Security Shutters FAQs
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) there were an estimated 1.5 million burglaries across this country in 2017. About 58% of these burglaries happened due to forced entry and cost their victims almost $3.5 billion in property loss and damage. One of the many solutions anti-theft industry experts suggest is security shutters. If this is an option you are considering, then you’ve most certainly have questions. The following are a few of those answers.
Can security shutters protect my business?
Yes. Security shutters are designed to withstand forced entry, break-ins, and vandalism. They are made from high-impact aluminum or steel that is designed to stand up to any type of force. Security shutters are also an excellent crime deterrent. Most thieves and vandals will avoid homes and businesses that have them installed because it takes them too long to penetrate them. The more time it takes criminals to break into a business the greater the risk they have of being caught. Instead, they’ll usually move on to an easier target.
What are the different styles of security shutters?
The traditional security shutters are solid in style. When they are locked shut, natural light cannot penetrate them. In the case of protecting expensive window displays while still remaining visible to shoppers, then perforated security shutters are a suitable choice. Though the measurements vary depending on the manufacturer, punched holes are typically 3 millimeters in size with an average of ten holes per centimeter. Another choice is punched security shutters. This type of covering is available in a rectangle or square pattern. The size of the openings, vary depending on the manufacturer.
How much do security shutters cost?
Security shutters usually start at $300 per window. But the cost can vary greatly depending on the window or door size, the material you choose, and how you want to operate it (i.e. manually or remotely). The manufacturer’s suggested retail price and professional installation can also affect the overall cost. That’s why it’s best to research and consult with an industry expert before investing in security shutters.
How do security shutters operate?
Security shutters were originally only operated manually using a crank wand to raise and lower it. Then key pads were introduced and became the more popular choice for operating a security shutter. A simple numerical code is entered and the door will open or shut. Today’s security shutters can be configured to lower via remote control, wall switch, tablet, smartphone or a via timer. You have many choices to suit your specific needs.
What if I have more questions?
These are just a few of the many questions people ask when considering security shutters. Undoubtedly the more research you do the more questions will arise. That’s why it’s recommended to consult with a security shutter professional before making a purchase. They are a significant investment in the protection of your business. For that reason you’ll need all the information before you to make a smart choice.