Here are a few situations where security window film can help protect your windows, your possessions, and your family from harm.
Vandalism, Break-ins, and Forced Entry Attempts
Burglars are always on the lookout for easy targets to rob. Windows provide easy access locations to the average home or business premises with a burglar just needing to smash the window and climb in. By installing security window film, you make your windows significantly harder to break to provide an easy entry point for a robbery. This makes your home or business a much higher risk for the average burglar which means they will likely not proceed and try to find a more viable target.
While riots and other forms of civil unrest aren’t common event, they do still happen. Vandalism is a far more common threat, especially for businesses with large window fronts. In both cases, regardless of the intent of the person who caused the damage, your window has now become an open access point for anyone to enter your property and steal your possessions or business inventory. By installing security window film, you limit the chance of your windows shattering and leaving your property unprotected as a result.
Severe Weather and Accidents
The weather can get unpredictably intense at times, with unpredictable windstorms and hail being a threat to the integrity of glass windows and doors. A tree branch blown against your window by a gust of wind can easily shatter it and send shards flying inside. This leaves the window open to the outdoor elements until you can get it repaired.
Accidents around your home can also be a threat to your windows. A game of baseball or a similar sport can quickly get expensive if the ball goes through a window.
In addition to holding your window in place if it gets accidentally broken, safety and security window film can also provide extra protection to potentially stop your window from breaking in the first place. A bit of added strength and resistance can sometimes make the difference between temporary deformation and breakage.
If you live or operate a business in an area that’s prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, and other catastrophic events, then one of your fears might be that such events can result in window breakage in a severe way. This also includes strong blasts from human causes, such as riots or terrorist threats. Safety and security window film can help alleviate this worry as reinforced glass is less likely to turn into flying shards if your home is likely to experience violent catastrophic events.
Regardless of any other measures you may take to protect your windows, an extra layer of protection in the form of security window film is a wise investment to make. In addition to providing more protection against damage and theft, adding an advanced form of window protection film will likely help reduce your insurance premiums. Your windows will always be the most susceptible entryway in your building’s security chain, so every extra bit of protection you add helps keep you and your building safe and secure.