Did you know that the Australian Standards have very specific requirements for the installation of security screens? If these requirements are not met, your security screen is not actually a security screen. Here’s what you need to know…
To comply with the Australian Standards, a hinged security door must have a 3 point lock with a 5 pin cylinder. Three tamper resistant security hinges are also required to meet the standards. Hinge doors that don’t meet the Australian Standards are barrier doors, not security doors.
To comply with the Australian Standards, sliding security doors must have a 3 point lock with a 5 pin cylinder and interlocks. Prowler Proof dealers are encouraged to use heavy duty interlocks, even though it’s not specified in the standards. Sliding doors that don’t meet the Australian Standards are barrier doors, not security doors.
To comply with the Australian Standards, any fixings that are accessible from the outside must be tamper resistant. Rivets or security screws should be placed 50 mm from each edge and then approximately every 300 mm. Too many fixings are better than too few.
Make sure that the security product you’re looking at has passed the Australian Standards security tests AND meets the installation requirements in the standards. For instance: a quote that specifies 1 point locks for hinge doors and sliding doors may look competitive, but if you want security, only 3 point locks meet the standards.
All Prowler Proof security products have passed the Australian Standards tests with ease and with the correct installation they are almost impossible to get past. We keep our dealers up to date with installation standards and best practice to ensure that our products are installed correctly.