Physical security has traditionally been a retro-fitted after-thought in both commercial and residential buildings. The home and business robbery statistics published by SAPS each year, however, tell us that protecting the occupants of a building should be a priority.  Current thinking is that if security is planned for during the design phase, it can be thoughtfully integrated into the building, adding value as well as people protection.

Styles and trends
One of the negatives associated with door and window burglar proofing has been its design. Traditional barriers made from steel are seen as cluttered, clumsy and out of context in a high end building designed to, for example, encourage free flow between indoor and outdoor nodes.

New product innovations have made it easier to keep people safe within buildings without offending its design ethos. Trellidor has introduced products such as sleek security screens that are see-through and often indistinguishable from the doors and windows in the building.  They’re unobtrusive and multi-purpose, shielding occupants from the elements as well as criminals.

Rolling shutters manufactured from aluminium are another excellent option. The shutter boxes can be recessed inside a wall or ceiling cavity and the shutters can be fully automated, making them easy to operate and inconspicuous when necessary.

Aluminium louvre security shutters designed by Trellidor provide physical protection as well as modern style to homes and workplaces. With internal strengthening features and a patented Trellidor locking system, they have the strength expected of a Trellidor product but get full marks for contemporary styling.

Turn-key Trellidor service
Trellidor franchises provide a turn-key service to the building industry, providing specifications for Trellidor products during planning, installing the selected products at the right stage of completion, and doing a comprehensive hand-over to the building’s occupants.

The service includes supplying blinds and shutters from the Taylor Blinds range as well as decorative mouldings from NMC Decorations. Both these companies are part of the Trellidor group.

Trellidor franchises are easily accessible as they’re distributed throughout the country, with many of the urban areas served by more than one franchise.  Find a supplier at www.trellidor.co.za

Caption main image: Trellidor franchises offer a range of decorative ranges including louvre shutters such as this security shutter.

Trellidor is one of the sponsors at the next DAS Conference on 14 September at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. Come and visit their stand and hear more about how to “Design with a purpose”. To book your ticket, click here: https://itickets.co.za/events/405415