My name is Andrea Grün and I am the director of Netzen®.
We set up our company in the year 2000, three years after our first daughter was born. At that time we were living in a high building in Santiago de Chile. Being new parents, we had never given much thought to the dangers posed by unprotected openings. Open windows and/or balconies represent a threat to young children and pets –both our daughter and Pampa, our pigeon-loving golden retriever, were constantly at risk of suffering a bad fall.
Moved by the need to prevent an accident while trying not to disturb the pleasing appearance of our home (balcony bars were definitely out of the question) we started planning this project. Our goal was to come up with a safe, high quality product which would protect our family but would not prevent our using the balcony or windows as an escape route in case of fire or earthquakes (considering we were living in Chile).
Being concerned parents and architects, our aim was to prevent domestic accidents by coming up with a safe, aesthetic and basically low-cost alternative. This is how Netzen® was born: we decided to replace old fashioned safety bars and rope nets with a new, modern, top quality product. Even our trade name points at that: NET (mesh) ZEN (tranquillity).
We decided to extend our effort and make our product available to everyone –even those who were not within easy reach. This is why we resolved to manufacture a kit which would include all the necessary resources to enable our customers to set it up by themselves in their own balconies, windows or staircases. Also, we designed a unique, easy to handle and easy to transport packaging –with just the right size to fit into your car’s trunk.
Our self-installation kit includes all the necessary anchorage, profiles, screws and pegs, plus a simple installation guide. After years of developing our product we came up with an innovative, state-of-the-art kit. Its polyamide profiles make its installation a simple task; the result: a carefully designed, easy to install, safe, strong and tense mesh.
Everyone can have access to Netzen® products, no matter where they live: our kits are delivered door to door to any place in the world.
We are proud to ascertain that thanks to Netzen® window or balcony falls are a thing of the past.