Archive for July, 2015

QMI Wins Global Innovation Prize

QMI Wins Global Innovation Prize

2-23-2015 For immediate release Stuttgart, Germany QMI Security Solutions, of Itasca, Illinois, was just awarded the Innovation Prize for Rolling Shutters (Rollläden) at the R+T shutter and blind trade show in Stuttgart Germany.  The R+T show occurs every three years ( http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/en/r-t/ ). It is the most significant shutter and blind trade fair on the globe and is attended by…read more →

Global Innovation Prize

Global Innovation Prize

QMI CONSIDERED FOR GLOBAL INNOVATION PRIZE QMI Security Solutions is under consideration for the 2015 Innovation Prize at the R+T world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates, and sun protection systems in Stuttgart Germany. New products are presented at R+T and product innovations are celebrated with the prestigious Innovation Prize. The Qompact roll shutter by QMI Security Solutions is the…read more →

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

QMI goes into the trenches for Habitat for Humanity June 28, 2014 was the hottest day of the summer.  The last townhome foundation had been poured for the Prairie Green Habitat for Humanity build project in Glen Ellyn Illinois.  The project for the day was to go into the foundation trenches and to remove all the foundation forms and bracing…read more →

Right thing for your window:  Blinds, Curtains, or Shutters

Right thing for your window: Blinds, Curtains, or Shutters

Americans select window treatments for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control. However, the majority of the interior window treatments chosen in the U.S. don’t work efficiently. Mini blinds, vertical blinds, curtains, cellular shades, wood blinds, and interior shutters don’t stop the undesired elements from entering the home. Plus, interior window treatments provide zero security and wind driven rain protection and…read more →

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

Hurricanes were active in 2012 with the most devastating being Hurricane Sandy along the Atlantic Northeast, causing 286 deaths and $68 billion in damages, behind only Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  It is a virtual guarantee that at some point in time, a hurricane will affect homes and businesses in the Caribbean and along the east and gulf coasts.  Hurricane shutters…read more →

Best Shutters for Different Homes

Best Shutters for Different Homes

Adding the right security window shutters to a home requires choices based on aesthetics, application, home-owner objectives, operation, and local code requirements. Roll-a-way offers 7 different types of shutters for homes. Each type offers some protection from the elements and from intruders-but each opening to be protected must be properly evaluated. Picking  the right outdoor shutters is a decision based…read more →

Complete Home Makeover

Complete Home Makeover

A person’s home is their castle and sanctuary. Protecting that sanctuary storms, intruders, noise, sun, heat, and cold can be a challenge. Weather related damage to homes from tornados and super-storms seem to be a monthly, rather than rare occurrence. Putting plywood on the outside of a home or taping the windows is not only dangerous; it makes the house…read more →

Shutters for Stores: Security with Style

Shutters for Stores: Security with Style

The need for loss prevention in any business is obvious: if merchandise is being stolen, then it can’t be sold, and there is no business. Finding the right loss prevention plan is important to growing a healthy business. Institutions like banks and jewelry stores need security that stands out to ensure a feeling of safety for customers. For most businesses,…read more →