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How Security Window Film Can Help Protect Your Property During Uncertain Times

In COVID, Safety & Security by David Brown

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As we promised in our previous blog, we’re going to share some of the ways security window film can help protect homes, businesses, and government property in these uncertain times, when there are so many things beyond our control. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and made the world a little bit scarier of a place. From concerns about getting ill and inmate releases, to violent protests and threats of increased crime, there is much uncertainty. With increased COVID-19 security risks, it’s more important than ever that we protect ourselves, our families, and our property.

We’re certainly not implying that window film can fix everything that’s going on the world. However, it does provide an affordable way for home and business owners to add an extra layer of protection to their properties during this time of upheaval. It’s a small thing you can do right now to take back some control. Gain a better sense of security and peace of mind with safety and security window film. 

Security Window Film Deters Crime & Makes It Harder for Intruders to Gain Entry

Windows are the most vulnerable point in any structure. Security window film is designed to be impact resistant and to make it more difficult to penetrate windows. So, whether a burglar strikes a window with a crowbar or a vandal throws a rock at it, windows are less likely to give way to the object in motion when they’re reinforced with security window film. This serves as a deterrent to criminals because they are looking for easy targets. Even if a glass pane shatters, security window film makes it more difficult for an intruder to gain entry. And let’s face it, while expensive security alarm systems may alert you that there’s a problem, they do very little to keep an intruder from gaining entry to your home or business.

We professionally install tear-resistant 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films, comprised of micro-layers. We adhere the film to windows with a proprietary adhesive that holds glass in place if a window breaks. This increases the amount of time it takes to gain entry by up to two minutes. While this doesn’t sound like a lot of time, it provides valuable extra time for calling for help, evacuating, or finding a safe hiding place. Additionally, the would-be intruder may abandon their break-in attempt altogether when faced with the unexpected resistance.

Security Window Film Reduces Damage from Vandalism, Accidents & Explosions

Security window film can help reduce damage from vandals and accidents. It is also resistant to impacts from explosions. Since window film strengthens glass windows and doors, they can better deflect objects, instead of just breaking. And again, even if windows do break, they won’t shatter glass all over the place. Window film will hold the shards of glass intact so they don’t spray inside, where they can cause injuries and damage belongings, inventory, equipment, and interior furnishings.

Security Window Film Also Protects During Storms & Natural Disasters

The same invisible layer of protection that security window film adds to protect vulnerable windows from human damage also protects buildings during storms and natural disasters. It makes windows more resistant to things like airborne objects in strong winds and falling tree limbs. Again, the window film holds dangerous shards of window glass in place, making them less likely to scatter across a room. This can reduce or prevent injuries to your loved ones at home or your employees at work, as well as protect interior furnishings and valuables.

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films Are Versatile

Besides the advantages of 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films we’ve already mentioned, we can customize your window solution for additional security benefits as well. For example, we can install them in conjunction with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems. These adhesive and profile attachment systems anchor the filmed glass to the frame of the window for premium protection.

Additionally, some varieties of 3M™ safety and security window films offer other benefits. For instance, 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Ultra Prestige Series films combine enhanced protection with sun control.

Interested in learning more about window film for protecting against increased COVID-19 security risks and other threats? General Solar would love to help you find your security solution today.

General Solar Company remains one of the most highly regarded window film companies in the Washington DC area. For nearly 50 years, we have built a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service. We serve clients in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today or contact us using this form.

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