Creating a Safer Place at your Place
Creating a Safer Place
Energy & UV Light
It goes without saying that Protec’s perforated aluminium sheet will let plenty of fresh air and daylight in. But it does more than that. Protec security doors and windows will also help keep solar heat and UV light out during summer – and reduce heat loss come winter. Protec is one of very few security screens that has been WERS tested...
Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS)
The test: Very few Australian security screens have been WERS tested. Prowler Proof Protec and ForceField® are two of the rare exceptions.
The result: Depending on application, Protec reduced solar heat gain and UV light by up to 62% (WERS rating 4.5 stars). Reduced heat loss was up to 18%, resulting in a 2.5 star WERS rating.
Your benefit: Prowler Proof Protec security screens will not only help you keep cool in summer, they will also help you stay warm during winter.
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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. Protec 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 ForceField® is the other – Protec 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. 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. Protec is one of only two complete security screens on the Australian market to pass the acetic acid salt spray test. Prowler Proof ForceField® is the other.
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: Protec 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 +35º C with almost 100% humidity.
The result: Passed. Protec is one of very few complete security screens that have passed the test – most manufacturers only test the mesh.
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 Protec security screen.
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Prowler Proof Protec is a security screen and insect screen in one. With a diameter of just 2.5 mm, the holes in the perforated aluminium sheet are big enough to see through but too small to get through – even for mosquitoes. Only fresh air and daylight gets past Protec.
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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