The debate over whether security should be planned for upfront in a new build or considered retrospectively after the build is complete is over, certainly in urban areas.
With a reported 61.2 house robberies every day in South Africa, according to the 2016/2017 SAPS Crime Statistics report, and 58% of these taking place in nine major municipalities, every household should be proactively protecting themselves against crime.
Physical security barriers are an effective way of keeping criminals out of homes, whether these are apartments or free standing houses.
They act as a deterrent because they increase the time and effort required to break into a building.
If physical security barriers are included in the buildings plans, they can be installed as seamlessly as possible, says Peter Rawson, Trellidor Marketing and Sales Director.
Trellidor franchises are easily accessible as they’re distributed throughout the country. Many of the urban areas are served by more than one franchise.
They all provide a turn-key service to the building industry.
This includes 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 helping to plan and design a safe zone within each building. This zone is for use during emergencies and to allow families to sleep safety at home at night, says Rawson.
The Trellidor product range covers the full spectrum of building requirements, from budget-friendly burglar bars and sliding security gates to high end designs such as Trellidor Clear Guard see-through security screens and Trellidor Security Shutter louvre shutters.
We have elegant, robust designs like Trellidor Rollerstyle aluminium shutters that can be fully automated and remote controlled.
If we’re called in during the design phase, we can provide the specs for recessing the shutter’s motor in a ceiling or wall cavity, making it completely unobtrusive when rolled up into the shutter box.