Security Direct has worked on many Starbucks restaurants across the UK. The picture shows a Starbucks store in Birmingham, that we have recently installed. The restaurant is on a motorway services which is open 24hrs a day, with the store only open between 7am-9pm each day. They needed a product to close off the store to the public when they are closed.

They asked Security Direct for a solution. The problem with a roller shutter was the width of the opening (approx. 12m) and no headroom above for a shutter box. The best solution was our Sliding Folding Shutters, which can go up to 30m wide and run on a 40mm high top track. We used the Perforated Internal Sliding Security Shutters - 30% Vision as it allowed ventilation, looked nice and provided a good level of security. The sliding shutters don't have a bottom track to trip over, they just have shootbolts which lock into the ground for rigidity.

The building contractor had to put extra supports into the head of the opening to carry the weight of the sliding shutter (approx 175kgs per linear meter). They also built some cupboard at each side for the shutter stack to fold into and neatly be concealed.

Starbucks has already installed more of these sliding shutters across its new stores. Starbucks liked the idea, that these are easy to operate and require little maintenance, compared to roller shutters.

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