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Creating a Safer Place at your Place 



Test Results


Creating a Safer Place



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Prowler Proof Protec is one of the strongest security screens on the market. The 6 separate tests comprising the Australian Standards security test (AS 5039) were all passed with ease. The 1,000 hour neutral and acetic acid salt spray tests (AS 2331) were not much of a challenge either. Mosquitoes and other insects are kept outside thanks to the fine holes in the solid aluminium sheet. Only fresh air and daylight gets past Protec…





Prowler Proof Protec has passed every security test with flying colours. The Australian Standards test consists of 6 separate tests that have to be passed in succession by the same test sample. No problem for Protec. Have a look at the test results below – it starts with a 40 kg sand bag smashing into a Protec security screen. Not once, but 5 times...


Dynamic Impact Test

The test: The dynamic impact test is designed to simulate an intruder trying to kick his way through a security door or window. The test is performed with a bag full of lead shot and sand, weighing more than 40 kg. The bag is smashed into the security screen with a force of 100 joules. The test is repeated 5 times.

The result: Passed. The dynamic impact test doesn’t make much of an impact on a Protec security door or window.

Your benefit: A burglar trying to kick his way past a Protec security screen will be wasting his time. The 1.6 mm thick perforated aluminium sheet just won’t give in.


Jemmy Test

The test: The jemmy test is designed to simulate an intruder using a lever to get past the security door or window. The test is performed with a large screwdriver at all locking, hinging and fastening points. The force applied is up to 450 N (45 kg) for 20 seconds – way beyond the capability of most potential intruders.

The result: Passed. All Protec security doors passed the test easily – each and every locking and hinging point was secure after the test. The jemmy test couldn’t be performed on the Protec security window because the dynamic impact test left no gap to insert the screwdriver.

Your benefit: Even armed with a large screwdriver, potential intruders won’t get past a Protec security door or window.


Pull Test

The test: Imagine an intruder trying to pull out your security screen…that’s what the pull test is all about. The security door or window must be able to withstand pulling forces of up to 2 kN (200 kg) for 20 seconds at various positions from various angles.

The result: Passed. The test is over before it begins. Protec’s mesh is so fine that there is nothing to grab – the test lab has nowhere to pull. And even after the dynamic impact test and the jemmy test, there is no gap between mesh and frame on the Protec security doors and windows.

Your benefit: If the test lab can’t find anywhere to pull, what chance does a potential intruder have? You are safe behind a Protec security door or window.


Probe Test

The test: The probe test simulates an intruder having created a gap and trying to get his hand inside to unlock a door or a window. A deflecting force of 1.5 kN (150 kg) is applied to each opposite side of the opening to increase the space enough to get a hand through.

The result: Passed. This test simply can’t be performed on a Protec security door or window. The tiny holes in the solid aluminium sheet are far smaller than the test requirement of a 213 mm diameter probe.

Your benefit: The perforated aluminium sheet in a Protec security door or window won’t allow an intruder to get his hand inside to unlock a door or a window.


The test: Cutting pliers are popular tools among burglars. The shear test simulates a cutting plier attack on a security screen. The shearing tool applies increasing pressure until the sample strand breaks. The force required to break one strand must be at least 3 kN (300 kg).

Shear Test

The result: Passed. The test simply can’t be performed on a Protec security door or window because the holes in the perforated aluminium sheet are too small for the pliers to get a hold.

Your benefit: A potential intruder armed with cutting pliers will have to leave your house empty-handed. There’s no way the pliers will get a hold.


Knife Shear Test

The test: The knife shear test simulates a knife attack on your security screen. A heavy duty trimming knife is dragged along a 250 mm line with a force of 150 N (15 kg) vertically and up to 350 N (35 kg) horizontally. The test is repeated 3 times – each time with a new blade – along the same line.

The result: To pass this Australian Standard test, continuous penetration of less than 150 mm is required. The knife shear test leaves the Protec security doors and windows practically unscathed.

Your benefit: Even a strong burglar with a heavy duty trimming knife and 3 fresh blades won’t get past a Protec security door or window.


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