Performance Testing

Creating one of the world’s most innovative home security products didn’t happen by accident.

While most clear vision screen products consist of a woven mesh type screen, ClearShield stands alone in being a patented Stainless Steel Perforated security screen product. It is this unique design that sets it apart from its competitors. The team at ClearShield Australia has also developed innovative patented systems relating to the security industry and leads the market in development and testing of its products.

ClearShield has an ongoing and long term R&D strategy involving both ‘in house’ and independent testing of its products. ClearShield’s commitment to market excellence is demonstrated by the recent development and implementation of its own cyclone debris testing facility. ClearShield implemented one of the first air-cannons in Australia capable of testing to the highest level of the NEW stringent Australian standard for cyclonic screening used in the northern region of Australia.

ClearShield recently contracted the services of two Independent N.A.T.A accredited facilities to conduct extensive testing of its screen and door products that are available to the domestic market. These tests are many times that prescribed in the Australian standards for security doors and screens and the results prove that ClearShield is a leader in the security screen industry.

Knife attack
Extreme Impact
Extreme Repetitive Impact

Knife Attack

At ClearShield we take the threat of a knife attack very seriously… Australian Standard 5041 requires all class 3 type security door and screen products to pass the AS4483 knife attack test. This test requires the security screen material to be subjected to repetitive knife attack without penetration of the mesh greater than 150mm after three slashes of a knife.

We put ClearShield to the ultimate test and contracted the services of Azuma design Testing Facility NSW (N.A.T.A accredited) to test ClearShield well beyond the standard requirements. The results were impressive to say the least!

ClearShield’s domestic grade screen withstood over 20 cycles of the AS4483 test and still did not fail.

Test Method / Performance Requirement:
AS 4483 that forms part of AS5041.

The Knife Shear Test as specified in AS4483 involves a Stanley trimming knife to be dragged along the screen material 3 times along the same line of pass without leaving a penetration longer than 150mm.

Product Description:
ClearShield Stainless Steel used in all ClearShield products.

The ClearShield screen material withstood over 60 passes of the knife. This result equates to the screen withstanding over 20 cycles of the KNIFE SHEAR TEST as specified in AS4483.

Repetitive Impact

The Australian standard for security doors and security screens requires all security doors and screens to comply with AS5041. Part of the physical test for this standard requires the security door or security screen to withstand 5 impacts of an impact ball at 100 Joules of energy.

Along with the team at Azuma design Testing Facility NSW we put ClearShield’s Ultra-Strength design to the test well beyond the requirements of the standard. Another outstanding result!

Test Method / Performance Requirement:
The Impact test is as specified in AS 5041 ‘Methods of test’ for Security screen doors and window grilles. Impact loads of 100 Joules were applied to the test sample (The prescribed load required by the test standard – AS 5041)

Product Description:
ClearShield Ultra Strength Design. Panel size tested was 2040mm x 870mm. (Example of a typical front entry door)

The test sample withstood 50 x 100 Joule impacts. This result equates to 10 cycles of the DYNAMIC IMPACT TEST as specified in Australian Standard Test.

Extreme Repetitive Impact

Further extreme testing proves the strength of ClearShield…….

In this test, ClearShield was subjected to 15 impacts of 500 joules of energy. This equates to 5 times the impact energy used in the Australian standard test for security doors and screens. ClearShield remained unbroken after 15 impacts from the test rig.

Test Method / Performance Requirement:
The test sample was subjected to multiple impact loads of 500J (5 times the load required by the test standard – AS 5041)

Product Description:
ClearShield Ultra Strength Design (Enhanced). Panel size tested was 2040mm x 870mm. (Example of a typical front entry door)

The test sample withstood not just one but 15 x 500 Joule impacts. After 15 impacts testing was stopped. The screen material remained secure in the frame.

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