Many retailers install commercial roller doors to make their premises more secure. If you're thinking about putting one of these roller doors in front of your own retail premises, you may find the information below interesting.
Consider installing a transparent (or semi-transparent) commercial roller door
If you'll be putting the roller door in front of your shop's main entrance, you should consider getting one that is either transparent or semi-transparent. A roller door that is made from polycarbonate or perforated metal might fit the bill, as both of these will allow people to see past this barrier into your shop.
This could be a good idea for the following reason; if like many retailers, you go to great lengths to make your shop's window displays as enticing as possible in order to make people who pass by your shop intrigued enough to consider purchasing the displayed products, then it's important to ensure that these window displays can be seen at all times, even when the shop isn't open.
If your shop is located inside a busy department store that stays open until late at night (much later than your shop) or if your shop is located on a street that's occupied by lots of late-night bars and restaurants, then having a roller door that's transparent or semi-transparent will mean that you can carry on showcasing your wares to people long after your business has closed for the day, without having to worry that by doing so, you're putting your shop at risk of being burglarised.
Show all of your employees how to operate the roller door
Commercial roller doors are very easy to use once you get the hang of operating them and are great for businesses that have employees who are not very strong or mobile, as these doors can be slid up or down with little effort. However, you shouldn't assume that all of your employees will automatically know how to operate the new door and instead should demonstrate to them how to do this (and perhaps let them practise doing it a few times themselves).
If an employee has to work late after the shop is shut (to do some stocktaking, for example) and you or another staff member closes the roller door on your way out, the remaining employee may struggle to unlock and roll it up when they need to leave. This could result in them being stuck inside the shop for a long time. It could also cause problems when the employees need to secure the shop before they leave, as they might not be able to lock the roller door properly.
Consider commercial roller doors for your business.