Creating a Safer Place at your Place
Creating a Safer Place
Whenever two different metals interact there's a risk of corrosion. So the fact that Prowler Proof is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets makes it more corrosion-resistant than other security screens. ForceField® is one of very few complete security screens that has passed the 1,000 hour neutral salt spray test - most manufacturers only test the mesh. But we took it a step further. As one of only two complete security screens on the market - Prowler Proof Protec is the other - ForceField® has also passed the 1,000 hour acetic acid salt spray test. With a PH similar to vinegar, acetic acid salt spray is 10,000 times more acidic than neutral salt spray. ForceField's 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has survived a 10,000 hour neutral salt spray test as well. Prowler Proof is one of only 10 Qualicoat approved powder coating applicators in Australia.
Acetic Acid Salt Spray Test AS 2331.3.2
The test: The 1,000 hour acetic acid salt spray test is pure torture for a security screen. Acetic acid salt spray is not only saltier than sea water, it's also 10,000 times more acidic. The test takes place in an enclosed chamber at a temperature of +35ºC with almost 100% humidity.
The result: Passed. ForceField® is one of only two complete security screens on the Australian market to pass the acetic acid salt spray test – Prowler Proof Protec is the other. ForceField's 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has survived a 10,000 hour neutral salt spray test as well.
Your benefit: If you live in a coastal area or near industrial areas, corrosion is your security screen's worst enemy. Prowler Proof is your safe choice. No other brand of security screen has passed the 1,000 hour acetic acid salt spray test. No other brand is covered by a 10 year replacement warranty.
Neutral Salt Spray Test AS 2331.3.1
The test: ForceField® has been tested to the Australian Standard 2331 which requires the product to survive a 1,000 hour neutral salt spray test. This test is an accelerated corrosion process that takes place in an enclosed chamber. The spray is saltier than sea water and the temperature is maintained at +35ºC with almost 100% humidity.
The result: Passed. ForceField® is one of very few complete security screens that have passed the test – most manufacturers only test the mesh. ForceField's 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh has actually survived a 10,000 hour salt spray test.
Your benefit: Prowler Proof is the most corrosion-resistant security screen on the market. Quite simply because it is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets. Whenever two different metals interact there's a risk of corrosion. This risk is eliminated in a ForceField® security screen.
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ForceField® is a security screen and insect screen in one. The openings in the mesh measure 1.5mm x 1.6mm - big enough for you to enjoy your view, small enough to keep just about all small creatures outside where they belong. One small creature that is not only annoying but potentially dangerous is the dengue mosquito. The ability to keep dengue mosquitoes out makes ForceField® extremely useful in the tropical parts of Australia. The test below is living proof that insect protection is another forte of ForceField®.
Mosquito Protection Test
The test: In the absence of a relevant Australian test, the test was conducted in Thailand with dengue fever mosquitoes – a species native to Australia. The security screen was measured by its ability to keep mosquitoes away from a food source.
The result: Passed. With 600 mosquitoes bred in a small cage, only one (1) managed to get through to the food source within 24 hours. At the completion of the test (72 hours) only two (2) mosquitoes had passed through the ForceField® screen.
Your benefit: ForceField® security screens keep almost everything out. Even tiny insects like dengue fever mosquitoes can’t find their way through the 1.5 mm x 1.6 mm openings in the mesh.
Allow unassisted access for pets or people, through the addition of optional access control accessories, such as keying locks alike, pet doors for family pets and solid panels for easier wheelchair accessibility.
The National Construction Code (NCC) (BCA 2013) requires that window openings be either restricted or screened, in certain circumstances, to prevent children falling. Screens that resist an outward horizontal action of 250 N meet the code and mean that window restrictors, that prevent the window being open more than 125mm, can be removed. Screens that have been tested and passed AS5039/5040 are deemed to comply with NCC requirements. Barrier screens must either be type tested in a NATA certified testing facility, or tested onsite by the installer.
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