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Why is it necessary to (still) secure your home when you live in an estate?

By Trellidor

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Why is it necessary to (still) secure your home when you live in an estate?

By Trellidor

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2 min read

Living on an estate is sometimes like living in a bubble. All that perimeter security removes us from the ugly reality of life beyond it. But the truth is that we can’t escape it completely, so here are some reasons why it is still necessary to secure your home when you live in an estate.

Casual crime

Casual or unplanned crimes are so easy to commit when there is no security on anyone’s doors or windows. That expensive cell phone on the table can be pocketed by simply reaching through the open window. The same applies to a wallet left on a kitchen counter or entrance hall table.

The perpetrators could be wayward teenagers that live on the estate; casual daily workers; people on site doing alterations or building new homes; or syndicates that rent a property on an estate with the sole purpose of stealing from neighbouring properties before they move on to the next estate.

Trellidor franchises are all too familiar with these scenarios as they are often called in after these incidents to find a security solution to prevent them happening again.

“Crime levels in estates are obviously much lower than anywhere else, but they definitely still occur. We have had reports of a ‘cat burglar’ living on an estate in Johannesburg that was hard to apprehend. He was a drug addict looking for small items to sell,” said Peter Rawson, Marketing and Sales Director of Trellidor.

Elsewhere, there have been instances of people returning home to find their garages cleaned out or empty spaces instead of expensive TV sets.

Pesky primates

Along the coast or in close proximity to nature reserves there are other reasons for installing security in estate homes. Monkeys, baboons, snakes, mosquitoes and other wildlife can make it difficult to keep doors and windows open.

“We have some excellent security solutions for this type of problem on estates. Products like Clear Guard and Security Shutter are designed to comply with estate rules about security on doors and windows. They don’t look like conventional security barriers and so they don’t clash with estate rules,” said Peter.

Clear Guard is a framed mesh screen that is custom-made for doors and windows of any type. The screen blocks out wildlife as well as harsh UV-rays and heat. It is a strong security barrier that keeps people out too.

Security Shutter looks like an elegant louvre shutter window treatment but has internal strengthening features and excellent locks that elevate them to the level of ‘security barrier’ without losing their good looks.

“These two products are part of our Lifestyle Range and they’re perfect for these situations. We understand that estate homes don’t require heavy duty security solutions. But they do need something on doors and windows to supplement the perimeter protection provided by the estate. Our Trellidor franchises provide expert advice on how to do this within the parameters of estate requirements,” said Peter.

Trellidor Clear Guard features

< 1 min read These are sophisticated woven steel mesh panels inside a neat frame, so discreet that you hardly notice they’re there. You can see right through the mesh screen and it allows some airflow into your home.

Trellidor Burglar Guard features

< 1 min read All Trellidor security barriers are custom-made to fit the opening and its specific requirements, so there is no standard price. Trellidor security barriers are available through authorised Trellidor franchises countrywide and they will gladly measure the opening and give a quotation.

Trellidor Retractable Security features

< 1 min read All Trellidor security barriers are custom-made to fit the opening and its specific requirements, so there is no standard price. Trellidor security barriers are available through authorised Trellidor franchises countrywide and they will gladly measure the opening and give a quotation.

Trellidor Polycarbonate Bar features

< 1 min read You may have seen these before, but not quite like this. This is not just Polycarbonate strips nailed to your windows. The Trellidor version is fully framed and attached to the wall inside the window reveal for a neat, strong fit. It is satisfyingly refined and barely there, keeping the monkeys out and protecting you from petty theft through your windows too.

Trellidor Cottage Guard features

< 1 min read These do verge on looking like conventional burglar proofing. But they’re worth a mention because they can be made to match cottage pane windows perfectly. This means that the gap sizes will be the same as your windows, so you can’t see the Cottage Guard at all. They’re immensely strong burglar bars and excellent for high crime risk windows.

Trellidor Rollerstyle Shutter features

< 1 min read Manual and automated rolling shutters that are completely invisible when you don’t need them. Made from aluminium, they have a slim profile and don’t require a bottom track so there is no cutting into your floor.

Trellidor Security Shutter features

< 1 min read All Trellidor security barriers are custom-made to fit the opening and its specific requirements, so there is no standard price. Trellidor security barriers are available through authorised Trellidor franchises countrywide and they will gladly measure the opening and give a quotation.

Trellidor

Trellidor is a proudly South African company that manufactures, designs and distributes security gates and window burglar proofing. Some of our burglar bar designs are still best sellers 40 years after we launched them. The top-end models in this range have been internationally certified for their strength.

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