roller shutters for security

Benefits of Installing Roller Shutters & Security Shutters

Roller shutters can be considered as doors or unique windows consisting of multiple horizontal slats hinged together. They are usually composed of metals such as aluminium or some other metal alloy (or some other composite material). These shutters offer benefits, some of which we have listed below.


The main benefit of roller shutters would be the security offered to the premises. The metallic slabs make it difficult for intruders to enter the premises. Prevention is better than cure, so rather than have to deal with installing measures to deal with intruders once they get into your premises, it would be best to actually put up the roller shutters and stop them from even attempting to in the first place. Since the slabs are hinged tightly together (and are made up of a strong metal component) they are difficult to pry off in the first place.

Secondly, bringing down these shutters does not take a great deal of effort, but for the intruder that is trying to get in uninvited, it can cause lot of ruckus and noise. Another factor to consider is the psychological aspect of these shutters.

By virtue of just seeing the shutters it makes feel as if your property is that much harder to get into. In this aspect, roller shutters can be deemed better than other security measures in that that you stop the crime before it happens rather than have to deal with damage control (for other security measures such as alarms or CCTV surveillance) once intruders manage to get into your property.

Energy Efficiency

Another benefit to having roller shutters is their positive effect to energy efficiency. Generally, roller shutters are insulators. This helps you in the long run when it comes to saving costs on energy (heat) related machines such as air conditioners and heating systems. A good example would be when examining their effect on the premises when it’s cold and you’ve turned on the heater to try and bring the temperature up a notch. Without roller shutters, the heat would quickly dissipate to the exterior environment. This is a result of the fact that the heat will easily escape through the narrow window panes into the exterior. However, when it comes to roller shutters, they are insulators of heat. What then happens is that when the heat reaches the surface of the shutters, it fails to percolate and transfer all the way through. What then happens is that a lot of heat remains on the surface (or near the surface of the roller shutter) and thus heat is kept within the premises. This implies that you won’t need as much output from your heating system and therefore you save a bit on the costs.


A third benefit would be the protection from raging storms. Storms can lead to damage of goods and broken windows everywhere from all the debris. Well – designed roller shutters should be able to withstand such storms (since they are made up of tightly hinged durable alloys).

Finally, roller shutters offer protection from the sun. In just the same way as your clothes can get damaged from being out in the sun too long (and fading out), so too can your products be lying next to a window. Roller shutters offer a means to protect your property from these UV rays.

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