It is easy for building owners to forget why they should be using security shuttering on their vacant or inhabited properties, but it is a method that can save them from the hassle of theft, property damage and squatters.
For the year ending June 2012, there were just over 1,100,000 thefts and over 2,000,000 cases of vandalism in Wales and England. Unofficial figures also show that there are in the region of 20,000 to 50,000 squatters taking up quarters in uninhabited properties across the UK.
With facts and figures like these, it goes without saying that using security shuttering to protect a home or premises – whether vacant or occupied – is a really smart idea.
Using security shuttering could help a property owner save money from acts of vandalism and theft. Security shuttering offers a recognised way of deterring and protecting a property from criminals.
Perhaps a lesser-known fact is that it can save money on insurance rates too. Particularly in high-crime areas, security shuttering has proved so successful that many insurance brokers require a property to have it fitted before they will provide an insurance policy.
Whether an owner is looking for shutters to protect their windows or doors, for commercial properties or for specialist installations such as an outdoor bike shed, a shuttering system will save them money as an investment in the long run.
People who decide to get security shuttering fabricated by a professional company should make sure the company is fully insured and ask them for references before work commences. Security shuttering is a deterrent to crooks but, what’s more, it’s an investment.