Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world but homes there need burglar bars as much as in any big city. Here are some ideas to make the most of those views, keeping safe at the same time.
Pick see-through burglar proofing for that unique Cape Town view
There are loads of different types of clear burglar bars for doors and windows on the market these days. They all offer various degrees of transparency and different installation methods, some with quite a lot of clutter in spite of being said to be invisible.
The trick is to find burglar bars that won’t detract from your gorgeous view of Cape Town’s famous mountains or never-ending sea vistas but still does a good job of protecting you from intruders.
Shop around and ask to see life-sized samples of each option. The only way you can make an informed choice is to actually see and feel the burglar bars for yourself.
Visit your supplier’s showroom and try out each design so that you know exactly what you’re paying for.
Ensure your burglar bars are strong enough
In spite of its beauty, Cape Town is as susceptible to crime as any other place in South Africa.
Whatever style of burglar proofing you choose, make sure it will be robust enough to withstand a serious assault by house robbers. It’s well known that given enough time, the right tools and a low risk of discovery, determined house robbers will get through anything.
What you’re looking for in burglar bars is something strong that will prove to be a real obstacle for criminals, who want to get in and out as quickly as possible without being caught.
Ask your supplier about attack tests on their burglar bars and how well the barriers stood up to assault.
You need to know that the burglar proofing will give you time to lock yourself into your safe area and call for help, or to get out through your emergency exit.
Some burglar bar ideas from Trellidor for Cape Town homes
Trellidor have several different types of burglar bars for you to consider for your lovely Cape Town home.
- Trellidor Clear Guard security screens that don’t look at all like burglar bars. Your eye sees right through the steel mesh. They look more like aluminium doors and windows than burglar proofing.
- Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters that can be automated and rolled up right out of sight when you want to enjoy your view.
- Trellidor Retractable sliding security gates are more conventional burglar bars, but if fitted to windows as well as doors, they can be opened up to the outdoors when you need them out of the way.