September 21, 2017

At Prowler Proof, the supply of the highest quality security products for your home, to ensure we create a safer place for your family, is our absolute priority. That is why we are committed to not only ensuring our products comply to the relevant Australia Standards but go above and beyond. Our powder coat finish is just one of the ways we do this.

What is Qualicoat?

Qualicoat is Australia’s only licensing and audit system for the entire powder coating process on architectural aluminium. Qualicoat is an internationally recognised, 3rd party accreditation scheme for Quality Assurance in powder coating, and is audited by independent NATA approved auditors. The Qualicoat process includes tested and approved pre-treatment chemicals, powders suitable for Australian conditions and confirms the technical competencies and workmanship of the licenced applicator. The Qualicoat licensing system is used internationally in 39 countries.

Who has accreditation?

Qualicoat certificateProwler Proof is the only security screen manufacturer to have been accredited by Qualicoat.

What does accreditation mean?

When dealing with a Qualicoat-approved aluminium powder coater, you have assurance the coating will comply with Australian and International Standards and the Building Code of Australia.

How do we maintain our accreditation?

Product testingProwler Proof’s factory includes our own laboratory. Twice daily we do destructive testing of our powder coating finish. All of these test samples are then held for auditing. NATA-approved auditors conduct random audits on Qualicoat accredited applicators twice a year, and applicators may lose their Qualicoat approved status if they fail on any part of this routine testing.

What does this mean for you?

Product cleaningThe long term benefit for you is that the powder coating failure rate is dramatically reduced when powder coating is applied to the Qualicoat standard.
This means that thanks to the way they are built and the quality of the powder coating, Prowler Proof security screens require less maintenance. We expect you to look after your Prowler Proof product like you would any other major investment, but we have no rigorous cleaning schedules laid out. You won’t find yourself cleaning security screens every 2-4 weeks, which can be a requirement for coastal regions in some security screen warranties.