The Big Idea Behind Crimsafe, and Why The Australian Standards Aren't High Enough
The big idea behind the creation of Crimsafe® was that traditional aluminium security grilles were:
a) a visual impediment
b) not all that secure because the main fixing was just a 3.2mm pop rivet that would shear apart if the grille received sufficient impact, causing the grille to pop out of the frame.
Steel bars were more secure, but they could easily be pried apart with a jack and they made your house or business look like a prison.
Surely it was possible to develop a product that functioned better to protect your property while still keeping the good looks?
The idea emerged to use a high tensile woven steel mesh... because this could act as both a security system and an insect screen...and secure it into an aluminium frame.
And then to grip it with a screw driven through both the mesh and the frame.
Visibility wouldn't be hampered and the average criminal would have extreme difficulty in gaining entry. Crimsafe was born. Production began in March, 1996.
Since then the company has grown...and grown. Our Licensees now offer Crimsafe all over Australia, and in several countries overseas including Japan and the United States.
Each home that takes a Crimsafe product is proof that people value the real security and good looks that it offers. The Screw-ClampTM design is the only one of its kind in the world, and independant testing shows that screw-clamped products last the longest under a fierce attack.
Our goal is to continue to develop products that exceed the Australian Standards for security and we'll do our best to make sure that consumers get real performance for their money when they buy a security product.
Did you know that the Australian Standard for testing the impact strength of security screens is only 10% tougher than the impact strength requirement for a simple safety glass panel?
We think that's not enough, and we want to see the necessary strength requirement doubled, even quadrupled. That's when the real security products would stand out from the pretenders.
If you'd like to see the Tensile-Tuff mesh and the screw-clamp that make Crimsafe uniquely strong, then why not talk with a Crimsafe Licensed Manufacturer? They will be more than happy to show you what Crimsafe looks like and let you kick it, or take to it with a knife or hammer.
Simply enter your postcode into the search box at the top of the page and your nearest Licencees will be displayed.