Roller Shutter Safety: Review & Recommendations

Welcome to our big roller shutter security test 2020, where we present you all the roller shutter security devices we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information for you and also added a summary of the customer reviews on the net.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best roller shutter protection for you.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page, which you should pay attention to if you want to buy a roller shutter safety device.

The most important facts in brief

  • A roller shutter safety device serves to lock roller shutters and protects against unwanted access by burglars or curious neighbours.
  • In the case of roller shutter security, a distinction can be made between different models, such as roller shutter security with steel bolt, roller shutter security with locking plate or roller shutter security with shaft connector.
  • Depending on the model, the mounting of the device differs. On the one hand, it can be attached without any tools (by clicking it into place) or fixed with screws.

Roller Shutter Security Test: The Ranking

1st place: Professional roller shutter security

The professional burglar-proof roller shutter security is suitable for houses/flats as well as for office buildings. Due to its security installation, the roller shutters can be prevented from being pushed up.

In addition, the model can be attached to all standard wooden and plastic windows with the help of screws. Thus, this safety device is not only a kind of clamping safety device, but hangs between the roller shutter slats.

This makes it possible to sleep carefree even at night with the window open or tilted. The model is very popular with buyers because it is easy to use and fulfils its functionality perfectly.

2nd place: ABUS roller shutter protection

The Abus roller shutter safety device is suitable for houses/flats as well as for office buildings. The safety device locks the roller shutters effectively and offers optimum protection against being pushed up.

In addition, the model also offers protection against darkening in presence/absence. As far as installation is concerned, the fuses are simply pushed between the roller shutter and guide rail on the inside right and left and tightened by means of a screw.

The model is very popular with buyers because it is both robust and stable on the one hand and easy to handle on the other.

3rd place: anti-lift device

The fixed shaft connector for roller shutters is suitable for houses/flats as well as for office buildings. The shaft connector provides both protection against lifting and burglary.

In addition, this model offers a choice of different types of mounting; they can either be screwed onto the roller shutter shaft or simply clipped on. Furthermore, open light slots are closed by the shaft connectors.

In addition, the model can be used for almost all roller shutters, as individual links can be shortened or extended. The model is very popular with buyers, as it is also available as a set and offers a high level of security.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before you buy a roller shutter protection

For whom is roller shutter security suitable?

Basically, a roller shutter safety device is suitable for every apartment/house and for every office building. No matter whether it concerns windows, terrace or balcony doors.
Since a roller shutter safety device, in addition to its security, should often be simple and flexible in its handling and functionality, it is recommended to buy a roller shutter safety device. This can be installed quickly and easily in residential areas, holiday homes, companies or hotels.

Basically a roller shutter safety device serves as a locking device for the roller shutters. It can be mounted not only on windows but also on terrace and balcony doors. For this purpose, the locking device is mounted on the right and left inside the roller shutter between the guide rail and the roller shutter.

This makes it more difficult to push up a roller shutter and thus provides protection against unwanted persons. In addition, a roller shutter safety device can also be retrofitted in the desired position.

Furthermore, some models also offer adjustable fuses, so you do not have to pay attention to the dimensions during the purchase. In principle the installation is uncomplicated and flexible. Depending on the model, you can choose between two mounting options for roller shutter locks.

On the one hand you can fix the fuse without tools or by means of screws. Both of course achieve the desired effect and functionality of the safety.

In which size should I buy a roller shutter safety device?

A roller shutter safety device is available in many different sizes. Smaller security devices usually have a size of at least 14.2 x 14.2 x 3.6 cm, while large roller shutter security devices can reach a size of 23.3 x 16.8 x 7.5 cm.

Before you make your purchase decision, you should definitely consider the dimensions of your roller shutter. This should be adapted to the roller shutter in order to provide optimum protection.

Depending on what you want to use the roller shutter safety device for or where you want to install the safety device, you can choose between a small or large model.
If you need a roller shutter safety device for several places, it is also advisable to buy sets.

Particularly important before the purchase decision is the question of where (window, patio or balcony door) you want to mount it and the question of how many, i.e. the number of pieces.

How much does a roller shutter safety device cost?

There is an extensive price range between the different roller shutter security devices. Depending on the quality and efficiency of the roller shutter protection, the cost varies. Thus the range can extend from 3 to 30 euros.
Should you decide to buy a roller shutter protection, which should not only provide security but also longevity, the prices seem reasonable to us.

In contrast to the other models, the roller shutter safety device with locking plate is the most cost-effective variant. They start from a purchase price of 3 Euro upwards. Whereas the roller shutter security with steel bolt starts at a purchase price of about 7 Euro upwards.

The roller shutter safety device with shaft connector is considered the most expensive variant among the roller shutter safety devices. Since they are distinguished by their adjustability and their protection against lifting, the purchase prices of different manufacturers may vary.

In addition, the type of installation can be tailored to individual needs and therefore the prices for this model start from 10 Euros upwards.

Where can I buy a roller shutter safety device?

Roller shutter safety devices can be bought in every electrical store, in DIY stores, department stores and online shops. The following online shops offer roller shutter safety devices:

enobi.de
rollorieper.de
amazon.com
expert-security.com
graefe24.com

All the roller shutter security devices suggested here on the site are provided with a link to at least one of these shops. So you can strike immediately when you have found your suitable roller shutter safety device.

Decision: What types of roller shutter security are there and which one is right for you?

If you want to buy a roller shutter safety device, there are several alternatives you can choose between:

  • Roller shutter security with steel bolt
  • Roller shutter protection with locking plate
  • Roller shutter protection with shaft connector

The implementation, the use and the functions of the different roller shutter safety devices each have advantages and disadvantages.

Depending on what you prefer and what you want to use the roller shutter safety device for, a different type is suitable for you. With the help of the next step we want to make the decision easier for you.

What distinguishes a roller shutter security system with steel bolt and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Although the roller shutter security with steel bolt is not the lightest due to its weight of up to 998g, it still offers optimal protection against burglary due to the steel bolt.

It should also be mentioned that the fixing can be carried out on all standard wooden and plastic windows.

Advantages

Burglar-proof
anti-lifting protection
Price

Disadvantages

Assembly
Material
Traces of use

As far as the mounting is concerned, in most models the steel bolt is fixed between the roller shutter and the rail. This has the effect of locking the individual slats to a certain extent and makes it more difficult to push them up.

This is why you can leave the window open or tilted without worries not only during the day but also at night when securing the roller shutter with steel bolts. If you want to open the roller shutter in the morning to get sunlight, you only have to push the lever upwards.

What distinguishes a roller shutter safety device with locking plate and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The roller shutter protection with locking plate is the easiest in terms of weight and handling. This makes both the technology and the installation the most flexible.

It should also be mentioned that this model is particularly robust and stable in terms of material.

Advantages

Assembly
Technology
Robust
Stable

Disadvantages

Burglary protection deficient
Size
Roller shutter damage

If you want to fix the locking plate to the roller shutter, you have to do this at the roller box. If an unwanted person from the outside tries to open the window, the roller curtain slides against the locking plate and causes a jam.

In addition, you do not need any tools for this model, you are offered optimal protection against lifting and the handling is also easy. In addition, most models come with a safety plate for both left and right.

What distinguishes a roller shutter safety device with shaft connector and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

In the case of roller shutter security systems with shaft connectors, the weight can vary from model to model, but burglary and anti-lifting protection is still guaranteed.

It should also be mentioned that this model also prevents ALU or PVC armour from being pushed up.

Advantages

anti-lifting protection
Adjustability
Set available
Mounting options

Disadvantages

Smooth running of the roller shutter
Defects
Relative longevity

On the one hand, you can fix some roller shutter locks with shaft connectors by simply clicking them into place or on the other hand, you can mount the model on the roller shutter shaft with screws.

Another difference between roller shutter locks with shaft connectors is their adjustability. This means that you can shorten or extend the individual links as required to adapt them to your roller shutter.

Since you usually need 3 shaft connectors per window to get optimal protection, the manufacturers now offer sets.

Purchase criteria: Based on these factors you can compare and evaluate roller shutter security devices?

Below you will find a list of aspects that will help you choose from the wide range of roller shutter security devices and make the right choice for you. The criteria that are relevant before buying the roller shutter protection are as follows:

  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Material
  • Assembly or applicability

In the next paragraph we will go into the highlighted features in more detail.

Dimensions

As mentioned above, size is a key factor in the different models. Therefore, you should be aware that the size of the roller shutter lock must be adapted to the roller shutters to ensure effective functionality.

The smaller roller shutter locks can reach a size of 14.2 x 14.2 x 3.6 cm, while larger roller shutter locks can easily reach a size of 23.3 x 16.8 x 7.5 cm.

You can read up on all their advantages at any time and weigh them up for yourself to find the right model for you.

If you forgot to take the measurements of your roller shutters before buying the protection or do not know the measurements, it is recommended to buy a roller shutter protection with shaft connector. This can be easily adapted to the size of the roller shutter by its adjustability.

Weight

As can be seen in the table below, the weight of roller shutter locks varies from model to model. This may be due to the size or the material. Both factors influence the weight.

The easiest and most convenient are the roller shutter locks with locking plate. Due to their low weight, they can be easily attached to the roller shutter box and thus offer protection against being pushed up.

The roller shutter lock with shaft connector and the roller shutter lock with steel bolt are heavier than the other models in terms of weight and commodity. The weight range of these models is usually between 118 and 998 grams.

Material

Basically, roller shutter locks are made of robust and stable material that is not easily destroyed. Because the aim is to make it more difficult for unwanted guests to enter.

The processing or the material of a roller shutter safety device varies from model to model. On the one hand, it can be made of aluminium, steel or metal, or it can be made of plastic.

Depending on the material and type of the model, the assembly is determined. Nevertheless, the functionality and effectiveness of all models is in the foreground.

While roller shutter locks with steel bolts are mostly made of metal or steel, roller shutter locks with locking plates are usually made of aluminium. Roller shutter locks with shaft connectors are mostly made of glass fibre reinforced plastic and spring steel.

In any case, the intention of all four material choices is to ensure optimum protection against burglary. So you can install your roller shutter security system anywhere and sleep carefree.

Assembly or applicability

The installation or fixing method of roller shutter security devices varies from model to model. On the one hand, it can be mounted without tools or fixed with screws.

If you don’t have a drill at hand, you only have to follow the assembly instructions and either screw it between the roller shutter and the rail as with the steel bolt or, as with the shaft connector, attach it to

If you prefer not to drill, you can use the locking plate or the shaft connector, for example.

When securing the roller shutter with a locking plate, you only have to push the locking plate between the roller shutter and the guide rail on the inside right and left and tighten the attached screw.

With the shaft connector you only have to click it into place. Thus your desired roller shutter safety is fastened and you are spared the drilling.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about roller shutter security

Can I build a roller shutter safety device myself?

Basically, it is not recommended to build a roller shutter safety device yourself. However, you can drill a slightly sloping hole through the window frame and then block the roller shutter with a locking pin.

But as already mentioned, at best such a possibility should be avoided and a roller shutter safety device should be purchased. Because the extent to which the do-it-yourself solution holds and how burglar-proof it is can only be guessed at.

In the case of the roller shutter safety devices, the manufacturer can explain his recommendation and the protection of the respective model to you.

Does a roller shutter security system protect against burglary?

In addition to insulation, privacy protection and woodpecking by curious neighbours, roller shutters also serve to guarantee protection against lifting and burglary.

Just because you own a roller shutter does not mean it is burglar-proof. The roller shutter can easily be pushed up from the outside without roller shutter security.

However, it is important to know that just because you have attached a roller shutter to your windows/doors does not mean that you are protected against burglary or the like.

Roller shutters can be easily lifted without any safety precautions, both from the inside and the outside. Therefore, it is recommended to buy a roller shutter safety device and mount it on the desired model.

The installation can always be carried out retrospectively, this should not be a problem in any case. According to the police, not only is a roller shutter safety device recommended, but they also recommend the installation of a motor together with a timer.

This allows the roller shutter to be raised and lowered automatically at certain times, which is of course advantageous during holidays as it simulates presence. Here, however, it should be considered to program this with a time delay.