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The Multifaceted Benefits of Domestic Security Shutters

25th March 2024

The Multifaceted Benefits of Domestic Security Shutters

In today’s world, where safety and privacy have become paramount, domestic security shutters present a smart and stylish solution for homeowners. At Security Direct, we offer a range of security shutters designed to meet various needs and preferences. Here, we explore the numerous benefits these shutters bring, from shading, enhanced security to aesthetic appeal, and delve into the popular options available for your home.

Enhanced Security

One of the primary benefits of security shutters is the increased protection they provide. Our shutters are designed to deter intruders and prevent unauthorised entry, giving you peace of mind whether you’re at home or away. With different security ratings available, you can choose the level of protection that best fits your needs.

Light and Heat Insulation

Domestic roller shutters are often used on the continent for shading and Heat Insulation. When the shutters are fully closed, they provide black out, which can help to keep inside the home cooler on the hot days.

Aesthetic Appeal

Gone are the days when security measures meant unsightly additions to your home. Our compact aluminum roller shutters, have smaller compact shutter boxes which are designed to complement the exterior of your house, enhancing its overall look while providing security. They come in various colors to match your home's design aesthetic.

Versatility in Installation

Security shutters can be installed in several ways to suit your home’s structure and your personal preferences. Whether you prefer them integrated into the window or mounted externally or internally, there’s a fitting option that works seamlessly with your home’s design.

Somfy Home Automation

For those looking to modernise their home security, our shutters can be integrated with Somfy Home Automation systems. This allows for remote control of your shutters from anywhere, providing convenience and an additional layer of security.

Popular Options at Security Direct UK

Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter

The RA2 is a Compact Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter. It's ideal when Security is not the main requirement. The RA2 uses a compact box and guides, providing a neat solution. The 40mm high laths are insulated, providing Insulation and Light control, ideal for residential windows.

The Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter is available Manual Operation - Belt Winder (grey tape that you pull up and down), Rod Crank (winding handle) and Spring and Lock (pull and push up). For a little extra, why not motorise the shutter, to make daily operation easier. You can incorporate your shutters into a full automation system, including Timers, Remote Control Systems and Home Hubs eg; Alexa.

The Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter comes powder coated as standard in White RAL9016. The lightweight shutter is available in 20 other colours at an additional cost and increases the lead times.

RA2 Lightweight Roller Shutter

Compact Aluminium Roller Shutters

The RA4 Roller Shutter is one of our most popular roller shutters, as it uses a compact shutter box and guides, providing a neat solution. It also provides a high level of security, using a Twin Walled aluminium laths. Ideal for Residential where headroom is limited. The compact aluminium roller shutter is also available with Perforated 22% Vision and Punched Laths 44% Vision, at an additional cost.

The Compact Aluminium Roller Shutter is available Manual Operation - Belt Winder, Rod Crank and Spring and Lock. Why not automate the shutter, to make daily operation easier and you can incorporate your shutters into a fully automation system, including Timers, Remote Control Systems and Home Hubs eg; Alexa.

The Compact Aluminium Roller Shutter comes powder coated as standard in White, Brown, Black or Cream as standard. The shutter can be Powder Coated any BS or RAL colour to match your colour

Compact Security Shutter


Compact High Security Roller Shutter

The RA401 Compact High Security Aluminium Roller Shutter is ideal when Security is a priority. Ideal for Residential applications where Security and design are important. The RA401 is based on our most popular Compact Aluminium roller shutter, with the compact Box and Guides but has the added security features. Independently Tested by the LPCB to LPS1175 Security Rating Level 1 - Certified for Installation Internal and Externally. This is a Secured By Design product, which is a Police and Insurance preferred specification.

The RA401 Compact High-Security Roller Shutter uses a Twin Walled aluminium laths, with heavy-duty Wind Locked Guide Rails. As standard, the RA401 High-Security Roller Shutter comes Electrically operated with a Manual Two Point Bottom Lath Locking System.

The RA401 Compact High Security Roller Shutter comes powder coated as standard in White, Brown, Black or Cream as standard. The shutter can be Powder Coated any BS or RAL colour to match your colour scheme.

Compact Roller Shutter Level 1

Ultra Compact Roller Shutter

The Vortex + Ultra Compact Security Shutter uses a 25% smaller shutter box housing, compared to any Roller Shutter. The very small box measuring just 165mm up to a height of 2.5m!! Before the Vortex Ultra Compact Shutter, the smallest shutter box on a height of 2.5m was 205mm, with the Vortex saving 40mm headroom. This can make a big difference when headroom is limited. The Vortex + Ultra Compact Security Shutter is available with Solid or Perforated lath profiles, which can mixed to provide security and vision.

Tested up to 6m wide at Wind Class 5, which resists wind speeds up to 114mph. Independently tested by the LPCB to LPS1175 Issue 8 B3 (SR2) - for Installation Internally and LPCB to LPS1175 Issue 8 B1 if fitted Externally. This is a Secured By Design product, which is a Police and Insurance preferred specification. The Ultra Compact Roller Shutter is available as a not security rated product, where security is not the main concern.

The Vortex + Ultra Compact Security Shutter is available Electrically operated, operated using a Single Phase Tube Motors. Available with numerous control option variants such as group, remote or mobile phone activation.

The Vortex Ultra Compact Security Shutter is finished in White and Anthracite Grey as standard. The shutter can be Powder Coated any BS or RAL colour to match your colour scheme.

Ultra Compact Roller Shutter


In conclusion, domestic security shutters from Security Direct UK not only offer superior protection but also enhance the aesthetic value of your property. With various styles, security ratings, and the option for Somfy Home Automation integration, these shutters provide a comprehensive solution for your home’s safety and style needs. Explore our range today at Security Direct UK and find the perfect security shutters for your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the security ratings for domestic roller shutters?

Security ratings for domestic roller shutters can vary, typically ranging from basic security to high-end models designed to withstand significant attempts at forced entry. At Security Direct UK, our roller shutters are available in different security grades, including options that meet specific standards such as the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) ratings. Choosing the right security rating depends on your individual security needs and the level of protection you desire for your home.

2. Can the roller shutters be integrated with existing home automation systems?

Yes, many of our roller shutters can be integrated with existing home automation systems, including Somfy Home Automation. This integration allows for remote control of your shutters, enabling you to open or close them from anywhere using a smartphone or other device. Integration capabilities can vary based on the specific product and home automation system, so we recommend discussing your needs with our experts to find the best solution.

3. What are the benefits of aluminum roller shutters compared to other materials?

Aluminum roller shutters offer several benefits over shutters made from other materials. They are lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for both security and aesthetic purposes. Aluminum shutters also provide excellent insulation properties, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Furthermore, they come in a variety of finishes and colors to match your home’s exterior.

4. How do I choose the right type of roller shutter for my home?

Choosing the right type of roller shutter depends on your specific needs, such as the level of security required, aesthetic preferences, budget, and any space constraints. Security Direct UK offers a variety of shutter types, including Lightweight Aluminium, Compact Aluminium, RA401, and Ultra Compact models. We recommend consulting with our experts, who can assess your needs and guide you to the most suitable option for your home.

5. What maintenance do domestic roller shutters require?

Domestic roller shutters require relatively low maintenance to ensure they remain in good working condition. Regular tasks should include cleaning the shutters to remove dirt and debris, checking the operation to ensure they open and close smoothly, and inspecting for any signs of wear or damage. It is also advisable to have them professionally serviced annually to ensure any potential issues are addressed promptly.

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