The Importance of Durable Roller Shutters for Retail Spaces in NZ

With retail crime increasing all over the country, retailers are prioritising solid security systems. Affordable, robust, and long-lasting: these are the qualities you should be looking for in a security system.

This is where commercial roller shutters come in. Designed to provide an extra layer of security, these doors take just a couple of hours to install, but provide long term peace of mind. In this blog post, we’re diving into the nitty gritty details. If you’re a retailer considering your next security move, read on to learn a little bit about this cost-effective option.


What Do Commercial Roller Shutters Do?

Retail crime costs business owners $1 billion each year in New Zealand, not to mention the heavy personal impact robberies, ram raids, and burglaries create for victims and by-standers. Recent reports from the New Zealand Police show that retail crime is, unfortunately, spiking. For many brick-and-mortar business owners, this means it’s time to update your security system.

Alarm systems, security cameras, and other advanced systems are fantastic to include in a business owner’s security setup. That said, they can also be expensive to install and maintain. When it comes to cost effective retail security, nothing does it better than the commercial roller door.

This heavy-duty installation rolls down over shop doors and windows from either the inside or the outside. It’s designed to provide an additional layer of protection against ram raids, aggravated entry, and lockpicking. When not in use, it sits above the door to avoid taking up any unnecessary space, much like residential garage doors.


Features of the Xpanda Aluminium Roller ShutterDoor

Our heavy-duty aluminium roller shutter is designed with businesses like yours in mind. It’s a practical, robust solution that requires very little maintenance over the course of its lifetime. Some of the door’s key features include:

  •       2-way double-sided deadlock for extra security
  •       Internal thumb-turn locks for fire exits
  •       Adjustable key position (can be centre or off-centre)
  •       Flared side rails for silky smooth operation
  •       Torsion springs for a lightweight slide
  •       Optional motor for easy open and close

The Benefits of Investing in Commercial Roller Doors

Curious about whether you should invest in commercial roller doors for your business? There are so many benefits to choosing this avenue, so let’s dig a little deeper into those upsides.

Protects Against Break-Ins

Retail spaces are some of the biggest targets for break-ins. Most intruders use the doors or windows as their entry point, often forcing their way in via brute force or picking locks to circumvent security. A roller door provides a strong physical barrier to impede intruders. Resistant to tampering and forced entry, commercial roller doors quick enhance peace of mind for store owners.

Not only that, but the doors are excellent visual deterrents. A rolled-down aluminium shutter door indicates that a store owner takes their security seriously, which can be enough to deter would-be robbers.


Shields Against Harsh Elements

New Zealand’s weather is well-known for being unpredictable. Over the past few years, this has escalated. To stand up to those howling winds and horizontal rain, an aluminium roller shutter can be a big help.

Dealing with water and wind damage to your store’s interior and merchandise is a costly nightmare. If your store is located somewhere prone to severe weather conditions, then adopting an aluminium roller door is a great way to add some much-needed climate defense.


Easy to Install and Use

Some comprehensive security systems take a long time to install, disrupting business. On the other hand, commercial roller shutters are installed in no time at all with very little disruption to your store’s normal hours.

They’re also easy to use as you open and close each day. Whether you’re operating the doors or teaching your employees to use them, there’s no risk of human error creating a security vulnerability.

Durable and Low-Maintenance

We know that when you’re maintaining a store (or a franchise), you’ve got to think about the lifetime value of your investments. Installing a high-cost security system that will only cost more to maintain can put some major shackles on your budget.


However, picking a system like a roller shutter ensures you’ll have a durable security system in place for years to come. This is a robust and low-maintenance choice, requiring very little in the way of care. In case of damage, these doors are also easy and affordable to repair. So, you can keep your store safe year-round.


Cost-effective, easy to install, and effective against all types of crime, commercial roller shutters are an excellent choice for the security-conscious retailer. Whether you’re adding to an existing system or starting yours from scratch, a roller door is the perfect addition. Unsure whether this is the right choice for your business? We’re here to help.


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At Xpanda, we design and manufacture a full range of customised physical security products to keep your business safe.

From security doors and expandable grills to commercial roller doors, our highly experienced installers are on hand to get your chosen product ready to go. Browse our range or get in touch today.

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