Every 15 seconds, a break-in takes place in the US. This results in an annual cost of $4.7 billion in property damage. In more than 57% of the cases, the burglars enter through the front door and windows. In most cases, this is done by levering the door or window with a screwdriver. And this isn’t even the worst part of break-ins. There are also emotional consequences as almost half the people affected feel unsafe in their habitual surroundings in the long term, and a large proportion are plagued by anxiety and sleep disorders. With the right security measures, you can make the life of a burglar more difficult. After all, about one third of all burglary attempts fail because the intruders did not make it into the house fast enough. Therefore, investing in burglar-proof measures pays off. We’ll help you find the best option for your home.
For the ultimate burglar protection in both new and remodeled homes, it’s best to find security shutters that have been tested according to standards to ensure they do protect your home. When testing the burglar resistance, the entire construction of the frame, the panel and the curtain are checked for their resistance levels. This way, the overall construction has no weak point. The standards in question define the resistance class, the resistance time (the length of time a product can withstand burglary), the type of burglar, and the method of burglary. Since September 2011, the resistance classes are highlighted with the abbreviation “RC”. Find out more about the European testing standards here.
For effective burglary resistance, the police recommend RC 2 and RC 3 for high-value contents or households that require high security. The heroal systems are available in several varieties within RC 2 and 3. In the simulated test, experienced, violent perpetrators with drills, saws and impact equipment, could not enter the building in question within 5 minutes per attacking point – a period within which most perpetrators had given up. Have a look at the table below for further details on the European standards.
From security shutters to sun protection screens, heroal offers a wide range of products to protect residential and commercial buildings from both violent weather and unwanted attention. heroal protects your home from burglars – stay safe.
- Tested break-in resistance
- Protection up to resistance class RC3
- High-quality aluminum and stainless steel materials
- Wide selection of color options available
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