Frequently Asked Questions
Standard Transparent Burglar Bars
1. What are the ViewProtect™ bars made of?
The ViewProtect™ bar is made out of a thermoplastic called Polycarbonate.
2. How strong is it, it looks like Perspex?
Polycarbonate is a very clear polymer with exceptionally high levels of impact strength and is one of the toughest transparent sheets available and has a tensile breaking strength of 3 000kg.
The cockpit canopy of the F-22 Raptor jet fighter is made from a piece of high optical quality polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is also used for riot shields, bulletproof windows and enclosures as seen inside banks or at a drive-through.
When the burglar bars are exposed to repeated heavy blows, the material tends to cold form rather than shatter.
3. Is it UV stable? Won't it fade or turn yellow as a result of light exposure?
The product is protected with a UV protection, ensuring resistance against the harmful rays of the sun.
4. Is there a warranty?
There is a 10 year manufacturer warranty. “The warranty entails that the polycarbonate bars will not stain under normal circumstances and if cleaned according to the recommendations.”
5. Does it scratch easily?
Polycarbonate is susceptible to scratching and care must be taken to prevent this during installation and cleaning.
6. What is the ideal application of the product?
This product has got many uses, the main one being a clear security barrier. The fact that it is transparent and very strong makes it an ideal security bar where you want to protect yourself and your view.
7. What is the recommended span of this product?
Due to the flexibility of the product we do not recommend that you span more than 1 m. The product is currently available in 1025 mm and 760 mm strips. Longer strips could be ordered, but extra support will be needed if opening is more than 1m.
8. How far apart do I install the burglar bars?
The burglar bars must be spaced close enough to prevent an intruder form twisting the burglar bar and entering between two burglar bars. 100 -120 mm spacing are recommended.
9. It seems very flexible to me, how does this characteristic affect the performance of the product?
The flexibility of the product is part of its strength. It is very difficult to wedge the burglar bars from its attachment due to this characteristic.
10. What is the weakest point of this product?
The weakest point of any installation is the attachment to the window or wall. Care must be taken to fix the ViewProtect™ bars properly to the window or square tubing
11. Can you guarantee that no one will be able to enter through a window where ViewProtect™ bars have been installed?
No guard or security barrier is 100% burglar proof, this product is no exception. Burglar bars are installed to prevent easy access or delay entry to a property. The burglar has to make a noise to enter and this give the inhabitants the time to respond on the early warning.
12. How skilled do I need to be to install the burglar bars?
One unique feature of the ViewProtect™ bars is ease of installation enabling any person capable of handling a standard drill to install the burglar bars. No special training is necessary and installation procedure is included in package.
13. How do I clean die transparent burglar bars?
The transparent security bars must be clean with a soft damp cloth and non abrasive mild household detergent.
14. Why should I use ViewProtect™ bars in place of ordinary burglar bars?
View – ViewProtect™ bars are transparent and will protect you and your family without spoiling your view.
Protect – ViewProtect™ bars will give you the same protection as any standard burglar bars!
Maintenance – ViewProtect™ is rust free and needs no maintenance!
Look – ViewProtect™ is the latest in burglar bar technology and provides your home with a more modern, up market appearance.
15. Why use ViewProtect™ bars if I have an alarm system?
ViewProtect™ bars will provide you with 24/7 protection.
ViewProtect™ provides you with added protection if your alarm/electricity fails.
A small number of people activate their alarm systems when they are at home.
ViewProtect™ bars are a physical barrier that will stop or delay an intruder.
ViewProtect™ will give you peace of mind and will provide you with some very valuable time, allowing you to respond to the danger of potential intruders.
There are no monthly installments.