When you’ve got a family, safety can be the single most important thing that you can think about. Whether you’re at home or at the office, your mind could be wondering if your children have their seatbelts on when they’re driving or being driven around. While you’re away on holiday, you could be wondering if your spouse had the smoke detector in your house fixed. You could also be wondering if the new house you’re thinking about buying is located in a low crime rate neighbourhood. Such thoughts can seem morbid or turn you into a fusspot but being prepared for any eventuality can keep you and your family out of harm’s way.
And nowhere is safety more necessary than in the comfort of your own home. Australia’s Crime Prevention program finds that burglaries and break-ins occur in most suburbs because most windows or doors have been left unlocked (or that keys were left under pots). Getting a home security system may be a good investment but you can also consider getting a more affordable system: roller shutters.
Shutters make a fine investment towards home protection against all kinds of elements: the criminal kind, the harsh weather kind, and the noise kind. So you’ll not only have safety, but with shutters installed to your windows, you’ll also have shelter and privacy, turning your home into the ideal sanctuary you’ve always envisioned.
Tough, hardwearing shutters are designed to keep burglars out. As a superior defence against criminal elements, shutters can discourage break-ins because criminals will choose properties that are easier to get into. When shopping for your home’s shutters, go with foolproof locking systems that will make entry impossible even for the most determined burglars.
Shutters can also have thermal insulation properties that keep the cold out during winter and the heat out during summer. With shutters preventing heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, you’ll be able to use less of your air conditioning and heater systems, which will allow you to save significantly on your energy bills.
Moreover, shutters can act as your home’s first line of defence against bushfires. Shutters prevent burning embers and other flying debris from entering your home.
Aside from keeping the harsh weather out of your living room and bedrooms (and prevent damage from alarming bushfires), the insulation also keeps outdoor noise from disrupting the peace and quiet in your home. From lawn mowers to children frolicking, from the neighbour’s parties to traffic, shutters can reduce the transmission of unwanted sounds. So shutters are highly recommended for individuals who demand complete quiet when they come home from work like shift workers or nurses and doctors or for families with newborn babies.
Your home is your sanctuary. Whether you’re taking care of a family or not, you should do everything you can to make sure it is safe from any type of harm. Get your windows fitted for custom-made shutters today and rest easy knowing that your sanctuary will be fortified against any kind of danger.