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Businesses of all sizes need to protect their assets. One of the most effective ways to do so is to invest in and install a commercial security grille. This affordable product can help guard against theft, vandalism, and other forms of crime. In addition to protecting your property, security grilles have many other benefits, including helping improve your business’ image. The addition of security lets customers know that your facility is secure and well-managed.
Roll-up security grilles are metal barriers that offer added protection to doors and windows. Other names include retractable grilles and security shutters. Depending on the type you choose, security grilles typically have a metal, woven design. They can also come in a diamond design, a curved “S” shape, or other geometric patterns.
Customizable security shutters come in different materials and finishes, such as stainless steel, aluminum, and powder-coated colors. Additionally, a security grille will either roll up or to the side when not in use, so you don't have to worry about it taking up too much space.
Security grilles apply to many industries. Some of the most common areas include:
If you've ever been to a mall before all the shops opened, you've probably seen roll-up security gates that were still down. Security grilles in entryways let people know to stay out, but they still provide some visibility, so you can tell at a glance if you would like to return later.
Another typical place to use security grilles is windows. Even if a would-be thief smashes a window, a security grille will still block physical entry. Unlike security grilles in entryways, these grilles tend to be more permanent. You won't open and close your window security grilles daily as you do for security grilles in doors and entryways.
You may also see security grilles used as a curtain-like divider that rolls down from the ceiling to secure a section of a room. The design still allows for visibility and ventilation while keeping unauthorized people out of the area.
Each commercial space has unique challenges. That's why security grilles come with options to best fit your building's specific needs. For one, how the security grille opens and closes can differ. Side-folding grilles will move to each side of the opening when not in use, while roll-up security grilles retract upward.
Beyond which way your security grille opens, you can also determine other aspects of its appearance and function. Here are some customizable categories for security grilles.
Security grilles can come with different cosmetic features and various functionalities. Review some of our popular commercial security grilles.
As a business owner, you need to stay vigilant about security. Roll-up grilles are a proactive way to keep your products, property, and staff safe. From obvious advantages like deterring crime to more surprising benefits like the impression they can leave on customers, we've compiled a list of the top 10 reasons to install a security grille.
Potential criminals looking for a soft target will avoid a business with a security grille. They'll know right away they can't quickly break the glass and enter your property, since the gate will stop them. Additionally, a security grille shows you are vigilant about keeping your business safe, which makes people assume you also invested in other security measures such as cameras and alarms.
Security gates or grilles show that your business is not an easy mark. Most criminals do not have the time, resources, or ability to attempt to break through a security grille. They'll most likely move on to a less protected business.
If a criminal tries to enter your business anyway, your security grille will keep them from getting complete access to your property. Breaking through a security grille is difficult, noisy, and will draw a lot of attention. Even if someone targets your property, you can feel comfortable knowing your roll-up gate will keep any unwanted guests out until the police arrive.
While installing a security grille shows passersby and potential criminals you're serious about your business' security, it also tells insurance companies you have gone the extra mile to keep your business safe. Insurers typically offer lower rates to business owners who can prove they have taken the necessary steps to protect their property.
Additionally, since security grilles deter crime, you'll be less likely to file insurance claims. When you don't have to make claims, your premium stays down. Insurance companies may also offer discounts to people who never file claims. Because security grilles reduce crime or damage to your business, you're more likely to receive these savings.
Security grilles aim to make you feel more secure, not add to your stress. That's why high-quality security doors like the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille will smoothly provide the protection you need for 50,000 cycles.
Additionally, security grilles are simple enough that you can handle most upkeep yourself without calling a professional. Security grilles' design allows you to quickly replace components as needed.
Rollup security grilles are more use-friendly than standard manual grilles that you push to the side. Use a remote or button and let the grille’s motor do the work and open the door for you.
Adding a security grille also saves you money from potential damage and theft. If you don't take steps to protect your business, you may spend large amounts of money on replacing stolen goods or repairing any damages. The one-time fee for a security grille is much more financially responsible and cost-effective in the long run.
Since security grilles are versatile and meet the needs of many different industries and purposes, it makes sense they would be customizable. The grille's color, finish, and rod design are typical areas owners choose to tailor.
A more practical modification relates to the grille's size. No matter what area you need to protect with a security grille, it's doable. Custom-sized security grilles ensure a perfect fit, regardless of the size, shape, or specifics.
At Cookson, we go even further to provide you with custom options to make your security grille the perfect fit for your unique needs, including:
High-quality protection shouldn't detract from your business' visual appeal. As previously mentioned, you can choose your preferred pattern, color, and materials.
Additionally, security grilles can be aesthetically pleasing because they still allow light to come in. For permanent security grilles, the natural light from windows creates a welcoming space for patrons. Of course, you want to protect your business while providing an enjoyable experience to your customers or guests.
Visibility is another benefit of retail security grilles because they still allow customers to window shop. Protecting your products is essential, but you also still need to bring in foot traffic. When passersby can see what your business offers, it may lead to a new sale.
Security grilles also keep your property looking beautiful by deterring any vandalism. The presence of security grilles will warn people off by putting a physical barrier between any potential vandal and your property.
When customers or potential customers see security measures in place, it can give the impression that your business carries high-quality products that are worth protecting. Your investment may intrigue passersby to stop in and browse. Also, people may feel more comfortable patronizing a business with security grilles because it shows them that you prioritize their safety.
Of course, security grilles provide added protection when you're away, but sometimes you also need them while your business is open. Security grilles are not only for when it's time to lock up for the day — you can also use them to control traffic flow or limit access to specific areas.
If your business has multiple entrances, it can bring peace of mind to block some off so you can better monitor and control visitors. Security grilles can make whole rooms or sections off-limits to deter wandering guests from entering an area where they don't belong.
Limiting the entrances or spaces guests can use helps you and your staff create boundaries and keep a closer eye on customers.
When you're ready to enjoy all the benefits of a security grille, Cookson is here to help. We build our security grilles to order, so you can get a high-quality product tailored to your space and needs. We offer a multitude of customization options, and our in-house design team is ready to bring your vision to life.
Explore our vast online inventory or find security grilles near you by locating your closest Cookson dealer. When investing in your business' security, you may have a few questions. Our expert team is here to help guide you through the process and make informed decisions to find the perfect and most effective option for you. To speak to a team member, contact us online today!