If you own a business and operate on commercial property, you must have as much protection as possible on your premises to reduce the risk of burglaries and vandalism. It’s more than just your property at risk. If your business stores document with personal or valuable information and it’s stolen, this could cause issues for your clients and bad publicity for your business too. So how do you ensure your commercial property is secure 24/7?
What Are Automatic Roller Shutters?
Automatic roller shutters are thin sheets of steel joined together to make a roll of pure steel that can roll up above the door or window of any property. Typically, they’ll be made to measure for your exact windows and doors or could cover the whole of a shop front, incorporating the doors and windows under a single sheet.
The steel sheet comes with a mechanism that allows a key to be inserted to roll down the shutter from the outside once all staff have left the building. This ensures that only authorised personnel can access the premises after it’s been locked up and means that no workers will be stuck inside the shutters after closing time.
The Benefits Of Automatic Roller Shutters
Roller shutters offer a whole new level of protection for your business. Most businesses will feel content having installed secure locks and adding a CCTV camera outside the door. However, the reality is that most break-ins and vandalism incidents aren’t planned. Lots of businesses (especially if you operate in a busy city centre) are victims of random crimes committed just as the criminal happens to be walking past. Crimes such as break-ins or vandalism are rarely planned out to target a specific business unless that business is known to house high-value items.
This means that your CCTV camera is only actually helping after the crime has taken place. Installing roller shutters works to deter people from committing the crime in the first place, so you don’t have to pick up the pieces afterwards.
The steel shutter is almost impregnable, except to only the most persistent or determined burglars. This means that, unless your property has been targeted, any potential criminal will either be put off straight away by the sight of your shutters, or they’ll make an attempt and give up realising the shutter’s strength.
Peace of Mind
The security of your business when you’re away is paramount. Yes, it’s great that no one can’t access your business and that it’s secure. However, the greatest thing about roller shutters is that they also offer you peace of mind. If your business is in an area where you don’t particularly feel safe, roller shutters are an excellent way to put your mind at ease.
Custom roller shutters can even bring an element of professionalism to your business. Once you have had your roller shutters installed you can have them specially printed with your logo and have them painted in your company colours. This gives your brand a boost and advertises your business, even when your building is closed for the evening.
If you’re worried about leaving your business exposed to criminals, then consider adding roller shutters to give you security, peace of mind, and even a brand-new look. If you would like to find out more about Access Services’ high-quality roller shutters, get in touch today on 01933 275091 or head over to our contact page for more details.