Modern security shutters are easy to use, quiet in operation, easy on the eye and keep premises secure from possible attack and break-in, so why then do most people, when asked about security shutters, bring to mind an image of ‘Fortress’ with rows of shop fronts protected by old, ugly and dirty galvanised steel roller shutters? The answer is that we have made the mistake over the years of installing roller shutters designed for industrial use, into the wrong applications. Old style roller shutter doors were chain operated and made from galvanised steel lathe that had to be well oiled and greased to prevent the ‘steel on steel’ action of the shutter from wearing away the components.
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Everything about galvanised steel roller shutters is ‘industrial’ and not fit for modern office buildings, shops and residential usage, as they are oversized, dirty, noisy and definitely not pleasing to the eye. Yes, roller shutters are now available electrically operated, but nothing else has changed for decades. It’s easy to understand the reason why many Local Authorities are against the use of this type of shutter on our High Streets and why they decline to give the necessary planning permission.
Modern security shutters, with an all aluminium construction, provide the most effective and attractive solution for both commercial and domestic applications. Quiet in operation, slim in design and attractive to the eye, modern continental-style security shutters provide a secure and attractive security solution for both ‘built-in’ and ‘built-on’ applications. No oil or grease is required to keep the shutters in operation and endless options are available on the type of slats, control and attractive finishes. A final anti-graffiti coating to the shutter’s powder coat finish completes the external appearance, ensuring a lasting and clean appearance.