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5 Reasons to Use Distraction Markers

In Safety & Security, Commercial Window Film, Privacy Window Film by David Brown

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If you have glass walls, doors, or partitions in your commercial spaces, it’s important to understand the applications for distraction markers and the justification for investing in them. Distraction markers are useful graphic features that can be added to any glass surface. They are beneficial in offices, retail spaces, hotels, restaurants, fitness centers, spas, and many other businesses.

What Are Distraction Markers?

Distraction markers are bands of film used on glass surfaces to call attention to the glass for various reasons. These graphics are typically professionally applied to glass in strips at eye level. Depending on where you live, building codes may require distraction markers on glass surfaces for safety reasons. Although watching someone walk into a glass surface may be funny on blooper videos, in reality, this can be dangerous. Injuries from glass can be serious or even life-threatening and put building and business owners at risk of liability claims.

5 Reasons to Use Distraction Markers


The main purpose of distraction markers is for making those entering or walking in commercial spaces aware of glass surfaces. They not only protect occupants from walking into transparent glass doors, walls, and partitions, but they also protect your business from liability, lawsuits, and a harmed reputation.

Improved Flow

These bands of film can serve double duty by providing directional information. They can be in the form of arrows that direct people to a building’s entrance or where to go once they’re inside. Distraction markers can also help orient visitors and employees by identifying spaces like conference rooms, lobbies, snack rooms, and other areas.

Branding & Advertising

Distraction bands can also work overtime by promoting your brand on glass surfaces throughout your building, starting with the entranceway. Use a band of film to lure customers inside, displaying your logo or customizing the design to portray your brand. A company that specializes in making hiking equipment, for example, may display bands of film cut to look like the silhouette of a skyline with mountains.

Aesthetics & Beauty

Safety is distraction markers’ main purpose, but they can also enhance the look of plain glass surfaces. They can add patterns and silhouettes that offer beauty and visual interest in addition to texture, mimicking the look of expensive etched glass.


While they aren’t designed to cover entire glass surfaces, the markers can be strategically placed to enhance the privacy of any space that includes glass walls or doors.

More About Distraction Markers

General Solar can customize distraction markers to your exact specifications. From custom lettering and logos to other unique designs, the options are virtually limitless. We’d love to show you our portfolio of previous distraction marker projects to illustrate the breadth of possibilities.

General Solar Company remains one of the most highly regarded window film companies in the Washington DC area since 1969. In that time, 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 at 301-231-9500 or contact us using this form.

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