Security Testing Australian Standard
(AS5039-2008 & AS5041-2003)
Amplimesh® SupaScreen® Stainless Steel and IntrudaGuard® Aluminium security products are subjected to a rigorous regime of impact tests, jemmy attacks and pull testing under this standard, to ensure that the inherent strength and structural integrity of the manufactured security product is maintained.
(Australian Standard AS5041)
The dynamic impact test was created to imitate an intruder attempting to kick, shoulder or otherwise force their way through the screen. The accepted and standardised test to replicate this is five 100 joule impacts (Energy).
Knife Shear Test
(Australian Standard AS5039-2008 & AS5041-2003)
SupaScreen® Stainless Steel and IntrudaGuard® Aluminium security products are tested for material hardness and tensile strength by subjecting the mesh to a standardised physical cutting attack, which draws a knife over the mesh a number of times.
Performance Testing – Single Impact
(Australian Standard AS1170.2-2002, Clause 5.3.2)
Amplimesh® SupaScreen® products have been proven to not only withstand the Australian Standard impact requirements of
5 × 100J impacts, but also additional singular impact performance testing of up to 3200J.
Amplimesh® Fall Prevention Technology
(Australian Standard AS5203-2016)
Amplimesh® Fall Prevention Technology keeping you safe. The National Construction Code requires the protection of window openings in bedrooms that are located within 1700mm of the internal finished floor level and where the external fall externally is greater than 2 meters.
Openings in all other rooms that are located within 895mm of the internal finished floor level and where the fall externally is greater than 4 meters will also need to be protected.
The protection of window opening can be achieved with an Amplimesh® SupaScreen® or IntrudaGuard® fixed window screen that has been proven to meet the testing requirements of Australian Standard AS5203-2016.
Fire Attenuation Test
(Australian Standard AS1530.4-2005, Appendix B7)
SupaScreen® Stainless Steel security products have been tested in general accordance with this standard and when exposed to incident radiant heat SupaScreen® achieves a 41% reduction in the radiant heat flux between the inside and outside of the product.
(Australian Standard AS1530.8.1-2007)
SupaScreen® security screens have been tested under this standard and satisfied the requirements for Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) 40.
Cyclone Missile Impacts
(Australian Standard AS1170.2-2011)
In cyclonic regions glazed windows and doors may need to be protected from flying debris. SupaScreen® Stainless Steel security products have been tested to resist a 4kg, 100mm x 50mm timber travelling at 34m/s fired from an air canon. The screen is then shot an additional five times with 8mm steel ball bearings, shot into the screen at the same speed.
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