Putting up security shutters require planning permission
The Western Australian Planning Commission, since 2006, has already recommended the addition of security shutters and all other elements that will help secure infrastructures from crime. Security shutters are amongst the defining structures that secure a property against offenders. As such, the installation of such shutters now require planning permission, with you as the structure owner, giving high regard to including these security screens as part of design elements and not just as an element that can be integrated only after you have experienced criminal intrusion.
Security shutters are the best way to secure commercial properties
Security shutters are so durable. They are made from different types of materials. Many times these shutters can be made of steel, others constructed out of aluminium. There are also those that combine different materials to make the product even more durable. Some of these provisions are also motorised or remote-controlled to make operation (opening and closing the shutter) a lot easier. Some also offer protection from fire. Whilst it has been said that it is best for protecting commercial properties, many homes of today have already seen its importance in protecting homes form burglary and vandalism. They offer what is called wall-to-wall protection.
Security blinds, on the other hand are those traditional additions to your windows, usually attached to window spaces in order to protect the glass from any intrusion. Now, you can also find security blinds fixed to either your patio windows or doors. They are also available in wide varieties and can be used both for commercial properties and residential settings.
Security shutters can also help protect garages
Shutters, apart from having varied sizes, can also be used for wide-scale applications. They can be best used to protect your garages from intrusion. This is something where security blinds cannot be actually used. In order to get the most out of your security shutters for your garage, you have to make sure that the shutter is fixed to the space.
Where security shutters and security blinds are the same
If you will try to review what has been written above, you will say that these two things are similar in terms of the fact that they are both available in different varieties. Add to that, their main purpose is to provide protection to you and your property. Do not forget though that since security shutters and security blinds has now become flexible choices, you can opt to paint them with different colour that will make them blend well with your structure. Gone were the days when you see your shutters in plain grey colour and your blinds in a white hue. You can now choose to have them repainted.
The bottom line
You have to remember that the difference between shutters and blinds should be taken as a reminder to help you decide which amongst these two things will best suit your structure. There are particular spaces where blinds will be the best option whilst there are also certain portions of a structure that will require shutter installation. You have to weigh in on all factors before finally deciding which one to make use of. If you are unsure, it will always pay to ask.