Anyone with children knows that there’s a period of time from between when they start crawling to roughly when they’re Preschool age that you need to “batten down the hatches” in your home. This includes moving electronics out of the way, putting fragile knick-knacks on a higher shelf, putting baby gates in strategic spots, putting in cabinet catches, and of course, making sure electrical outlets are properly covered. Some of those tasks are fairly painless, while others, like those horrible plastic outlet covers that are difficult for even adult hands to pull out, are not. The Shock Shutter aims to fix that annoyance.
The Shock Shutter is available in two different outlet designs, Decor and Duplex, each of which is available in White or Ivory. I’m reviewing the Duplex in White.
As you can see from the photos that follow, installation is simple. Remove the old outlet cover and put the new one in its place.
Once installed, you’ll notice that the Shock Shutter juts out a bit more than traditional cover plates. Even with the slightly thicker footprint, it’s arguably still far more attractive than the plastic outlet plugs.
The Shock Shutter can be ordered direct from the manufacturer’s Website and are incredibly inexpensive at only $2.50 each. If you have a baby or are otherwise worried about outlet tampering and don’t want to be hassled by incredibly annoying plastic outlet covers, this is definitely something you should check out.