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Monday, 30 January 2012


Verandas are an integral part of many homes in South Africa, whether it’s a high rise apartment over the city, a compact cluster or a rambling suburban mansion.   This external living space offers us the chance to relax and unwind outdoors in our great climate.  Unfortunately we have to face reality and acknowledge that they can also offer an easy entry point for burglars.   Here are some ideas for safe and secure verandas:

Roller shutters

Roller shutters roll up into a shutter box, out of sight when not needed.  They can be lowered to provide security at night or when the house is unoccupied.  They also provide shelter from high winds, rain, heat and cold, extending your use of the veranda to bad-weather days.  

Trellidor Rollerstyle security shutters are made from aluminium so need very little maintenance, are lightweight and easy to use, especially when fully automated.  Choose perforated slats and you can choose how much light and air to allow in.  They can also be designed for windows.

Trellidor Rollerstyle Shutters on Veranda

Security screens

Trellidor Clear Guard screen doors are ideal for verandas.  They not only help keep out criminals, but also pests like flies, mosquitoes and miggies.  The mesh screen construction lets you see outside clearly without compromising security, even when closed.  This means you can enjoy your view from behind your Trellidor Clear Guard doors and windows.

Trellidor’s screens can lower internal temperatures by up to 3%, so they’re great for making summer more bearable.  They also help shelter you from wind and the sand it blows in, especially at the coast.

These unique security barriers are sleek and streamlined,  and can be manufactured to match the style of existing doors (hinged, French, sliding, bi-fold or fixed) and windows (casement, sliding, awning, sash, French or fixed).

Trellidor Clear Guard (Inside)
Trellidor Clear Guard (Outside)

Trellis-style Retractable security barriers

Trellis-style security barriers are still a great option to use on verandas.  They allow in plenty of fresh air and light, and you never feel hemmed in because they don’t obstruct the view too much.

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Trellidor’s retractable steel security gates slide and stack neatly to one side when opened up.  The company also offers added extras like bottom tracks that can swivel out of the way, and will advise your builder on the requirements for a wall cavity that allows you to slide the gates into a wall recess and out of sight when not needed.  The security gates can be powder coated to suit your decor and windows can be secured in matching designs.

Trellidor have just introduced a three-point locking system on certain models, providing excellent security for your veranda at the turn of a single key.  

Trellis-Style Retractable Security Barriers

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