Door Industry Journal - Spring 2019

THE door industry journal spring 2019 Also online at: 35 Industry News What’s more, an extensive range of different fabrics are available – so it’s easy to coordinate SolidScreen with existing interior or exterior decor. Blinds with added power AlluGuard has added an innovative new powered blind option to its range. Called Portal Powered Blinds, these are driven by a rechargeable Lithium ion battery for wire-free power. The battery typically only needs charging once a year – based on one operation a day – and comes in a range of different styles. Customers can choose from solid colours, blackout, voile, fine weave, Venetian and vision blinds. “Although millions of interior blinds are sold each year in the UK, only a tiny number are motorised, which is why we introduced this range,” explains AlluGuard MD Gary Brooks. “The reason so few blinds are motorised is because running power to them is very costly and disruptive, but the battery technology in the Portal Powered Blind avoids these problems. It really is a remarkable product and we’ve got enquiries flooding in about it!” All Portal Powered Blinds are motorised as standard and can be controlled remotely through an elegant Telis handset, or integrated into smart home control through the Tahoma Home Hub. In addition, the blinds can be voice- activated through Amazon Alexa. Marketing materials to support the range include fabric sample books and working demo models that are light, compact and easy to move. AlluGuard makes it To Man City What a year it’s been for AlluGuard! With a host of new products and innovations coming through, not to mention solid sales growth and many new customers joining the fold, Managing Director Gary Brooks is understandably delighted with the way the company is progressing: “We’re really happy with the way our products are performing,” he says. “There’s increasing demand for our core product, the AlluGuard roller garage door, and healthy uptake of our sectional garage door as well. And the level of interest and sales for our smart home solutions have been particularly pleasing – it’s a massive growth area for us.” And this success has taken AlluGuard all the way to the Etihad Stadium - home of current Premier League champions Manchester City - where 65 delegates recently enjoyed a presentation of the new AlluGuard product range. “2018 was an amazing year and, the way 2019 is shaping up, this year’s going to be even better!” concludes Gary Brooks . “I’m very proud of everyone in the company, as it’s their hard work and dedication to always providing the best possible service to our customers that has driven this success.” To find out more about AlluGuard garage doors and smart home solutions call 0845 3665831 or email

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