Protecting your home from unwanted intruders is an important issue for every household and there are many home security devices on the market including security lighting, burglar alarms and household security camera systems which all act as a deterrent to potential intruders. Security shutters installed to your windows and doors creates a highly visible deterrent and a secure barrier protecting your home but they have added other benefits to your home as well.
Window and door shutters are extremely strong and hardwearing even though the slats are constructed from high grade aluminium making them rust free and light in weight. Available usually in white and brown many companies can offer different colours and styles meaning that they can provide a pleasing aesthetic look to the exterior of your property when the shutters are closed. When not in use they are rolled up unobtrusively into a discreet box above the window.
These shutters can be operated either manually or electronically. For manual operation there are options of the shutters being raised and lowered by a belt, or they can be operated by a geared rod crank or they can be spring loaded with a lock in the bottom slat to secure the shutter into place when closed. Electric shutters require motors and are operated with either a switch or by remote control. All ways of opening and closing, save for the spring loaded type of shutter; allow the shutter to be either fully or partially closed thereby allowing in as much or as little light as required.
But what other benefits do window and door shutters provide your home?
Not only do external window shutters act as security to your home, the foam filled slats also offer insulation from the cold and heat, keeping out drafts in the winter and the sun in the summer months.
The ability to fully close the shutters allowing no light into selected rooms provides a full black out which is useful in particular for shift workers who need to sleep during the day or for those who have the sun pouring in their window first thing in the morning and therefore dispenses with the need to buy black out blinds or curtains. Another added benefit of exterior window blinds is the reduction in external noise into your home which is substantially reduced with the installation of exterior security shutters.
Therefore security door and window shutters work in many ways that are of benefit to your home from acting as a deterrent and defending against unwanted intruders by forming a barrier over your windows and doors and by providing extra insulation, shade and noise reduction thereby enhancing the quality of your home life.