It’s a sad fact of life that we are obliged to protect our property from others who may wish to take advantage of our absence. Many burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves who see a potential point of entry and take a chance there may be something in the building – whether a home, commercial or industrial premises – that might be worth taking, and it is this opportunity that we have to eliminate.
For those of us who travel a lot – you might be away from home for work often – the worry that someone will notice you are not at home and break in and steal your belongings is a very real one, so what can be done to increase security around the home when you are away?
A good alarm system is an option, and by that we mean one that senses movement around the perimeter and informs you or a control room. Alarms work well as a deterrent, but for an obviously empty home, a chancer might still have a go.
Outdoor lights that come on when movement is detected are also a great choice, but again, they may not be completely effective if someone is determined. What you need is something that will not only deter a would-be thief, but that also makes it practically impossible to get in. The answer lies in roller shutters.
How Roller Shutters Deter Thieves
The best roller shutters Adelaide homeowners can fit are those that provide the right level of protection when in place, and can be neatly rolled away when not needed. The roller shutter provides two levels of deterrent: first, it is obvious and clear that the home is protected by strong, metal shutters. Second, it is not worth a thief taking the time to try and get past the shutters, for fear of being spotted or heard.
If you imagine being a thief and opting to go through a window. It is much easier to break in when you just have to get through the glass or an accidently left open window. If a roller shutter presents itself, the only way of getting through is to make a LOT of noise. The theif will always prefer a house without the shutters.
Roller shutters also come in a range of colours and sizes, and there are models that provide different levels of security. Not all are bare metal, as you might expect industrial roller shutters to be. They are available in white, brown and black in general, but a mixture of colours is also available to Dynamic Home Enhancements customers. You can have them made-to-measure for your windows so they fit precisely and provide visible and obvious protection, whilst also looking aesthetically pleasing.
As the shutters are fitted on the outside of the building they do not take up any room inside the house. Only the control, which is either manual, electric or battery operated is set on the wall.
It’s worth talking to your Dynamic Home Enhancements installer for the best information and advice on fitting roller shutters to all the potential entrance points around the home, so give us a call right now and one of our team will be more than happy to help.