ForceField has been through every security test in the book – and passed them all with flying colours. The Australian Standards test for security (AS5039) consists of six separate tests that all have to be passed by the same test sample.
ForceField is a security screen and insect screen in one. The openings in the mesh are big enough for you to enjoy your view, but still small enough to keep just about all little creatures outside where they belong.
You don’t need to live in a cyclone-prone area to benefit from a screen that has passed cyclone testing. Storms throughout all of Australia can cause flying debris that can break through an unprotected door or window, and cause potential internal damage. ForceField has passed AS/NZS 1170 which includes the missile test at impact speeds of up to 104 km/h as well as the ballistics test at impact speeds of up to 178 km/h.
Falling from heights is a major issue in Australia, and to help reduce the incidence of falls, changes have been made to the National Construction Code (NCC). To remove window restrictors, in certain applications, the fitting of a screen that resists an outward horizontal action of 250 N is required. ForceField easily exceeds these requirements.
ForceField passes the Australian Standard for construction of homes in bushfire prone zones (AS 3959), so is another line of defence in preventing dangerous embers entering a home during a bushfire.
A well designed security screen can make a major difference to the ongoing energy consumption requirements of a home. ForceField keeps solar heat and UV light out during summer and reduces heat loss during winter. During testing ForceField reduced solar heat gain and UV light by up to 67% (WERS rating 5 stars), and reduced heat loss up to 28%(WERS 3 star rating).
We’re proud of our test results, and they’re all publicly available on our website here.