Radio Rentals was formed in 1930 in Brighton, Sussex, UK   with a turnover in the first year of £780. It later moved into televisions and ultimately video recorders. Growth of a public TV service after the war encouraged more people to want TV sets but they were expensive, leaving an opportunity for Radio Rentals to offer them out as an affordable  monthly rental.Video recorders and a range of white goods came next as the business took off.

The Radio Rentals story in Australia began with a single shopfront in Market Street, Sydney in 1937. Today, it  is Australia’s leading household appliance, technology and furniture rental company with over 70 stores in Australia and nearly 30 stores in New Zealand and more than 500 employees.The parent company is Thorn Group Limited.

Radio Rentals quality range of high value products are a natural target for persons wishing to profit through theft by break and entering through the various storefront entries.

The Group have for many years turned to the high level of security provided by The Australian Trellis Door Company’s (ATDC) security doors to protect their stores and their merchandise.The above photograph shows a recent typical installation at the Group’s Penrith Store in  Sydney’s outer western suburbs.

ATDC’s flagship shopfront door is their model  S06 security door which is compliant with the Australian Standards for Sliding Security Doors having successfully passed the stringent testing requirements for Dynamic Impact,Anti-Jimmy and Pull Testing.For further information on ATDC’s S06 product refer to

Many of Australia’s leading retailers are installing ATDC’s shopfront security doors to protect their stores against break and enter as it is a relatively inexpensive yet effective deterrent and a favourite choice for  both loss prevention managers and insurers alike.

ATDC is a well renowned  security licensed company with a solid trading record dating  back to 1984 .The company installs shopfront security doors which enhance  the customer friendly retail experience  without presenting a harsh,jail-like  image.ATDC’s shopfront security doors are unique in that they concertina and slide back neatly out of the way during retail trading hours  so as to be almost invisible however when the store is closed for trade  at night they provide a formidable deterrent  whilst at the same time permitting  retailers   to maximize the visibility of their products on display.For further information on some of the blue chip  companies installing these security screens see article at

ATDC’s shopfront security doors have other unique features which make them appealing to both  retailers and other commercial customers including their  ability to offer special emergency egress where required under the BCA-this includes the ability to implement keyless locking on exit from the premises whilst still retaining the security provided by these doors.For further information on the emergency egress locking system see article at

Further advantages include ATDC’s ability to significantly reduce side stacking  by implementing  innovative storage minimization techniques.This is achieved by altering the configurations in which their shopfront security doors are installed. For more information see

In addition these doors with their sharp jagged lines and angled metal parts have an eye catching  edgy look and feel to them resulting in many customers selecting them when wishing to make a statement or merely  keeping up with the latest in architectural trends.Certainly a standout and something different on offer to the often staid and more common appearance of traditional roller shutters and folding doors which have graced retail store design and appearance in this country for decades.

For more information on ATDC’s comprehensive range of shopfront security doors for commercial and industrial applications visit ATDC’s website at  or contact the company toll free from anywhere in the country on 1800657435.

ATDC’s shopfront security doors 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 SouthEast Asia,The Asia Pacific,Pacific Islands and new Zealand and the UAE.) (


The strongest Security Roller Shutters specified for Centenary Park Pavilion

The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has successfully installed its double walled extruded aluminium security roller shutters at Centenary Park Pavilion ,a Glen Eira City Council managed property in Melbourne’s Bentleigh East.

ATDC’s security roller shutters were specified by Mantric Architecture and were installed over both doorways and windows to the Pavilion as both a security device and also as a means to protect the glass windows from the possibility of being damaged through  impact from balls from the sports ground.

Mantric Architecture had certain  complying requirements before specifying ATDC’s RS3  shutters.The RS3 was capable of meeting all Mantric’s  requirements as listed below:

1)They had to provide maximum strength and durability;The  shutters are a double wall extrusion with a 44mm blade and heavy duty extruded side rails to contain and secure the shutters

2)The security roller shutters had to have the slimmest possible overhead pelmet boxes;

3)Shutters installed on corners were to have removeable corner mullions;

4)They had to be electronically operated with group controls to permit  multiple shutters to operate sequentially in banks or individually

5)For access control purposes,these shutters had to have the ability to interface  with Council’s internal computer security system enabling their connection to the system management software used by Council; and

6)The shutters needed to be powdercoated to match the colour scheme of the aluminium window frames at the Pavilion.(For further information on the RS3’s technical features see ATDC’s website at )

ATDC security roller shutters have been widely specified on Council Pavilions across Victoria for the very reasons listed in the abovementioned paragraph.They are also suitable for securing commercial and industrial applications,retail shopfronts and shopping centres,banks,medical centres,reception areas,canteens,bar counters,commercial and government buildings.They are also ideal for securing  residential properties particularly for windows ,sliding doors,French doors and  patio doors.

ATDC’s shutters are now sold in Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Adelaide,Perth,Canberra and Brisbane as well as in all regional towns across Australia including Newcastle,Geelong,Townsville,Darwin,Hobart,Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.They are also exported throughout SouthEAST Asia,The Asia Pacific region ,The Pacific Islands and The UAE.(

For further information on ATDC’s full range of commercial and residential security roller shutters visit their website at  or ring them toll free from anywhere ni the country on 1800657435.


The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has recently installed multiple extendable gates throughout Westfield Fountain Gate.This is  Australia’s second largest shopping centre and is  situated  at Narre Warren in Melbourne’s Southeastern suburbs.

The project manager  for this installation was Daicor Commercial Property Services Pty Ltd out of  Malvern,Victoria.

The job description  included installing the gates as an access control device and also as a loss prevention tool  between multiple tenancies as well as  across the food court and  also in front of points of entry  and exit to various travelators in the centre.

This typically follows a trend  at many Westfield sites across Australia as well as for many other leading shopping centre groups including those managed and /or owned by LendLease,Stocklands,AMP,Colonial  First State,QIC and Vicinity Centres.

ATDC is now Australia’s premier supplier of premium grade extendable gates for a number of important reasons:

Firstly many of the gates are OH+S tested for safety both for their  operation as well as for the public.In this regard there is a fully documented WHS Risk Assessment in place which can be found on ATDC’s website at

Secondly many  of the gates have been tested for compliance with Australian Standards for Dynamic Impact,Simulated Climbing and Foothold Aperture which is of particular significance in many government applications with high traffic areas.For further information see article at

Thirdly,where required,the gates can be constructed  to comply with the emergency egress provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for keyless exit .Further information can be found at the following article

Lastly ATDC uses only quality grade components in the fabrication of their extendable gates.Rivets are used in a non pivoting function to promote longevity and the bottom castors are heavy duty non marking thermoplastic compound wheels.All product comes with a 12 month warranty against defective parts and materials as per ATDC’s standard warranty at

ATDC’s extendable gates are now sold in Sydney,Brisbane,Melbourne,Adelaide,Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns including Newcastle,Geelong,Darwin,Townsville,Hobart,Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.They are also exported throughout SouthEast Asia,The Asia Pacific region,The UAE and the Pacific Islands.

For further information on ATDC’s extensive range of extendable gates (steel and aluminium) contact ATDC toll free on 1800657435 or visit their website at



The Australian Trellis Door Co (ATDC) is pleased to announce its recent launch of an exciting range of high speed doors suitable for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.

Equipped with the latest European access control technology,this  Australian made product allows optimum,safe & reliable performance at speeds of up to 1.5m per second  with programmable features such as variable speed control,soft start/stop/hold open features  and battery back up,all with a single phase PLC control system.Remote control,IR motion sensors,induction floor loops, PE sensors and pressure sensitive bottom rails are just a few of the many innovative access control and safety options options available.

Available in a 99gsm or 1400gsm heavy duty fire retardant polyskin with heavy duty anodised extruded aluminium side guides and optional flexible bottom rail,this dynamic high speed door is suitable for both internal and external applications for sizing up to 7metres in width or 36 square metres overall dimension.For more detailed technical information see ATDC’s website at

Applicable for controlling traffic flow in the vicinity of your entrance door and also controlling the atmosphere of your warehouse, coldroom,freezer room or cleanroom,its also ideal for securing hospitals,supermarkets,car washes,car parks,mining applications and process rooms.

Now available for sale in the  Sydney,Canberra and  Melbourne markets please contact ATDC toll free on 1800657435 or visit ATDC’s website on  for further information on their quality high speed doors.