Security for Pharmacy Shopfronts

Trellis Security Door


Codeine is an opiate and is typically used to treat mild levels of pain and is also used in the treatment of  diarrhoea.  Pharmacy security has become increasingly important as a result of many recent break-ins targeting medicines containing Codeine.

From 1 Feb 2018 new government legislation came into effect requiring all products containing codeine to be sold in pharmacies with a medical script.This affects many well known household brands such as Panadeine and Nurofen Plus for example which now require a doctor’s script.

This decision was made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration on the basis that Codeine is an opioid drug and,as such,can cause opioid tolerance,dependence and even death.

The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC), a leading national Australian security door and barrier specialist supplier has recently seen a significant rise in enquiries for its shopfront security doors as a direct result of break and entry into pharmacies across the country.Pharmacy clients are  frequently  commenting  that this is a direct result of the new codeine related legislation making these codeine related products more valuable on the street for re-sale by criminal elements.The sheer number of these enquiries has been noticeable and mainly entail  pharmacists seeking advice on  methods of deterring forced entry through the pharmacy shopfront doors/windows.Typical methods of forced entry include traditional smash and grab attempts but also the more recent ramraiding technique using vehicles.

Pharmacies have traditionally  been a natural target for criminals given the nature of their stock with high value drugs such as pseudoephedrine being a typical example.

ATDC has supplied its shopfront security doors to secure the premises of countless pharmacies across the country having previously been a preferred supplier to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.See article at

ATDC’s S06 shopfront security door is compliant with the Australian Standards for Sliding security doors having been tested in an independent NATA laboratory against dynamic impact,anti-jemmy and pull force testing.This security door  is top hung with a full metal frame,secure locking and high tensile strength material.It folds back out of sight when not in use during trading hours and as such is an added bonus to retailers wishing to maximize visual display of merchandise .ATDC has certain innovative side stack storage options to minimize impact on retail space.Refer to ATDC’s website for further information on this unique S06 security door at

ATDC has a comprehensive range of security doors suitable for securing many applications including retail,commercial,industrial and even residential.For further information see ATDC’s website at

ATDC’s full range of shopfront security doors are available for sale in Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Adelaide,Perth,Canberra anda cross all regional towns in Australia.They are also available for export to the Pacific Islands,South East Asia,The Asia Pacific and the UAE.For further information on ATDC’s export business click on

For further information contact ATDC toll free from anyway in Australia on 1800657435 or visit ATDC’s website at