When it comes to protecting your home and family, you do everything you can think of to keep them safe. Many people don’t think about their windows; however, as a place where they could improve their security. Security window film is a film that can be applied to windows of a home or business. It could be a valuable addition to your home security efforts, but it is crucial that you truly understand what window film actually can or can’t do.
What Does It Do?
Security film’s purpose is to make windows harder to break. This could apply to anything that might damage a window, from the tools of an intruder, to a fly ball, to hail or branches in wild weather. The film reinforces the glass, making it sturdier. The film also holds shards together to save you from an unsafe mess in the event that the glass does get damaged.
Can It Prevent Entry?
In short, no, security film will not prevent entry from a determined individual. It does make it more difficult and time-consuming, however, to break the glass completely. This will ideally give you time to react or give the police time to arrive. Security film is a deterrent in that once an intruder sees that it is taking longer than usual to damage the glass, they may give up and try elsewhere.
Is It Bulletproof?
No, security film is not bulletproof. What the security film will do is help hold the shards of glass together so that you don’t have a dangerous mess on the floor around the window.
Will It Replace An Alarm System?
Window film is an excellent addition to an alarm system, not a replacement for one. Window film will make it harder for people to break in, but doesn’t prevent it entirely.
Do You Need It On Every Window?
Security window film is best used around entry points, like door windows or the sidelights around a door. These are the windows most often broken by someone trying to open a door and enter a home. The average home won’t substantially benefit from having window film on every window. But you know your home best, so it will be up to you to make the final choice (for instance, the windows that face a baseball diamond might well benefit from it).
Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Residential Window Films
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.