Hurricane Shutters & Security During COVID-19

You may have contemplated the idea of having hurricane shutters installed.  Perhaps you have been thinking about the benefits they provide and wondering if they are right for you.  Well, we would like to assure you that hurricane shutters provide multiple benefits and are a great choice for anyone living here in Florida.

 

As Florida residents, you are all well aware that severe weather occurs here.  You may have even experienced damage to your home or cars from one of the severe storms or hurricanes that we have had.  Maybe that is even what prompted you to consider having hurricane shutters installed.

 

With the wide variety of shutters available in today’s market, shutters serve a variety of purposes.  From adding to the curb appeal of your home to protecting you from storm damage to adding to your home security, hurricane shutters are the right choice for you.

 

Hurricane Shutters and Home Security

By their name alone, their purpose of serving as protection during a hurricane is obvious.  But, did you ever think of them as an addition to your home security?  As we are still in the midst of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very little travel occurring.  We often recommend to our customers to deploy their hurricane shutters while gone on vacation or even just for the weekend as they are a great deterrent for would-be burglars.  They generally aren’t going to take the time to try to disassemble a hurricane shutter to gain entrance into a home!  But, with less traveling happening right now, you may wonder if they can still serve the additional purpose of home security.  We believe the answer is yes.

 

During times of crisis, we see differences in human behavior.  Some people use the time to realign their priorities.  They reach out to help others in need, such as dropping off groceries on the porches of elderly neighbors or sewing face masks to help keep everyone healthy.  There is also the darker side of humanity which sometimes shows up during these times.  For example, one local resident reports that her elderly neighbor received a scam call in which the person calling knew her first name and address, claimed to be her granddaughter, and said she was coming by in ten minutes with groceries.  They believe it was an attempt to scam an elderly person out of money.  That is humanity in its lowest form.

 

In an incident in California, in a small town of approximately 10,000 people, an elderly couple’s home was broken into, they were tied up, and their supplies (yes, toilet paper, included) were stolen.  How horrible! Unfortunately, such people are out there.  That is one reason we feel that hurricane shutters are still an excellent source of security during this time.  We want to have faith that our residents here on the east coast of Florida will not be subject to such a crime, but the phone call referenced above DID occur here, so it is a possibility.  Particularly, if you are elderly or live alone, we would like to encourage you to deploy your hurricane shutters as an additional source of security.

 

Hurricane Season is Around the Corner

If you do not yet have hurricane shutters, we strongly encourage you to get them.  Even if you don’t feel the need to have them as additional home security, our annual hurricane season is just around the corner, so now is a great time to have your hurricane shutters installed.  Brevard Shutter is considered an essential business so we can continue to serve our customers, using al the necessary safety precautions. We are located in Melbourne with an on-site showroom, showcasing our wide variety of hurricane shutters that come in many different styles and price points.  Please give us a call today.  We wish you safety and good health!

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