Avoiding Roller Shutter Wear and Tear with a Maintenance Plan

Security shutters and doors are built to last – to weather the elements, and to resist attempts at a break-in. It’s the whole point of having one, after all! However, even the strongest, sturdiest roller shutter will begin to experience wear and tear after years of constant use. Daily or hourly opening and closing (even […]

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How to Choose The Right Door

Saving Energy and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Roller Shutter Doors

Security is usually the main benefit highlighted as a reason for using roller shutters at a commercial or industrial property and, while it is a fairly large one, it’s far from the only one! Roller shutters can also help you to save energy – we won’t pretend that they’ll make a massive difference to your […]

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Supermarket security

Protecting Commercial Properties from Burglaries

While statistics are generally showing crime rates in decline, it’s not true that all kinds of crime are going down. The most recent statistics show that theft – particularly vehicle theft, burglary and robbery – is on the rise in the short term, despite a broader decrease over the last 20 years. The words theft, […]

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Shopping centre security

Security Needs in Public Spaces

Public spaces – whether it’s a shop, a school, an office or a train station – all have a wide variety of security needs that can differ greatly from private premises. These spaces experience heavy foot traffic, and sometimes heavy vehicle traffic too. Valuable goods – whether it’s stock or staff belongings – need to […]

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Keys hanging in a door

Can Security Doors and Grates Reduce Your Insurance Rates?

There are many factors that determine your insurance rates, whether you’re looking at home or commercial property insurance quotes. The location of your property is arguably one of the biggest. High risk areas, such as Chorlton in Manchester or Hammersmith in London, where more insurance claims for theft are made, are more likely to see […]

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Cloudy sky

How to Choose an Industrial Door That Can Withstand the Weather

UK weather is becoming more extreme. From the blizzards of the Beast from the East in March, to the hottest London Marathon on record in April, temperatures in the south of England went from -3.7°C to 24.1°C in just a few weeks. A good industrial door can cope with these changes in temperature and being […]

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Roller shutters closeup

What’s the Difference Between Hydraulic and Pneumatic Doors?

Hydraulic and pneumatic doors are two different, but similar, types of powered roller shutter. Both use pressurised systems to handle big, heavy shutters that are too large to open manually, or would require a large motor. As the operation and application is generally quite similar, there can be some confusion between the two – but […]

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Warehouse

Choosing the Right Door for a Warehouse

The best type of industrial door for a warehouse depends on a number of different factors, including what’s being stored inside, and how people will be gaining access during a typical working day. In this post, we’ll look at some of the things that could influence your specification for a warehouse door. If you have […]

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Damaged roller shutter

How to Clean a Roller Shutter

A good industrial door should be built to last. Many roller shutters are manufactured from pre-galvanised steel for this reason – it’s sturdy, durable, and resistant to corrosion too, which also means they’ll look nicer for longer. But whether it’s from general wear and tear, extreme weather, an accident or vandalism, roller shutters will take […]

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Fire exit

What Are Your Fire Safety Responsibilities in a Workplace?

With thousands of cases of fires in workplaces across the UK every year, fire safety should be a major consideration of every employer or property manager – and not just because it’s a legal requirement. More than just a box to tick, fire safety protects your premises, your stock and – above all – your […]

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