Monday, March 20, 2017
Security grilles not only act as a deterrent like many other security systems, but are also a physical barrier. They are usually installed on the inside of windows meaning that for an intruder to break in, they would first have to break through glass and in doing so rouse unwanted attention. Security grilles also slow down an intruder’s progress as they would have to break through the grille itself. Most intruders work on an opportunistic basis and look for properties which pose little risk, this visible barrier therefore acts as a deterrent too.
The doors and windows of your property are the most targeted area of access for an intruder. With this in mind, it is advisable that you take the necessary precautions to protect your most vulnerable areas by installing security grilles. Security grilles, like shutters, can also be helpful in reducing the risk of vandalism.
One of the benefits of security grilles, is that once installed, they require little maintenance. Security grilles are operated manually, providing you with constant protection at a small cost. Once they are installed, they need not be maintained by a professional and are less likely to break down than other mechanisms. They are cost effective in that they provide constant protection without additional fees.
Security grilles can come in a variety of designs, plain or decorative. This means that your property can still appear attractive whilst simultaneously being more secure. As well as this, if you choose to install an internal security grille, it is possible for them to be hidden when not in use. Internal security grilles are often preferred to external grilles in terms of aesthetics.
As security grilles are retractable, they still allow access to windows, allowing them to be opened and cleaned without compromising your security. This is one advantage over the use of roller shutters. Security grilles also tend to be more affordable and require less maintenance when compared with a roller shutter that may be powered by an electric motor that could potentially break down. As well as this, whilst security grilles are usually installed internally, shutters are external and therefore easier to remove.
Unlike an alarm, security grilles also act as a physical deterrent. The use of alarms also risks false alarm calls caused by errors with equipment. Having a security grille means that your safety does not depend on how quickly the police respond to your alarm call.
Retractable grilles can be moved in the event of an emergency and therefore unlike fixed bars and grilles, will not compromise your safety.