Improve Your Home Security With Roller Shutters It is a sad but inescapable fact of life in Australia that home burglary is a continuing and growing problem. In 2009-10 alone, there were 335,700 burglaries in Australia, and this figure has been increasing steadily. A report from the Attorney-Generalâ€™s Department suggests that 16% of home burglaries are opportunistic, while in 39% of cases burglars gain entry to a home through a forced window, and in 31% of incidents through a forced door.
Roller shutters are extremely strong and able to stand up to a great deal of force, as they are manufactured from high-grade aluminium and constructed as a system of interlocking slats. In addition, they have an internal locking mechanism that will ensure that the shutter is locked in position when it is closed. For further peace of mind, however, key locking can also be installed
â€œIn Australia, home burglary is unfortunately an all-too-frequent occurrenceâ€?
or, if you have solar powered or remote controlled shutters that It is therefore important for home- open and close using a motor owners to look for home security and are controlled from inside your home, these lock automatisolutions that can help to minimise this risk. Roller shutters for cally, further preventing the shutters being opened or forced from your home windows and doors are a practical, cost-effective way the outside. of providing both visual deterAdditionally, their sturdy construcrence and a physical barrier to tion from high-grade materials potential opportunistic intruders. means that roller shutters last for
“You can improve the security of your home, and reduce the cost of your home insurance premiums, by installing appropriate home security measures, such as roller shutters on your windows and doors” many years and require very little maintenance. Other advantages are that, unlike some security bars and grilles, they provide easy access to your window glass for cleaning, open fully so that you can control the amount of sunlight or breeze that you let in, and do not significantly mar or alter the overall appearance of your home while still giving you a high degree of privacy when required. As roller shutter design and construction is extremely versatile, it also means they can be installed in practically any home, so no
matter where you are living or the type of property you have, you can benefit from the added home security that roller shutters on your windows and doors provide. In addition, roller shutters are recommended by many insurance companies as a means of enhancing your home security and this can make a difference in some cases to the cost of the home insurance premiums you pay. Therefore, if you are looking to enhance your home security in Australia, roller shutters are an excellent solution. Their strength, versatility, and high-quality construction, combined with the visual deterrence that they provide, means that you can minimise the chances of opportunistic burglars choosing your home as an easy target, and make it extremely difficult for intruders to gain access to your valuable property and belongings.late your home from heat and cold, are easy to use and install, and don’t put a further drain on your energy bills.
Direct Shutters in Adelaide is a South Australian-owned family business backed by over 25 years’ experience in the manufacture and installation of roller shutters for windows and doors in both homes and business premises. We also specialise in the installation of security doors and window grilles. For more information about the benefits to be gained from installing roller shutters on the windows and doors in your home, including enhanced security, a reduction in energy use, and added protection against fire, call Joe Anastasi. 33 Fifth Street, Wingfield SA 5013 Telephone: (08) 8244 4437 Fax: (08) 8244 4458
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Published on Dec 15, 2012
In Australia, home burglary is unfortunately an all-too-frequent occurrence. However, you can improve the security of your home, and reduce...