SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grilles: Join Aesthetics Plus Unmatched Security

SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille
The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille from 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning CornellCookson, complements and enhances any building’s design while still providing security. Made of a woven type 316 stainless steel mesh material, it exudes elegance while the multiple patterns transform a standard security grille into a piece of rolling art.

CornellCookson, a leading rolling door and grille manufacturer, and a Multiple Award Winner in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has launched a new line of SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille line.

The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille is an innovative closure solution that combines the style and design of architectural metal fabric with the functionality and safety of traditional rolling grilles.

The result not only enhances building design, but also provides unmatched security.

With five varieties of woven mesh available, the product’s elegance has attracted a host of new customers to CornellCookson.

(The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille complements and enhances any building’s design while still providing security. Made of a woven type 316 stainless steel mesh material, it  exudes elegance while the multiple patterns transform a standard security grille into a piece of rolling art. Courtesy of CornellCookson and YouTube.)

SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille is specifically designed for use in storefronts, malls, bars, restaurants and other commercial spaces that require aesthetically pleasing security solutions.

The product can also be installed as a room or space divider.

Based on these uses, CornellCookson designers and engineers determined a pattern of installations and worked to develop three specific models to meet a variety of facility needs.

The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille Models Include:

Aesthetic Reveal 

Created for high-end retail and hospitality spaces where aesthetics are a priority, Aesthetic Reveal (EAG10V) puts the SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille on full display.

Stainless steel guides, bottom bar and tube motor hood provide a coordinated look with added durability and cleanability.

Available in Tigris, Lago, Sambesi and two varieties of Helix weave, each grille provides a unique design that mimics the texture and appearance of fabric.

Aesthetic Conceal

Featuring a finished look that hides the perimeter of the grille, Aesthetic Conceal (EAG10C) includes an aluminum-finished guide and externally-mounted motor.

With no motor cover or hood, it’s embedded in the ceiling, blending with the surrounding architecture and building materials.

When extended, the grille features the same aesthetically superior design as other models, along with the added security and protection architects, designers and facility managers have come to expect from CornellCookson.

Service Model 

Unwanted guests can ruin a party, especially when they have four legs and whiskers.

That’s why CornellCookson developed a special Service Model (EAG10S) of the SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille.

Featuring a weave tight enough to keep out small trespassers, but large enough to allow for airflow and ventilation, this model is ideal for trash rooms, storage spaces and loading docks.

Aluminum-finished guide and bottom bars maintain a cohesive look, despite its very utilitarian purpose.

Siva Prasanth Davuluri, vice president of marketing, CornellCookson
Siva Prasanth Davuluri, vice president of marketing, CornellCookson

“This trio of specialty products is a testament to CornellCookson’s commitment to supporting designers, architects and facility managers around the country,” explained Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing, CornellCookson.

“Each offers a unique combination of performance and aesthetic attributes that will help address some of the biggest needs of our customers.” 

Design in Action

Some of these innovative designs are already installed in commercial facilities around the country.

Fox Theatres, a family-owned chain of cineplexes in Pennsylvania and Maryland, was one of the first adopters.

In response to shifting consumer demand, owner Donald Fox began outfitting his theaters with full kitchens and cocktail bars, giving moviegoers a place to enjoy a drink, dine and relax throughout their movie experience.

However, they also needed a way to secure these spaces when not in use.

“The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille was the solution to meet all of our needs,” added Fox.

“It complemented the design of the bar and lobby and integrated seamlessly – we couldn’t be happier.”

The function and beauty of the grille led Fox to select the same material for a custom sliding panel made to separate the bar area from the ticket counter, adding a cohesive look.

Unmatched Security and Customizability

Featuring a durable type 316 stainless steel curtain, SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille provides unparalleled protection while still allowing visibility, even in the most corrosive environments.

Optional security features include a locking mechanism, remote monitoring and control via a central master panel.

The SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille is also extremely customizable.

With two standard curtain designs (Lago and Tigris) and three special order curtain designs, specifiers have a full roster of designs to select.

In addition to the five curtain designs, CornellCookson offers etching on Lagos which will allow companies to display logos, branding and other designs as applicable.

(The award winning EntryDefender™ Door is designed to protect government buildings, pharmaceutical and cannabis dispensaries, manufacturing facilities, and other sensitive structures from attack for 5, 15 and 60 minutes in accordance with the U.S. Department of State Standard for forced entry SD-STD-01.01, Revision G (Amended). It is the only rolling door in the United States that meets that criteria and still allows designers and architects the flexibility to design large openings without compromising security. Courtesy of CornellCookson and YouTube. Posted on Jan 7, 2020.)

CornellCookson Takes Two in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Adrienne Reitz, Heather Bender, Trevor Errrington, and CornellCookson CCO Sean Smith, accepting the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Homeland Security Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
Adrienne Reitz, Heather Bender, Trevor Errrington, and CornellCookson CCO Sean Smith, accepting the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Homeland Security Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.


  • Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution

  • EntryDefender™ Door

  • EntryDefender™ High Performance Doors provide Security for critical infrastructure facilities.

(Safe room design no longer has to be challenging. StormDefender™ gives you ICC 500 compliance with automatically locking doors that recess into the ceiling, giving you more open designs than ever before. Courtesy of CornellCookson and YouTube.)

  • Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

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2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

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The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand SWORD Technologies, every one a returning Sponsor from 2018.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

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From innovative Military Cyber Programs, to LocalState and Federal Public Safety and Emergency Management Initiatives, New Physical and IT Products and Services, and Security Professional, Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Education and Training Opportunities – Join your ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Peers and Receive the Recognition You Deserve!

Excellence in Public Safety and Government Security Award Nominations are also encouraged, such as those 2019 Honored Winners which includes the DEAU.S. Marine CorpsDHS S&TFederal Protective ServiceDHS S&T NUSTLU.S. Marshals ServiceU.S. Border PatrolThe Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.

Individuals are also encouraged to be nominated for Government Excellence in Public Safety and Homeland Security such as last years widely respected recipients.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

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Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

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It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

CornellCookson, a division of Clopay Corporation, is a leading rolling door and grille manufacturer with facilities in Goodyear, Arizona and Mountain Top, Pennsylvania.


With history reaching back to 1828, CornellCookson product solutions can be found in stadiums, distribution facilities, hospitals, hotels and museums, as well as a variety of other facilities where reliability, security and life safety is vital.

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