Security features at home have become increasingly important for all those who live in cities and urban areas. Doors and windows with a good degree of security features are a must. Apart from door lock systems, alarms can also be installed. The need for external lighting to identify intruders who would attempt to break through homes is also important. There are other features that can be installed apart from the ones that are mentioned above. One such feature that is essential to urban living is the need for security shutters. These can be installed both as grilles and gates. In this article, we are going to discuss, how both of these security features will bring lasting benefits.
Use of Security Shutters
Shutters that provide security for homes come in various shapes and sizes. Roller shutters are the most commonly used shutters for residential properties. These can be operated both manually as well as with the help of electronic systems. Manual shutters usually need to be operated with a larger amount of pull force, directing the roller shutter to either roll down stream and reach the floor or roll upstream and curl into a coil. The material in most shutters used is aluminum; this enables the shutters to be durable and resistant to corrosion. Colors can be a matter of choice.
This feature of security is heavy duty protection in nature. Such shutters completely block or seals the entrance. There is limited visibility from the outside world, if not completely blocked. These are metal objects and hence need constant attention with respect to maintenance and repairs. Part that are moving in nature require greasing and oiling. Ball bearings, nuts, bolts and chains in the mechanical structure require dusting and annual greasing. It is also noticed that maintenance for these structures are comparatively higher in cost, when compared to traditional security features such as simple gates and ramps.
Use of Shutter Grilles
These equipments are by far cost effective compared to roller shutters. If you have spent a fortune on luxurious doors and windows and would consider it a requirement to keep these protected, shutter grilles will make a good security device. When used in a shop these are higher on the visibility factor, in the sense that they allow those on the outside to view what is going on inside a shop, even when you have almost closed operations for the day. This has its own advantages and disadvantages. Although it does not compromise on the security aspects, there is a good deal of concerns that might arise if this is chosen as a security shutter.
These are the collapsible type of shutters. You can pull them from side to side and will have the same performance as the others mentioned above. Its rated slightly higher on the security aspect, since a mechanism like this always is to be accompanied by a heavy gauge lock system. This is often a manual equipment that is opted by commercial spaces, the equipment is low on maintenance and at the same time is quite simple when it comes to cleaning.
Everyone without a doubt considers his home a castle. But what is a castle without security; it’s no longer a fortress. Crime, theft and burglar are on the rise, the addition of any of the mentioned security shutters can fortify your dwelling. It must be considered that an expert must have evaluated the project and provides a plan considering the choices and the costs involved. Another aspect to keep in mind is that security shutters are custom designed and built according to the individual requirements. Hence, it is also beneficial to add any other details when you plan; this may include color and material used and a lot more.