TESTING

BLUE RIVER AGENCIES

Testing

No Compromise on Strength.

 

All of our products have been tested to exceed or meet the Australian Standards. These test are designed to simulate an attack using force to gain entry into a home.

The Australian Standards have been designed to simulate the most common forced entry. That is a minimum 5 blows exerting 100 joules directed at an area that is most likely to be struck close to the frame.

Continuous blows have a dislodging affect that tests the screens integrity differently than one single large blow to an area of choice.

Australian Standards

Security Doors and Windows must be tested to comply with the relevant Australian Standards to allow them to be designated a Security Door or Security Window. The Australian Standards relevant to Security Doors and Security Windows are listed below with a brief description of their application.

AS5039 – Security Screen Doors and Security Window Grilles

This Standard specifies the required performance of all types of hinged and sliding security screen doors and hinged, sliding, removable and fixed security window grilles used primarily in residential installations.

AS5040 – Installation of Security Screen Doors and Window Grilles

This Standard identifies the minimum requirements for the installation of security screen doors and window grilles used in residential structures.

AS3595 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas

This Standard states the requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three.

AS5041 – Methods of test – Security Screen Doors and Window Grilles

This Standard sets out the required methods for testing the resistance of security screen doors and windows incorporating infill panels to a specified level of impact force. This test consists of Dynamic Impact Test and Jemmy Test.

AS5041 – Section 8 – Knife Shear Test – Security Screen Doors and Window Grilles

This Standard outlines the set rules for testing security doors and windows with a sharp penetrating object, testing the ultimate tensile strength and shear properties of the materials used in the construction of the Mesh or Grille.

For detailed information on relevant Australian Standards refer to http://www.standards.org.au