ADVICE: Service Station Counter Security Ideas in Australia

Service Station Counter Security Screen in Australia



Custom made service station counter security solutions designed in Australia

It doesn’t take too much searching to find examples of service station robberies making the news. Channel 9 reported a teenage boy had been charged after thieves targeted four different service stations in just four hours in Sydney’s west. It was easy for the brazen thieves to hold up the service stations as they were using cheap cable security systems which doesn’t prevent very much nor protect staff. The thieves were able to get in and out of each service station quickly in the early hours of the morning using a knife and beanie where they threatened shop attendants


We can only imagine the trauma these examples cause for staff or even service station owners. It is a human cost that can’t be calculated but we see so many service station owners who refuse to install better counter security solutions which is deeply saddening. 


Genesis Anti Jump Barriers gets asked about install the cheap counter cable security systems for service stations as owners try and minimise their costs. Although installing a counter security system like this be considered a false economy when you think about it. We deliberately chose to not offer this type of solution in our range even though it comes at an attractive price point. In our view this security solution for service stations doesn’t offer an adequate level of deterrent and even more importantly it doesn’t protective the wellbeing of staff.


Why would you try and save a few dollars when installing a counter security system that can potentially risk a life or cause long lasting trauma for staff? That is why our counter screens in service stations are much better solutions as they offer higher levels of protection which provides greater security for your staff and merchandise while still being visually attractive to shoppers.

Why service station counter screens are a safer solution compared to security cables
The wires have large gaps offer little to no resistance and still enable simple or quick access for an intruder to grab items then run off. Our focus at Genesis Anti Jump Barriers is not about trying to come up with the cheapest counter security solution available in Australia, but rather, provide a range of solutions that focus on keeping your staff safe from physical threats, injury and trauma. 


That is why we have designed our full length service station counter security screens to prevent intruder access while also being extremely strong, enough to withstand impacts from a fist or angry individual in most cases. They are made from reliable materials like polycarbonate which is durable, tough & almost unbreakable unlike plastic or glass.


Our counter screens are designed in a way that still allows for transactions to take place to let people pay for fuel or groceries but prevents an intruder from threatening staff with a weapon or grabbing the cash register. It keeps your staff safe from intruders 24/7 and video surveillance cameras can still record high quality video to share with authorities if required.



Our service station counter security screens have been designed in Australia to suit local use for all brands of petrol station. Each one is custom built to suit any type of retail application that requires extra safety whether that is a service station, police station or even a local school reception area. Each type of barrier screen has its unique advantages and applications which are applicable to most industry sectors. Our design team can help you make the most appropriate selection.



  • We can remove an existing cable system and replace it with our security screen solutions.
  • We design all our security barrier products to suit any size location, countertop or reception area.
  • Everything we do is designed and manufactured in Australian to suit local retailing types.
  • Our counter security screens are used by major Government institutions, schools, police stations because they are proven to maximise the protection for staff in a range of situations.




250 times tougher than glass & virtually unbreakable
Our bullet resistant barriers are made out of ballistic rated polycarbonate which incredibly stronger than plastic or glass. Polycarbonate is more resilient compared to the cheaper acrylic materials sometimes used, thus making it ideal for demanding applications like bullet-resistant barriers. After many years of experience making safety barriers we chose to only produce them from high impact polycarbonate substrate which is up to 250 times tougher than glass and virtually unbreakable. Polycarbonate will not shatter and can withstand high velocity impacts from objects or people. Apart from being a much stronger material, polycarbonate is actually lighter than glass which makes it easier to be used for anti jump barrier applications from design to installation.

Beware of using plastics
Although beware – while acrylic and polycarbonate are two of the most popular clear plastics they have very different benefits.  Acrylic may look ‘shinier’ & might be cheaper to buy but it can crack or shatter under impact as it is a more rigid material. Even more important to consider when getting quotes is the fact that acrylic is only about 10 times stronger than glass thus nowhere near as strong as polycarbonate. Another factor many people don’t consider is polycarbonate is highly resistant to chemicals such as petrol or acids which adds to its ability to provide protection from things other than objects.


Can counter security screen barriers be used in a service station?

Yes, we custom design service station counter security screens specifically to your specifications to suit the style, shape and size of your location . Our design is then manufactured at our facilities in Sydney before being installed on site.

Do you install service station counters with security screens?

Genesis Anti Jump Barriers can design, manufacture and install counter security screens in Australia for any type of retail store environment. This includes the counter and safety screen solution needed.

Is using polycarbonate better than perspex or class for a counter screen?

Yes polycarbonate is up to 250 times stronger than glass and virtually unbreakable making it the perfect choice to use for your counter screen to protect your staff.

Are there bullet resistant options for service station counter security screens?

Yes you can choose to upgrade from standard polycarbonate and use a range of bullet resistant counter screens for the highest levels of protection against armed robberies.