Buying Security Shutters? Here’s What to Look For

Are you buying Security Shutters?. Need a home security solution that’s attractive, adds value and offers protection? Security Shutters tick all the boxes, but they can be pricey.

If you’re ready to invest in security shutters, you’ll want to get the best value for your money. Many shutter manufacturers offer discounts but you shouldn’t compromise on your security. Here are some things to look for when you’re shopping around for security shutters.

Security Shutters YzerfonteinQuality Materials

Security shutters are often made from aluminium because it’s strong but light. We use a high-grade aluminium alloy (6063-T6) to manufacture our Security Shutters. It’s easy to extruded smooth yet complex shapes from this grade of aluminium. That’s why it’s used for window and door frames and of course, shutters.

This grade is strong enough to withstand 190 MPa (megapascals) of pressure. And thanks to a thin surface layer of aluminium oxide, it’s corrosion-resistant, which means it won’t rust or fade.

Designed for Strength

The strength in security shutters doesn’t only come from the type of metal used. A lot has to do with the design of the aluminium profiles or frame stiles. The stiles are the strips you see on the left- and right-hand side of the louvres. They attach to the top and bottom rails.

Thicker frames might be more secure, but they look bulky and unattractive. For a strong but elegant security shutter, our frames have a hidden ribbing.

Security Shutter Features – Bolts & Louvres

Locks and bolts are what set security shutters apart from decorative shutters. It’s the quality that matters most, so here’s what you need to look out for.

For example, many security shutters have a two-way lock system. When you turn the key, two bolts shoot out of the frame. One bolt locks into the top track and the other locks into the bottom track.
The stainless-steel bolts we use in our security shutters are no match for intruders. Bolts made from plastic or aluminium don’t offer much resistance.

On our shutters, the top bolt extends 11.5 mm into the top frame and 16.5 mm into the bottom track. They have tensioned rods and thicker walls. And an internal structure designed for strength and stability. That’s why our security shutters are the best on the market.

Worried that a crowbar could part the louvres? We thought about that too. So we reinforced the end caps with hardened steel pins. The pins secure the louvres to the frame. While they might get damaged, they’ll never pop out of the frame.

Strong Details

Attention to detail is crucial when it comes to security. Criminals will exploit even the smallest weakness to gain entry into your home. So we use hinges with shouldered or tapered pins that burglars can’t punch out to remove the panels. These hinges also have nylon inserts to ensure the panels open and close without making a sound.

Yet another example of how we combine strength, aesthetics, and functional design. The result is a security shutter you want to have in your home. Pay attention to the details when buying security shutters to ensure you get value for money.

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Comparing Security Shutters

A checklist of important features will help you compare quotes from different manufacturers. Here’s some technical information on our security shutters that you can refer to:

House of Supreme Security Shutters – Facts & Figures

Our security shutters include the following safety and aesthetic features:

  • Hidden, flush-fitting tamper-proof locks with a double internal latch mechanism.
  • No extra components required to lock or unlock the shutters – only the key.
  • Stainless steel cylinder and bolt lock system with an 11.5 mm bolt at the top and a 16.5 mm bolt at the bottom
  • Tension rods, thickened walls and internal supports add strength and stability
  • Double-core louvres, reinforced with 100 mm hardened steel rods
  • Exclusive hidden tilt rod and light-line reducer add to the aesthetics – no bulky bars!
  • Hinges with shouldered/tapered pins that you can’t remove or punch out. Nylon inserts for quiet operation.
Technical Specifications:

Weight: 22 kg/m²
Frame Material: Aluminium
Mechanical Components: Stainless Steel

Stile dimensions: 28 mm x 50 mm
Louvre width: 95 mm
Recommended Min – Max Height: 400 mm – 3200 mm
Recommended Min – Max Width: 150 mm – 760 mm

Don’t Compromise on Your Security

You can’t make good security shutters from sub-standard materials or cheap components. If you rely on your shutters to protect your home and your family, don’t compromise for the sake of saving a few Rands.

Our security shutters have always been affordable. And we understand that you may be working with a budget. Our consultants will work with you to find the right solution for you.

If you have any questions about buying security shutters for your home, please get in touch with us today. We have branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, and Nelspruit.