Clear Burglar Bars

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For many homeowners just the thought of burglar bars are totally unappealing. It’s an eyesore, but even worse, in case of a fire can turn your house into a nasty deathtrap. While these gripes sound perfectly plausible, home security measures in crime ridden South Africa is sadly not a choice – it’s an absolute must. Not securing your property and your family should not even be up for discussion.

Fitting a release lock to burglar bars is one way of sidestepping the fire problem but it’s not until recent that a solution was found for the aesthetics issue.

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Generally known as CLEAR BARS it’s an effective deterrent against burglars
no different from any other steel structured protection
but without the eye sore or obstruction of your view to the outside.

Another big plus is that it’s maintenance free
and comes with a 10 year guarantee

against FADING OR  AGING

Not surprisingly the bars have one big criticism. It’s quite invisible from a distance and would-be intruders could view the premises as vulnerable and easy to enter.

As the saying goes, you cannot have your cake and eat it. The choice is simple – a secure smart house with clear views or a secure dwelling with windows that emulate the outside of a prison.

What are Clear Burglar Bars made of?

Good question, and to set your mind at ease, it’s not Perspex!

Clear Burglar Bars are made from a top quality Polycarbonate with high impact resistant and shatterproof properties.  Because of these qualities Polycarbonate is extensively used in various industries:

Police riot shields
Bullet proof windows
Racing cars
aviation

As with all other burglar bars and security gates, clear bars do not guarantee 100% protection. They are merely a deterrent.

How secure are Clear bars?

Again it’s not any different to steel bars. Cutting through Polycarbonate with a hack saw takes as long as it does steel bars. The hacking will also make enough noise and no doubt alert anyone that’s home.

Another favourite tool for breaking and entering is a pair of bolt cutters. Fortunately the ruler shape of the Clear bars makes it quite a tricky operation. Tests have shown that snipping the traditional metal type are in fact much less challenging.

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Clear bars need about 3000kg of Tensile breaking strength to snap, so any assault with a hammer or similar object will have zero effect. The Polycarbonate absorbs the shock of the blow which lessens the effect on the mountings.

The latest rumour doing the rounds is that the Clear bars can simply and easily be burned using a blow torch. The fact is, this applies equally to the steel bars, but it’s certainly no mean task. In comparison Polycarbonate also omits  black smoke and a mean odor when faced with flames.

To obtain a quote or more information SMS or call
Steve  083 2733 025 – Durban & Dolphin Coast
Deon  076 278 7490 – Johannesburg & Surroundings

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