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Unbreakable: security screens put to the test

By Som Lisaius - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - It may look like an ordinary screen over the windows of your house--but this screen is anything but ordinary.

"What gives it all its integrity beside the actual thickness of the wire, is the 12 weaves per inch in each direction," says Edward Hyland of Security Screen Masters.  "That's what is enabling this (screen) to collect all of the energy and dissipate it rather than penetrate it."

Hyland's talking about the newest option in home security: a stainless steel security screen, originally developed to withstand hurricane winds, but now marketed to protect you and your family from possible intruders.

"About 2:15 in the morning, we heard a loud crash. Five to ten seconds later, I came out into this hallway and saw the first perpetrator looking back at me," says a Tucson home invasion victim, who asked to remain anonymous.

Fortunately, this victim was able to defend himself and his family from three intruders who broke into his Midtown home.  He actually chased the suspects out of his house and nothing was taken.  But what if they couldn't break into his house in the first place? What if there was something that could make his windows and doors almost impenetrable?

That's where security screens could make a difference.

"Anything we can do, anything that our citizens in this community can do, proactively to protect themselves--we encourage that," says Tucson Police Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, applauding the concept behind security screens.

In an age where burglaries and home invasions top our headlines--these screens on steroids may be a viable option.  For about the same cost as wrought iron or burglar bars--security screens can be custom fit to virtually any sized window.

In case you're still not convinced, here's what happened when we put it to the test.  Blow after blow after blow--the screen never failed.  In fact, it barely budged an inch.  Whether it be a baseball bat, a hammer, a crow bar, even a 90 mile per hour fastball, from just 20 feet--the screen faired a lot better than we did.

To tell you the truth I wanted to bust through the screen just to say I could, but the only thing I busted was the warranty on this aluminum bat.

For more information about these stainless steel security screens, go to www.securityscreenmasters.com or contact the Tucson company directly at 520-790-1256.

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