The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has installed security shutters at the EB Games store in Kmart Plaza, Hastings, Victoria to prevent break-ins. Headquartered in Eagle Farm, Brisbane, EB Games is an Australian video game and computer software retailer, operating nearly 500 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Their store in Kmart Plaza, located about an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD was facing repeated break-ins along with the attendant costs of replacing stolen valuable merchandise, loss of trade and storefront repair. The EB Games Group decided to install ATDC’s Australian Standards security rated S06 security shutters as a deterrent against future break-and-enter incidents.
Retailers across Australia are experiencing a rising wave of break-and-enters through their storefronts, with burglars even employing the ram-raiding technique using high speed vehicles to gain access to stores, particularly targeting retailers selling valuable merchandise such as computer software, video games, jewellery, alcohol, tobacco and pharmacy merchandise.
ATDC is increasingly being called upon to install security shutters that are able to advance the customer-friendly retail environment without presenting a cold and fortress-like effect. ATDC’s security shutters fold back compactly out of the way when not in use; at night they provide a formidable level of security while still allowing the retailer to maximise the display of their merchandise to the public.
Many blue chip national and international retailers are recognising the deterrent value of ATDC’s security shutters including household names such as Woolworths, BWS, Flight Centre, BP, Repco, Reece Plumbing Group, Telstra and Harvey Norman among many more. Having quickly realised that expensive security systems such as high tech digital CCTV cameras, back to base alarms and other electronic surveillance equipment would not be able to keep potential intruders from breaking into their shops, these retailers are now relying on physical deterrent mechanisms such as ATDC’s premium grade expandable security shutters for their stores. Insurance companies are also recognising the value of these screens, in many cases even penalising companies that haven’t installed the security shutters or alternatively reducing premiums for those that have installed them.
ATDC’s security shutters are currently sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns across the country including Newcastle, Geelong, Wollongong, Townsville, Darwin, Hobart, Sunshine and Gold Coast regions. They are also exported to South East Asia, the Asia Pacific, Pacific Islands and New Zealand and the UAE.