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Top 5 Reasons to Install Fire Shutters
by Nick Marr on Jun 7, 2021
Fire shutters are designed to shut the moment a fire is detected. They can be used in entrances to a building or in specific areas of the building. High-quality fire shutters will have sensors and be attached o your fire alarm system. This ensures they react instantly when a fire is detected and shut.
The fire shutter is not impervious to fire but it will prevent the fire and the smoke from getting past the shutter for several hours. There are 5 good reasons you should have fire shutters installed today:
Fire can devastate any business premises in a surprisingly short space of time. In many cases, the fire will rip through the building before the fire services can get to you. A fire shutter will prevent this from happening as the shutters can be used to protect key areas of your business, helping you to survive the fire and start trading again
2. Save Lives
Fires shutters can be used to create safe ‘tunnels’. In other words, a passage or space that employees can use to get out of a building on fire without rising themselves. Well-positioned fire shutters can literally save lives as they will give people the tile they need to get out safely.
This shouldn’t be used as an excuse to stay in the building and collect key items But, it can help buy people time to get out and stay out.
Fire shutters are strong, they need to be to protect you from fire. This also means they are a useful security measure, especially if placed at the entrance to your building.
Although it is possible to break into anywhere, most thieves will look twice at your high-security fire shutters and choose a place that is easier to get into. That leaves your business safe and untouched.
4. Lower Insurance
Installing fire shutters tell your insurance company that you are serious about security and the risk of fire. As they can reduce the likelihood of break-ins and the chances of a devastating fire, the insurance company is likely to lower your monthly premium, saving you money.
Over time the savings may even cover the cost of installing the fire shutters.
Fire shutters on your entranceway look good. There is no doubt that this will help the profile of your business and your profits. After all, the more professional and reputable your business looks the more likely it is that customers will trust you and use your services.
Don’t forget that fire shutters can be made in all shapes and sizes, ensuring they will fit our building perfectly. You can even choose the color of your fire shutters, ensuring they represent your business properly.
The Bottom Line
Fire shutters are a worthwhile investment for any business as they raise the profile and offer extra protection to the business and the employees. This makes them a valuable addition to your business. In fact, you could consider them an essential addition that needs to be ordered today!
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