Shelter Shutters History
Shelter Shutters™ was created in 2013. When a New Jersey elementary school principal asked Steve, a local window shop owner, to create a specific door window cover. The cover needed to fit an odd-shaped vision panel with a lockdown security cover in the school’s gymnasium.
Principal Dr. Doreen Ryan had just attended a seminar about school safety and asked Steve, the owner of Belmar Window Shop, to create a security window cover. The window cover needed to consist of specific school safety criteria. It also needed to quickly and completely black out visibility into the gym from the hallway.
Teachers were struggling to quickly recover after their school lockdowns were over. The new shutter needed to immediately recover to its original position after school lockdown drills. It also had to be discreet, durable and effective.
With the requested criteria in mind, Steve researched and tested various materials that could get the job done. After several prototypes and tests done on various designs, Steve engineered the most efficient design.
His design lockdown door and sidelight window cover that many schools have come to rely on. Our patented design is now used in many facilities where protection and privacy are k