Burglar Bar Designs For The Real World

Trellidor Burglar Guard is a good burglar bar design alternative if you have budget constraints.  There are three different designs, with the familiar double trellis being most popular particularly if powder coated in fresh white as shown here.  The trellis breaks the monotony of the design, but doesn’t obscure the view.  The bonus is that these burglar bars match Trellidor Retractable Security gates, creating a harmonious facade between windows and doors.

Burglar bars have come up in the world in terms of design, so our choice is no longer between ugly and uglier. Read further to find out what’s now on offer to help protect windows from break-ins.


It doesn’t matter whether we live in Houghton, Humansdorp or Hogsback, our common reality is that we all need to have burglar bars on our windows.  They help to minimise the risk of unwelcome visitors violating our personal space.  When we hear the words burglar bars’ it conjures up images of unattractive steel bars cluttering up the view, but the choice has improved vastly.

Take a look at some burglar bar options from Trellidor’s range in the gallery on the left.


Trellidor Cottage Guard burglar bars are clean-lined and symmetrical.  If you have cottage pane windows, this is the perfect burglar proofing for you as the gaps can be made to match your windows.  It’s also great for those large panes of glass often found in modern bathrooms, because you can decide on the size of the gaps, although they can’t exceed limits approved by your insurance company.

Trellidor Clear Guard hardly even looks like a burglar bar.  In fact, it’s actually a security screen that can be made to match the way your window works, so you hardly notice it’s there while it’s doing its job of  securing your home.  The one we’ve pictured here is a Trellidor Clear Guard security screen in a sash design fronting an aluminium sash window.  You can see right through the screen to the lovely garden beyond and never have to feel hemmed in.

Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters can never be accused of looking like jail-style burglar bars.  As you can see from the picture, they present a formidable obstacle to potential home invaders without looking cold and bulky.  This is because they’re made from lightweight aluminium and can be powder coated to suit your decor.  When it is safe to open up, these shutters roll up and out of sight into a shutter box, letting in the outdoors.

Trellidor Fixed Security is the window burglar bar version of our security gates, but they don’t open.  Because they match security gates, they blend in nicely and aren’t as in your face as conventional burglar bars.  They can be manufactured to fit just about any sized window, small or large.  They can fit snugly into the window reveal, provided the 50mm minimum is available, so there is plenty of opportunity to soften the look with blinds or curtains.

Trellidor Retractable Security is usually found guarding doors, but is often used for windows as well.  It’s the same product as our security gates, so is unlocked with a key and slides open on a track exactly like a gate.  This is great for several reasons:  easy cleaning of the window; to open up the view when it’s safe to do so; and to use as an emergency escape route if you can’t get out the door for any reason.   If the window is large, like the one in the picture, we can fit a double sash so that the two sections stack neatly, one on either side of the window and hidden behind the curtain.

the ultimate crime barrier

Get a Free Security Assessment & Quote

Our products are custom fitted for strength and safety, and come with up to 5 years warranty. Contact us today for a free security assessment and quote.