Ultra Stainless Security Doors & Windows

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens and Doors, Gold Coast & Brisbane

Gold Coast Stainless Security Doors & Screens / Brisbane Stainless Security Doors & Screens

 

 

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Products incorporate the Patented EGP (Extreme Grip Protection) Retention Method which locks the Marine Grade Stainless Steel Mesh into the Heavy Duty Extruded Aluminium perimeter framing.  The EGP Retention Method completely isolates the Stainless Steel from the Aluminium as the mesh is captured between the Insulator (an “L” shaped co-extrusion) and the Keeper (a straight, ribbed co-extrusion). A rigid PVC Wedge is driven into the receiver channel around the full perimeter of the screen applying uniform pressure at all points and locking the mesh into the frame.  This innovative configuration grips the Marine Grade Stainless Steel Mesh so well that it easily passes the Australian Standards requirements for security screens and doors AS5039-2008.

Custom built by Scorpio Screens and made to measure to suit your exact requirements.

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Products do not require screws or any other form of mechanical fixing to secure the mesh to the perimeter frame. As a result the potential for corrosion through dissimilar metals contact is avoided.  Ultra Stainless sets the standard of quality. Ultra Stainless is supported by a 15-year warranty from Scorpio Screens & Blinds, a wholly Australian owned company that has been in business of supplying security products for more than 35 years.

Hinged Security Doors

Hinged security doors are often the first line of defence for the home owner. Most homes incorporate hinged doors as part of the front entry and many homes incorporate an ornate timber door as a feature of the front of the house. In the past it has been difficult to add security doors that do not detract from the decorative value of the timber entry door. This is wear the Stainless Steel Security Doors from Scorpio Screens & Blinds come to play, offering you the ultimate peace of mind, without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Sliding Doors

Sliding Security Doors are growing more popular in today’s new and renovated homes. Many homes incorporate one or more sliding doors as access to entertainment areas, back yards and patios. In the past it has been difficult to add security doors that do not detract from the views or obscure vision. This is wear the Stainless Steel Security Doors from Scorpio Screens & Blinds come to play, offering you the ultimate peace of mind, without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Federation Style Security Doors

Front Entry Security Doors are often the first line of defence for the home owner. Many homes incorporate an ornate timber door as a feature of the front of the house. In the past it has been difficult to offer a Federation Style cast panel door that rates as a true security door due to the open nature of the cast aluminium panels. Ultra Stainless Federation Style Security Doors combine the proven strength and security of Stainless Steel Mesh with decorative aluminium cast panels to create a door that looks great whilst providing excellent security.

Windows

Fixed window security screens are becoming more of a requirement for the security conscious home owner. Fixed Window Security Screens combine the proven strength and security of our Stainless Steel Ultra Stainless security screens and can be custom manufactured to fit many brands and styles.

Why should Ultra Stainless Security be your choice when it comes to stainless steel security?

Performance

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 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)

Independently tested for the ultimate peace of mind.

Dynamic Impact Test: AS5039-2008

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.

Ultra Stainless Security absorbed over 10 times the dynamic impact energy required by Australian standards

Lock and Hinge Lever Test: AS5039-2008

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.

Knife Shear Test: AS5039-2008

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.

Salt Spray Test: AS2331.3.1

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.

 

 

Australian Standards Tests
Impact Knife Jemmy Pull
Hinged Door
Sliding Door
Fixed Window
Hinged Window
Sliding Window

Design

FAQs

EGP (Extreme Grip Protection) Retention System

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Products incorporate the Patented EGP (Extreme Grip Protection) Retention Method which locks the Stainless steel mesh into the Heavy Duty Extruded Aluminium perimeter framing.

The EGP Retention Method completely isolates the Stainless Steel from the Aluminium as the mesh is captured between the Insulator (an “L” shaped co-extrusion) and the Keeper (a straight, ribbed co-extrusion). A rigid PVC Wedge is driven into the receiver channel around the full perimeter of the screen applying uniform pressure at all points and locking the mesh into the frame.

This innovative configuration grips the Stainless Steel mesh so well that it easily passes the Australian Standards requirements for security screens and doors AS5039-2008.

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Products do not require screws or any other form of mechanical fixing to secure the mesh to the perimeter frame. As a result the potential for corrosion through dissimilar metals contact is avoided.

Some companies claim that their 0.9mm 304 grade stainless steel mesh is stronger than Ultra Stainless Security 0.8mm  Stainless Steel Mesh because it is thicker. Ultra Stainless Security Stainless Steel Mesh gains its strength from the Ultra High Tensile wire (900 MPa) from which it is woven. Even thicker wires can be easily cut if they are “Soft” or of low tensile strength. Scorpio Screens & Blinds have had Ultra Stainless Security mesh independently tested to Australian Standards and Ultra Stainless Security Stainless Steel Mesh passes the Australian Standards AS5041-2008 for Knife-Shear.

Stainless steel is a generic term for a family of corrosion resistant alloy steels containing 10.5% or more chromium. All stainless steels have a higher resistance to corrosion than their mild steel counterparts.

 

This resistance to attack is due to the naturally occurring chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible, inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive media. The film is rapidly self-repairing in the presence of oxygen. Damage by abrasion, cutting or machining is quickly repaired.

The less expensive grades (such as 304) will probably become tea stained or even suffer more severe corrosion. Ultra Stainless has excellent corrosion resistance in a wide range of media. Its main advantage over grade 304 is its increased ability to resist pitting and crevice corrosion. It resists ordinary rusting in virtually all architectural applications, and is often chosen for more aggressive environments such as sea-front buildings and fittings on wharves and piers.

Ultra Stainless has virtually the same mechanical, physical and fabrication characteristics as 304 with better corrosion resistance, particularly to pitting corrosion.

You can rest assured your new security doors and screens will look great for years with only a moderate amount of maintenance. And unlike some other competing products your warranty is not subject to the ongoing use of a proprietary cleaning product.

The powder coat finish on Ultra Stainless Security has been specially developed to ensure great looks, clear vision and long life. Ultra Stainless Security Stainless Steel Mesh is coated with a black polyester powder coat finish. This coating cuts down light reflection allowing clear visibility and is suitable for outdoor applications. Some competing systems use hybrid epoxy powder coatings which are completely unsuitable to outdoor environments leading to reduced product longevity.

The powder coat finish on Ultra Stainless Security has been specially developed to ensure great looks, clear vision and long life. Ultra Stainless Security Stainless Steel Mesh is coated with a black polyester powder coat finish. This coating cuts down light reflection allowing clear visibility and is suitable for outdoor applications. Some competing systems use hybrid epoxy powder coatings which are completely unsuitable to outdoor environments leading to reduced product longevity.

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.

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.

Your new Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens have been manufactured using the highest quality materials available to the security industry. Constructed from Architectural Grade Aluminium and Stainless Steel Mesh, both of these metals are highly corrosion resistant and exceptionally strong. With a moderate amount of maintenance, your Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens will retain their good looks, and resist the elements for years to come.

Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens are the product of years of development and are designed to resist corrosion and rusting, but as with all external fixtures on your home, they require some maintenance to keep looking good and performing well. Depending on how harsh the environmental elements are, the maintenance period will vary. Refer the suggested maintenance table below.

Your Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens should only ever need to be washed down with a soft bristled brush using warm mains water and a mild detergent.

Rinse well with mains water to remove any detergent residue paying particular attention to ensure ALL residue is flushed from the mesh retaining areas of the frame. Only mains water is to be used as recycled, bore or tank water water is unacceptable and may lead to detrimental corrosion effects. Care should be taken to avoid excessive amounts of water entering the main lock and auxiliary 3 point locks. Strong detergents and abrasive cleaners MUST NEVER be used to clean your Ultra Stainless Steel Security Screens as these may scratch or damage the surface finish and increase the likelihood of corrosion.

Periodic lubrication of the main lock and auxiliary lock components should only ever be done using graphite powder. Liquid or aerosol lubricants can cause corrosion and damage the locking mechanism.

Suggested Maintenance Period Table
Environment Recommended Max. Maintenance Interval
Mild Six Months
Moderate Three Months
Tropical/Severe Two to Four Weeks
Environmental Definitions
Mild Being rural, away from the coast and remote from industry and urban activity.
Moderate Being mainly urban, inland and away from heavy industry.
Tropical/Severe Being coastal/marine, subject to salt deposition and within 15Km of the Eastern Coast, or 10Km of the Western Coast of Australia.

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