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Buying Security Roller Shutters: What you need to know about Buying Shutters

Buying Security Roller Shutters: What you need to know about Buying Shutters

Buying Security Shutters

Roller Shutters are something that we can’t do without. Roller shutters are the backbone of our security system.  A broken roller shutter will be a break in your line of defense and you must call for a Roller Shutter Repair team as soon as possible.

Secondary Security Considerations

Visualize that when the security shutters are down, it will be very become obvious when there is no one on the property. This means that you will need to incorporate extra security measures, like CCTV and burglar alarms so your property is protected even when you are not there.

Some roller shutters are manual while others are electronic. They come in different finishes, so match or contrast them with your existing décor.

Categories Of Security Shutters-

There are two kinds of security shutters –

External Shutters

External shutters are most effective in creating a physical barrier. They help in delaying forced entry by intruders and burglars. They also act as the perfect visibility barrier as they bar the people outside from seeing what is inside. It is a perfect barrier to vandalism as well.

However, they have their own set of disadvantages. For one, they need a good amount of maintenance because they are exposed to harsh environmental elements. If they are attached to a remote property, the burglar can use his time to force them open.

Planning permission is almost always required; sometimes, there is denial due to the negative effect on the aesthetics of the neighbourhood.

Using an external shutter while the property is occupied is not advisable. We say so because it might restrict your escape route if a fire breaks out. It could also delay the operations of the fire brigade in case the unfortunate happens.

Internal Shutters

Internal shutters, as the name suggests are installed by adding an extra physical barrier behind the windows and doors of the building. Their primary aim is to prevent or at least delay intruders’ entry. They are also able to prevent peeping toms from seeing the inside contents.

The main advantage of internal shutters in comparison to external is that they cannot be directly accessed by intruders. Thus the chances of forcing them to open are nil. Also, they don’t require planning permission unless the property falls within a conservation area. They require less maintenance than external models as they are inside.

They, too, have their set of disadvantages. They can’t be used to protect the windows and doors from acts of vandalism. Also, one must consider the fire escape routes when these shutters are in use.

Shutter Operation

You can control the security shutters in numerous ways. In some systems, there is a provision allowing remote operation, which gives the facility of closing all shutters together. Some provide the option for zone control, which means that shutters of particular rooms can be closed.

There is also a provision for partial closure, which allows shading and ventilation according to your convenience. Integration of intruder and fire alarms is a wonderful feature which one can use. In such systems, as soon as an intruder alarm is activated, the shutters get automatically closed. Vice versa, if a fire alarm is triggered, the shutters are released.