Roller shutter replaces traditional foldable doors and foldable gates
In the past, business owners used to install traditional foldable doors or foldable gates at entrances of their premises. However, in recent years, the trend has changed and almost everyone has switched to roller shutters to keep their businesses premises secured. Roller shutters used to look unpleasant and industrial-looking, however, this is not the case anymore.
The main advantage of installing roller shutters is the added security and the practicality they provide as compared to the old-fashioned traditional doors. Roller shutters are lightweight yet strong and can come in both motorized as well as manual versions. Installing roller shutters is a practical and affordable way to protect your businesses from burglary and shop theft.
Premises that require more security tend to go for steel roller shutters as these are heavy duty roller shutters. Examples of such premises are factories and warehouses.
With the modern roller shutters available, you no longer have to sacrifice the outlook of your premises in exchange for security.
Businesses such as retailers that want to showcase their products on sale within their premises can consider multi-vision panel shutters, aluminium roller grilles or even perforated roller shutters which are sometimes called see-through roller shutters. These shutters provide security while allowing you to showcase your products even after working hours. Security officers on patrol will also be able to look into your premises to ensure it is secure. These types of roller shutters are widely used in shopping centres as well as showrooms or show galleries.
Fire Rated Requirement
Fire rated shutters are sometimes made compulsory for certain types of properties such as train stations, factories as well as shopping centres. Fire rated shutters are installed within these premises to prevent fires from spreading to other parts of the buildings in case of emergencies. Types of fire rated shutters available are 1, 2 and 4 hours fire rated shutters which are designed to withstand a fire for 1,2 or 4 hours respectively.
During emergencies, fire rated shutters are also effective in helping to buy some time to enable everyone to escape the building without getting hurt.
Fire rated shutters are equipped with fusible link mechanisms which cause the shutters to lower on their own at a certain temperature. They are sometimes linked to the building’s security system.
Installing fire rated shutters may also help companies to save some money on corporate insurance premiums since they reduce the risk of a fire spreading too quickly.
It is nowadays uncommon to see traditional foldable doors and gates around since the introduction of roller shutters. Roller shutters are now seen as the trusted security provider for many types of properties.