Trellidor is concerned for the safety of customers who are being lured by low-cost burglar-proofing companies into thinking they are adequately protected from burglary and armed robbery.
In a statement issued this week, Charles Larnor, General Manager Trellidor Ghana, lamented on the increasing number of companies selling inferior burglar-proofing to home and business owners – especially retractable and fixed door and window barriers.
Larnor stated, ‘We are witnessing a very dangerous situation unfolding should the trend continue. Some of the burglar-proofing we have been called in to inspect and replace provides little or no defence from a break in at all.’
He continued, ‘Flimsy and rusty light metal burglar-proofing painted over to disguise its flaws is no match for a burly robber or gang. Low prices are obviously attractive in the current economic climate, but we advise buyers to beware – they’ll get what they pay for and the worst time to realise that is after inferior barriers have failed to stop a robbery.’
WHAT TO CHECK FOR IN SUB-STANDARD BURGLAR-PROOFING
- A rough hand-painted finish
- Rust bubbling under the paint
- Bolts or poor welding
- Flimsy lock that only locks in one place
- Loose and rattling cross barriers that bend easily when pushed
- The retractable barrier does not close or open smoothly
- The barrier does not fit tightly into the door or window and lacks a frame
LOOK OUT FOR FAKE TRELLIDOR BURGLAR PROOFING
Some companies in Ghana are misrepresenting themselves as Trellidor or Trellidor distributors. There is only one original Trellidor in Ghana and there are no distributors. Customers are cautioned to check carefully that they are not hoodwinked into buying a cheap fake.
TRELLIDOR. AFRICA’S STRONGEST, SMOOTHEST SLIDING BURGLAR PROOFING
Trellidor has over 45 years’ experience in Africa and has been keeping Ghanaians safe for over 18 years. The premium retractable security range of fully framed galvanised steel and powder-coated sliding barriers help protect homes and businesses from break in and come fitted with a patented Trellidor locking system that locks in multiple places using just one key. Customers can easily check the authenticity by looking for the Trellidor logo on the lock and key. The burglar-proofing is ideal for single and double door systems.
Trellidor is the only burglar-proofing company in Africa certified by the UKAS LPCB Management System and has installed security barriers on the London Underground, a proud feat for Trellidor and evidence of the measurable quality and strength.
Trellidor’s warranty covers materials and workmanship giving customers reassurance and peace of mind.