Tips on Buying The Best Value Retail Shop Security Grilles and Shutters

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The best shop front security combines both high security and aesthetic appeal. This is something that requires experience and expertise and it is advisable to seek advice from a shop front and commercial security grilles specialist. Security for a retail business needs to be carefully considered to establish the best security option for that particular premises.

Are Shutters Good for Security?

Shop front security grilles and shutters for doors and windows are an excellent means of securing your premises when done well. Not only do they deter intruders but they physically prevent windows being smashed. In addition to that well designed security can add kerb appeal to your shop front.

In London commercial window security grilles and shutters are becoming increasingly popular. It is important to be able to secure your shop at night time and know that when you return in the morning your stock will be safe and not have been targeted by intruders.

How Much Do Security Shutters Cost?

The price of door and window security bars installation in London is based on a number of factors;

  • The size of the area to be secured
  • The type of security grilles or shutters
  • Where you buy the security grilles

A bespoke retail security shutters expert will carry out a survey and advise you on the best security solution for your commercial premises.

In terms of the company you choose to design and install retail shutters it is advisable to compare the product and quality and be aware that it is possible to get the highest quality shutters without the high price tag that comes with a brand name. It is also advisable to avoid lower quality shutters.

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IKS Locksmiths are MLA approved Locksmiths experienced in shop security shutters installation and fitting security grilles in North London and the Greater London area. We offer the exact same product as the branded security grilles just without the brand name and without the inflated price tag!

High quality Security Grilles Features

There are certain features to look out for when looking for high quality retractable security grilles;

  • Expert design and installation, the survey and measure up should be carried out by an experienced installer who knows how to ensure the best look and usability from the finished design
  • Multipoint locking system to prevent grilles being lifted from the tracks
  • A euro cylinder lock which can be easily changed and can even be upgraded to a high security lock.
  • A quality finish with a powder coating to protect from the elements

If you know what to look for in security shutters and what constitutes real value then you can avoid paying over the odds and choose the best professional grilles installation at the best price.

Different Types of Security Shutters for Shops

The most common options for shop front security are either collapsible security grilles or roller shutters and sometimes fixed security bars.

Collapsible Security Grilles for Shops

Many businesses are opting for collapsible grilles for retail security in North London. Retractable security grilles have the advantage of securing stock whilst allowing passing traffic to see the shop front display. Shop front grilles are not just a fantastic way to secure a premises, they can also add aesthetic value and appeal to the façade of the business.

The Concept curators of style in Finsbury Park (pictured in the main image) have chosen our black collapsible X lattice grilles to adorn their interiors shop. As you can see they have achieved a striking timeless stylish look with kerb appeal.

A highly appealing look can be achieved with the right security grilles. A bespoke grilles specialist will advise on aspects like style, colour and functionality.

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Level 2 Security Grilles Installed in a Jewellery Store in Hatton Garden

In terms of functionality it is important to look for all the high quality features mentioned above. In addition to this you may want to consider even higher levels of security provided by insurance approved security grilles. These are most commonly used by retailers holding very high value stock such as jewellers.

Visit our retractable grilles gallery to see more examples of folding grilles installations.

Roller Shutters for Retail Security

Shop front roller shutters have the advantage of both protecting and concealing, or partially concealing, the contents of a commercial premises. There are a range of styles of roller shutters available. The suitability really depends on the needs of the business.

shop front roller shutters installed

How do you secure a roller shutter door?

Roller shutters can be susceptible to break ins and it is important to have a ground locking system to prevent access. Sometimes people opt for both security grilles and shutters. Choosing a specialist in door and window security will allow you to review all the possible options and costs for securing your retail premises.

Retail Security Bars

In a shop fixed security grilles are more often used for back windows which are not visible from the shop front. However they can be a suitable option depending on the style of the property. Fixed security bars for doors and windows can be useful in securing stock in store rooms and warehouses.

fixed security bars on window

Professional Security Grilles and Shutters Installation in London

At IKS Locksmiths we offer a bespoke design and installation service for both residential and commercial security grilles and shutters. Our shutter and grilles are made to measure and designed to suit each individual property. Each premises has different requirements and we are keen to meet the needs of the individual client. We are specialists in designing and fitting security shutters and customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance.

You may like to read our general tips for securing your business.

Should you wish to enquire about roller shutters, security grilles or security gates for businesses anywhere in London or Hertfordshire we would be glad to provide a free quote and answers to any questions you may have.

How can we help you?

For professional security advice and information call to speak directly to Martin, our Master Locksmith and security specialist.


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