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Trellidor clear guard is the humane answer to monkey trouble

Mention ‘Trellidor' and most people visualise either our trellis-style security gates or our Marketing Director, Peter Rawson, standing behind one of our gates as a wrecking ball hurtles towards him. What many people probably don't know is that we also manufacture a newly launched product called ‘Trellidor Clear Guard' that is the solution to the monkey trouble that is making such a nuisance of itself in some areas, including eco and golf estates.


This new product for doors and windows consists of an aluminium frame with a stainless steel high tensile mesh insert. It's primarily an attractive security solution as it allows unobstructed views of the outside while protecting the home's occupants from break-ins or opportunistic thieving. Estate residents, however, will be interested in Trellidor Clear Guard's other attributes, such as its ability to prevent pests like persistent monkeys from gaining access to the home. The mesh screen acts as a humane barrier but still allows homeowners to enjoy their secure, open living lifestyle. In other parts of the world, such as Australia, this type of product is purchased primarily to keep out flies, mosquitoes and snakes. It has proved highly popular because it is so unobtrusive yet highly effective without causing harm.

"The product is a first for South Africa and there is no comparable design on our market. It originated in Thailand and has undergone a number of tests using international standards, including salt spray, wind tunnel and solar heat testing. It surpassed all these tests, which are highly relevant to South African homes," said Trellidor Business Development Manager Nick Sacco.

Protection from the elements

Trellidor Clear Guard doors and windows allow us to enjoy our long hours of summer sunshine without feeling its direct effects. The mesh screen filters out up to 60% of the harmful UV rays, decreasing the internal temperature of the home, improving energy efficiency and shielding furniture from our damaging sun. It also increases the natural airflow within the home.

If used to protect patios and other outside areas, Trellidor Clear Guard reduces the effect of direct winds by up to 40%, which is good news for windy weekends when residents don't want to forgo the braai or simply enjoying the outdoors.

"It's a good looking product in terms of design and the fact that it's see-through has proved to be a critical selling point. As with all Trellidor products, we custom-make every Trellidor Clear Guard unit to fit the door or window style. We also manufacture a ‘Quick Escape Window' for emergency exits."

Homeowners are welcome to phone Trellidor on 0861 873554367 or visit their nearest showroom if they'd like to see the product first-hand.

* Information true and correct at the time of publish
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