If you are thinking about getting security shutters or outdoor shutters in Brisbane, you will likely have realised that it can be frustrating and difficult to decide which type of security shutter is more suitable for your home, below is an overview of the main kinds of shutters used in different scenarios. For instance, smaller types can be operated manually, but larger shutters are usually electric powered in an up and down motion.
Manual shutters are cost efficient since it requires no motor. You can control and stop the shutters at any position, whether it is fully-open, fully-closed or any position in between. For maximum security, locking bars can be installed at each side of the shutters guide rail. For manual shutters operation, there are three options available for you to choose from.
• With a belt installed on the inside of the wall and is pulled to rise or released to lower the shutter. Depending upon shutter size, the belt is typically used on lighter weight shutters, operated manually or with the help of a geared crank handle. It is only common on domestic applications as they can be easily opened under abuse.
• Similar to the belt operation, a rod crank is a metal rod in a dog leg position, placed on the inside of the wall used to wind the shutter up or down. This is the option for heavier shutters as compared to belt operationand are more common in commercial applications. With a rod clank shutter, the shutter can be either inside or outside with the user controlling from the inside.
• The last manual operation available is spring loaded. A spring roller shutter uses springs within the hollow tube to hold the shutter in the open position as it increases the tension on the spring. A key lock is used at the bottom guide rail to keep the shutter locked. It is one that provides the best security in a manual shutter with extra locks available to ensure security when the shutters are closed. For instance, it is commonly seen at shop entrances where the operator has to open the shutter from the external face.
Motorised or remote control electric operations
Electric motors are fitted in the tubular assembly of the window shutters, making life so much simpler when you just need to press a button. Motorised roller shutters save you time and also provide your home with strong security to keep out burglars. It can be controlled with a remote control or using the up and down buttons situated on the walls of the building. These are particularly common in shop or buildings, prevent users to walk across and close every shutter one by one.
Wireless technology is a rather new option for a number of customers that prefers easy and feasible control system. Similar to remote control system, no chasing of buttons is required. The major difference is that your hand phone is used as the ‘key’ to open and close the shutters. As it creates an intelligent home system, wireless control is getting more and more rampant these days. However, be very careful as wireless control can be rather unsafe as compared to other security shutter systems.
If you are planning to get shutter for your home or shops, you should consider Guardian Screens & Shutters who is reputed for providing a solution to both security and privacy that are known for their elegance and practicality.