Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions on all our products and services. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

FAQ - Armed Bars
  1. What do you mean that the transparent bars are armed?

The transparent bars are connected to an active security alarm zone that gives you permanent perimeter protection without activating any accidental false alarms. Your panic button is always active and so will your Armed Bars!


  1. What happens if one touches these Armed Bars?

Nothing! No shock, no screaming siren and reaction units running around!

The wired alarm is completely enclosed in the transparent bar and prevents accidental false alarms while providing complete perimeter security to you and your family.


  1. Will my cat activate the alarm when moving through these bars?

No, you can open, close or clean the windows and even push against the bars without activating the alarm.


  1. When will alarm then be activated?

The alarm will only be activated when someone breaks the wire in the Armed Bar whilst attempting to enter your home through the windows or doors.

Should the intruder try to break these bars:

– By cutting it with a hacksaw or bolt cutter, it will immediately activate the alarm;

– By kicking out the bars (which is very difficult because they are flexible), the special brackets will stay behind, the wire will break and the alarm will be activated;

– By using chemicals to weaken the polycarbonate or by melting the bars, the wires will break or still be an “obstacle” that needs to be “removed” before entering;

– By tampering with or bridging the wires, an end of line resister will immediately activate the alarm when the difference in voltage is picked up.


  1. There are so many types of alarm sensors and beams on the market, why use Armed Bars?
  • Armed Bars provides you with both aesthetically pleasing physical and alarm protection. Other alarm sensors do not give you physical protection in and around your house;
  • Armed Bars are always active and provides 24/7 protection. Other alarm sensors (except your panic button) must be deactivated when you are “living” in your house;
  • Armed Bars eliminates false alarms caused by the accidental opening of windows, movement of animal and branches, insect infestations, etc.

  1. What do you mean that the Armed Bars are insect proof?

Standard alarm sensors are sensitive to crawling insects, such as spiders that may accidentally activate your alarm if they move close to the sensors, or ants that are attracted to the heat of the sensor. Armed Bars are security bars that have no heat source or sensors that could cause your alarm to be activated by insects.


  1. Will the wires rust, for example, at my beach house?

An option between stainless steel wires or tin-copper wires are used to prevent any false alarms due to corrosion. When installed, the wires are connected using a Scotchlock connector that covers all wire components with a silicone -based liquid, offering a double protection against corrosion.


  1. Will the Armed Bar work on a wireless alarm system?

Yes. A wireless transmitter can be used to connect your Armed Bars to your alarm system, providing your alarm system is compatible with wireless transmitters.


  1. Why use Armed Bars if I have an alarm system?
  • Armed Bars will provide you with 24/7 protection.
  • Armed Bars provides you with added protection if your alarm/electricity fails.
  • A small number of people activate their alarm systems when they are at home.
  • Armed Bars are a physical barrier that will stop or delay an intruder.
  • Armed Bars 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.
  • Armed Bars have no monthly installment fees!

  1. Can I install the Armed Bars myself?

No, only installers that have been trained by ArmedBars.com instructor can install our Armed Bars. ArmedBars.com have the exclusive manufacturing and distributing rights of the Armed Bars in the US. This will allow ArmedBars.com the opportunity to protect their exclusive patented rights from misuse by unauthorised installers, in order to maintain the highest possible standards.


  1. How can I become an Armed Bar licensee?

     

    Please contact us using the form below.

 


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FAQ - Safety Bars
  1. What are the Safety transparent bars made of?

The Safety bar is made out of a thermoplastic called Polycarbonate.


  1. 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 bars are exposed to repeated heavy blows, the material tends to cold form rather than shatter.


  1. Is it UV stable? Won’t it fade or turn yellow as a result of light exposure?

ArmedBars.com approved polycarbonate is protected with a UV protection on both sides, ensuring resistance against the harmful rays of the sun.


  1. 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.”


  1. Does it scratch easily?

Polycarbonate is susceptible to scratching and care must be taken to prevent this during installation and cleaning. ArmedBars.com has a specially designed Cleaning Kit to prevent unnecessary damage during cleaning.


  1. What is the ideal application of the product?

This product has got many uses, the main one being a clear safety barrier. The fact that it is transparent and very strong makes it an ideal safety bar where you want to protect yourself and your view.


  1. What is the recommended span of this product?

Due to the flexibility of the product do we not recommend that you span more than 3 feet. If longer lengths are required, a cross section must be installed. For more information see our installation instructions.


  1. How far apart do I install the bars?

The safety bars can be spaced according to the needs required to prevent children falling from an opening or to keep unwanted animals out. It is therefore important that the bars needs to be tensioned to prevent any twisting and flexing of bars. For more information see our installation instructions.


  1. 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 and this flexibility allows the force to be spread out over a larger area. It is also difficult to wedge the bars from its attachment due to this characteristic.


  1. What is the weakest point of this product?

The weakest point of any polycarbonate bar installation is the attachment to the window or wall. Care must be taken to fix these bars properly to the structure. An AluRail system has been developed that will improve the fixing strength of the bars.


  1. Can you guarantee that no one will be able to pass through an opening where these safety bars have been installed?

No guard or safety barrier is 100% impenetrable, this product is no exception. Safety bars are installed to prevent easy access through these bars.


  1. How skilled do I need to be to install the safety bars?

One unique feature of the safety bars is ease of installation, enabling any person capable of handling a standard drill to install the bars. No special training is necessary and user friendly installation procedure is available on request.


  1. How do I clean the transparent bars?

The transparent security bars must be cleaned with the Armed Bar Cleaning Kit available from ArmedBar.com. A nonabrasive household detergent with a clean soft damp cloth can also be used for cleaning.


  1. Why should I use ArmedBars.com safety bars in place of ordinary metal window guards?

View – Safety bars are transparent and will protect you and your family without spoiling your view.

Protect – ArmedBars.com safety bars will give you the same protection as any standard metal window guards.

Maintenance – ArmedBars.com safety bars is rust free and needs no maintenance

Look – ArmedBars.com safety is the latest in window guard technology and provides your home with a more modern, up market appearance.


 

Facts

Here are some US home security stats that may shock you!

Burglary stats:

  • 2,000,000 Home burglaries are reported each year in the United States.
  • About 30 percent of all burglaries take place through an open or unlocked window
    or door.
  • Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential break-ins.
  • The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months.
  • Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into.

Burglary facts:

  • Every 13 seconds a home intrusion is committed in the U.S.
  • 2.5 Million plus home intrusions are committed each year.
  • Only 17% of the homes in U.S. have a security system.
  • One out of three residential assaults are a result of a burglary.
  • 85% Of break-ins are from non-professionals who are usually considered more
    desperate and dangerous.
  • People want security and need peace of mind.
  • Insurance agencies can offer discounts up to 20% for auto insurance when a home security system is installed.
  • Home security statistics tell us that 95% of break-ins needed some amount of force to break-in.
  • Thieves prefer easy access, through an unlocked door or window.
When do most break-ins occur?
  • Usually occur in the daytime when occupants are at school or work.
  • July and August most the frequent months for break-ins.
  • February is the least frequent for home breaks.
Break-ins through doors:
  • Most common method of forced entry is simply to kick in the door.
  • The weakest point is usually the lock strike plate.
Windows (the most frequent point of entry during warm weather months)
  • Windows are left unlocked at a much higher rate than doors.
  • An open window which is visible from the street may be the sole reason that a
    house is targeted. An open window with only a locked window screen is particularly
    inviting to thieves. Access is quick, easy and silent.
  • Windows have latches, not locks. They should have secondary locking devices.
    http://www.safeguardtheworld.com/statistics.html

Other

Different Uses - Safety
  • Child protection in multi-story homes;
  • Hotels & Motels;
  • Schools;
  • Hospitals;
  • Children care centres;
  • Special institutions that supply protection to special care individuals;
  • Prevent animal intrusions to buildings.
Different Uses - Security
  • Home Security;
  • Business Security;
  • VIP Protection;
  • Police;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Alarm companies;
  • Locksmiths;
  • Physical security
What is Polycarbonate?

ArmedBar.com only use independently tested and approved clear polycarbonate products that has a UV protection on both sides. Polycarbonate is one of the strongest thermoplastics ever developed and allows for a high impact strength that is typically used by police officers as riot shields, bullet resistant and airplane windows.

The approved polycarbonate has a 10 year warranty. The warranty entails that the polycarbonate bars will not stain under normal circumstances and if cleaned according to ArmedBars.com recommendations.

Cleaning recommendations:
Use Armed Bar Cleaner to clean the transparent polycarbonate bars and to remove any static.

Spray a small amount of Armed Bar Cleaner on a clean microfiber cloth. Rub gently and evenly over the bar. Polish with a dry clean microfiber cloth.

Bars can also be cleaned with a clean soft damp cloth and a non-abrasive mild household deterrent.

See more information and specifications on polycarbonate at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate


PRIME BENEFITS OF THE ARMED BAR TECHNOLOGY

 

  • Patented technology
  • Aesthetically pleasing security barriers
  • 24/7 alarm monitoring protection
  • No more accidental false burglar alarms
  • Approved products that are independently tested
  • Easy installation
  • Regulated industry