Trends in attractive, functional security

by Ofentse Sefolo
Trends in attractive, functional security

With the emphasis in modern architecture shifting to user-oriented spaces it is logical to ask whether these spaces can also be secured to keep occupants safe without detracting from their appeal. The answer is yes, it is definitely possible for homes to be secure as well as lovely, according to Kevin Bonner, Trellidor RSA Sales and Marketing Manager.

“Our franchises work closely with architects countrywide and through them we have seen several trends emerging that allow us to help keep people safe without destroying the relaxed, open ambience of the home.”

Incorporating the outdoors into homes
Seamless indoor-outdoor transitions are critical to many South Africans, who want to make the most of the wonderful local climate. Spaces that blend into each other enable us to do this and also increase our socializing space.

Trellidor has a range of products that facilitate this trend, without compromising on safety. Clear Guard security screens are one such product. Made from a woven stainless steel mesh, one can see right through the screens to the outside.
This product is available in several configurations that can be opened up to bring the outdoors inside or increase the entertainment area. The Clear Guard units can then be closed and locked when protection is required.

Aluminium louvres are also popular as they offer a clean-lined alternative to curtain and blind combinations. The Trellidor Security Shutter design also offers a high level of protection from a break-in attempt and can be locked using a patented Trellidor locking system.

Catering for climate change
Climate change is a hot topic in all disciplines and architecture is by no means exempt. Products that can assist with home insulation against hotter summers, colder winters, higher winds and driving rain such as Rollerstyle shutters can easily be incorporated into building design.

“Our louvre shutters and Clear Guard screens can perform a similar function, blocking out excessive heat or cold as well as wind,” said Bonner.

Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters are the answer to another trend: smart home automation. The shutters can be fully automated and remote controlled, including from a central control system.

Accessible bespoke 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.

Find a Trellidor franchise www.trellidor.co.za

Trellidor is one of the sponsors at the next DAS Conference on 24 July at Marriot Cape Town Crystal Towers. Come and visit their stand and hear more about how to “address real issues facing the construction industry and architectural professions ”. To book your ticket, click here: https://itickets.co.za/events/427938

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