Hart Door Systems

What Are Security Shutters?

What Are Security Shutters?

Security shutters are most common in commercial settings, creating a physical barrier to stop ‘would be’ intruders, vandals, trespassers and burglars. In the UK there are different types of ‘shutters’ available, such as security grilles which better protect windows and doors yet don’t hinder flow of light and air. The term ‘security roller shutters’ refers to doors that form a strong barrier, prohibiting natural flow of light and air. They are widely used in banks, museums, prisons, airports, warehouses and data centres.


What’s the best shutter for supreme security?

Many security shutters deliver advanced security. If you feel your workplace has too many vulnerable areas or you are concerned of a rise in local burglaries, high quality security shutters will give you peace of mind — you can finally count on a high level of physical protection. To give you an idea on the very best shutters for security, our highest rated model is the Terror Screen SR4, which delivers the perfect combination of weight and strength. The design incorporates a twin skin steel lath, re-enforced by an aluminium substructure, which is highly resistant to cutting. It can, therefore, withstand 20 minutes of attack, including 10 minutes with drills and hand tools.


Added protection against fire

The heat produced from a fire can cause windows to shatter, meaning hot embers pass through and spread the flames. With top quality roller shutters that are fire rated, you can increase protection for staff, buildings and equipment.


Ultimate privacy

In certain environments, it’s critical that workers have privacy and minimal outside noise levels without worrying about unauthorised persons from entering their workplace. Security shutters are an excellent solution and they’re very physically and visually imposing.



Roller shutters may not add an awful amount of charm or character to your property. They are highly functional though, and can be finished in a wide range of colours — meaning you can maintain that stern appearance to deter opportunistic criminals, whilst ensuring brand consistency and professionalism.


Lower insurance premiums

Security shutters have long been proved to lower insurance premiums due to the fantastic benefits they bring. Property type and location will always influence commercial property insurance costs, but risk rating and security measures are just as, if not more, impactful — so it makes sense to have maximum protection in place.


Add insulation

Many security shutters on the market have optional insulation. In turn, these products reduce or eliminate droughts for workers and prevent heat loss. Companies increase their energy savings as a result, and vermin and dust control can also be included.

We hope this gives you a deeper insight into the types of security shutters out there, as well as helping your understanding on the features to look out for. If you have any questions on our security shutters or want to learn more about Hart Doors, please call +44 (0) 191 214 0404.