How much do Roller Shutters cost?

How much do Roller Shutters cost?

OzShut Roller Shutters offer a practical and cost effective solution to all your window covering needs. As well as providing complete window security they will help control the light, noise and temperature within your home. The resulting savings on your heating and cooling costs and an increased value to your property make Roller Shutters a worthwhile investment for any homeowner.

Roller Shutters are priced based on various factors including the window size, control options selected, colour choices and installation requirements. We offer all homeowners an obligation free in-home measure and quote to show you all these options in more detail and work out the best style of Roller Shutter to suit your needs and budget.

The cost of Roller Shutters depends on the controls chosen

Control Options

OzShut offers various options when it comes to operating your Roller Shutters. From manual pull straps and winders to electric switches or remote control.  

The price of each Roller Shutter will depend on the type of control mechanism chosen. This needs to be determined based on the size and weight of the Roller Shutter required, accessability to the window as well as personal preference and affordability.

Colour Choice

The overall cost of your Roller Shutters is also based on your colour selection. OzShut Roller Shutters come in a wide range of colours and can be designed to suit any style house. We have a selection of standard colours that have been developed to compliment many popular home colour schemes. However there is also the option to have your Roller Shutters powder coated in a further selection of non standard colours. During your in home consultation you will have the chance to view colour samples and photos of installed OzShut Roller Shutters to help you choose. 

Window Quantity & Size

An exact measurement of your windows needs to be taken in order to work out the price of each Roller Shutter. This size will also determine the control options available to you.

Many homeowners would ultimately like to have all windows covered by OzShut Roller Shutters for security reasons. Some people chose to start with the front windows of their home which provides a fantastic visual deterrent to would be thieves. Others choose to have Roller Shutters installed on the bedrooms for night time peace of mind and light control for sleeping.  

Installation

We also need to determine the method of installation required on your home. High windows that need extra scaffolding or difficult to access windows may incur extra charges.

Your free in-home measure & quote ensures an accurate price is given and no extra charges are added later!

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Quality you can trust!

OzShut is committed to providing the highest quality of product, workmanship and customer service at a competitive, affordable price.

We are West Australian owned and operated with over 25 years experience in the Roller Shutter industry.

OzShut stands by the quality of our product and workmanship with a genuine 10 year guarantee. Do beware of poor quality, cheap imports and unqualified trades people.

Display Home Savings

Have you seen our signs? Would you be willing to help us advertise too?

OzShut are currently looking for homeowners throughout the Perth metro and surrounding areas to display our advertising sign for an agreed period of time. In return we are prepared to offer you a HUGE reduction off the normal price of your Roller Shutters!

Reduce the cost of your Roller Shutters by becoming a Display Home

Arrange your free measure & quote today!

During your in home appointment we can show you the product in more detail, measure the windows you are interested in & help you custom design the style of Roller Shutters that best suits your needs and budget.

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Roller Shutters keep the heat in & the cold out

Keep the heat in with OzShut Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters keep the heat in & the cold out

Control the temperature inside your home with effective window insulation.

OzShut Roller Shutters can help you stay warmer this Winter while saving on the costs of heating your home. They are designed to prevent the transfer of heat through your windows, keeping the warmth in and the cold air out.

Why is your house always cold?

Windows are a very important aspect of any home. They let in natural light and fresh air as well as connecting the inside of the home with the outdoors. However windows are also a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter. 

More heat loss occurs through windows than any other surface in the home. A single pane of glass can lose almost ten times as much heat as the same area of insulated wall. With heat being lost as fast as it is produced for warmth, windows are a very significant component of home heating costs.

Roller Shutters make your home warmer during the Winter
Keep the heat in with OzShut Roller Shutters

What can you do about it?

To keep our homes warmer (or at least one room in the house) we run reverse cycle air conditioning, use gas and electric heaters or have a wood fire burning. The trouble is, once the heating is switched off or the firewood burnt the heat is quickly lost and the cold returns. To leave them running constantly would be impractical and costly.

The heat lost through a window can be minimised with good quality internal window coverings such as heavy curtains or well fitted blinds. However these still allow a significant amount of the warm air to escape.

OzShut’s exterior Roller Shutters are specifically designed to prevent the transfer of heat in or out of your home. They will reduce the majority of heat lost through windows to make your home more comfortable, dramatically reduce heating costs and minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

 
Polyurethane insulation to keep the heat in your home

How do Roller Shutters prevent heat loss?

During manufacture each OzShut Roller Shutter slat is injected with Polyurethane foam, the same insulating material that is also used in refrigerators and freezers. This highly efficient insulation layer allows OzShut Roller Shutters to prevent heat loss through a window by up to 90%!

Roller Shutters are installed around the outside of the window and when fully closed they completely cover the glass. This forms an extremely effective layer of insulation that stops the warm air from a homes heating escaping through the window.

By drastically reducing the amount of heat lost, OzShut Roller Shutters will help save on the energy costs of heating a home by 30-40%. Less fuel and gas use is also a positive step towards a cleaner environment.

Roller Shutters will prevent heat loss through your windows

Roller Shutters provide a solution to all your window covering needs.

Not only will OzShut Roller Shutters make your home warmer during the Winter they will keep it cooler during Summer, reduce outside noise, block out the light and provide complete window security to keep your home & family safe from break-ins.

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With so many benefits in the one product, savings on your energy bills and an increase to the value of your property, OzShut Roller Shutters are a smart investment for any homeowner.

Arrange your free measure & quote today!

During your in home appointment we can show you the product in more detail, measure the windows you are interested in & help you custom design the style of Roller Shutters that best suits your needs and budget.

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Your Holiday Home Security Checklist

Your Home Security Checklist

Secure your home when you are away

Practical tips to help protect your home while you're away on holiday.

There are so many things to do before going on holiday, but before you pack up and head off, make sure home security is part of your travel plan so you can enjoy yourself knowing your home is safe!

Make Friends With Your Neighbours

In close communities, people often look out for each other. Neighbours can report suspicious activity at your home and help when you’re away – and you can return the favour. Let trusted neighbours or friends know your travel plans so they can deal with any emergencies. Perhaps they can park their car in your driveway, take out your bins or mow your lawn so it looks like someone is still at home.

Organise Regular Check-ups

Its a good idea to leave your house keys with trustworthy friends or family so that they can conduct regular check-ups on your property. This way you can relax and enjoy your holiday with peace of mind knowing for sure that everything back home is ok.

 

Don't Let The Mail Pile Up

Nothing advertises an empty house better than an overflowing mailbox. Organise family, friends or neighbours to collect your mail to prevent letters from piling up. If that is not possible consider a short-term mail redirect through Australia Post or ask the post office to hold it until you return.  Also, attach a ‘no advertising material’ sign to your letterbox so it doesn’t overflow and cancel your regular newspaper delivery.

Take Care Of Your Rubbish Bins

This is a dead giveaway that you’re not home. If your rubbish is visible from street view, it’s a visual cue to thieves if everyone else’s bins are out and empty in the neighbourhood and yours is stuffed to the brim and still in the drive, that you’re most likely not there. If you are leaving before bin collection day ask a friend or neighbour to put your bin our for you. This will also save you coming home to the horrible smell of rotting food!

Think About Your Water & Electricity

You should remember to pay your bills in advance, particularly the electricity. This ensures that your alarm system and other electricity reliant, security measures will have power during your absence. If you’ll be away for a long period of time, consider turning off your home’s water supply at the mains to prevent the risk of leaks. Make sure your electrical appliances are not left on stand-by. Unplugging things like your TV and computers will protect them from power surges and save you power as well.

Don't Leave Valuable Items Out

Especially if you are travelling soon after Christmas don’t leave expensive new items in clear view of would be burglars peering through windows or doors! Break up the packaging before tucking it into the bin or recycling. Also, take a look at your house from the outside. With most thieves looking for cash, even a wallet or iPod left on your hall table can make your home a target.

Avoid The Dark

Thieves like to go about their work unobserved. Having exterior lights activated by motion sensors can light up the dark areas around your home at night. Being in the spotlight may just deter criminals from targeting your property.

Don't Advertise Your Absence On Social Media

As much as you might be excited about your upcoming holiday, avoid discussing your travel plans on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. And while it’s nice to share pictures with friends, be conscious of your social media activity while you’re away, wait to post photos from your trip until you get home.

Lock Up Properly!

Naturally it’s important to have the entry points to your home secured appropriately. But it’s just as important to double check and make sure all those entry points are actually closed and the locks fastened. There is often a rush of last minute organisation when you are leaving on a trip. So one idea is to lock everything up the night prior to departure, particularly if you are leaving early in the morning. This will make your departure easier and ensure that you don’t accidentally leave your home unsecured and vulnerable. Turn off your garage door opener and ensure the door between your garage and your home is locked.

Install A Safe

Easy to carry, valuable items such as money and jewellery are most often stolen during break-ins. Installing a small safe in your home is a relatively low cost way to protect those items. Police also advise making a detailed inventory of all your valuable property so in the unfortunate event that it is stolen, it is easily identifiable. This may involve photographing, marking or engraving the items with a traceable number such as your driver licence number or a special code that only you know. The act of doing so may prevent others from identifying your property as theirs.

Create The Illusion That Someone Is Home

Consider also setting a timer on a radio or TV so that it switches on and off at a specified time. As with the lights on timers, it may trick the casual observer into thinking that the residents are at home.

You may also make your home less approachable by installing a dog-barking alarm. As an alternative to a real dog, the angry barrage of dog barking sounds from the alarm system may be an efficient way to scare off would-be intruders.

Leave a pair of your old shoes at the front door and at the back door. This will create the feeling that someone is inside. If someone was to look through a window, it’s a good idea to leave a few things scattered around that make the home look lived in. Nothing looks more like you’ve gone away than an immaculate house. So leave an open book and a pair of glasses on the arm of a chair or a few toys in the middle of the floor.

Put some lamps on timers inside rooms that can come on in the early evening and switch off at bedtime. This may give the appearance to the casual observer that someone is at home in the evening. Try and avoid rooms being lit that can be observed from the outside through curtains.

Have Adequate Home Security

Consider increasing your home security. If you already have an alarm system, don’t forget to switch it on before you leave. Make sure the person looking after your property knows how to turn it off and back on. Making arrangements to have your alarm monitored will provide you with 24 hour protection while you are away.

Statistics show the main entry points for a home burglary are through an easy to access door or window. They could have been accidentally left open or simply smashed through! Ensuring you have good quality deadlocks on your doors and adequate window security will make your home less appealing for any thief who is always looking for a fast and easy entry/exit.

Prevent break-ins through windows with Roller Shutters

But of course the best security measure is one that will PREVENT a burglar from being able to enter your home not just deter them! OzShut’s Security Roller Shutters offer highly effective home security by providing complete protection to the vulnerable glass of your windows and doors. They also have many other practical benefits for your home and family making Roller Shutters a worthwhile investment for any homeowner.

Wishing you safe and happy travels!

With some pre-thought and a little extra planning you can use these ideas to help make your trip away from home worry free.

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How to keep your home cool AND reduce your energy costs

How to keep your home cool AND reduce your energy costs.

The best way to cope with the heat of Summer while saving on your electricity bills is to be prepared for it!

Here in Perth we have a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and clear blue skies for 70% of the year. The extreme heat during our Summer months can make the temperature in our homes very uncomfortable if it’s not managed correctly. It is also the time of year when our power bills can surge as we try to keep our homes cool! In fact, approximately 40% of overall household energy use is for heating/cooling. It is the largest energy user in the average Australian home. However, with some pre preparation and good planning it is possible to stay cool this Summer while reducing the costs of running your air conditioner!

Approximate Household Energy Use

Heating & Cooling    40%

Water Heating           21%

Appliances                 33%

Lighting                      6%

Source   yourhome.gov.au

Energy efficient home cooling tips

Install Insulation

Having good quality roof and wall insulation is essential. Adequate insulation will keep cool air in your home and hot air out, reducing the amount of energy needed. On the hottest Summer days the temperature in your roof cavity can reach up to 70 degrees! Without proper roof insulation this heat is transferred through the thin layer of ceiling into your home. If you live in an older house the insulation may have become compacted and less efficient. You may want to consider having it checked and replaced. The better insulated, shaded and draught-proofed a house, the cheaper and less often an air-conditioner needs to run.

Maintain Your Air-Conditioner

There is rarely an Australian home without air-conditioning. But there’s no point in having air-con if it’s not running efficiently. Inside your home, wash or vacuum cleanable filters and replace disposable ones. Outside, clear leaves and other debris away from vents or exhausts and hose off any accumulated dirt. Have your air conditioner checked annually by a professional to ensure it’s in good working order. Do this in October or early November to ensure you aren’t caught out on the first seriously hot day of the year!

Don't Set The Temperature Too Low

Consider putting a timer or programmable thermostat on your air-conditioner. Leave it on a higher temperature while you’re out then set it to cool the house half an hour before you return home. We can get a bit comfortable with popping the air-conditioner on and then letting it run for the evening. But the truth is, it can often be shut down hours before we normally do it. This is especially true in Spring when the outside temperature at night really drops after the sun has gone down. So turn it off in the early evening or set the timer to 7pm. You’re not only helping reduce harmful emissions, you’re also saving on your next energy bill, since one degree cooler on the thermostat can mean up to fifteen percent higher electricity charges!

Cover Your Windows

The hottest tip to keeping your house cool is to cover your windows. This is where the majority of heat enters your home. Especially windows that face directly into the sun! This includes inside coverings and if possible, you should cover the outside of your windows too. Inside coverings will stop some sunlight getting through but unfortunately won’t do much in terms of keeping the heat out of the house. Outside coverings will stop the heat from reaching the window in the first place which is the best plan of attack. Window Roller Shutter slats are injected with an insulating material called Polyurethane. This prevents the transfer of heat into your home by up to 90% – far more than any other window covering option!

Keep The House Closed Up

Another simple but effective tip to retain cool air and reduce costs and power consumption, is to shut the doors to areas that get the hottest and stop the heat spreading through the rest of the house. Be sure to open the house up in the cool of the evening to let the heat out. It’s also a good idea to shut off any air conditioning systems in the unused rooms, such as spare bedrooms, if your system allows you to do this. Avoid unnecessary trips in and out of the house. Heat and humidity come in each time you open the door.

Use Fans

Fans are very energy efficient so it’s worth trying the fan first to cool the room. Try using the fan in conjunction with your air conditioner to help spread the cool air around the house more effectively. 

Consider installing ceiling fans. On moderately warm days, a ceiling fan may be enough to keep you comfortable. On warmer days, you can lower your air conditioner use by using a fan. Typically, the air flow created by a fan provides a similar improvement to comfort as reducing the temperature by around 3°C. If using a box or pedestal fan, placing a bowl of ice-cold water in front of it will create a chilly breeze. 

Be sure to clean the fans before their first use after being idle all Winter! Whether it’s a ceiling or pedestal fan, it is likely to be covered in a layer of dust which can kill the efficiency of the fan – and being showered with dust can’t be good for you!

Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction

Did you realise your ceiling fan is designed to rotate differently depending on the season? In Winter months, it should rotate clockwise to help distribute heat that’s risen. In the Summer though, you should run your fan anti-clockwise at higher speeds so it’s pushing air down and creating better circulation. Check to see which direction the fans in your home are moving, and, if necessary, hit the small black switch near the base to change directions.

Only Cool The Room You’re Using

Don’t try to cool the whole house, just focus on the room/s you’re in. This is going to save you major dollars when that bill arrives. Make the most of cool night breezes and open bedroom windows once night falls to let cool air in and hot air out, ready for when you go to bed.

Keep Yourself Cool

When the temperatures high wear light clothing around your house and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Try placing a cold cloth or two on your body and change your bedding to a lighter, breathable fabric. These things cost you nothing yet can make you more comfortable and keep you from reaching for that costly air-conditioner!

Prepare Your Outdoor Area

Fix shade sails, purchase an umbrella or replacing missing roof panels in your outdoor area to ensure you have appropriate shade from the harsh summer sun. Plant some fast-growing trees and shrubs near your home to provide shade. Cook and eat outside, especially in the early evening when temperatures have dropped but daytime heat has not yet been allowed to escape from the interior of the house. Cooking outside during hotter months reduces the heat load inside your home.

Long term home cooling solutions

The extreme heat of the Summer month’s in Perth can bring some of the highest energy costs of the year with the high demand for air-conditioning. Keeping your home comfortable can be expensive. Consider investing in some long-term cooling solutions that will continue to provide your home and family with benefits year after year.

Insulation This is an essential way to keep your house cool in summer but also warm in winter, all Australian homes should invest in roof and wall insulation!

Colours  Opting for bright/light colours on your exterior walls and roof will help reflect the light rather than dark colours which absorb heat.

Windows If you are building or renovating choose good sized windows that open to let the air move freely into and out of the house instead of ones with restricted or no opening.

Good Quality Air-Conditioning look for a system that allows you to control different rooms/sections of the house separately as well as set a timer to help reduce overall useage and energy costs.

Window Roller Shutters Did you know that most of the sun’s heat enters the home through the glass of your windows? Roller Shutters are the best option to help stop the heat getting into the house in the first place. They are injected with an insulating material that is able to block the transfer of heat by up to 90%!! This also has the added benefit of saving you 30-40% on your air-conditioning bills. With their ability to block out even the brightest morning sun, up to 50% of outside noise, provide complete window security as well as increasing the overall value of your property, OzShut Roller Shutters are a smart investment for any home.

Arrange a free measure & quote today

Interested to learn more? During an in home appointment we can show you the product in more detail, measure the windows you might be interested in & help you custom design the style of Roller Shutters that best suits your needs and budget.

Call us now on 13 20 68 or fill in the online quote request form and we will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm a suitable day and time.

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How to improve daytime sleep when working nights

Sleep Better During The Day

How to improve daytime sleep when you are working nights.

How does shift work affect sleep?

Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day. Shift work isn’t easy because it involves working against your body’s natural rhythm. You need to be active and alert at night when your body is designed to sleep — and need to sleep in the day when you’re wired to be awake.

Working at night or irregular shifts can keep you from getting the regular sleep time that most daytime workers take for granted.Research has found that shift workers have 1-2 hours less sleep on average per 24 hours than non-shift workers.’

Memory and ability to focus can become impaired. People who are sleep-deprived often get irritable or depressed. Their relationships and social life can suffer too.

Shift workers also face potential health problems. Overall, those who work night or rotating shifts seem to have a higher risk of ulcers, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.

Lack of sleep is an occupational hazard

Fatigue is recognised as a workplace health and safety risk. Being fatigued impairs you as if you were drunk or on sedative drugs. In fact, studies show that 17 hours without sleep impairs your driving in the same way as having a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent.

In addition to this, fatigue worsens your hand-eye coordination and makes it harder for you to communicate. Your brain does not process information or solve problems as well as it should. You also tend to take more risks. This means that your chance of making errors goes up. In turn this can be a danger to the health and safety of you and those around you. To make things worse, as you become sleepier, you are less aware of your reduced performance.

Shift workers are at especially high risk of the dangers of fatigue. They often need to work at a time when their body clock says they should be asleep.  

Shift workers often complain of being tired, both on and off the job. It may be harder to concentrate and be alert while at work. This means there is more danger of accidents at work and on the road driving to and from work. Research has shown that shift workers are six times more likely to be in a fatigue-related road accident than other workers.

Tips for better day time sleep

How window Roller Shutters WILL help create the perfect sleeping environment !

Light Control

This is often the biggest challenge for a shift worker who is trying to fall asleep while the sun is up! Even if your eyes are closed, light can be detected through your eyelids telling your brain that it’s day time. Roller Shutters give you 100% control over the amount of light let into your bedroom. When fully closed they are capable of blocking out even the brightest direct sunlight on a window.

Noise Reduction

Outside noise can be another big problem for those trying to sleep during the day time. From the general neighbourhood sounds of traffic, barking dogs or lawnmowers to a sudden ambulance or blaring music. Even if you manage to fall asleep easily, as your body transitions through different stages of sleep, unexpected noise may wake you during shallower cycles. The slats of a Roller Shutter are all injected with Polyurethane. This insulating material will block outside noise by up to 50%!

Temperature

Your body temperature naturally drops as you drift into sleep, so cooling down your bedroom can jump start the process and make it easier to doze off. If your bedroom window faces directly into the sun, chances are your room becomes uncomfortably hot at times, making it almost impossible to get comfortable enough to fall asleep and stay asleep. OzShut Roller Shutters are designed to prevent the transfer of heat by up to 90%! This also means you do not need to use your air-conditioning as much and will save 30-40% on the running costs.

Security

Especially if you are home alone during the day when you need to sleep, having Roller Shutters on your windows will give you great piece of mind and allow you to relax, knowing you are safe from unwanted intruders. Similarly Roller Shutters will provide the necessary safety for your family while you are working night shift or away for an extended time. 

What our customers have to say...

We installed our Roller Shutters as we both work shift work and often are required to sleep during the day. We love that our OzShut Roller Shutters turn day to night at the click of a switch. Additionally, the noise reduction makes an enormous difference when sleeping during the day. We would highly recommend your product”  Paul Konowalow

“My husband worked night shifts but was unable to get any sleep due to constant noise from vehicles, dogs barking and people mowing their lawns. Once the roller shutters were installed my husband stopped complaining because he was able to get his required sleep during the day. Mrs. Yvonne Archer

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“The Roller Shutters make the house quieter with road traffic. And I love how they make the room really dark during the day as well as cooler.”  Tess and Phillip Waller

“The Roller Shutters have made me feel so much safer when my partner is on night shift and he loves having a dark, quiet room when sleeping during the day. Thanks Ozshut for such a great deal and for hooking us up with some good quality and affordable Roller Shutters! ”  Courtney Gooden, Byford

They block out so much heat and light which is perfect for my shift working husband trying to sleep during the day.”  Letecia Davis

Arrange a free measure & quote today

OzShut Roller Shutters can be a great addition to any bedroom window but are especially useful to those that need to sleep when the rest of the world is awake! 

During an in home appointment we can show you the product in more detail, measure the windows you might be interested in & help you custom design the style of Roller Shutters that best suits your needs and budget.

Call us now on 13 20 68 or fill in the online quote request form and we will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm a suitable day and time.

Take advantage of our ‘Ezi-Shut‘ option by Humm – you can have your Roller Shutters today and pay over time with NO INTEREST EVER!! (available to approved customers only)

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Home Burglary – Are you at risk?

Home Burglary - Are you at risk?

Don't make your home an easy target for a break-in by making these common home security mistakes!

A home burglary can be a terrifying experience. It can destroy your sense of safety within your own home and leave you feeling violated. Worse still, if you are home during a robbery the lives of you and your family could be at risk!

Unfortunately, with Perth’s ever increasing population, an ongoing drug epidemic and a tough economy home burglaries and invasions are a very real threat.

By becoming more aware and avoiding these all too common home security mistakes you can reduce the chances of your home being targeted. 

Leaving a door or window unlocked

This one seems obvious but many home break-ins occur because the homeowner has simply made it too easy for the burglar by forgetting to lock doors or windows. Often burglars are opportunistic and will go from house to house looking for quick and easy access.

Hiding a key outside

Especially under the front door mat! Any intruder knows there’s a good chance a key may be hidden by the front door. So if you do need to leave a key outside make sure it is well concealed and not hidden in obvious places like under the mat, plant pots, rocks or ornaments. Better still give a spare key to a trusted neighbour.

Leaving a ladder or tools outside

Be careful not to leave a ladder outside where a burglar can use it to gain access to upstairs windows or your roof. Similarly do not leave tools that can be used to force entry into your home lying around within easy reach.  Always make sure they are kept away inside a locked shed or garage.

Relying on a barking dog

It is common to see a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign on a garden fence or wall and although this may serve as a warning, today’s desperate thief is not deterred by the knowledge or barking of a dog on your property. If they want to gain access to your home they will find a way past them which may unfortunately result in injury to your pet.

Announcing you are not home on social media

All too common this day and age is to publicise your movements on social networking such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Whether a status update stating exactly where you are going and when, or posts and photos showing that you are on holiday or currently away for an extended time. You can never be completely sure who may have seen the information you provide on a social media platform.

Forgetting to turn on your security system

If you have a working alarm, use it! Don’t get into the bad habit of forgetting (or not bothering) to arm it before you leave the house. If your home becomes the next target for thieves you will wish you had taken your security more seriously.

Putting valuables near a window

NEVER leave money, jewellery, laptops or other items of value within view and easy reach of windows. A burglar is usually looking for items that are easy to access and easy to carry so they can be in and out of your home as fast as possible.

Providing hiding places in your garden

Large plants and bushes, although they may look nice, offer a home burglar a place to hide on your property. This buys them time and possibly gives them the privacy to break-in through a concealed door or window.

Forgetting to stop the mail or have someone collect it

While you are away, a sure sign that your home is unoccupied is a build up of mail in the mailbox. Don’t forget to organise for a friend or family member to collect it for you regularly.

Leaving no lights on while you are away

Sometimes thieves will watch the houses in a street over a few days to work out which ones are easy targets for a home burglary. If your house remains in darkness for a number of days and nights it’s a sure sign that you are away. A good idea is to set up some timers for your lights/lamps to come on and off during the evening and give the illusion that someone is home.

Not having enough outdoor lighting

A house with many dark unlit places to hide is very appealing to a burglar. It gives them privacy during their break-in attempt and time to scope out your property unseen. Consider installing motion sensor outdoor lights around your property.

Poor quality or fake security

A fake alarm box or cameras might be effective at a first glance but after closer inspection an experienced thief will very likely be able to tell the difference. Installing cheap, low quality locks means doors and windows are able to be broken or forced open easily.

Don't rely on just one type of security!

As much as all of these tips are great to remember and put into place, the BEST form of security is one that will STOP a thief from being able to gain access into your home!

Even if all doors and windows are well locked, the next most common entry point during a home burglary is through the smashed glass of an exposed window. This is often at the rear of the home where the intruder has more privacy. Sure an alarm system may then be triggered and even a monitoring company alerted. However thieves realise they still have a window of opportunity to grab easy to reach and carry items then flee the scene before anyone has responded to the alarm.

An OzShut Security Roller Shutter covers the entire window and completely prevents access to it while also having the flexibility to be opened to any level.  They are made from strong aluminium and feature an automatic locking mechanism when fully closed. You might choose to begin by having OzShut Roller Shutters installed to the front windows of your home to deter a burglar on the lookout for an easy target or prioritise the bedrooms for night time peace of mind. 

Learn more about all the practical uses of OzShut Roller Shutters on our Product Information page.

Arrange a free measure & quote today!

Let us show you in more detail how Roller Shutters will provide the most complete protection for your home and family.

During an in home appointment we can show you the product in more detail, measure the windows you might be interested in & help you custom design the style of Roller Shutters that best suits your needs and budget.

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A better sleep for your baby….and you!!

A better sleep for your baby...and you!

How to create the perfect environment to help your child sleep

Adequate sleep is important for health and well being at every age but getting babies and toddlers to sleep can sometimes be a very daunting task! Issues can arise at any age whether they are waking too often through the night, getting up too early in the mornings or having trouble napping during the day. Putting them to bed in an environment that minimises stimulation and encourages sleep can help your child to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

How much sleep do babies and toddlers need?

Babies, children and adults all sleep differently. The amount of time we spend in light and deep sleep varies depending on age. Babies are biologically programmed to sleep more lightly and wake more often than adults. 

On average, a young baby needs around 14 to 15 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period. Toddlers need around 10 to 12 hours sleep per night and still need a morning or afternoon nap until at least around the age of two and a half to three years. 

Insufficient sleep causes problems. Young babies may have trouble feeding properly or finishing their feeds if they are tired. They become over-tired very quickly which can make falling asleep and staying asleep harder. Older babies and toddlers may be more difficult to handle, since tiredness often translates into crankiness and tears. Your child’s sleeping routine at night can be severely disrupted if they don’t get enough sleep during the day. 

What is the ideal sleeping environment?

Babies and young children sleep from necessity, unlike teenagers who will sleep for hours for pleasure! Children want to be awake and interact with the world, they will stay asleep only as long as their brains remain at rest and unstimulated.

When trying to establish healthy sleeping habits in your child, it’s important to look at their surroundings. You need to consider anything that could keep them from falling asleep or wake them up prematurely including the room temperature, sounds and lights.

Baby sleeping

For better sleep, children’s bedrooms should be:

 

Comfortable

The ideal room temperature for sleeping is between 20-22 degrees. Being too hot or too cold often results in shortened nap times or a disrupted nights sleep. So always put your child to bed in comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.

Very young infants are unable to retain their own body heat so it’s important to keep them warm enough, especially when the room temperature is low.

Bedding should be be age appropriate, younger babies sleep better on a firm mattress while toddlers can be introduced to the comfort of a pillow and blanket. Keep in mind that many babies tend to move around in their cots while they sleep, so whether it’s cold outside or you have air conditioning on during Summer months, consider dressing them in clothing that will keep them warm in place of a blanket. 

Also make sure your child is in a fresh nappy and not hungry, thirsty or has some other physical discomfort that could disrupt their sleep.

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Baby not sleeping

Calming

Beds should be free from all toys. Consider taking mobiles away from cots which can inspire play or engage a baby visually.

A child’s desire to play and roam around the room increases as a child’s mobility and curiosity increases. Be mindful of this if your toddler gets up in the middle of the night to play.

Dark

As they grow many babies become light sensitive waking very early in the morning, having unsettled day time naps or refusing to sleep altogether.

Melatonin is the hormone produced by the human body that makes us fall asleep. The release of Melatonin is influenced by the amount of light registered by the eyes. The darker the room the more melatonin our brains produce and the faster we can fall asleep. Babies’ and kids’ eyes are more sensitive to light than adults’ are, so their melatonin levels are more strongly affected by light exposure. 

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Mother with sleeping baby

Ensure you have adequate window coverings to block out sunlight during the day. Also consider other sources of light coming into the room such as the glare from a baby monitor or hall light coming under the door.

Keep all screens out of the child’s room. This means no iPads, TV’s, or smart phones. Artificial light exposure before bedtime stimulates a child’s brain and suppresses the release of Melatonin.

Try dimming the lights as you get them ready for bed. By darkening the room, you reduce the amount of stimulation around your child, which will help calm and settle them. A darkened room also tells your child that it’s time for rest.

Quiet

Just as with adults, babies and toddlers can be sensitive to noise. Children can sleep with some noise but are often woken by loud or sudden sounds.

If you find that sudden noises wake your baby, you could consider a sound machine. These machines do not need to be turned on loudly. Make them loud enough to dampen any noises that can come from the environment. A fan can double as a sound machine.

A quiet room can help your child to settle and fall asleep much faster.

Why are Roller Shutters the perfect addition to your child's bedroom window?

Creating an ideal sleeping environment for your baby will help encourage healthy sleeping habits. By controlling the temperature, light and noise in their bedrooms you can eliminate those factors which sometimes cause difficulty falling asleep or premature waking.

Block out the Light

Too much sunlight entering a bedroom window can be a big contributor to sleeping issues.

A window that faces into the morning sun is often the cause of very early waking in babies and children. Even heavy curtains and blinds can be no match for the direct sunlight that streams in around the edges.

OzShut Roller Shutters are installed on the outside of a window frame and when fully closed are capable of blocking out even the brightest morning light! With 100% control over the amount of sunlight you let into the room Roller Shutters are also ideal for day time naps.

Control the Temperature

Most of the heat that enters or escapes from your home happens through the glass of your windows. In Summer months, bedrooms that receive direct sunlight are often uncomfortably hot, during both the day and night. Throughout Winter rooms can be extremely cold, especially in the early hours of the morning when minimum temperatures are reached.

All OzShut Roller Shutter slats are filled with an insulating material called Polyurethane. This allows them to reduce the transfer of heat in or out of your home by up to 90%

A child’s bedroom with a Roller Shutter installed on the window will stay much cooler during Summer and noticeably warmer through the winter. As well as saving you on the energy costs of air-conditioning and heating.

Being able to keep their bedrooms at a comfortable temperature will allow for a more peaceful and hopefully longer sleep.

Reduce the Noise

The insulation inside the Roller Shutter not only prevents the transfer of heat, it will also stop noise travel by up to 50%. By blocking out neighbourhood sounds and traffic OzShut Roller Shutters can help your child sleep longer in the mornings and prevent disrupted naps from sudden outside noises.

For more information about Roller Shutters visit our product information page

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Book your free measure & quote and let us show you exactly how OzShut Roller Shutters will prove to be a great asset in the sometimes daunting task of getting your child to go to sleep and stay asleep!

Simply fill in the form and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a suitable day and time.


OzShut on Channel 9

OzShut on Channel 9

About the Show...

OzShut Roller Shutters was proud to be a part of a recent television special on Perth’s Channel Nine called ‘9 Lends a Hand’.

 

Presented by TV celebrity Rob Palmer, former The Block contestant Luke, Perth radio host Lisa Fernandez and a surprise visit from The Block’s Ronnie and Georgia. OzShut along with other Perth businesses and volunteers from the community surprised the Kelmscott Junior Football Club with a makeover of their club rooms.

It was a busy and fun filled day working against the clock with only one day to complete the renovation.

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The Transformation...

After removing the old, rusted security grate from the club’s kitchen window, OzShut donated and installed two Roller Shutters in one of our beautiful new colours, Metallic grey. Along with a fresh coat of dark grey paint the look of the building was completely transformed.

The external Roller Shutter means the clubs brand new kitchen is secured from would be burglars while also now giving them a clear view out of the kitchen window when the Roller Shutter is raised. Much better than the permanent view of the jail like bars!!

An internal Roller Shutter was then installed on the servery window to complete the kitchen’s security and to allow easy opening and access when food and drinks need to be served.

Along with much needed new kitchen cabinetry, sink, splash back and paint the club has a much more functional and attractive kitchen for the hundreds of parents and children that use the club rooms each week

All the volunteers including our own OzShut team members worked tirelessly throughout the day to have the renovation completed before sunset ready for the big reveal.

As you will see from watching the episode it was a huge success!!

OzShut would like to say a massive thank you to Channel 9 for the opportunity to be a part of such a special community event.

We hope the members and kids at the Kelmscott Junior Football club will now enjoy their beautiful club rooms and especially their stunning new OzShut Roller Shutters for years to come!

Watch the full episode on 9Now here –  9 Lends a Hand


Worst Perth suburbs for break-ins!

Worst Perth Suburbs for Break-Ins

Are you on the list?

Find out below..

Based on RAC home burglary insurance claims data for 2016, they compiled the list of the worst Perth suburbs for home break-ins.

“RAC Manager Home Claims, Glen Walker, said according to RAC insurance claims data for the year, Gosnells is up from fourth place in 2015 to number one, followed by Morley, Thornlie and Balga.

““We tend to see the same suburbs dominate our claims data, with Gosnells, Morley and Thornlie consistently ranking highly in RAC’s burglary claims analysis,” Mr Walker said.

As stated by Mr Walker in the article, many home break-ins are opportunistic in nature. “Thieves can quickly enter via an open side bedroom”

““Our advice is to always lock your doors and windows and maintain your security standards even when you are home.  Using a range of home security measures and having a home alarm can also act as a big deterrent and save you money on your insurance premium.”

While this is fantastic advice, locked windows will only act as a deterrent. If a thief wants to break into your home they can easily smash through the glass! While an alarm only sounds once the intruder is already in your home and by the time police arrive or your neighbours decide it in not just a ‘false’ alarm there has been ample opportunity to grab anything portable and run!

You need to STOP the burglar from entering your home!!!

OzShut Roller Shutters are made from extremely strong Marine Grade Aluminium, they cover the entire window and lock in position when they are fully closed. We now also offer our exclusive Heavy Duty side rail making OzShut Roller Shutters the strongest and most secure Roller Shutters on the market!

With all the other benefits Roller Shutters also provide its easy to understand why they are one of the most popular window treatment and security options in Perth.

With our ‘Ezi-Shut’ Interest Free, Pay by the Month options for approved customers and installation within just 5 days…

NOW is the time to secure your home and family – Before you become one of the statistics!!

Don’t delay! Book your free free measure & quote today.

Think you could help us advertise? Ask about our Display Home Savings and make your Roller Shutters more affordable than ever!!

Worst performing suburbs in 2016 based on more than 4,000 RAC claims:

1. Gosnells
2. Morley
3. Thornlie
4. Balga
5. Dianella / Baldivis
6. East Victoria Park / Armadale
7. Canning Vale
8. Beechboro /  Como
9. Northam
10. Rockingham / Victoria Park
11. Nollamara
12. Willeton / Bassendean / Clarkson
13. Ballajura
14. Bayswater / Kewdale
15. Carlisle

Click here for the full article. RAC reveals worst WA suburbs for home break-ins

New Premises – OzShut Grows Again!

The OzShut Roller Shutters Perth building.

New Premises - OzShut Grows Again!

To all our Valued Clients,

OzShut has now moved into its brand new premises consisting of custom designed offices, production facility and storage warehouse.

Our new address is 83 Truganina Road, Malaga WA 6090. Our phone numbers have NOT changed.

This new office build has been some 16 months in the making and we would like to thank all the builders, trades and staff who have all worked tirelessly during our relocation.

Our new production facility is now fully stocked with a complete supply of quality Australian Made Roller Shutter components and profiles.

Feel free to drop in and say hello and check out the new office!