Tuesday, 3 January 2012

SWS UK Security Shutters Offering a Different Approach

With the riots last Summer bringing the issue of commercial security into the main stream, many viewpoints have been put forward about the use of security shutters.

As an ambassador for these products many companies will look to you for guidance as to what is available. As the manufacturer of security shutters, SWS UK would like to remind you of the alternative ways forward with this controversial issue which we hope will appease all sides and secure you the order.

With the streets awash with looting and vandalism a cry was put out that business owners should have the right to protect their property. In fact the DCLG Chief Planner Steve Quartermain wrote to local councils urging them to speed through planning applications on rebuilding work and new security shutters which was met with rejoice from the shop owners. However his letter also insists upon "ensuring that a balance is struck between security and protecting the look and character of our high street" So where do we go from here? Business owner and insurance companies are insisting on using shutters to protect their property but planning officers have an obligation to keep the high street an inviting and welcoming place to be day and night.

When tendering for physical security products remember it doesn't all have to be cold steel shutters as alternative options for commercial security are available.  SWS UK hope these will tick the boxes with the retailers and the insurance companies whilst still allowing the high street to be a welcoming place.

Retractable Security Gates:
A simple and cost effective solution our retractable gates fit within the shop window and retract fully when not in use. The Seceuroguard 1001 has been tested by the LPCB to Level 1 and is also on the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification scheme.

Security Shutters with Vision:
A shutter doesn't have to conform to the obtrusive and oppressive stereo type. When vision is added through perforations the shutter lets light through and allows the high street to be secure whilst still protecting the look and character. As with retractable gates the 7501 range of commercial shutters have been awarded LPCB Level 1 and Secured by Design status so creating the perfect balance between the needs of the retailer and local authority.

Security Shutters with Branding:

Available in any colour to suit the area, brand or premises, the Seceuro 3801 shutters can not only be colour co-ordinated to fit in with their surroundings, they can also have designs printed on them to make the area come alive even when the premises are closed.

These are just a few options that we hope give you a flavour of the alternatives available and we would be more than happy to offer advice and guidance on any projects through out the UK.

For further information contact SWS UK on 01524 772400 or visit www.sws.co.uk 

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