Ask the expert: Safety Features
Good security is an asset in any home and can add value to your clients’ property. Trellidor platinum sales consultant Steven Matthews offers pointers.
FIT PRODUCTS INSIDE
Security products inside a door or window are a far greater deterrent against burglars. Once intruders have broken a window or door, the four golden elements they need – time, tools, noise and privacy – are compromised by the slower process of breaking through bars or gates.
More attractive security products include aluminium security shutters, barely visible polycarbonate bars, see-through stainless steel protective screens and roller-style doors.
Retractable, roller-style doors installed horizontally at the top of stairs – in line with the landing – can be used to secure almost any staircase despite difficulties with walls and bannisters.
CREATE A SAFE ROOM
Retractable roller-style doors can also create a safe room in one part of the house. The roller function ensures it won’t be noticed when not in use.
PLAN AN EXIT
Sliding security affixed to at least one window in a safe area can be used as an escape route in the event of a fire or intrusion.