Safety and security window film, by definition, is polyester or PET film that’s applied to glass securing it in the event of breakage.
But as a business owner, school principal or homeowner…it is robust and transparent protection for your windows that will provide you and others with peace of mind.
What it Prevents
When an unwanted intruder shoots, hammers, or swings a bat at the glass, the window will NOT fall apart. The bullet, hammer, or bat will breakthrough, BUT trying to make a hole big enough for the intruder to climb through is extremely hard to do. And in these cases when time is of the essence for those on the inside of the window, every second counts.
But don’t only think intruders, what about natural disasters like earthquakes where windows can easily be shattered. Now the danger is not an intruder, but lots of broken glass all over the ground. This film is designed to keep all the glass together so no one gets cut trying to get to safety.
Watch this short video featuring the difference between regular windows and those with safety and security window film.
Can You See Safety and Security Films?
It is also great to know that safety and security window films are barely noticeable. So, while designed to strengthen and help protect vulnerable windows, you can still preserve an attractive exterior appearance.
How it Works
Safety and security window films work on the same principle as the binding agent in automotive glass, often known as tempered glass. When there is an impact, the window does not shatter. How many times have you had a rock hit your windshield while driving down the freeway? Did your glass shatter? Of course not. It may have a small hole or caused a crack, but the glass did not break. The same principle with safety and security window film. The main difference is that safety and security window films can be applied AFTER the windows are installed and to any smooth breakable surface.
How Easy is it to Install Safety and Security Window Film?
Unfortunately, you cannot easily install safety and security window film yourself. You’ll need to hire a professional to do it for you. Depending on how many windows need to have film applied, it can take a single day to three-four days.
How Much does Safety and Security Window Film Cost?
The cost of the film varies since there are different qualities you can purchase. Security film with an added solar control layer is more expensive; however, installing them will save you thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs throughout the year! So, unfortunately, to find out the exact price for your home, school, or business, you’re going to need to ask for a quote. With that said, we estimate that the average cost is as low as $7 per square foot and can go as high as $15 per square foot and sometimes even higher.
In conclusion, safety and security window film does work and is an economical and easy to obtain level of security you can add to your home, school or business in just a few days.
If you have any questions about safety and security window film, give us a call at (951) 595-2338 or request a free consultation online. We’d be happy to help. RC Window Films | Making Glass Better!