Roll- Up Serranda’s specialised roller shutters for special projects
Roll-Up Serranda is well known in KwaZulu-Natal for its roller shutters fronting retail outlets in shopping centres, protecting warehouses from unlawful entry, and even adding extra security to homes. Less well known are their specialised roller shutters, used to guard against more unusual dangers such as lethal gases or Àre. “Our research and development is ongoing, and many of our specialised products are the result of site-speciÀc requirements, requested by customers. These new developments often become a standard part of our specialised range,” said Rob Chivers, Roll-Up Serranda’s KZN Branch Manager. The result has been that Roll-Up Serranda now has the most comprehensive range of specialised designs in the roller shutter industry. Some of these unique products include: Fire rated roller shutters The Àrst of their kind in South Africa to be awarded international certiÀcation, Roll-Up Serranda s Àre rated doors are ideal for high risk applications. These roller shutters don’t require electric sensors or hydraulic mechanisms in the event of Àre. They operate with a fusible link and descent control mechanism, remaining permanently open until automatically activated in case of Àre. They can be integrated with existing Àre protection systems. The Àre doors are available in two size ranges and have been tested using the ISO standard time-temperature curve in accordance with SABS requirements, reaching temperatures of 1051°C. Both sizes are certiÀed by TUV Rheinland, a German based testing facility with international credibility. High shutters Roll-Up Serranda has developed purpose-designed roller shutters to safeguard ATM s countrywide. The request was to develop roller shutters that could provide a high level of security without hardening the bank’s brand and that was non-threatening to customers. They also had to comply with health and safety regulations. The units are ‘semi-intelligent,’ opening and closing automatically on a timer without human interference. Tornado shutters Security issues may refer to weather conditions rather than criminal attack. Shutters of over 30m² commonly become ‘sails’ in high winds such as the Cape Southeaster, and can blow out of their tracks if not correctly designed.
wind Roll-Up Serranda was requested by an international bank situated in a cyclone zone as well Port Authorities around South Africa s coastline to design a roller shutter that could withstand the severe buffeting of excessive winds. These doors are now a permanent part of the Roll-Up Serranda range.
roller Manufactured from either solid galvanised steel or aluminium slats with a double wall cavity extrusion, they are extremely robust. Steel roller shutters can withstand wind speeds of up to 120km/hour while aluminium versions are suitable for wind speeds of up to 200km/hour. Petrol bomb resistant leak proof roller shutters These doors were developed for an institution that required protection against both gas leaks and bomb attacks as they are in an area plagued by ‘Molotov Cocktail’ bombings. Four of these roller shutters were Àtted to the institution s head ofÀce. They are highly suitable for embassies, government buildings, art and artefact galleries and museums. Manufactured from aluminium, these
double wall roller shutters will seal an area against gas leaks, prevent gases from spreading into or out of a building and are capable of withstanding the force of a high impact petrol bomb attack. They have been tested according to SABS standards. “We liaise closely with our clients from the planning stage of their project through to design, installation and after sales service,” said Rob. “Our Pinetown team is highly experienced and always available to discuss the most appropriate roller shutter for the site, which could include a mix of our commodity roller shutters and specialised designs.”