Over the last couple of years, we have been very busy helping enhance school security in a variety of districts around the United States. We truly appreciate being part of the solution to improve student safety. With that being said, we wanted to share an article about school safety and how security window film can be part of an overall solution to keep kids safe. This article was in Business Insider and is titled “Here Are The Best Ways to Protect Schools, Workplaces and Ourselves From Active Shooters” The article discussed a variety of ways to increase school safety that include safety and security window film. The article states the following in the section on the use of technology to improve safety:
“Protective and intrusion resistant doors and windows creating delays in an aggressor’s ability to gain entry. For pre-existing locations the addition of protective window film, improved locking mechanisms and/or frames as well as other reinforcement techniques can be effective.”
With that being said, we wanted to explain what safety and security window film is and how it can be used to increase school security. Security window film is typically a clear layer of polyester film that is applied to a building’s existing windows typically on the interior surface of the glass. These films comes in a variety of thicknesses to achieve different levels of protection. These various films can be installed in several different ways depending on the level of safety or security required.
Once installed, safety and security film will hold the glass fragments of the window together in the event of a break. As it specifically relates to school security and student safety, this film by keeping the glass intact will slow down or impede potential intruders from gaining access to the building and give authorities time to respond. Often, intruders are looking for the fastest and easiest point of access and because doors and gates have been fortified in recent years, the next easier access point would be through a window. That is why safety and security film should be considered as a way to fortify this vulnerability.
In addition, this film will hold glass fragments together and reduce the potential of injury from broken or flying glass in a natural disaster, an act of terrorism or inadvertent breakage.
To read the complete article in Business Insider, click HERE
We hope this article helped you understand how security window film can be used to enhance school safety. Contact your school to find out what technologies they are implementing to keep your children and their students safer. If you would like more information, click HERE. If you have any questions, contact us by filling out the form below for more information.