This information can help answer and clarify many of the questions.
Kinds of security storm shutters:
The accordion is a durable shutter that moves horizontally between an upper and lower track. Interlocking aluminum blades make up the protective wall of the shutter. For larger areas it can have a center opening, so that half the shutter moves toward the right and the other half towards the left. The accordion shutter provides protection against hurricanes, flying debris, theft and forced entry, reduces noise and provides privacy.
Aluminum awnings offer protection from the heat and glare of the sun as well as storm protection. Most are affordably designed to function perfectly and fit windows, doors, patios and porches. Both the standard awning and the winged awning easily close down to convert to storm shutters.
Bahama shutters provide privacy, sun control, weather protection and security. They are equally attractive for homes, apartments and businesses. They help reduce solar heat build-up over windows, porches, carports and other areas as well as to enclose terraces, patios and balconies.
Colonial hinged shutters are durable enough to withstand hurricane wind forces. When installed beside windows, they swing to close and can be locked to discourage unauthorized entry and vandalism.
The roll shutter rolls up or down over the opening, offering good protection against flying debris and hurricane force winds while guarding against theft and forced entry for security. Energy efficient, they’re also great for noise reduction. They are also handsome exterior window treatments that compliment any style of residence or place of business.
Storm panels are formed aluminum panels that are designed for quick and easy installation. These lightweight panels provide maximum storm and security protection. The storm panel requires minimum storage space and can be stored in garage or closets until needed.
Because they are clear, transparent shields make the inside less claustrophobic.
A complete range of automatic controls for security shutters are available, including momentary or maintained switches, RF remote electronic controls, sun/wind, rain sensor controls, electronic timers and key switches for maximum security.