Safety comes first, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice on style. Quite the opposite applies with these products from a four of our favourite security shutter suppliers, who place as much emphasis on aesthetics as they do on keeping you safe.
In 1985 American Shutters introduced adjustable louvre shutters to South Africa, and they’ve stayed at the cutting edge of interior design ever since. The company’s brand-new security shutters made from aluminium feature an industry first – the ‘gear tilt’ system. With patented strip-proof Italian locks, both the top and bottom of the shutter can be secured at once, and the system is also completely tamper-proof. Concealed within the shutter framework, the new system is stylish and hassle-free.
Taylor Blinds began in Cape Town in 1959 as Venetian blind repairers. Now, it’s one of the leading manufacturers of blinds, shutters and security doors in the country. From aluminium ‘hurricane-type’ shutters to the ShutterGuard variety, Taylor Blinds has plenty options for keeping your home protected. Their folding, aluminium louvred shutters have a two-way locking system that makes them virtually impenetrable, while the innovative Cisa system allows homeowners to lock their shutters with a unique security key.
Since 2000, Plantation Shutters has been working with architects, designers and homeowners to develop only the best in stylish security solutions. With an unmatched locking mechanism, an emphasis on frame strength and incredible attention to detail, their shutters are elegant while still providing a high level of security to your home. And, with 10 unique design registered frames and over 50 finishes available, you won’t battle to find the perfect fit.
Known as the ‘ultimate crime barrier’, it’s clear that Trellidor knows how to protect – going as far as to claim that its shutters can be used in place of burglar bars. Their unique S-shaped louvres allow more than enough light into the room – while keeping anything unwanted out – and the company’s extensive allowances for customisation allow users to curate shutters to suit their own personal style.