If it feels like your town was a safer place to live and work yesterday, then it is today, you’re probably right. Unfortunately, progress and population growth often mean an increase in crime. As a business owner, an arsenal of security measures should be taken when running any business. Security rollshutters can play a big part in keeping your business and all who work there, safe.
Rollshutters work differently than security gates. With all the doors locked in your store, it is still left at risk for crime. Rollshutters provide that extra level of protection. So how do they work and what can they do for you in your efforts to secure your storefront?
Out of sight, out of temptation
When peeking through your store window, merchandise is likely the first thing a customer will see. While this display of wares is a great selling tool and one that will bring the customers, it can also be a magnet for thieves. Allowing a potential thief to see what you have to offer can make your business a target. Rollshutters take that visual out of the equation. A potential break in can be avoided simply by making the theft harder to obtain. Any obstacles you can put in the way of a thief will have them thinking twice. No need for a criminal to go out of the way, in order to steal from your store, when they can easily move on to a store front that is more accessible. Criminals like to know what they’re stealing before the event. Rollshutters prevent this and put you in the game when if comes to avoiding a burglary.
Access doesn’t come easily
As a business owner, you wouldn’t leave your doors unlocked during the hours when you’re not there. Why leave your windows available for entry. With rollshutters, windows are no longer an access point for those bandits. Rollshutters physically shut down your windows, making them very difficult to get to. A rollshutter will completely cover your windows, making entry through them virtually impossible. While a thieve could spend the time uncovering these windows, they will likely move on to an another victim because there is no quiet way to penetrate a properly installed rollshutter. Rollshutters over windows, also protect these windows from vandalism. Broken windows and doors will affect your bottom line and a rollshutter system is a relatively small investment to make, to ensure your store remains secure.
Versatility and the right rollshutter for your store
Rollshutters are made of either metal, PVC or fiberglass and come with a variety of closing systems. Many electric rollshutters can be moved up and down with the flick of a switch ensuring that after a long day at the store, your property is secured with very little time or energy. Electric rollshutters are a popular choice as they can only be operated from the inside, adding an extra layer of security. Manual rollshutters can provide security for your store as well. They wind down from the inside or out and the tool used for closing your rollshutters will be taken with you at the end of the day, much like a key. Manual operation can be achieved from inside with a cord winch as well. It can be easily hidden behind a blind or curtain.
Maintaining a secure store will go a long way in keeping your business profitable. Becoming a victim of crime, no matter what community you live in, can put you and your store at risk, both personally and financially. Rollshutters should hold an important piece of the security puzzle for your store front. Contact us today and our team of experts at Jans Awnings & Rollshutters will take care of all your rollshutter needs.