Two Benefits of Getting a Roller Shutter Door Shopfront

Posted on: 14 June 2022

Here are two benefits you could experience if you get a roller shutter for your shopfront. 

It Could Make Many Burglars Uninterested in Breaking Into Your Shop

One reason to buy this door for your shopfront is that it could make many burglars uninterested in breaking into your premises. This is mainly because, before they could even attempt to pick your shop door's lock or break the shopfront window, they would first have to get past this roller shutter, whose lock would be extremely robust and which would be made from a material, like metal, that is not shatterable and can instead only be cut with heavy-duty power tools. Due to the high level of noise that any attempt to do this would make, as well as how long it would them to try to do this, many burglars wouldn't even bother with a shop that has a door like this.

The roller shutter could also put off burglars who just happen to be in your neighbourhood when your shop is closed, looking for a place to burglarise, and who don't know exactly what type of products your shop sells. The reason for this is that the opaque roller shutter will stop them from looking through your shopfront window to check if there are high-value goods on display or a cash register that looks like it would be easy to open. If they cannot assess the value or accessibility of the products you sell, these types of burglars probably won't waste time trying to get onto the premises.

It Will Limit the Damage That Vandals Can Do to Your Shop

Roller shutters are also ideal for businesses in areas where vandalism is a common occurrence. If this is an issue in the area where your shop is located, then putting a roller shutter in front of your shopfront could limit the damage that vandals cause to your shop. The reason for this is that although the vandals could potentially graffiti the roller shutter itself, they would be unable to, for example, break or crack the shopfront window by throwing rocks at it, damage the shop door lock or scrape off any painted lettering you have on your shop windows.

Whilst some graffiti on the roller shutter wouldn't stop you from opening your shop (as you could keep the shutter rolled up and out of sight until you had a chance to wash this graffiti off), the breaking of your shop window and damage to its door lock could not only cost a lot to resolve but could also result in you having to turn customers away and shut the shop until you had cleaned up the glass, replaced the window and fixed the lock.


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