Types of Burglars & How to Guard Against Them

Welcome to Shutterway’s first article in an on-going series dedicated to the different types of burglars & how to guard against them. The Juvenile Delinquent Undoubtedly the most common type of burglar, the juvenile delinquent is young, reckless, and has nothing to lose. They tend to be high school drop outs aged between 14 and 25 …

4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Neighbourhood

Choosing a home, and thus a neighbourhood, is one of the most important long term investments a person can make. There are many important aspects to take into consideration before taking the plunge, and thankfully, there are a number of signifiers that one can look out for when choosing a potential place to live or …

Shutterway’s Home Security Checklist

1. Get Into the Mind of a Burglar! Now, this doesn’t mean going all method and actually becoming one. It’s more about taking a step back and appraising your home security from the point-of-view of a would-be thief. Analyse the types of burglar bars you’ve chosen; make sure there’s no overgrown shrubbery that obscures or …

Busting Home Security Myths

In past blogs we’ve discussed the fundamentals of home security and the basic tenets we build our robust products around. Today we thought we’d do things a little differently and examine the myths of home and neighbourhood security. You’ve probably heard somebody say one of the following things, too: An Alarm System is WAY too …

Focusing Security on Your Windows

Windows are one of the most disregarded aspects of home security. Designed to let the light in and open up a room’s space, it can be a bit of a downer to cover them up with thick bars or permanent shades. But homeowners need to pay special attention to windows as they are also one …

The Layered Approach

Think of your home as a box within a box. This is how Shutterway approaches security – a carefully and tactically layered deterrence starting at your home’s perimeter, moving to your doors and windows, and finally ending at your interior. The last is for the unlikely event an intruder actually makes it that far! The first and …

Sleep is Valuable, but so is Security

Sleep. Just thinking of that word makes us long for the cosy warmth of our beds and the sweet, sweet respite of a long slumber. But for some, the thought of being out for so long dredges up fears of being vulnerable and unsafe. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a checklist to …

Let’s Talk Venetian Blinds!

Venetian blinds are one of the most popular choices for windows and sliding doors because they offer a chic alternative to standard curtains. Shutterway’s three options – aluminium, driftwood and dreamwood – are not only cost-effective, but elegant and stylish too. Let’s take a look at a few advantages Venetian blinds offer your home: This …