There are many other Security Mesh providers out there in the market and some to be mistaken as mosquito nets can be quite overwhelming if you are new to security meshes when looking to upgrade your home security features. In this article, we will be highlighting important details to look out for when purchasing your very own security mesh system.
The first form of identifying the security mesh has met standards in quality and meeting security regulations is to check for its certification. A security mesh product not being certified by official regulators would be an added risk to homeowners as the security mesh product is unable to prevent break-ins effectively. Make sure the security mesh being purchased has been certified and tested by a regulatory body.
2. Material Used to Produce The Mesh and Frame
For the security mesh to claim its quality to withstand multiple levels of intrusion and resistance against the elements, the material used to produce the mesh and frame must be made from industry-grade materials. It is recommended the mesh to be made from Marine Grade High Tensile Stainless Steel (Grade SS316) for a premium option or the standard grade of SS304 Stainless Steel. The frame holding the mesh should be made from Aluminium Steel with a grade of AL 6063, T6 hardness, up to 2.5mm in thickness.
3. Thickness of The Mesh
One of the main benefits of installing security meshes is homeowners are able to open their door/window without the worry of inviting pests/insects into the home while still maintaining an optimal level of security. The mesh must have a thickness of 0.9 mm to 1.0 mm before the application of powder coating. Some providers will claim the thickness of their mesh to be above 1.0mm (claiming 1.2mm to 1.4mm) can be quite misleading as it would include the thickness of the powder coating. Make sure to check thickness before powder coating!
4. Locking System
An added advantage of installing security meshes is the multipoint locking system installed in it. Locks are not only used to secure the security mesh but to prevent other forms of intrusion such as prying and lock snapping. The security mesh system should have at least 2 different forms of lock types and spread out every 1 -1.5 feet of the panel. Check out Panther Protect Premium Gen 4 to know more about how these locking systems work!
5. Method of Installing The Mesh
Most security mesh providers secure their meshes by using screws to secure the mesh into the frame which causes the mesh to corrode and weaken faster due to the contact of dissimilar materials. This is known as Galvanic Corrosion. Panther Protect uses a patented Screw-less mesh technology to prevent the issue of Galvanic Corrosion, making Panther Protect mesh last longer than any other in the market.
6. Added Value
Purchasing security mesh products can be an investment, make sure it is worth your every penny! providers should provide the warranties and insurance as after-sales service in maintaining the product for the long haul.