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How to Secure Your Home With Roller Shutters

Have you secured your business or home premises with roller shutters? If not, you could be leaving yourself wide open to vandalism and burglary. Installing a shutter door is the single best thing you can do to secure your property. Read on and find out why.

If you watch a lot of movies, you may think that the criminals targeting your home watch and plan for weeks before carrying out the crime. The fact is that most burglaries are spur of the moment ventures. The perpetrator comes across a house he considers ripe for picking – little or no security in place, valuable items visible, and no one home – and breaks in hoping for the best.

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Clearly, the more security features you have in place, the greater the deterrent to the burglar. And the better the chance you have of keeping your home or business safe. It also means that if the burglar decides to go ahead with his break-in, you’ll have made it as difficult as possible for him to gain entrance. All this can help give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your property is well protected.

Remember that security systems work as a deterrent as well as functioning for protection. This means you have to make your security as visible as possible to show potential thieves that you’re serious about looking after your property. And what better way to do this than with highly visible roller shutters? Nothing screams ‘keep out’ quite as loudly as a roller shutter door.

Let’s look at exactly what roller shutters are.

Security roller shutters are door and window barriers formed from joined strips of metal such as galvanised steel or aluminium. The barrier is opened and closed by winding and unwinding it around a drum which is installed in a shutter box at the top. The winding may be done either manually or with an electric motor. Key switch and remote control operation are also available.

Security shutters are best made of aluminium which offers a matchless blend of strength and style, but for fire protection, steel is the material of choice. They can also be foam-filled for insulation and sound insulation. Installing security roller shutters will make your property impregnable to all except the most determined thief. But that’s not all shutters do to help protect your home.

They can also help to keep your property safe by lowering the temptation factor. If your big screen TV is clearly visible to the passer-by, the burglar on the prowl is likely to think there’s more where that came from and mark your property as a target. So keeping high-value items invisible from the street can go a long way to lowering the risk of a break-in. Having roller shutters over your windows will hide your privacy from the outside world and make sure no tempting possessions are on view to passing thieves.

A basic rule when it comes to investing in security for a property is the higher the perceived value of a property; the more effective the security needs to be. You need to convince the burglar that breaking into your property is just not worth the risk. Using roller shutters is a highly cost-effective way to do this.

As mentioned above, one of the key factors burglars look for when casing a property is whether or not the premises are occupied. This is another area where security shutters can help. You can also get units with inbuilt systems that open and close your shutters to make it appear that your property is always occupied. You should also get timers that turn the lights and a radio on and off at regular random intervals to give the appearance of there always being someone at home.

And don’t forget the other advantages of installing roller shutters. The range of colours and finishes makes your property look great. All in all, you get protection from the elements, you get sound and heat insulation, and the value of your home is increased.

So look into installing roller shutters today. You’ll have a safer home and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re well protected.

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