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Jack, certified Amplimesh® expert, has answered some of the most common questions regarding Amplimesh® security screen products. Don’t see your question? Suggest one below.

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Amplimesh® products can be powder coated to any colour in the Interpon range. It also comes in a range of standard anodised finishes. Customise the colour of your own security screen door with our Amplimesh® product builder

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Yes, Amplimesh® offers a 16 year warranty on all SupaScreen® products and a 10 year warranty on all IntrudaGuard® products. The full terms and conditions of the Amplimesh® SupaScreen® & IntrudaGuard® warranties can be found here.

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No not at all. Amplimesh® specialise in non-standard sizes to suit your needs. We can work around your requirements, measuring and manufacturing to make the ideal screen to suit your needs.

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Amplimesh® offer a free measure and quote service. As each one of our security screens is made to measure, the best way to get a reliable quote is to contact one of our Amplimesh® dealers via our Dealer Locator or by filling out our Get a Quote form (available from the link at the bottom of this page). Amplimesh® will gladly answer any further questions you may have.

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Amplimesh® dealers are located in all capital cities and major regional centres through out Australia. Many of our Dealers have showrooms featuring Amplimesh® security products where they can clearly explain and demonstrate the features and benefits of installing an Amplimesh® security product on your home. Visit our Dealer Locator to find your nearest Amplimesh® certified expert.

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Amplimesh® security screens require very minor maintenance. Simply washing the product with a mild detergent and then rinsing off the soap residue from time to time will keep the product looking fantastic for many years and will keep your warranty valid. Frequency of cleaning is largely dependent on the location of the building. In most circumstances cleaning may be carried out every 3-4 months. Products installed close to more severe conditions such as marine or industrial environments should be cleaned more frequently.

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Amplimesh® proudly uses high-tensile 316 marine-grade stainless steel exclusively in our SupaScreen® range. This grade of stainless steel offers excellent corrosion resistance and being ‘marine-grade’ will ensure the product will look pristine for many years to come with a minimal level of maintenance required.

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Amplimesh® SupaScreen® uses 0.80mm high tensile wire, allowing greater visibility and air flow through the product whilst meeting AS5039-2008 & AS5041-2003 as a result of the high-tensile stainless steel.

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Amplimesh® proudly uses specially tempered 5052 marine-grade aluminium exclusively in our IntrudaGuard® range. This grade of aluminium offers excellent corrosion resistance and being ‘marine-grade’ will ensure the product will look pristine for many years to come with a minimal level of maintenance required.

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Yes, The hole size in our SupaScreen® mesh 1.5mm x 1.5mm and the hole size in our IntrudaGuard® screens is 2.3mm x 2.3mm, making both screens ideal for insect protection as well as home security.
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Air infiltration tests shows the effective openness of Amplimesh® security screens to be 0.41 which approximates to 41% of air flow.

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Yes, Knife Shear test AS 5041-2003 involves a panel of mesh being subjected to three repeated attempts, in a constant directional force to cut through it using a specifically selected knife using a special machine to ensure consistency. Both Amplimesh® SupaScreen® and IntrudaGuard® security screens pass this test with flying colours.

Find out more about our Standards Compliance.

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Both SupaScreen® stainless steel mesh and IntrudaGuard® perforated aluminium are coated with specifically engineered corrosion and moisture resistant coatings in accordance with AS4506 – 2005 – Metal finishing—Thermoset powder coatings. This finish is available in black only.

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SupaScreen® is suitable for fire sites up to BAL-40.

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Amplimesh® has been protecting Australian families for over 50 years. Our dealer network has installed well over 2 million screens. Australia’s largest and most respected security dealership is backed by Capral Aluminium who have an extensive range of advanced commercial and residential window and door systems developed by one of Australia’s most experienced research and development teams. Capral is Australia’s largest extruder and distributor of aluminium products with five manufacturing sites strategically placed across Australia and has been in the industry for over 75 years.

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WERS stands for the ‘Window Energy Rating Scheme’ which enables windows and Security Screens to be rated and labelled for their annual energy impact on a whole house, in any climate of Australia. WERS is independent of any one manufacturer and is managed by the Australian Window Association (AWA) To participate, Amplimesh® Security Screens obtained energy ratings for their products from a rating organisation accredited by the AFRC (Australian Fenestration Rating Council). Depending on the type of existing glazing at your property, Amplimesh® SupaScreen® security products can achieve up to 4 ½ stars for cooling climates, Helping you reduce your homes energy footprint and assisting your home to stay cooler in summer.

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Whether it is to be applied to a window or a door, SupaScreen® immediately has a translucent and transparent appearance much to the same appearance as a traditional flyscreen would, with the added benefit of security. We use a finely woven high tensile stainless steel wire that doesn’t allow bugs in and offers a clear uninterrupted view, so clear you can have a conversation through it and unlike traditional perforated security screens it remains transparent when viewed on an angle.

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Whether it be doors or windows, residential or commercial, Amplimesh® security screens will cover both. You will still have access to your operatable windows once installed and all with an Amplimesh® SupaScreen® clear view. We demonstrate how an awning window would operate with one of our screens installed in the following short video.

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JACK’S TOP 3 TIPS

  1. Make sure your product meets the Australian Standards
    Too often I see people try and save a dollar and end up being burnt by purchasing a sub-standard product that doesn’t meet Australian standards and not offering them the security they had intended. By installing an approved screen by a licensed expert you may be entitled to some home insurance premium deductions from your home insurance provider, saving you money in the longer term.
  2. Buy from a reputable business with an honourable warranty
    Amplimesh® have been in business for over 50 years and provides its customers with a 16 year SupaScreen® or 10 year IntrudaGuard® warranty backed by Capral Aluminium, Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of aluminium products. Your warranty registration can be simply completed on the Amplimesh® website once your installation and payment has been finalised.
  3. Pay for what you need, don’t get caught in the ‘hype’ trap, adhesives or celebrity endorsements, just smart designed products that are built to last.
    Typically over-hyped and over-priced security screens promising the world in performance rarely stack up when it comes to basic design principals for the product being an effective barrier in place between you and a potential intruder. SupaScreen® is retained in a heavy duty security door frame without fixings using a patented pressure process which locks the high tensile mesh securely in place then insulates and isolates both metals from coming into contact with each other, preventing galvanic corrosion occurring which could be a potential cause of product failure, this process has won prestigious design awards. No need for extra aluminium snap ins
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One of the key benefits of installing an Amplimesh® security screen is using it as a cooling tool for your home. Open your doors or windows on the front and back of the property to let the air circulate through your home. The technical term is ‘Natural cross flow ventilation’. On average, you can save up to a $1.00 an hour by switching off your air conditioner and cooling your home naturally with fresh air and the aiding use of a ceiling fan, not to mention it is better for you.

You can continue to feel safe inside while you experience the fresh open breeze circulate in your home.

We recently featured this topic in the below short video.

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This is not a problem, and is achieved using a specific keyed alike cylinder fitted into the security door lock. Mention this to your Amplimesh® expert to have this arranged.

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In most cases yes, it is a service called ‘keyed alike’ which an Amplimesh® expert can offer.

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JACK’S TOP 3 TIPS

  1. The power of attraction
    Placing security screens on the property will make the property stand out as a safe and considered option for the potential tenant and their family. Great in university towns, senior living communities and essential for holiday homes. These screens will also act as a property guardian when the property is empty and unmanned.
  2. Retaining tenants
    Tenants are more likely to rent longer if they and their possessions feel comfortable and safe in the environment they live, and finding new tenants can be an expensive process. They will thank you also for any potential energy savings they have.
  3. Protect, save and earn
    You have worked hard for your investment property so protect your investment with security screens to help prevent potential property damage occurring. Amplimesh® security screens come with a 16 year SupaScreen® or 10 year IntrudaGuard® warranty and your purchase can not only be tax-effective but depending on your level of insurance cover you may be entitled to landlord insurance premium deductions once installation is complete. Let’s face it, saving money is the same as earning money.
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You know your purchase is safe when you purchase from a business that has been in the security market for over 50 years and screened over 2 million homes across Australia. We deliver daily a superbly crafted product to the end customer and are at the forefront of security door designs and product strength maximising for commercial and residential home security screen systems. Your product will come to you fabricated and installed by a trained and competent expert from one of our +100 dealers network across Australia. Insist on Amplimesh® to secure your home for today and tomorrow.

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If you have children or you are looking to apply screens to your entire home, I would recommend installing the SupaScreen® Fire Egress Screen known as SupaScape so you have several potential exit points at your property if you did require them in an emergency. A quick release function on the screen disarms the security screen internally so you can escape through the window. This would be suitable for a children’s bedrooms for example. It is also an extra handy feature if you are trying to access the glass for cleaning purposes.

Video of the SupaScape in action can be found in the following short video:

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Yes, we commonly fit pet doors at the customer’s request. They are available in different sizes to suit the size of the animal.

Find more features and options in the Product Builder.

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A triple lock is your security door lock which locks your door in 3 points with a one flick operation. It provides additional support for potential break inns or home invasions and is one of the key components of having a Security Door. Your triple lock comes standard when purchasing one of our Security Doors.

Without a triple lock, it is not a security door.

Check out this short video on Security hinged doors to see an 8654 Lockwood security door triple lock in action:

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Amplimesh® SupaScreen® exclusively uses a fine 0.80mm 316 marine grade stainless steel wire which is of the highest quality and consistency. Compared to a 0.9mm 304 mesh, SupaScreen® is higher in tensile strength at both the commencement and completion of the weaving process. SupaScreen® by Amplimesh® is tested in Australia’s most harshest climates. Whether you want a super strong security screen in the bush or a security screen capable of handling the harsh high salinity environments from directly facing the beach, Amplimesh® security screens will perform exceptionally well and come tested ready to do the job.