Roller shutters are a popular choice with homeowners in Southwest Florida when it comes to hurricane shutters. This is because they provide strong protection against hurricanes along with many other benefits. But did you know that those same hurricane rated roller shutters can also deter burglars and protect your property? Below we discuss the use of rolling shutters to deter burglars and protect your home or business in Florida.
Roller shutters deter burglars
These shutters are just as effective at protecting your property against burglars as they are against hurricanes. In fact, roller shutters are also commonly used for security purposes over the windows and doors of business and commercial buildings.
You probably will not close them every night. But having this function is extremely helpful when you do leave your home unattended. For example, you may need to evacuate your home for a hurricane. Or you may go away for an extended period of time.
The bottom line is that when closed and secured they will deter and keep burglars out of your property when necessary.
Below we discuss why roller shutters are good at deterring burglars, vandals, and more.
Why they are effective against burglars and intruders
Here is an easy way to understand why these shutters are so effective at deterring and preventing intruders. Consider their use as hurricane shutters.
They are designed, manufactured and stringently tested to be able to withstand the hurricane force winds and flying objects of up to a category 5 hurricane. To get approval for hurricane use they need to pass both a small and large missile test. In other words, they are built to withstand some serious, serious impacts. So if they can withstand those situations they can surely withstand the impacts of any burglars trying to break through.
In addition this type of hurricane shutter can completely and securely lock a property down.
Create a shield over vulnerable openings
They are closed and secured over your property’s entry points, such as windows and doors. So they create an impact resistant shield or barrier over any openings that would be easy (or easier) to break through. These include glass windows, entry doors, sliding doors, etc. In other words, they completely block out all access to any entry points of your home. This means burglars cannot even reach your home’s entry points to get in. They can’t reach them to even try to break in.
See the image below which gives more details on how these shutters block access to your windows and doors.
“Near impossible” to break through
And if a burglar or intruder did want to try to break through them they are near impossible to break through.
Because they are made from impact resistant aluminum (or clear polycarbonate). As mentioned above, these shutters can withstand up to a category 5 hurricane and small and large missile testing. This means they can withstand most any impact that a burglar or intruder could throw at them.
As a result, most burglars who see roller shutters on a property will be deterred. And those who aren’t deterred will surely give up shortly after trying to break through them. And if they absolutely refuse to stop trying, they will find it near impossible to succeed.
Interested in Roller Shutters in Southwest Florida?
Roller shutters are an effective option for hurricane protection. They are easy to use and offer several benefits. But they are also useful when it comes to protecting your home and deterring burglars.
If you are in the Southwest Florida and want to see these hurricane shutters in person or get an estimate we would love to help! Eurex Shutters is a local hurricane shutter, window and door installation company that has been proudly serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and the rest of Southwest Florida since 1986. Give us a call at 239-369-8600 or contact us using the form below to get started.
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