Rhino Plantation Shutters – Safe, Secure, Stylish.

We’re appearing in the Exclusive Saturday Telegraph ‘A’ list Directory with Alison Cork, check it out!

Rhino plantation shutters will keep your home safe; they are made to measure to ensure the best levels of security and can be fitted to doors or windows – both internally and externally.

A-list readers can receive a 10% discount before the 24/12/2015 by quoting “A list” or visit or call, 0845 873 4999, to find out more. 

Rhino Plantation Shutters - safe secure stylish

A-list readers can receive a 10% discount before the 24/12/2015 by quoting “A list” or visit or call, 0845 873 4999, to find out more. 

Safe, Secure, Stylish Providing maximum protection to your home shouldn’t mean having to compromise on style.

Safe, Secure, Stylish

Providing maximum protection to your home shouldn’t mean having to compromise on style.

Rhino Shutters - Safe Secure Stylish

Securing your home – Most homes have vulnerable windows and doors in basements, on the ground floor or near flat roofs. Burglars are mainly opportunists and will choose easy targets where entrances are unprotected or left ajar. By installing external or internal security plantation shutters, intruders will be deterred from even trying to break-in.

Rhino Shutters are bespoke made-to-measure shutters put together just for your situation to ensure the best levels of security.

 

Shutter details – Rhino Shutters are manufactured entirely from aluminium and stainless steel and have a patented key lock mechanism.

1. Full height bifolding doors in tracks or 4-sided frames.
2. 89mm louvres which can be tilted even when the doors are locked.
3. Hidden tilt rods.
4. White or brown as standard, with RAL colours available.
5. CISA lock system with a C2000 Euro Profile Cylinder.

Home Security Just Got Stylish!

For immediate release

Home Security Just Got Stylish!

When thinking of security shutters for homes we typically conjure up images of roller shutters and grilles that are more suited shops, or even fixed metal bars that would not look out of place on a prison window. Unfortunately the options rarely stray from this but having adding security on windows and doors is essential for many homeowners. So it’s a breath of fresh air that this month, Rhino Shutters have launched their unique style of security shutters that add a touch of style and elegance to interiors.
Rhino Shutters

Rhino security plantation shutters are a brand new product to the UK. Manufactured in South Africa, they combine the fashionable elegance of plantation shutters with the robustness of burglar bars. They are made entirely from stainless steel and aluminium and each comes with a patented lock system. They can be fitted inside where a traditional wooden shutters would normally sit, or externally as they are fully resistant to rust. They are suitable for windows as well as patio and bi fold doors which are becoming increasingly popular for people having extensions built.

These shutters have already proved to be incredibly popular in South Africa where the crime rate is high and home security is a top priority. They have even been installed in parliamentary minister houses in South Africa. Burglars are opportunists who will often target homes that appear to have vulnerable openings. Rhino shutters will deter potential intruders altogether, and for those who try it will take a significant amount of time and noise to break through.

Managing Director Ellen Long says “I have been involved in the blinds industry for over 10 years now, and security shutters have consistently been a sought after product by homeowners who understand the importance of having a clear and visible deterrent to criminals. The UK market is limited to unsightly burglar bars, so I am certain that these plantation security shutters will be incredibly popular for people who want to protect their homes without having to compromise on style.”

For more information on the benefits of Rhino Shutters including the superior features & USP’s. Cal 0845 873 4999 | Visit www.rhinoshutters.co.uk

Rhino Plantation Shutters @ BITA Show Chelsea

Security Plantation Shutters

New to the UK, Rhino Shutters – a security plantation shutters combining the fashionable elegance of plantation shutters with the robustness of burglar bars.

Rhino Plantation Shutters Installed

Plantation shutters have become increasingly popular as a stylish and practical way to dress windows in our homes in recent years. However, as the standard shutters are made of wood or vinyl, they only provide privacy from peeping eyes not real security. The alternatives for vulnerable windows and doors are ugly burglar bars, grilles or roller shutter doors.

With Rhino Shutters you can now secure your windows with a beautiful shutter.

Securing your home

Most homes have vulnerable windows and doors in basements, on the ground floor or near flat roofs. Burglars are mainly opportunists and will choose easy targets where entrances are unprotected or left ajar. By installing external or internal security plantation shutters, intruders will be deterred from even trying to break-in.

Rhino Shutters - secure plantation shutters

Secure Safe & Stylish – control air flow, maintain circulation and ensure your home is safe.

Rhino Shutters can be installed internally where any wooden shutter, security grill, blind or curtain could go. But as they are made from rust-free aluminium and steel, they can also be employed outside – for example across patio and bifold doors.The shutters are manufactured in South Africa, a country where home security is a top priority.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a Rhino Shutters dealer including the superior features & USP’s Contact Rhino Shutters on:  0845 873 4999 or visit www.rhinoshutters.co.uk.

Hedgehogs in the kitchen, Rhinos at the doors

With autumn now upon us, the leaves are starting to change colour, berries and conkers are ripening and some animals are starting to think about hibernating. We think that’s why we found a hedgehog in our office kitchen last week!

Rhino Shutters

I guess the poor thing had coming looking for shelter and food when we left the door open during the day. Unfortunately it gave us quite a fright rustling away behind a cupboard and whilst it had managed to go into the WC to do its business it was all over the floor not in the toilet!

 

When we started offering Rhino Shutters, one use that I hadn’t considered was as security against animal interlopers. A number of our customers have had them installed to prevent foxes, deers, feral cats and even squirrels. One customer wanted them to keep their dog in whilst keeping the back-door open and secure.

Most people like Rhino Shutters for its stylish but safe design against human intruders. The combination of contemporary shutters with effective security gives them peace of mind and a beautiful home. But of course if its wildlife that threatens you more, the Rhino Shutters are a great solution.

Rhino Security Shutters - Safe Secure Stylish

Rhino Security Shutters – Safe Secure Stylish

So this is a ‘Spanish Plume’

So this is a ‘Spanish Plume’

No – it doesn’t refer to a large feather on the hat of a Spaniard, rather a catchy name for a rather complex set of meteorological conditions. It involves very warm and humid air moving up from the Spanish plateau to the UK.

Rhino Shutters - secure plantation shutters

If this meets cooler area of air from the Atlantic, the warm air can be forced rapidly upwards to produce thunderstorms.And that certainly is what hit my house last night. In fact one our team’s homes got a direct hit and she was lucky she only got a small jolt off the radiator she was leaning against.

Rhino Shutters - secure plantation shutters

Secure Safe & Stylish – control air flow, maintain circulation and ensure your home is safe.

What it has made me think about at home is the suitability of my blinds to block out heat and light, but allow air flow. My heavy curtains contribute to a stifling room, but the Rhino Shutters in particular allow me to leave my doors and windows open without any concerns regarding intruders (luckily more likely to be the local feral cats than burglars in our area).

My top tip in this sunshine though is to join in with your kids’ water-fight.

Third of all burglaries are due to open windows and doors say police

Link

Third of all burglaries are due to open windows and doors say police

The summer period is arriving and with it the warm weather we have all been looking forward to. Unfortunately the police will also see an increase in homes being burgled as a result of sneak-in burglars entering through open windows and doors.
Between July and September in the last three years around a third of all dwelling burglaries were as a result of properties being left insecure. The force is committed to tackling burglary with activity on-going to prevent and detect crime, but without the public taking action to stop preventable crimes; sneak-in burglaries will continue to occur. Most police forces are running a Summer Burglary Campaign trying to remind homeowners to review their security over the next three months. Rhino Shutters fully support this.
* Figures are from West Yorkshire Police’s Summer Burglary Campaign

Keep them locked out, be secure
“I think people are more security conscious than ever, but they still leave doors and windows unlocked or open. This is a simple thing that would help to put a burglar off or otherwise it’s easy for us and you’re done, dusted and gone before they realise.” – convicted burglar

It only takes a minute - Lock up or lose out!
Everything else is so ugly
Recently, I was talking to one of our agents who install security products. He was telling me how much he loves Rhino Shutters because they are the only ‘attractive’ solution for windows and doors that he offers. Compared to burglar bars and grilles this is so true!

Traditional Security Bars

Traditional Security options before Rhino Plantation Shutters

New: Product Development leads to improved ‘daisy’ wheels

Rhino Shutters use a three-part locking system – the daisy wheel, lock catch, and a keyed lock cylinder. The daisy wheel is purposely made of plastic as this is inherently weaker than the steel lock. Therefore any vandalism will only be able to damage and remove the daisy wheel which is easily replaced. We have recently improved the daisy wheel to make it easier to turn.

Sleep easy
Rhino Shutters are ideal for bedrooms as they make your window secure. Leave your window ajar in the safe knowledge that no thief is going to get in. Neither will the shutters bang nor flap in the breeze – often a problem with blackout roller blinds. Like all plantation shutters Rhino’s do not provide a total blackout solution but they do allow you to filter the light and keep the room ventilated. In this room I would dress the window with some full length curtains with blackout lining for when I want total darkness to lie-in.

Rhino Shutters Bedroom

Rhino Shutters fitted in bedroom

Safe ventilation
Some of our customers are less worried about human intruders than animals! They like to leave their doors open in the summer but are concerned about foxes, cats or even deer entering their homes. Rhino Shutters have been installed in front of French and patio doors to allow them to even go to bed leaving doors open knowing that nobody can just wander in.

The most vulnerable window?

Burglars are usually opportunists – the lure of an open window giving easy access to a property can result in you losing personal items of value (both financial and emotional). Bathroom windows are often left open for ventilation and are easy to overlook when securing your home. Rhino Shutters provide both practical security whilst looking great in a bathroom. As they are made from powder-coated aluminium and surgical-grade stainless steel they are ideal for damp environments.

Rhino Plantation Shutters

Rhino Plantation Security Shutters – Bathroom

Once the shutter is locked the key should be removed to a safe place. The window can be opened and closed by reaching through the open louvres, and there is the added benefit of privacy whilst you are making your ablutions!

 

Really Bespoke Solution – Rhino Shutters

Really Bespoke Solution

Rhino Shutters CamdenRhino Shutters Camden

Present with a small widow above a door being protected by Rhino Shutters , the guys at Premier Blinds & Awnings didn’t want to leave this vulnerable window unprotected.

So with a bit of ingenuity we came up with a static frame which could be secured over the opening incorporating the louvres to match the Rhino Shutters in the other opening.

All the other openings were big enough for the minimum requirements for a normally functioning security shutter. Achieving the aesthetics of plantation shutters with the security for vulnerable locations.

Working out the option meant the object of securing the vulnerable areas was achieved. Missing, albeit a small window, would have missed the mark from a security stand point.

Nicely done Premier Blinds & Awnings – www.bindsawnings.com 01372 377 112

Rhino Shutters – Locking

Rhino Shutters – Lock

To lock – remove the key and retain safely, rotate the daisy wheel to raise the lock bolts to their maximum then turn the lock catch to the horizontal position. The lock bolts cannot now be lowered.(Key and G lock System )

To unlock – insert key and rotate, the lock catch will release to the vertical position and the daisy wheel can be turned to lower the lock bolts.

N.B. The daisy wheel is purposely made of plastic as this is inherently weaker than the steel lock. Therefore any vandalism will only be able to damage and remove the daisy wheel which is easily replaced.
The lock bolts have an extra-long throw compared to a normal door lock and are made of steel.

Rhino Shutter Key

It is a CISA lock system with a C2000 Euro Profile Cylinder. This conforms to European Norm EN1303:2005.
• Key related security: Grade 4
• Durability: Grade 6
• Reliability:100 000 Duty cycles
• Double cylinder available

Key
The keys are made of Nickel plated brass.
Each set of keys is unique to each order, but standardised across the order for each lock (keyed alike). The five-pin biting system produces over 30,000 key differs.

Rhino Shutter – Key Rings

Rhino Shutter – Key Rings

Don’t lose your keys with the lovely Rhino Shutters key ring. Don’t forget you can have the locks on your Rhino Shutters keyed alike so a key will unlock all panels. This way you only need the one key AND will be able to get out in an emergency through any panel without having to know which key goes with which panel.

The key will unlock the lock your trying to unlock …..

Rhino Shutter Samples Key