Why Should You Install Roller Shutters On Your Shopfront?



As a shop owner, you’re already acutely aware of the valuable stock held in your property overnight. Protecting that merchandise against theft and criminal damage while you’re away from the premises is essential, and you needn’t look further than roller shutters for the ideal shopfront security solution.

If your concern is security, there are very few solutions that will protect your shop from unwanted intruders in a more cost-effective way than roller shutters. Whilst there is a range of security levels to choose from, all of our roller shutters are constructed to withstand a high degree of wear and tear or potential intruder force, giving you peace of mind outside of business hours. Nobody wants to receive that call in the middle of the night saying their shop has been broken into and that valuable stock has been stolen.

Roller shutters also give you the best of both worlds in terms of security and accessibility and are simple to operate. Rather than installing a large security gate or standard door that may get in the way of your staff or customers during the day, roller shutters are specifically designed to tuck away while not in use, giving your staff and customers ease of access during business hours. There’s nothing worse than a bulky gate that restricts movement on your premises, and roller shutters mean this is a total non-issue.

Many roller shutters are also made in accordance with fire safety regulations, meaning their installation will make your property less vulnerable to damage in the event of a fire. Not only will these fire-rated roller shutters give you, your employees and your customers peace of mind, but you may also find your insurance premiums reduce as your building and its contents have been made much safer in the event of a fire. The fire is usually unable to penetrate the barrier meaning that it’s less likely to spread out of control.

Aside from all of the technical reasons to install roller shutters, you should also consider the aesthetics of your shopfront. Not all roller shutters are made equal when it comes to aesthetics. Rather than a steel or aluminium finish, many businesses choose to paint their shutters to better match the colours of their shopfront and maintain their brand image. This can be a great way of standing out on a high street full of grey metal shutters.

Even the most basic roller shutters also provide an extra layer of insulation for your building, meaning your property loses less heat outside of business hours. To see your heating bill drop even lower, you might like to consider installing them with an extra layer of insulating material to further protect against the cold.

So where can you buy and arrange installation of roller shutters? At 1GS, we specialise in the manufacture, supply and installation of security roller shutters in London. Whether it’s for domestic, industrial, retail or commercial application, the shutters can be operated manually or they can be automated. In the event of an unavoidable break in, we also offer a 24-hour emergency call out service for immediate remedial repair to get your property secure again.

Why choose us?

  • Public and employer’s liability insurance
  • 24/7 emergency call centre
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Insurance approved standards

Make sure you protect your property by booking a free security consultation with us today. Call 020 7724 4478.

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