London’s Metropolitan Police may have been keen to tout a recent 3% annual decrease in burglary crimes in the capital, but the numbers still make for quite uninspiring reading.
Compared to the rest of the country, London’s crime rate is approximately 137% of that of the national average. Burglary makes up just under 5% of all crimes reported in London, equating to around 54,000 burglary offences committed over the past 12 months.
In spite of all efforts being made by local and regional lawmakers to clamp down on criminal activities, domestic burglary remains rife across London and the South East. As a result, security experts are once again calling on the public as a whole to adopt a more proactive approach to household safety and security.
The general message is that the more difficult you make it for prospective criminals to gain entry to your home, the less likely they are to attempt to do so.
As part of a broader home security setup, our Portchester Security Shutters can help protect the home with an additional barrier of defence. Portchester Security Shutters are designed to serve as an alternative to conventional roller shutters (and other commercial security shutters), combining the visual appeal of conventional shutters with a broad range of security features.
Portchester Security Shutters feature a secure lock and key mechanism and are manufactured from the highest quality aluminium. This makes them incredibly strong and durable, which, when combined with a locking system at the top and bottom, reinforces your home’s entry points.
Internally fitted Portchester Security Shutters have the same visual appeal as traditional plantation shutters, with the added bonus of enhanced strength and a secure locking mechanism. Available in a range of finishes, our Portchester shutters can be customised to suit the vast majority of openings, including non-standard doors and windows.
In addition to the above, our Portchester Security Shutters also bring all of the benefits you would expect from more conventional plantation shutters.
This includes outstanding thermal efficiency throughout the year, helping keep temperatures comfortable indoors to minimise energy consumption. High-quality window shutters can be particularly useful in the winter months, reducing heat loss through windows by as much as 60%.
Plantation shutters can be great for reducing external noise in busy urban areas and for taking better control over lighting conditions indoors. They are also considered a safer choice for kids’ bedrooms than traditional blinds and rollers, which often feature cords and cables that can pose a risk to younger children.
At Riverside Shutters, we specialise in bespoke window shutters of the highest quality at competitive prices. Our Portchester Security Shutters combine the elegance and practicality of traditional plantation shutters with the peace of mind of adding a robust line of defence to your home.
Whether you are ready to go ahead or simply considering upgrading your window coverings, we would be delighted to hear from you anytime. Call today for an obligation-free quotation or email the team at Riverside, and we will get back to you as promptly as possible.