People literally spend thousands of dollars every year taking measures to increase the security of their homes. An investment few balk at as our homes contain our valuables and, more importantly, our loved ones. The most common security purchases include alarm systems, monthly monitoring, security screen doors and additional exterior lights. And while these are all good additions to improve the security of your house, the fact of the matter is that they all pale in comparison to rolling security shutters.
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Why? Quite simply…time and ease of entry. While alarm systems and additional lights around your house may deter some criminals from attempting to burglarize your home, an experienced burglar also realizes that the average police response time to house alarms is greater than 20 minutes. They also know that they can be in and out of your house in less than 3 minutes. With an average 17 minutes head start, they have plenty of time to get far, far away with your valuables by the time the police show up.
In fact, one of the main goals for a professional thief, is to get inside the house as quickly as possible so that people don’t actually see anyone trying to gain entry to the house. A light is easy to unscrew or break so that it doesn’t illuminate an entry point of your home. And most people don’t become suspicious or think something is wrong when they see a light out, as they think it just needs to be replaced. When an alarm is triggered, depending on the proximity and diligence of your neighbors, it will either not be heard or written off as a false alarm.
Without an additional barrier, a burglar can be in your house through your window in less than 10 seconds. However, if your house has the added protection of security shutters the professional thief knows that it is not going to be an easy entry and certainly not a quick one. They rapidly assess the situation and deem it not worth it when there are houses down the street that provide the easy in and out element they are looking for.
Imagine the added comfort for those who have to travel out of town for work while the rest of their family remains at home. Imagine having the ability to shut your security shutters with a push of a button after seeing a new story about a rash of break ins close by or a suspect on the loose in or around your neighborhood. How much more enjoyable would it be to go out on a date night and leaving the kids with a babysitter and all your security shutters down and locked up tight!
It has been proven that those with rolling security shutters sleep much better at night than those without them. Ok, maybe that last statement isn’t “proven” but I sure know that I would be more comfortable having that added protection to my house and to know that I’ve provided a real security solution to protect my family.