How Roller Shutters Can Protect Your House Against Theft
We all like to know that our homes are safe when we’re not there.
With roller shutters, you can be just that little bit more assured that you have nothing to fear.
You can go out for a few hours with friends or enjoy a few weeks overseas and rest easy knowing that your home will be protected.
Retail outlets, pharmacies, doctor’s clinics and more install them to protect against theft – but why shouldn’t you use them in your home as well?
They don’t have to look drab, like you’ve entered the wrong part of town.
In fact, we’ve got roller shutter designs to blend in with any style of home.
When properly installed, roller shutters can make your home or business much harder to break into.
Don’t believe us?
We’ve outlined the three most important ways shutters can protect your home against theft.
Roller shutters are preventative rather than reactive
Sure, it’s a comfort to have an alarm system installed in your home.
And they do work – at alerting you and the police to an instrusion.
But roller shutters do one better than that: they can prevent a break-in altogether!
The thick, foreboding aluminium over your doors and windows is sure to put off any unwanted intruder from exerting any effort in trying to get inside.
An alarm system is triggered after a break-in.
That inevitably means the thief will have cracked the exterior of your home, causing untold damage in the process.
Plus he may still have time to take off with a few valuables.
With shutters, you avoid any damage to a home – or any loss of belongings – because there will be no intrusion in the first place!
Deny the thief a motive
Roller shutters act as a visual deterrent to any would-be thief.
Maybe you live in a home on a busy road that sees many passers-by in one day.
Install shutters and you will not only increase your privacy; you will prevent those passers-by from seeing in.
That large, HD television pedestrians can see through the window may be temptation enough, but the state-of-the-art stereo system may turn your luck against you if it proves irresistible for the criminal looking for some quick cash.
Don’t give a would-be thief any reason to break into your home.
With roller shutters, you can keep your belongings private and robbers out of your house.
Even better, with the shutters down, potential thieves won’t know whether your home is occupied or empty.
No robber wants to intrude on a family in the middle of dinner.
Keep the shutters down and it’s unlikely anyone would dare to enter if it means being caught in the act.
That means that you’re not just protecting your belongings but also your loved ones.
Put a physical barrier between you and a potential intruder
A brick through a window is all it takes.
Glass doors and windows are an easy temptation for would-be intruders.
They are considered the weak links for the home and are often the main point of entry during a robbery.
So how can you shore up your home against such vulnerability?
With roller shutters, of course!
Robbers will take one look at your shutters before they throw in the towel.
We’ve compiled a list of reasons why shutters make your house harder to break into.
- Are built into a sturdy, long-lasting steel frame that can be locked securely
- Have the thickest aluminium on the market
- Can be fitted with an automatic locking mechanism for extra protection
- Have extra, strategically-placed, high-density polyethylene plugs to secure the frame
These security benefits would be sure to deter any potential thief who may otherwise be tempted to use your property as their next target.
Roller shutters provide protection for everyone
If you want peace of mind that everything in your property will be protected, then you need look no further than roller shutters.
Designed to make it easy for you to use while being a formidable barrier to intruders, shutters will provide added security against theft in your home.
Now it’s time for you to start planning your next night out on the town or holiday far away!
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