Shelter Shutters for School Doors

US Pat No. 9,243,445.

Lock down instantly saving valuable time. Our Folding Magnetic Shelter Shutters are made specifically for the vision panel on school doors and designed for the highest level of school and classroom safety. You will be amazed at how easy they are to use and how well they work.
Our Fire Rated material meets National Fire Protection NFPA 701. The flame inhibitors are built into the material. 

Easy to install, Shelter Shutters may be the lightest and most durable window covering available today! They come ready to press in place alongside the door glass with the pressure tape provided where they remain, always ready to simply fold over the glass and block view completely.

Shelter Shutters are made in Belmar New Jersey

Shelter Shutters are made in Belmar New Jersey

Shelter Shutters are made in Belmar, NJ. Our parent business is Belmar Shade and Blind Corp. DBA Belmar Window Shop. We are a family owned and operated window coverings specialty store doing business in Belmar and the surrounding towns since 1975. Robert Beaudoin, our founder started in business in a tiny garage apartment on "H" St in Belmar and quickly outgrew his garage. In 1979 Bob went searching for a more suitable location for his growing business. He found that the Davenport's Hardware building would soon be available. We moved in and started manufacturing window shades and installing them all over New Jersey. With a foundation in manufacturing we moved from manufacturing simple window shades to vertical blinds, honeycomb shades and even custom interior shutters. It was our experience with shutters that inspired Shelter Shutters for classroom doors.

"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable"
General George S. Patton

"We have utilized the shutters during all of our lockdown drills. Love them.
Our teachers have expressed their gratitude as well. "

Patrick Burns
Principal PS 217 Queens NY


Watch our Shelter Shutters being used in this video

Our bi-fold shutter is on left door and single fold is on the right door

Shelter Shutters easily flip over the glass and stay secured until you no longer need them. In both the full open and fully closed positions the Shelter Shutter snaps in place with our state of the art magnetic system.


Shelter Shutters are manufactured exclusively by
Belmar Shade and Blind Corp T/A Belmar Window Shop
703 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719

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Shelter Shutters are inexpensive and so easy to order

Our website has a measuring form download that makes it easy

Follow the link below to our "how to measure" page where you can learn how easy it is to measure and download our measuring form. Once the form is completed fax it to the number provided on the form and you will have a price quote back within hours or if you prefer, just go to our "SHOP" page on this website and create a cart to get a price. We accept purchase orders from public schools.

"The shutters work perfect for the need"

Dr. Doreen Ryan
Principal
Dow Ave School

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"The shutters work perfect for the need"

"Steve has developed a great product for covering door windows to eliminate visibility into a room when necessary to do so.  The Shelter Shutter is inconspicuously mounted on the inside of the door and it is easily flipped over to conceal the entire glass area in the door, making it impossible to see inside the room.
 I would recommend the Shelter Shutter  if you are looking for an effective, efficient and fast way to conceal visibility into an individual room or large common area."

Mike Textor
School Safety Officer
Wall NJ

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" I would recommend the Shelter Shutter  if you are looking for an effective, efficient and fast way to conceal visibility into an individual room or large common area."

Steve, "Just a quick follow up on the shelter shutters that were installed at Saint Catharine School in December of 2014. We run a minimum of three drills per month and they are as sturdy now as they were on installation day. A survey of the staff on the products ease and speed of operation received a 100% positive response. Most importantly, the shutters have shaved off valuable seconds to our lockdown procedure while providing a nice deterrent to any unwanted guest. I would like to thank you for providing for a well thought out solution to our problem.

Sincerely,
Richard Baier
Director of Buildings & Grounds
St. Catharine - St. Margaret Parish

Testimonial

" A survey of the staff on the products ease and speed of operation received a 100% positive response."

"We have utilized the shutters during all of our lockdown drills. Love them.
Our teachers have expressed their gratitude as well. Congratulations on the patent. Well deserved.
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Patrick Burns
Principal PS 217 Queens NY

Testimonial

"We have utilized the shutters during all of our lockdown drills and Love them"







There's some science behind Shelter Shutters
Shelter Shutters lay flat and stay in place, limiting potential damage. The photo on the right shows Shelter Shutters installed on gymnasium doors. Shelter Shutters are inconspicuous and create the appearance of a void, as though nothing is present at all.
Students leave them alone and intruders will see a dark, unoccupied room. Below is what an intruder would see from the hallway.

Shelter Shutters History

Shelter Shutters History

12/13/2013 Belmar New Jersey...
This new type of window shutter was invented for and first put in use at the Dow Ave. Elementary School in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Steve Beaudoin, owner of Belmar Window Shop, a window coverings specialty store and a manufacturer of plantation shutters in Belmar, NJ was asked by Principal Dr. Doreen Ryan to supply something to quickly black out view into some rooms from the hallway. Dr. Ryan requested something like a shutter be made. The size and shape of this area needing cover was a challenge. So was the location, a school door where, as you can imagine, traffic was high. The nature of the need far outweighed the difficulty of creating something that would work, so we took on the mission.

The mission had several objectives.

#1. The shutter had to be ready to use at all times.
#2. It would need to work fast and block the view completely.
#3. It should be plain and inconspicuous.
#4. It needed to be durable.
#5. It should be inexpensive.

About 20 prototypes later and nearly two years in review at the US Patent Office, Shelter Shutters were awarded US Pat. No. 9,243,445.

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