Today the crime rate is increasing with criminals finding new ways to force entry into properties. Breaking into shops and homes has always been a common crime throughout the UK. While shop owners are installing security cameras to help deter intruders, the latter have become tech-savvy and know how to disable these cameras or will simply hide their faces. Additionally, security cameras might be unaffordable for middle and small scale business owners.
Shop owners who cannot afford expensive security installations to protect their property have resorted to using shop front roller shutters. Shop front shutters come in various varieties and can be custom-made to suit one’s preferences. Shutter doors can either be built-on or built-in. A built-in one is installed on a lintel, with the shutter-box not being visible while a built-on one does not have a lintel and is installed in the shop’s exterior, with the shutter box being visible.
Below are some common features of a shutter door.
- Steel bearing, with a nylon coating in a top hung system
- The lattice assembly installs around or within the plain sight of visibility
- A two-point locking system operated by a single key
- An overlapping locking profile
- A lattice assembly system that has been joined using steel rivets.
These features give shutter doors the following benefits.
Outstanding weather protection
Roller shutter doors used in warehouses provide workers and goods with effective and efficient insulation against harsh weather conditions outside. In case there is a fire, the roller shutter doors will help contain the fire to a specific space, reducing the risk of the fire spreading and stopping further damage to more of the property.
Easy handling and operation
Minimal effort is required to operate a shutter door in small, commercial companies; thus, the benefit of using roller shutter doors made from aluminum reduces weight and strain. The user manuals are simple and can be understood by anybody.
Security is always the number one priority for business establishments; whether it is a large, medium, or low scale company. Roller shutter doors offer superior protection for both windows and doors.
Improved functionality and professionalism
Shutter doors enhance efficiency within a working place by making it possible for work to be completed quickly. For instance, vehicles can get in and out of garages quickly during business hours. Additionally, shutter doors help give a business premise a professional appeal to inspire confidence and trust from potential clients. Shutter doors also provide reduced noise pollution.
Are you looking to improve your security?
Contact Mercian Doors today for more information on our range of commercial roller shutters and steel doors.