Heavy duty trellis doors from The Australian Trellis Door Company are in heavy demand at major shopping centres across Australia following a spate of robberies and ram raids that have compelled shop owners and tenants to lift their levels of security.
Shopping centre owners are facing an increased number of legal claims from tenants whose outlets have been targeted after a break-in, while customers are also raising legal claims for compensation related to security and safety issues.
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures for the five years to September 2012 show that retail store theft rose by 2.3%, including break-ins and ram raids.
Australia’s leading security door group, The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) is benefitting from this increased focus on security. ATDC’s clients include shopping centre owners Westfield, AMP, Lend Lease, Stocklands, Centro, Colonial Mutual, and Mirvac.
ATDC Principal, Mr Jonathan Kaplan has observed a strong increase in demand from both large and small shopping centre owners, who are keen to secure their premises and avoid legal action from their tenants in the event of break-ins.
ATDC’s new SO6 heavy duty trellis door is a popular choice in shopping centres. The concertina style door can expand across large entrances of up to 15 metres wide and 4 metres in height. Custom designed to secure any door, window or passage opening, the SO6 trellis doors allow easy operation and ensure security, build quality and flow of air and light, protecting staff at all times and preventing break-ins 24 hours a day.
ATDC’s mobile trackless barriers are also preferred in shopping centres for their collapsible design, and are ideal for access control as well as securing kiosks in shopping centres, malls, food-courts and walkways. Operating on a series of steel trolleys and rubber castors, the mobile trackless barriers are great for use in the erection of temporary enclosures.

An Australian family owned business, ATDC currently supplies a diverse range of precision engineered expanding trellis security doors in steel and aluminium, which are suitable for securing most residential, commercial and industrial applications.