Security shutters and other break-in protection methods

EHRET Sicherheitsfensterläden und Einbruchschutz
01.12.2016 — Blog

Prevent break-ins during the dark winter months with EHRET security solutions. Most break-ins happen during that time between October and February when the days get shorter and dusk starts to fall before the afternoon is over

Windows, as well as terrace, balcony and front doors, are the most common entry points for intruders – whether you live in a block of flats or a house. However, just a few minor safety measures is all it takes to provide yourself with effective protection against unwanted guests. We have put together a few tips for you:

Anti-intruder window shutters and doors

ntruders usually try to access a home through open or tilted windows, as this is the best way of getting inside quickly and, therefore, without being noticed. If a home does not have any special security solutions, an experienced intruder can get inside within a matter of seconds – it is not difficult to stay hidden for this length of time.

That's why you need to invest in modern security technology. This should be something that is factored in when planning a new building, but there are various measures you can put in place later on too: 

  • Door keys with a protected profile cylinder
  • Second lock with a blocking clip 
  • Mushroom pin fittings with lockable handles for windows 
  • Anti-intruder window shutters 

Security shutters from EHRET


What makes EHRET anti-intruder shutters different is their combination of conventional shutters, frame and special hinges – ensuring added security. The shutters deter break-ins by making things much more difficult for any intruder who attempts to get inside – requiring them to spend more time on the process and significantly increasing the risk of getting caught. The EHRET security models TSW-S and TIZO-S, in conjunction with a special security frame that is welded on all four sides, have been tested in accordance with EN 1627 by the ift Rosenheim testing institute and have RC2 certification.

This means that they are not only able to withstand physical force for a much longer period of time, but also offer effective protection against simple tools such as pliers or screwdrivers. The intrusion protection standard is split into resistance classes or RC for short. For residential properties, the police recommend the RC2 class to protect against break-ins.

Additional protective measures

for conventional window shutters

Other tips to prevent break-ins


A well-secured front door and modern security technology on your windows and window shutters are certainly effective means of protection against break-ins – but cellar doors and access points to your home via the terrace need to be secured too. Good outdoor lighting and timer switches are other appropriate security measures that do not cost much but still act as a deterrent. Here are a few general tips to make any home unappealing to intruders.

Tipp 1:
When installing security measures, it's easy to forget the route between the garage and the house – and an unlocked garage is virtually an invitation to break in. Electric garage doors can even be locked from your car using a remote control, removing any opportunity for intruders to break in. 

Tipp 2:
Good outdoor lighting is another means of protection against intruders, so you should fit all your entrance points with lamps and motion detectors. 

Tipp 3:
Simulate your presence at home even while you're away. Ask your neighbours to open and close rolling shutters or window shutters regularly. You can also control your domestic functions using home automation or timer switches. If you program these to operate at different times each day, this will create the effect of someone being at home even when you're on holiday. 

Tipp 4:
Social networks are a favourite way for intruders to get hold of your information. Young people in particular are very willing to share their latest news and enjoy posting updates from their holiday destinations. If their profile also contains all their private details and several photos, this could give intruders the opportunity to find out where they live – then strike while they can. For this reason, it is essential that parents talk to their children about this risk. 

Tipp 5:
Always lock your door whenever you leave the house. Even if you live on an upper floor, you should never leave windows or balcony doors tilted open.

Whatever measures you take, remember that solutions for securing and retrofitting doors, windows and shutters should be coordinated with one another as effectively as possible. Get in touch with the specialists at EHRET for advice about this.

More information on anti-intruder window shutters.