Whether you are looking to add a security feature to your home, or to your business premises, installing security shutters could be a perfect choice. Roller shutters work really well for both types of premises because they can be rolled up out of sight when not in use, rather than having ugly metal shutters in view all day long.
Here are some of the key advantages of installing security shutters to your premises or home:
1. Increased security
This is the most obvious advantage to your home or business, of installing security shutters to the doors and windows. It means that most burglars will be put off even trying to break into your property, and will most likely leave to find a target that is easier to gain access to. By installing security shutters across all doors and windows, your business or home will be instantly much more secure and less attractive to would-be criminals.
2. Building insulation
This is an advantage of installing security shutters that most people don’t consider but having security shutters on the doors and windows can really help to keep the warmth inside a building in the winter, by covering the glass where much of the heat escapes from. Likewise, having the windows and doors covered during a hot summer can help to keep the premises cooler. The result of this can be a lowering of heating and air conditioning bills across the year.
3. Vandalism prevention
This advantage mainly applies to business premises, for example, if you have a shop or office on the high street, and have experienced vandalism overnight. It may be graffiti or a smashed window, so having shutters down over the doors and windows can help deter offenders from attempting to vandalize the windows and doors. It may be that they spray graffiti on the shutters overnight, but at least if they are roller shutters, you can still open for business, and your customers will be none the wiser.
4. Privacy and confidentiality
If you are working on something private and confidential in your business premises and need to shut out the prying eyes of the public or competitors, then closing your security shutters is a simple and effective way to ensure no-one can see in. Or if you are at home and decorating the house for a surprise party, you can make sure the surprise isn’t revealed too early! Closing security shutters mean you are enclosed and secure in the knowledge that no-one unwanted can see your work or business.
5. Noise reduction
Using security shutters, particularly if your business is in a busy high street, or your home is in an area near a school, means you can dramatically reduce the level of noise which enters your home, and you can control it at your own command. So if you really need to concentrate on a task in hand, without being distracted by children playing in a nearby school playground, you can simply close the security shutters to enjoy the peace and quiet.
6. Non-intrusive design style
If you opt for the roller shutter style of security shutters, then you can be assured of the peace of mind the extra security will bring to your premises, without the ugliness of other steel-framed shutter systems which can look imposing and threaten to would-be customers of your business. Roller shutters can be rolled up out of the way during the day, so no-one will even notice them, and they won’t have a negative impact on the appearance of your home or business premises from the outside.
Whatever your reason might be for considering security shutters either for your home or your business premises, there are many advantages which they bring. From extra security to protect from vandalism and added insulation to the building, security shutters needn’t be an ugly barrier to the outside of your premises as there are many different design styles available to suit your needs.