Some buildings require the security of a roller shutter, but in an ideal scenario would also maintain aesthetics, vision and/or light flow. In these cases a transparent shutter is likely the most suitable solution.
A see-through barrier allows the public to view shop, gallery or museum displays while it is closed. They can provide light flow to dark industrial units, or ventilation to underground car parks. Transparent roller shutters often assist with planning permission approval as they are commonly viewed as more aesthetically pleasing than a solid shutter.
Vision shutters are easily categorised by the type of transparency they offer. Aluminium and steel slats can be perforated (with many regular small holes) or punched (with larger cut-out sections, commonly in a brick formation although this can be customised). Punched sections can be infilled with inserts for higher security levels. These slats all have matching solid counterparts, which can be incorporated where only partial vision is required.
Other options include the grille-like Tube and Link or the fully transparent polycarbonate Eurolook. For the largest openings between components, take a look at manually operated sliding security grilles.
All transparent security shutters contain the same basic components; the slat curtain, guide channels and the box which contains the shaft assembly and motor (if electrically operated). Guide channel and box sizes are dependent on the size of the opening to be secured and the type of slat used.
In addition to vision level, the choice of slat is also driven by size, budget and security. Below is a list of our popular curtain slats for commercial premises in ascending price order.
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