Security window screens and emergency exits
Crimsafe security screens for windows can be made for all shapes, sizes and configurations.
Crimsafe window security screens are custom-made-to-measure, ensuring a perfect fit even if your window opening is not completely square.
For ground level windows or those close to fire escape exits, Crimsafe Safe-S-Capes® provide a keyless emergency exit that lets you get out quickly, while still providing uncompromising security against any intruders trying to get in from the outside.
Safe-S-Cape® security screens can swing outward or inward, or fit single, double or triple sliding windows.
Crimsafe’s industry-leading technology is engineered for super strong security.
Whether you live in a house, townhouse or apartment, Crimsafe window security screens look great, keep your home secure and provide a whole range of other lifestyle benefits.
Types of window security screens
- Fixed windows
- Hinged windows
- Single, double and triple sliding windows
- Safe-S-Cape® (keyless emergency exit system)
- Super strong security keeps out intruders
- Fall protection from heights
- Insect protection
- Allows airflow and through-breezes, keeping your home cooler in summer and cutting down on air conditioning bills
- Provides a barrier against hailstones and wind-blown debris during storms
- Crimsafe security screens are so strong they don’t need unsightly bars or grilles – so you maintain a feeling of open space and unhindered views
Crimsafe has a flexible range of installation methods to suit any size or type of window, including fixed, hinged, casement-style, sliding windows or louvres.
Fixed window screens
Crimsafe fixed panel windows are non-moving panels that can be face-fitted, reveal-fitted using our angled frame, or fitted in the fly screen track of the window.
Fixed window security screens are often the best option for securing louvres or sash windows, provided these windows do not form part of an emergency exit procedure.
The Safe-S-Cape® emergency exit system cannot be applied to fixed window security screens, as there are no moving parts.
Hinged window screens
Crimsafe hinged window screens are hinged along their sides or top to swing outward or inward.
Hinged windows are ideal for single and multi-panel sliding windows, double hung windows, single and multiple hoppers, casement windows, louvres, and fixed and sliding combinations.
Sliding window screens
Crimsafe sliding window security screens can be single, double or triple sliding.
Single sliding window screens are great for tight window fittings where separate window tracks can’t be fitted, or for servery windows where you need to reach an outdoor entertaining area easily. The security screen slides within a single track and can be fitted in two ways: with the moving panel sliding from the side with the locking position on the jambs, or with the locking position in the centre and panels sliding apart to the left and right.
Double and triple-sliding security screens are a system of two or three sliding panels that slide within two tracks. When closed, the overlapping Crimsafe panels reinforce each other via an interlock, forming a strong and secure barrier. They can be installed on the inside or outside of sliding windows, or the inside of casement windows.
Emergency exit window security screens
Crimsafe has designed Safe-S-Capes®, a keyless emergency exit system that secures your windows against intruders, but still allows you to get out quickly and easily if you need to.
Safe-S-Capes can be hinged or sliding, making them suitable to fit hinged, sash or sliding windows.
The one-touch release system ensures your fast escape, without compromising the exceptionally strong security that Crimsafe is known for.
When you choose Crimsafe window security screens, you can be assured of a range of options to suit your needs. We custom build to make sure that the doors you get match your home perfectly, and our range of flexible framing options means that you can apply Crimsafe security screens to any size or type of window opening.
Super strong security
Crimsafe has been independently tested and is the strongest security screen available in the market.
The University of Queensland conducted extensive research, testing a wide range of security screens for their ability to withstand impact, simulating the force someone could apply in an attempted break-in.
Crimsafe security screens exceeded industry standards and far outperformed the competition. Read more about UQ’s Independent Test Results.
We know that you love the outdoor lifestyle, but bugs and insects can really spoil the party.
Crimsafe security screens keep out all the unwanted intruders, even the smallest ones!
Airflow and through-breezes
One of the greatest benefits of Crimsafe is the ability to enjoy a breeze and fresh air, without compromising your security.
Crimsafe allows you to leave windows open while you are at home, making the most of natural light and fresh air, with the comfort of knowing you and your family are safe from unwanted intruders.
Each year, more than 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Crimsafe provides a strong barrier to prevent falls from windows, while still allowing you to confidently open your windows to enjoy a breeze.
Save on power bills
The greatest heat gain, or loss, in a home occurs through glass windows and doors. Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff stainless steel mesh blocks up to 53% of solar heat gain and 62% of UV rays, keeping your home significantly cooler in summer.
In winter, Crimsafe screens also help stop heat escaping, keeping your home warmer.
This means less reliance on air conditioning and heating, saving you money on power bills.
Protection from the elements
New Zealand experiences harsh weather conditions that can batter our homes and cause damage. Crimsafe screens protect your home from more than just intruders:
- Heat protection – blocks up to 53% of solar heat gain through glass windows and doors
- UV protection – blocks up to 62% of UV rays, helping to reduce heat and prevent fading of soft furnishings
- Hail stones and flying debris – acts as a barrier for hail and other wind-borne debris, to protect glass windows and doors from breaking
- Fire protection – blocks 59% of radiant flames and heat, slowing down the spread of fire from one floor to another, or to neighbouring buildings
- Cyclone protection – for buildings in high-risk cyclone areas, Crimsafe has a specially designed Cyclone Protection Screen rated for regions C and D
Unhindered views and a feeling of open space
It’s important to feel safe, but no-one wants to feel closed in behind heavy bars and grilles.
Crimsafe security screens are so strong they don’t need unsightly bars or grilles – so you maintain a feeling of open space and unhindered views.
Crimsafe’s patented technology system makes our stainless-steel security screens incredibly strong.
We’ve put our products to the test, again and again, to prove that our security screens are the best you can buy.
So when you see the Crimsafe badge, you know that you’re getting the highest quality in security screens.
Thicker, stronger mesh
Our specially developed Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® mesh uses 0.9mm 304 structural-grade stainless steel.
This means that our woven mesh is up to 26.5% thicker than most other mesh products on the market that use 0.8mm wire.
Crimsafe screens are harder to cut and penetrate, keeping out all unwelcome guests, from burglars to bugs.
Unique fastening system
We use Crimsafe’s exclusive Screw-ClampTM system to secure Tensile-Tuff ® mesh to the frames, giving our security screens their exceptional strength.
These tamper-resistant screws and metal clamps hold the mesh in a ‘vice-like’ grip in the frame, giving our screens their incredible strength. It is this patented system that allows them to withstand tremendous force by absorbing and dispersing impact, strongly resisting being pulled out of the frame.
Crimsafe Ultimate’s protective cover
If you decide to install products from our Crimsafe Ultimate range – the new generation of Crimsafe – the snap-on cover and heavy-duty clamping system make these screens 40% stronger than our regular product. Crimsafe Ultimate is the next level in security screen strength and durability.
Crimsafe aluminium frames are powder-coated for a beautiful finish. A wide range of standard colours are available to suit your home.
Custom colours may be available on request. The standard range of colours is shown below.