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#TrellidorAnswers: What Are Security Shutters?

Security in the modern age has evolved to integrate other considerations and one of these elements include style. Over the years, we have witnessed the creation of security products that serve the primary role of protection but also fulfil the much-needed aspect of style and elegance. Security shutters are a fine example of this.

Shutters are described as “Solid and stable door or window coverings usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles or horizontal rails (top, centre and bottom). Set within this frame can be louvres – both operable or fixed, horizontal or vertical.” This form of covering is used for different functions and they include controlling the amount of sun that enters a room; providing privacy; protection against turbulent weather conditions; defence against intrusion; and the enhancement of aesthetics. Fitted to doors and windows, they can replace curtains, blinds and other burglar-proofing products. Decorative shutters additionally can be used as room dividers or can visually separate two rooms without having to install a solid door.

Security Shutters are appropriate for both residential and commercial purposes and come in either aluminium or steel varieties.

How do Security Shutters work?

Interior Shutters

Interior shutters are usually divided into narrow units hinged accordion-style so two or more units cover each side of a window opening when closed. Operable louvred shutters have louvres or slats, controlled by a tilt bar or rod to adjust the louvre position and keep them in a uniform position, to control light, visibility and airflow. They also provide protection against intrusion or forced entry. Shutters for warmer climates like South Africa, typically have two shutters per window and wide louvre blades.

Exterior Shutters

Exterior shutters were initially created for light control, privacy, security and protection from elements. Functional shutters hinge on each side of a window or at the top and swing closed when necessary. They can also be mounted on tracks applied to the face of the building. Fixed and operable louvres shed rain, allow air transfer, filter direct sunlight, protect from small flying debris, and provide privacy. Exterior shutters also act as security barriers.

Trellidor’s Security Shutters are custom made aluminium louvre shutters for both doors and windows. Each louvre is reinforced with an internal threaded steel rod for added strength and security, and provide protection even when they are in the open position. Moreover, you’re able to choose the split of connected louvres to suit your light and privacy preferences.

The Security Shutters are also pre-treated against corrosion which includes a process that enhances corrosion and UV resistance.

The configurations include:

  • Bi-Fold and Floating Bi-Fold for doors and windows.
  • Sliding Doors and Windows.
  • French Doors and Windows.
  • Hinged Doors and Windows.

For an elegant, streamlined product that provides uncluttered protection, have a look at our Trellidor Security Shutters and let us know what you need!

References

En.wikipedia.org. (2019). Window shutter. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_shutter [Accessed 15 Oct. 2019].

SA Home Owner. (2013). How to choose window shutters – SA Home Owner. [online] Available at: https://www.sahomeowner.co.za/how-to-choose-window-shutters/ [Accessed 15 Oct. 2019].

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