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.) (