Does Security film stop bullets?
No, Security film doesn’t stop bullets, but when it comes to securing your facility’s windows and entryways Security Film can help tremendously.
We keep hearing new terms for building security: glass strengthening, bullet resistant, anti-intrusion, shooter resistant – and the list goes on. However, a film cannot stop bullets, and their use is specific to delay of entry more than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s common to see active shooter drills in our children’s schools, our office buildings, for these reasons securing your building and mitigating entry is more important than ever. It’s because of this, we want to better inform the public about the use of security films and how they can be an effective solution.
As a responsible window film company, we feel it’s critical that the public is educated on that security window film can and cannot do.
Protection Film we installed in Temecula – Vail Ranch Middle School
Security film and the way it works
Safety window film is a multi-layer polyester laminated with an acrylic adhesive to provide strength and clarity. The film adheres to glass surfaces with the utilization of a pressure-sensitive glue. Most specifications call for an anchoring system which usually consists of a wet glazing attachment system manufactured by Dow Corning (Dow Corning 995).
An anchoring system is designed to strengthen the integrity and provide structure by anchoring security film to the frame of the glass it’s applied. Ensuring a long-lasting solution capable of bomb blasts and holds the film to the fame of the glass making entry very difficult.
Does Security film Stop bullets
The answer is most definitely NO. Safety and security window films are great, but they are not engineered to be ballistic protection.
Safety and security window films’ role in active shooter scenarios is to delay a potential intruder by approximately 90 seconds.
Are there window frames that are not ideal for security window film?
Yes, the level of protection security film provides only as good as the frame it’s attached. Ideal frames are generally metal.
Are there combination films such as those capable of heat control and security protection?
Yes! RC window films is a proud provider of a combination of Solar and Safety control window film solutions.