How to Lock a Roller Shutter

Whilst roller shutters are known as a high-quality yet affordable security solution, they need to be locked appropriately in order to do their job properly. After all, it is foolish to think that simply closing the shutter will prevent criminals and vandals from gaining entry to your business or home. Here at ABC Industrial, we like to cover all the bases when it comes to our roller shutters and in this blog, we have decided to go over a few different ways you can lock them …

Padlock

As an old-fashioned solution to roller shutter security, a padlock is great for small businesses that don’t have many shutters that need paying attention to. After all, opening and closing each one individually in this format would take up a lot of time at the start of a busy working today. With this said, most padlocks are incredibly secure and are a brilliant approach to roller shutter security.

Key

Perhaps the most subtle of them all is the key as this mechanism, like a regular door, locks from within and this can make it much harder for criminals looking for an easy target to gain unauthorised access to your property. Similar to the padlock, a key lock is best suited towards individuals with minimal roller shutters to tend to, however, it is a proven high-quality roller shutter defence system.

Electronics

On the other hand, roller shutters that come with automatic operation are often fitted with an internal lock that activates when the shutter is closed. In fact, this method is perfect for large businesses that need to open and close many shutters simultaneously as it can save time and money. In addition to this, an electric lock is incredibly strong and a great deterrent because thieves do not know where to target. With this said, many property owners do like to reinforce them with keys and padlocks so the property doesn’t look as vulnerable. Beside customer satisfaction, there is nothing more important than security in business. After all, recent statistics suggest that crime is on the rise which means that it is more important than ever to invest in the exterior defences of your property. In fact, taking the time to look at the range of different approaches to locking roller shutters is vital in order to ensure that they are well secured. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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