Why security shutters should be protecting your home.
Wouldn’t it be nice if things were the same as they were in our grandparent’s day?
We’ve all heard the stories from our parents and grandparents about how safe life was then; how nobody locked their house or car because everyone in the neighbourhood knew and trusted each other.
Well, even allowing for the ‘rose coloured glasses’ effect, what may have been true in 1950’s Australia isn’t necessarily so today. It’s a sad fact of life that not everyone can be trusted to do the right thing, and while crime statistics in general have stablised, break-ins to residential and business premises still happen with alarming frequency.
That’s why we need to take precautions to protect our home and the possessions we’ve worked so hard for. In a previous article, we looked at some relatively simple steps you can take to make your home secure (How a bit of commonsense can prevent you from becoming another statistic – posted May 25, 2017)
The key to protecting your home and family is to make it as hard as possible for a potential intruder to gain access in the first place. That means beefing up security on the most obvious access points – doors and windows. It’s especially important to do this if a door or window is at the side or back of your premises and not easily visible from the street.
That’s where roller shutters come in. Short of living in a concrete bunker, there’s simply no better way to protect your home.
Ideally, your roller shutters should be constructed of high quality aluminium alloy with machine inserted profile end clips to provide extra shutter strength and a foam-filled profile for additional strength and silent operation.
They should be installed by experts to fit snugly over your door or window, making it virtually impossible for intruders to prise them open.
But it’s not just about security, as important as that is.
Your roller shutters should also look good and offer a wide range of designer colours so that you can match them to the rest of your home. You should have the option to open and close them either manually with an internal winder or at the push of a button with a whisper quiet electric motor.
They should offer some other important benefits like dramatically reducing the temperature inside your home during summer and retaining the heat during winter to save you money on ever-rising energy costs. If you live on a busy street, your roller shutters should significantly reduce noise levels and give you complete privacy.
If you’ve read this far, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that genuine Australian Made roller shutters from SIS do all of the above…and more.
Even your grandparents would approve.
Talk to one of our experts today about protecting your home.