Everybody knows how important it is for businesses to protect themselves by shatter-proofing their glass with measures like tempered or toughened glass and security window film for commercial buildings.
But what about schools? The need for security in our nation’s schools is on everybody’s minds, and while we all wish it wasn’t, it’s a sad reality of the world we live in. But the good news is that, in addition to the measures that many districts are already taking, including increased security personnel, there are budget friendly options available to safeguard the structures themselves so that those inside will be safer.
Security window film is an option that is worth considering by those who are tasked with protecting kids and teachers. It’s designed to make it harder for people to gain access to buildings by breaking windows or glass doors. The treated glass won’t shatter easily, even when smashed by a brick or other fast moving, heavy, or blunt object.
It’s also worth mentioning that it’s not just good in case of attack (because, again- no one every wants to think about that). Security window film helps in the event that inclement weather, either from a hurricane, tornado or even high winds, threatens to shatter glass near schools. It is, after all, an incredibly dangerous situation when you put a room full of kids and broken glass together.
By securing the glass with window film, the odds of glass shattering are drastically lowered, and the odds of broken glass spreading outward and injuring students or teachers in the event that weather does cause damage, is reduced even further. And that is a fact that should make teachers, students, administrators, and of course, parents, happy.
And again, it’s an option that, compared to doing a full installation of tempered glass, has a much more budget friendly price tag.