Security Shield™ Window Barriers - "protection you can see thru" - continues in the Exeter product tradition of providing industry leading window protection with superior physical deterrent properties, while allowing for customer comfort and maintaining the architectural aesthetic of the protected building. Security Shield™ Window Barriers are available as fixed units or operable units in a wide range of security levels.
With super transparent InvisiPerf I and extra strong InvisiPerf II perforated barrier components, Security Shield™ barriers provide substantial physical protection from vandalism, airborne debris, and unauthorized intrusion yet remain inconspicuous as not to raise awareness or concern. Security Shield™ Window Barriers have been engineered for threat levels up through maximum security (HUD/SMA), and have exceeded testing requirements set forth by ANSI/SMA 6001 for impact, forced entry, and sag.
In addition to the standard industry testing, Security Shield™ Window Barriers (levels 3 thru 6) exceed impact, static, and cyclical tests as set forth by the Dade County Building Code Compliance Protocols TAS-201, 202, and 203 and conform to Sections 2315 and 2314.5 of the South Florida Building Code.
Note: If requested, Security Shield™ Window Barriers can be fabricated with [12 x 12 mesh 0.028 diameter or 10 x10 mesh 0.047 diameter] stainless steel wire cloth infill.
Visual Comfort and Appearance
With 51% to 63% open area in the Security Shield™ black barrier membrane (perforated with an InvisiPerf pattern), the barrier seems to visually disappear to a building occupant and presents a clear, unobstructed and comfortable view of the outside world.
From a short distance away on the outside, the Security Shield™ Window Barrier membrane gives a clear window the appearance of being glazed with tinted glass.
With custom designed and finished framing systems, fabricated to fit each opening, Security Shield™ Window Barriers are an aesthetically pleasing security option for any structure. We are pleased that Exeter's window barriers have been installed on some of America's most prominent buildings, many of which are on the National Historic Register.
Where life-safety or local fire codes designate the need for egress through window openings, hinged Security Shield™ Window Barriers are equipped with state-of-the-art panic release mechanisms (SEO's) to provide easy egress in an emergency situation. Please CLICK HERE to see an animation of the SEO.
Independent laboratory testing of Exeter's Security Shield™ Window Barriers with perforated steel panel infill determined the Shading Coefficient of the installations to be 0.51, affording an almost 50% reduction in solar heat gain through the protected openings, and thereby promoting a significant energy savings for customers.
In addition, the perforated metal deflects much of the sun's damaging ultra violet rays, offering a level of sun control that is normally only found on commercially installed sun screens.
Due to the use of high quality perforated metal, the same material used in microwave oven doors and other electronic enclosures, Security Shield™ Window Barriers offer a proven method for shielding Electro-Magnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI). A major benefit of this inherent feature is preventing the passage of unwanted electronic waves and radio waves commonly used by hi-tech eavesdropping systems.
Bomb Blast Protection
Although Security Shield™ Window Barriers were originally intended to provide perimeter security through application on the exterior of a building's window system, government agencies and first responders recognize the life saving and property saving value of 24/7 protection from flying glass and debris when mounted to the interior of a structure during detonation of a bomb outside. The unique see-thru perforated metal design offers building occupants the freedom of mind to go about life as usual. Please refer to the Blast Protection Link for more information.