Is your Trellidor security gate genuine?
When a product has been around for 40 years, like Trellidor Retractable security gates, the familiar brand name can become a shorthand description for anything that looks similar. But it is dangerous to assume that all security gates are the same. This is because they don’t all perform as well under attack as a genuine Trellidor product.
How to tell the difference between a genuine Trellidor security gate and a look-alike
Over the last 40 years we’ve put time and effort into improving the strength of our security gates. Especially as new technology and materials have become available. But some of our signature features have stayed the same. It is these key points that help you identify Trellidor Retractable security gates.
The six features of genuine Trellidor security gates
If your security gate has all these features, it is almost certainly a Trellidor gate. But if it has one or two features that are similar, it may be another brand. So make sure you identify all the following on your gate:
We use double uprights. Uprights are the vertical steel bars that run from the top to bottom track. The number of these vertical bars in each gate depends on the size of the gate. But all our gates have two sets of these uprights. These are joined together using rivets and other connectors. Two sets of uprights are stronger than one.
Our links each connect three uprights. Links form part of the trellis pattern across steel security gates. Most competitor products have links that connect only two uprights together. Ours run across three uprights. This increases the strength of the barrier. It also makes opening and closing the barrier smoother.
Our security gates have U-shaped profiles. This means that the vertical steel bars and the links that connect them are shaped into a U. Many of our competitors use square tubing. We’re able to coat all surfaces of the metal components for improved corrosion resistance. Square tubing is difficult to coat inside.
The Trellidor lock is branded. Trellidor locks have the name ‘Trellidor’ etched into the lock cylinder. So even if our branded sticker is missing from around the lock, you will still be able to tell if it’s a Trellidor lock or not.
A single key and keyhole. Some manufacturers have two keys and two keyholes. Trellidor Retractable security gates have one key and one keyhole. The internal locking mechanism has several locking points for added strength. But as the user, you only see one keyhole, making our gates quick and easy to lock or unlock.
A T-shaped low profile bottom track. The shape of the bottom track and its low profile are designed to reduce the chances of tripping over the track. It also makes it harder for criminals to pull the uprights off the track.
If you’ve had an attempted break-in and need to get a damaged security gate repaired, please do the above check and make sure its one of ours before calling your Trellidor franchise. We can’t repair other manufacturers gates, but can definitely help you with our own brand.