Ultra Stainless’s effortless elegance is surpassed only by its enviable strength. Our products are continually independently tested as a statement of our unwavering commitment to excellence. The Australian Standards stipulate a range of scientific tests that a security product must pass in order to remain in its class.
Ultra 316 Stainless consistently surpasses these standards:
Knife Shear Test (AS5039 – 2008)
Impact Test (AS5039 – 2008)
Anti-Jemmy Test (AS5039 – 2008)
Pull Test (AS5039 – 2008)
Cyclone Screen Test (2010: AS/NZS1170.2)
10,000 Hour Salt Spray Tests (AAMA2605-05 Section 7.8.2)
Aluminium Frame Tests
(AS/NZS1866:1997 & AS3715 – 2002) 60603 T5 powdercoated to a minimum thickness of 60um
Stainless Mesh Tests
(AS3175-2002, AAMA2603-05, AAMA2605-05, AS2331/ISO2360, ASTM D2794, AS3715, ISO1519, JIS Z2241, ASTM E1086)
For the ultimate peace of mind.
Our most recent Australian Standards tests were independently performed by scientists from Curtin University in Western Australia, AZUMA Design and Testing in Sydney and ASSA ABLOY in Brisbane.
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In all cases, Ultra Stainless security doors & window screens passed all AS tests with flying colours.
The Australian Standards require the following tests to be performed on one screen in the following order:
“The mesh used in Ultra 316 Stainless is always one of the best performing woven products.”
- Azuma Design and Testing
“Most doors tested do not pass this first [Impact] test, but Ultra 316 Stainless came through with flying colours.”
- Azuma Design and Testing
1. Dynamic Impact Test
This Australian Standard test simulates a kick to a security screen door.
This test was introduced after it was found that grilles fitted to security screen doors were subject to impact breakage through kicking of the grille panel. The test is performed with a sand and lead filled bag and weighing around 40kg. At impact the bag imparts 100 joules of energy to the panel being tested. The test is repeated 5 times, simulating repeated kicking as the burglar attempts to break into your home.
The test panel fails the test if the infill material (mesh) comes out of the door or window framing, or if the impact breaches the material in any way. The Australian Standard AS5041 requires security screens and doors to resist five consecutive impacts, each of 100 Joules.
Ultra Stainless Security easily meets this requirement and can resist in excess of 50 consecutive impacts, each of 100 Joules without failure.
Ultra Stainless Security passes because of our Patented EGP Retention System which runs around four sides of the screen. This Patented retention system resists the tendency of the mesh to be pulled out of the frame.
Ultra Stainless Security shows its strength by withstanding a 4kg block of hardwood fired at a speed of 20 meters per second.
2. Lock & Hinge Lever TesT
The effects of a jemmy attack against a security screen door or window grille are simulated by allowing a standardised narrow-bladed lever (representing a large screw driver) to be inserted against the locking, fastening and hinging points and a turning force (torque) is applied to those points via the lever.
If all the hinges, and/or all the locking and/or all the fastening points tested have failed, then the security screen door or window grille shall have failed. No part of the edge of the security screen door or window grille shall have deflected to the extent that the gap between the security screen door or window grille and the door or window frame is greater than 15cm, perpendicular to the door or window frame after the jemmy test has been completed.
Ultra Stainless Security products pass this test thanks to quality of our hardware and the stiffness of our aluminium section framing.
Also all Ultra Stainless Security hinged security doors are manufactured with three point locks as a standard feature. Three point locks provide higher security as not only does the lock engage in the centre position but also has extra latches towards the top and bottom of the door that give even more strength.
3. Knife Shear TesT
This Australian Standard test simulates a knife attack on Invisi-Gard as a burglar tries to cut through the screen. The test aims to recreate the effect of someone attacking your doors with a Stanley knife or similar.
During this test, a specially designed machine draws a knife blade along a line down a panel three times. After each draw, the used blade is replaced with a new one. The sample fails if a continuous cut of 15cm or greater is achieved after the third draw. Invisi-Gard passes this test in both the warp and fill directions, unlike many imported meshes which only pass in one direction.
Ultra Stainless Security is able to pass this test thanks to the strength of the 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Mesh.
4. Salt Spray Test
Australian Standard AS5039 requires that security screen doors and windows must exhibit corrosion resistant properties in order that the consumer is able to buy a product that is fit for purpose and will last.
In order to establish the corrosion resistant properties of security systems, long term environmental conditions are simulated in a reduced timeframe using accelerated weathering tests.
The Neutral Salt Spray Test is one such method, and is also referenced as Australian Standard AS2331.3.1. This test is an inexpensive but effective means of comparing the relative corrosion resistance performance between competing systems.
In essence, this test requires that a sample of a security product be immersed in a sealed booth. The atmospheric conditions in the booth are then stabilized in terms of temperature, relative humidity, pH neutrality, and salt concentration.
In this particular test, the salt concentration has the potential to act as an electrolyte, and this accelerates corrosion in security systems dramatically. The samples are inspected at regular intervals for signs of corrosion, and during these inspections, are washed down and dried before once again being immersed in the booth.
Security doors and screens are required to resist 240 hours in this accelerated weathering test without showing any corrosion whatsoever.
Whilst some competing systems deteriorate as early as the 500 to 750 hour mark, Ultra Stainless Security systems have been extensively tested and have resisted 2,000 hours of such immersion without any signs of corrosion. The stainless steel mesh used in Ultra Stainless Security, on its own resists a remarkable 10,000 hours without any signs of the onset of corrosion.
Clearly the benefits of combining the isolation of dissimilar metals using our EGP system, and using the highest quality stainless steel mesh yields superior corrosion resistance performance, and makes Ultra Stainless Security the premier security solution for your home or business.
Products tested with the above Australian Standards Tests:
Hinged Door, Sliding Door, Fixed Window, Hinged Window & Sliding Window.
3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Adhesive
Ultra Stainless escapes tradition, free from mechanical fixings such as old fashioned screws and rivets. Instead Ultra Stainless employs 3M VHB high performance adhesive technology to create effortless strength. The acrylic chemistry of the 3M VHB adhesive delivers exceptional durability while its viscoelasticity provides superior energy absorbing properties that help to eliminate stress points.
3M VHB Acrylic Adhesives have been used by engineers throughout the world in bold commercial applications including bonding architectural panelling and even aircraft construction.
+ What gives Ultra Stainless its steadfast strength?
Ultra Stainless works smarter to achieve effortless strength and durability. There are two key differentiating elements that give superior strength to Ultra Stainless security screens. Firstly, Ultra Stainless’s high grade black stainless steel mesh (T316) is expertly woven to create a robust, yet understated, secure screen. Second is the unity of 3M™’s high performance VHB™ adhesive and extreme pressure. This unique method delivers an enviable balance of strength and aesthetics that will add value to your home now and into the future.
+ What is Marine Grade Stainless Steel?
The Ultra Stainless patent pending design employs the finest grade stainless steel mesh. This is the same metal composition specified by performance yacht manufacturers on crucial fittings and cables. 316 marine grade stainless steel has a higher tensile than 304 commercial grade, and it also yields a significantly greater resistance to corrosion than 304. This makes Ultra 316 Stainless perfect for the Australian environment, including coastal regions.
+ Will Ultra Stainless Screens block the light from my windows?
Ultra Stainless’s innovative weave design works to reduce glare and heat, without forfeiting your natural light.
+ Will I be able to retain my view?
Despite their strength Ultra Stainless security screens have an elegant translucence that allows you to showcase your views and bring a sense of the outdoor into your home.
+ Is Ultra Stainless insect proof?
Ultra Stainless’s woven mesh keeps out all manner of insects, from flies to mosquitoes. With a weave only slighter larger than a standard flyscreen, Ultra Stainless will keep most insects out of the home.
+ Will Ultra Stainless inhibit my airflow?
Your Ultra Stainless security screens will allow the breeze to flow through your home. Ultra Stainless security on your doors and windows allows you to open your home with peace of mind, making it an clever investment for summer.
+ How should I care for my Ultra Stainless screens?
Maintaining your Ultra Stainless security screens is simple. There is no need for harsh chemical cleaners, simply use a microfibre cleaning cloth to thoroughly wipe over during your regular cleaning regimen. Your local expert will be able to provide you with a Ultra Stainless cleaning mitt, which has been specifically designed to make cleaning your security screens as simple as possible.
The cleaning method depends on the degree of contamination. Hand cleaning is often the best way for small installations. To maintain your screens successfully, it is important to follow the care and maintenance advice to maintain your warranty. The recommended maximum maintenance intervals provided below are a guide only. Some installations may require extra maintenance due to local environmental conditions. For more information, see our Warranty.