CX2 Security Grille
Introducing Cross-Guard’s CX2 security grille (certified security grille)
What is the CX2 Security Grille?
The CX2 security grille is Cross-Guard’s best-selling, certified security grille. Manufactured to Secured by Design standards, and certified by the LPCB to LPS 1175 SR1, CX2 security grilles help protect your premises against thieves and intruders by creating a strong physical barrier for windows, doors and other openings. Proven to deliver excellent attack resistance, CX2 grilles can be manufactured in a variety of sizes and colours to suit your needs, available as fixed grilles or retractable security grilles.
Operating a C250, C500 or C1000 2-point slam lock and hasp system, CX2 security grilles are designed and manufactured to be extremely secure, serving as a visual deterrent as well as a physical one. CX2 retractable security grilles also have an additional aesthetic appeal, when compared to other security grilles on the market, due to the curved ‘S’ shaped lattice. Unlike the traditional lattice system, the curved lattices offer a sleek and attractive look.
Cross-Guard’s CX2 security grilles are easy fit security grilles, provided with clear fitting and maintenance instructions. These security grilles require limited maintenance, just a recommended dusting with a dry cloth and use of a wet cloth with mild detergent.
Security grille features
Security grille benefits
*Please be aware that additional track options mean the security grille will no longer be certified security grille.
**All CX2 security grilles are guaranteed for 2 years against faulty parts or workmanship. The guarantee does exclude damage, misuse and incorrect installation of the security grilles.
Where are CX2 retractable security grilles used?
CX2 security grilles are exceptional in reinforcing windows and doors, providing both a physical and a visual theft deterrent. These security grilles are installed in a variety of commercial and domestic properties, including shops, industrial units and homes. Commonly used for the security of windows and doors, CX2 security grilles also help secure a variety of other common and bespoke openings/building access points. When not required, the security grilles discretely stack back.
CX2 security grilles are common in the commercial market, especially where a certified security grille is required to protect high-value items. For anyone looking for decorative security grilles for windows, CX2 security grilles won’t disappoint. These curved lattice security grilles look good, and they are perfect for accommodating window shopping without compromising the security of your shop.
Below are images displaying some of the applications of CX2 security grilles. CX2 security grilles provide that additional layer of security, giving you peace of mind when it comes to your home and business.
The images above illustrate how CX2 security grilles combine the need for protection and security with the need for aesthetic appeal. Compared to the CX1, the CX2 security grille offers a sleeker design and smoother operation. It facilitates protection against intruders during summer months when windows and doors are often opened to allow ventilation into homes and shops.
As a certified security grille, the CX2 offers better security for lower floor openings of your property. It’s estimated that 34% of burglars walk through the front door, and 23% enter through a first-floor window, with around 2.5 million burglaries occurring every year. Don’t neglect security of these common entry points, or you could be part of this crime statistic.
CX2 certified security grilles: what does certification to LPS 1175 SR1 mean to you?
Certified security grilles are manufactured to specific standards to be able to withstand attack from specified tools for longer durations. The CX2 is a certified security grille to security rating 1, proven by the LPCB to resist the following test tools:
- Pry bars
- Wrench knife
- Glass cutter
The LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) is an independent authority that tests security grilles to ensure they meet specific standards. The LPCB ensures companies continually manufacture certified security grilles to these set standards, auditing systems and manufacturing processes.
CX2 certified security grilles are tested by the LPCB for a maximum duration of 10 minutes with certified resistance against all the above tools. Since burglars typically spend less than a minute trying to gain access to a property, CX2 certified security grilles are the ideal deterrent. By increasing time required to break in, these certified secure grilles make it likely that a burglar will not even attempt to breach your property, moving on to easier targets. Buildings without security are 300% more likely to be targeted by thieves.
CX2 certified security grilles are provided with a certification reference on the grille lock post so you can rest assured the security grilles have been manufactured to the highest standards. The particular security rating for the CX2 – LPS 1175 Security Rating 1 – is the industry standard for security grilles.
CX2 security grille components
CX2 security grilles are formed from curved lattices (the cross-sections of the security grille), which are held together between pickets. The anchor post, or anchor picket, is the end picket that keeps the security grille in place within the opening. CX2 security grilles operate by a wheel rolling in the top track. Since this security grille is top hung, there is less risk of anything blocking the track to hinder retraction of the security grille. The CX2 security grille uses a lock and slam post for extra security.
CX2 security grilles come with a standard low profile track, allowing easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs, but there are other track options available, if required***. The swivel return track for CX2 retractable grilles is particularly useful for implementation in doorways, as the security grille stack can rotate on a hinge out of the way. If you’d like more details about any of these non-standard security grille options, our Grilles team will be happy to help: +44 (0)808 301 9807.
***Please be aware that non-standard options can result in the security grille no longer maintaining its LPCB security rating
Fixed, single and double CX2 security grille assemblies
Fixed CX2 security grilles, which don’t retract or move, are available for when static security measures are required, frequently used on windows. For Cross-Guard’s retractable CX2 security grilles, there are two primary stacking options available. A CX2 security grille with a single stack, sometimes referred to as a single sash security grille, will include one grille stack to either the left- or right-hand side of your opening. A double stack, or double sash security grille, will comprise of a bi-parting grille assembly.
The illustration above shows the components that fit into a CX2 retractable security grille, highlighting the curved lattice design of these decorative security grilles. If you’re one of Cross-Guard’s approved suppliers and distributors and would like to receive any imagery, please do get in touch. You can also call or email us if you’d like technical specifications for the CX2 retractable security grille.