED THE FOLLOWING TESTS
• Jemmy Test • Knife sheer Test
• Category 3 Cyclone Missile Test
• Category 4 Cyclone Missile Test
• Category 4 Cyclone Ballistics Test
• CSIRO Fire Attenuation Test
• Dulux and Chemetall 1000 hour Salt Spray Test
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