Ikea Richmond gets access control with ATDC’s expanding barricades

Ikea’s Richmond store in Melbourne has been secured against unauthorised
access using expanding barricades from The Australian Trellis Door Company
(ATDC). The world’s largest furniture retailer with over 400 stores in 49
countries and sales turnover in excess of 36 billion euros per annum, Ikea
sells furniture, home accessories and kitchen appliances.

ATDC installed expanding barricades at Ikea’s Richmond store,
configuring them in a highly space-efficient way to prevent access to the
store by sealing off entry via the escalators in the shopping centre. Considered
a very effective access control measure, the mobile and trackless barricades
are often utilised in shopping centres, public and government buildings, and
entertainment venues for this very reason. The trackless and portable design
also eliminates the need for overhead support structures, further simplifying
installation.

The Ikea Richmond installation features a standard height of 2020mm.
However, ATDC also offers barricades in a standard height of 2520mm as well as non-standard
heights at a premium. The unique semi-modular design of ATDC’s barriers allows
unlimited width. Regardless of the span, ATDC always assembles the barricades
in manageable sections for easy and safe operation, using intermediate locking
mechanisms.

Key features of ATDC’s expanding barricades include hardened precision
engineered steel construction; multiple locking options; lightweight design running
on a series of heavy duty 75mm bottom thermoplastic rubber non-marking castors;
aluminium
construction also available for highly corrosive marine environments; OH&S
tested for workplace safety; and comprehensive and independent WHS Risk
Assessment conducted.

As market leaders in the temporary barriers segment, ATDC’s expanding
barricades are also independently tested for the rigorous dynamic impact and simulated
climbing requirements under the Australian Standard AS 4687-2007 Temporary
Fencing and Hoardings. Further testing has been successfully completed for
emergency egress under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in applications
where this is required.

ATDC’s expanding barricades are recommended for diverse applications
from achieving temporary lockup at pop-up stores, kiosks and other temporary
tenancies, to access control for shopping centres and government and public
buildings (such as railway stations and passenger terminals); and Worksafe
applications such as construction sites, events, entertainment venues, factory
warehouses and loading docks.

ATDC’s expanding barricades are very effective as a loss prevention
tool against theft of merchandise. These barricades are also available for hire
in instances where an outright purchase is either unsuitable or beyond one’s CAPEX
budget.

ATDC’s expanding barricades are now sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide,
Brisbane, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional centres across the
country including Darwin, Hobart, Townsville, Geelong and Newcastle. The
barricades are also exported throughout Southeast Asia, the Asia Pacific, Pacific
Islands and the UAE.

For more information on ATDC’s expanding
barricades, please visit the ATDC website
or contact toll free on 1800 657 435 from anywhere in Australia. 

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