Shutter Locks: Patented Protection

Securing your home is a priority all South Africans can agree on. That’s why we spent a lot of time designing our Security Shutters. And, we added a patented locking system to give our clients real peace of mind.

Secure Estates & Security Shutters

Living in a secure estate or a gated community could give you a false sense of security. Because you believe you have enough protection, you skip on extra security measures.

But, when it comes to protecting your home, there’s no shame in being overly cautious.

Shutter Lock and Keys

Shutter Locks: Understanding Security Levels

Our security shutters use Super C-Class Cylinder locks. If you’re not familiar with locks, you won’t understand what that means. This article does a good job of explaining the difference between A, B and C-Class Locks

But to summarise, the more secure a lock is, the longer it takes to open using ‘anti-technical’ methods. Super Class-C Cylinder Locks can take more than 4,5 hours to unlock. And the keys have extra tracks which are longer than normal – making them almost pick-proof!

Shutter Lock  Keys Detail

Seeing is believing. One look at our shutter locks is all it takes to convince you that our locks are superior to the locks our competitors use. There’s no substitute for quality.

Secure from Lock to Louvre

Security shutters are about more than sticking a lock on an aluminium shutter. Unfortunately, not all shutter manufacturers think the same way. For example, these are some of the added features on our security shutters that you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Reinforced Double-Core Louvres

A 100 mm hardened steel rod reinforces each of the double-core louvres. This makes it impossible to pry the louvres out of their frame.

  • Ribbed Extrusions

Aluminium is a strong material. But we’ve added ribs to the extrusions we use for our security shutters. This increases the strength and stability of the shutter frame. And we use thicker aluminium extrusions where pieces join together.

  • Shouldered Pins

A small, but significant detail, is the tapered pins that we use on the hinges. This prevents anyone from removing the whole shutter panel by damaging the hinges.

  • Stainless Steel Bolts

Not one – but two bolts secure the shutters at the top and bottom. The top bolt is 11.5 mm long and the bottom bolt is 16 mm long. As you turn the key, both bolts shoot out and lock the shutters in place.

Other manufacturers use inferior bolts, made from cheaper materials. They do this to keep the cost of their security shutters down.

Top and Bottom Bolts for Security Shutter

Security shutters aren’t cheap, but we focus on offering real value for money. We combine high-grade materials with intelligent design. And this results in a shutter that can compete with steel burglar bars.

Effortless Security

Our security shutters have so many features that you might expect them to be a bit bulky. Not at all! They’re every bit as elegant as our Decorative Aluminium Shutters.

We’ve added an exclusive hidden tilt rod and light-line reducer. Not only are our shutters strong and elegant, but they also control light and airflow too. 

Want more details? Visit our blog on Shopping for Security Shutters for all the technical specifications.

But if you’re ready to take the next step in securing your home, get in touch with us. Let a sales consultant take you through all the features of our security shutters. After all, securing your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.