Auto Lock Awnings
Auto Lock Awnings are an excellent solution for ground floor windows as they give excellent privacy and protection from the sun whilst being an easy solution to raise or lower.
Also known as Automatic Lock Arm Awnings are simple to adjust and in strong winds are designed to bounce around and automatically retract. We do however recommend rolling up all outdoor blinds prior to any strong winds or storm events.
As the sunlight moves through the day you can easily adjust the Auto Lock Awning to suit the light level you would like inside and when not required the whole blind rolls up into the hood.
Auto Lock Awnings from All About Shade are:
- Custom made for each installation – no one size fits all solutions
- Australian made – Don’t accept anything less than the best
- Able to be “reskinned” with replacement fabric in years to come
- Great for Airflow allowing for the window to be up even when the window is down
Loves the Sun
If you have a window facing the harsh hot Australian sun then Auto Lock Awnings could be the prefect solution.
Dramatically cut back the UV rays, the heat, and the hot wind.
Auto Lock Awnings are neat, tidy and functional. When not in use the awning simply rolls up into the hood for easy and safe storage.
No Nosey Neighbours
Looking for a little more privacy? Our Auto Lock Retractable Awnings are the perfect solution to cut out the prying eyes whilst keeping the beautiful light.
Made to Match, Made to Last
Not only are Auto Lock Awnings from All About Shade built to last they can also be made to perfectly suit your house and colour scheme.
With custom Powder Coating in any colour and a range of mesh from HVG Fabrics you have the perfect solution.
Cut the UV Rays with Quality Woven Mesh
Select from a huge range of mesh to ensure your Auto Lock Awnings compliment your surroundings
Visiontex® Quality Woven Mesh
VISIONTEX® is a market leading premium quality woven mesh, utilising the latest in heavy gauge polymer coated polyester technology. VISIONTEX® is made to HVG’s exacting standards and is designed to give you peace of mind for years of outdoor performance with a 10-year warranty.
Control your environment
Visiontex®is an ideal solution
Large Span Applications
Hardware Colour Options
Match or compliment your existing structure with customised options for the hoods.
Match the colour of your home or business perfectly.
The Aluminium componentry of Crank & Clip Outdoor Blinds can be provided in 6 different Colourbond® colours:
- Classic Cream®
- Woodland Grey ®
- Monument ®
Alternatively we can powder coat your installation to any conceivable colour.
Installations & Locations: Areas We Service
Auto Lock Awnings in Perth and Surrounding Areas
We install right through the Perth Metropolitan Area, through the South West of Western Australia, the Inner North Regional Areas, and the Inner East Regional Areas. If you can’t find your specific area simply give us a call on 1300 559 579 and we’ll see what we can do for you.
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5 Year Guarantee
Why choose All About Shade for your project? Outside of our 5 Year Guarantee, we have been selling and installing shade solutions for over 35 years.
If you're looking for Outdoor Blinds in Perth or in the surrounding regional areas we're here to help.
We stock a range of solutions to meet whichever sun, shade, or wind challenge you have including:
- Outdoor Blinds
- Patio Blinds
- Plantation Shutters
- Roof to Fence Blinds
- Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds
- Folding Arm Awnings
- External Shutters
- And more!
We have a range of colours and styles to suit your home and have some of the best prices in WA.
Get in touch today for a free measure and quote from one of our friendly team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The recommended maximum dimensions for Ziptrak® blinds are 6000mm wide by 3500mm high when using Sunscreen Mesh, or 5500mm wide by 3500mm high when using Clear PVC. Ziptrak® components including the top tube, spring and bottom bar are upgraded in size, and therefore strength, as the blind becomes larger. This allows the Ziptrak® system to perform at all sizes up to 6 meters, providing ease-of-use and superior wind performance.
Ziptrak® Fabricators will automatically upgrade the components of your system in order to strength your custom-made blind for larger openings. Importantly, there may be a difference between the size and appearance of the tube, pelmet or bottom bar, that should be considered when installing a large blind and small blind next to each other. Depending on the size of the blind and choice of material, there may be a single or multiple vertical seams between separate panels of blind material that have been welded together.
Ziptrak® is known in the industry for being a strong and robust outdoor blind system with premium wind performance and longevity.
Ziptrak® is a brand of outdoor track guided blinds, protected under patent and invented in Australia. Customers should check whether they are purchasing a genuine Ziptrak® system.
Ziptrak® is the leading brand of outdoor blinds, with a range of differences to competitor products, which combined, make a considerable difference in the operation and longevity of your system. Over 400 retailers in Australia stock our brand, whilst we also export to international markets. Ziptrak® is the trusted solution by thousands of households and businesses around the world, demanding a robust, long-lasting and easy to use outdoor blind.
Only Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle. We are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside.
Next, Ziptrak® also has a unique method for attaching the blind material to the vertical tracks. We only utilise the finest materials with exceptional engineering and a patented design. Our system has a strong reputation within the industry and is often imitated but never duplicated. This results in a secure hold, even with minor house movement and wind pressure on the fabric. The Ziptrak® system will not rattle in the wind, unlike many of the other brands. We also have unique optional extras such as the SolarSmart 100% solar power motorised operation.
Ziptrak® blinds were invented and designed to avoid the time, hassle and energy required to operate a blind with a crank handle. Ziptrak® blinds are spring balanced which means a user can lower or raise the blind by simply moving it with their hand, leaving it securely in any position. Whilst a crank handle can take a minute to fully lower a blind, a Ziptrak® system takes a matter of seconds.
The bottom bar locks into position with two locks at the bottom left and bottom right in order to keep the blind fully down and secured in high winds. If you are outside of the outdoor area and you would like to be able to unlock the blind, ask your retailer for a “reverse lock” addition to your centre-lock-release system. This will allow you to operate the centre-lock-release which faces the inside of your entertaining area, although you are on the outside.
These locks are not designed for use as a security measure. The blind system should not be used as barriers for babies or children. The centre-lock-release mechanism is not child-proof.
Yes. Motorisation of Ziptrak® blinds is a popular and convenient option for many people. Only Ziptrak® blinds with a SunScreen blind material can be motorised, using 240V/AC tubular motor with an obstacle detection feature. Motorisation is a good choice if the blind is mounted in a difficult to reach place, or regularly operated by people that will have troubles manually operating it.
For commercial applications, motorisation is perfect for operating a large number of blinds at once.
Strong wind can hold the material of a Ziptrak® blind preventing it from sliding down the tracks, therefore, we recommend that motorised Ziptrak® blinds will be supervised by the operator while they are moving.
Yes, Ziptrak® blinds can easily span large openings. There are two options if your opening exceeds the maximum recommendation for a single blind:
1) A permanent post
2) A Ziptrak® removable post
These options allow you to have two or more Ziptrak® blinds next to one another with a separating post. Either post can be provided in both steel or aluminium and powder coated to match the other Ziptrak® hardware (side tracks, pelmet and bottom bar). The Ziptrak® removable post can be uninstalled within 60 seconds and offers a completely open span once removed.
Generally most councils do not require residents to apply for approval for the installation of outdoor blinds. However, seek independent advice specific to your given council and requirements. Buildings in a community group or managed by a strata may have restrictions that you should consider before deciding to install outdoor blinds.
Ziptrak® is a patented outdoor track guided blind system, invented in Australia. Most blinds allow a user to lower and raise the blind, utilising the material of the blind to provide light control and privacy. Track guided blinds take this a step further, securing the blind material at the left and right within vertical tracks.
The blind material is always held within these tracks, and the tracks are mounted to the wall. This results in a protective layer that controls the flow of air and restricts dust, dirt and insects from entering. The blind won’t flap in the wind and there is no unsightly cords, ropes or latches. The sealed system allows the user to trap warmth within their outdoor area during winter and block the heat from entering during summer.
There is a bar at the bottom of the material, which the user controls with their hand or via a remote for motorised operation. The bottom bar can be left at any height along the track. When fully retracted the blind rolls into itself at the very top, hidden by an optional pelmet. When fully down, the bottom bar locks (outdoor blinds only) at the lowest point to secure the blind, providing a secure and tensioned hold. Non-motorised blinds are spring balanced, so that the weight of the blind material is substantially reduced for the user. This results in a blind that can be lowered or retracted at the touch of a finger.