Have you driven around and noticed those vans with roller shutters on them? They are quite common in places like Manchester, Preston and other cities.
Vehicles with roller shutters have many benefits. First and foremost, it provides extra security which is the main function of shutters, yet there are other uses that businesses depend on to run their trade. It can be installed on small and large vans, and other vehicles such as HGVs and even mobile stations. We have listed 3 areas below of how van or vehicle shutters can benefit you:
- Secure shutters access
Just like your business premises need good security to protect from intruders and damage, your vehicles are important as well. What you may carry inside will vary according to your line of work. It can hold expensive equipment or valuable load which needs to be kept safe from unauthorised access.
Vans without roller shutters can be easily broken into from their physical weak points, which are the doors and windows. Burglars often target these areas to gain access to vehicles. With no real defence apart from an alarm system, it is a problem many owners face.
Having shutters installed can provide a solution to the issue by creating a secure cover to access points. Many installations use extruded aluminium which is strong enough to withstand forced entry and light enough to lower the impact on the payload.
- Quick access
Vans and other commercial vehicles require a large opening to enable quick loading and unloading. In the transportation industry, it is a desirable feature to help move goods. Roller shutters offer brilliant access to the cargo area for users and is easy to operate. It takes little time to open and close which in turn reduces the time to get what is needed from the storage area.
Shutters can be installed at the rear or the sides. Delivery drivers are a good example of end-users who appreciate the side shutters as it allows them fast access safely from the pavement for smaller goods where the rear area may be inaccessible.
Van roller shutters are smoothly operated through the crank and spring mechanisms coupled to locking devices, proving that it is a better and secure method of access without the need for a door to open outwards.
- Preventative action
Police are known for constantly telling the public to not leave valuables out on sight in their cars, with good reason to prevent crime. The same applies to commercial vehicles as criminals are likely to plan to rob something that they can see is worthwhile for their efforts. Roller shutters are a good deterrent as potential thieves are unable to see what is inside your vehicle that they can take.
As the would-be burglars cannot be certain what may be in your covered vehicle, they are less likely to break in. Even the sight of good security can deter someone as it can be too much trouble to gain access into the van.
Specialists in van and vehicle roller shutters
Provectus Doors will always discuss what your requirements are first. This is important as we want to get the brief right so that you get what you need and it fits as it should. Shutters are made to order, so a little error can be expensive; therefore we aim to get it right with the correct specifications.
The common material for vehicle shutters is aluminium. It is light and adds little weight to a vehicle which saves on fuel costs. Aluminium is strong as it is a high strength metal and works well to protect your assets. Options are many, so choose from various lath designs and finish your roller with a choice of RAL powder coated colours.
For those who need a more personalised finish, we offer plastisol coating with a larger range of colours. Speak to our advisers and we can show you the options available to you.
As with our normal roller shutters, we give you a choice of manual or electrically operated shutters. The manual item is quite easily raised by hand and is the cheaper option; however for larger areas we recommend the electric option. The larger the shutter the heavy it gets, so bear in mind that it will put strain on your body with regular use so try and opt for the electric version. You get key fobs and a control panel situated in a convenient location to easily activate the functions.
The prospect of installing our solutions is appealing even if your vehicle requires customised fitting as we make our roller shutters according to specifications. They are ideal to securely protect your assets, provide better access and deter thieves. Get in touch with our advisers to begin your roller shutters installation.