There are various types of roller shutters such as motorised and manual roller shutters. As for larger openings, motorised roller shutters are usually recommended especially if the opening height or width is too high or wide.
As for the normal type of motorised roller shutters without additional parts or system, you may refer to this simple guide on how you can operate a motorised roller shutter safely. Do note that this is a general guide and may not apply to all types of roller shutters that you may find in the market.
Opening the Roller Shutter
In order to open the roller shutter, you may push and release the arrow up button.
Stopping the Roller Shutter at a Certain Position
You may push the middle red button to stop the roller shutter at a desired height or position.
Closing the Roller Shutter
In order to close the roller shutter, you may push and release the arrow down button. Before closing, be sure to check and ensure that there are no objects or items in the way of the roller shutter.
Recommended Daily Usage
For normal operating environment and condition : around 2 to 6 times per day with intervals in between.
For Continuous Usage : around 2 times of ups & downs continuously to prevent overheating of the motor.
Recommended Minimum Usage Per Month
Around once or twice per month at least is recommended.
Recommended Servicing & Maintenance Frequency
If roller shutter is brand new, recommended to service around once or twice per year.
What to Do During a Power Failure
In an event of a power failure, you may locate and release the manual hand chain which can be found at the roller shutter motor. You may use the manual hand chain to open or close the roller shutter if there is no power supply.
Roller shutters when used correctly and safely can last for a long time if you have been doing the required servicing and maintenance of your roller shutters on a regular and consistent basis.