In today’s world, it is becoming more and more important to protect and secure your property. Burglaries and break-ins are rising in frequency and homeowners are always on the lookout for a security system that works.
There are a few options on the market outside of having a cadre of security guards patrolling your grounds. The most popular of these are security alarm systems and CCTV networks. Today, we’ll look at another option, and one that’s rising in popularity – security rollshutters.
Right off the bat, it is worth noting that while security alarm systems and CCTV can help with break-ins while they are in progress and after the fact, security rollshutters act as a deterrent because they eliminate the easiest access points for burglars – windows and doors. Many times, burglars won’t even attempt to gain access to a house with rollshutters because it doesn’t
Rollshutters act as an impenetrable barrier that not only protect your home from hurricanes and storms but also will stop burglars in their tracks.
While rollshutters do represent the ultimate security solution, there are certain additional features that you should into for to get the most out of your rollshutters.
Two-Piece Rail System
A two-piece rail system hides the fasteners from outside access once the installation process is complete. This stops someone from tampering with the rails, and being able to remove any of the aluminum slats that make up the shutter system.
Use a Deeper Rail Channel
In theory, a very persistent person can force out the shutter curtain if the rail channel is shallow. The industry standard is 25mm, while at Talius our SAFE-40 Rail has a 40mm channel. Using a deeper rail can significantly decrease the chances of someone, regardless of their persistence, from gaining access.
Edge Retention System
An edge retention system is one of the most secure features on the market. The rail system has grooves and hooks on the ends of the curtain. If someone tries to pry the shutter the edge retention system hooks in the grooves and results in the shutter system being more secure.
Splitting the Curtain
If the space needed to be secured is over 8’, it is a good idea to split the curtain. The wider the curtain is, the less strong it will be in the center. This is an inexpensive way to increase the strength of your security shutters. In essence, the curtain is split into two or more sections all controlled by the same panel box. There may be some additional costs for additional rails and installation time but it’s worth it.
Curtain Profile Filling
What’s inside matters. Most rollshutters are foam filled and the density can make a difference when it comes to the strength of your security rollshutters. For the best results, we recommend using our Mini Safe Curtain with polyurethane and hard resin.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of features that can enhance the performance of your security rollshutters, but this does have some of the more popular options that you can consider if you’re in the market for residential security shutters.