You probably spend a significant part of your day thinking and worrying about how to protect your business. You keep detailed records so that your accountant can do your taxes correctly, you invest in cyber security to keep your information and client transactions secure, you have doormats and wet floor signs so that employees and customers or clients don’t slip during wet weather when people are physically at your business. You probably also worry about the security of your business when people aren’t there – overnights or on days that you’re closed. You may already have a detailed security system in place but there may be room for improvements, particularly by adding security film.
What Is Security Film?
Security film is a type of window adhesive film that is designed to limit the damage when glass is broken. Other window films have the primary purpose of decreasing visibility or blocking UV radiation, but security film is often completely invisible until damage happens and it holds all of the shards of glass together. If you also want commercial window tinting, you can often find security film that does double duty (offering security as well as tinting or decorative elements), but it does not have to be visible if commercial tinting is not your preference.
How Does It Work?
The security film adheres to the glass providing additional strength. When something hits the glass causing it to break or shatter, the film material holds all of those pieces together. This means that nothing can get through the glass even though it is broken.
Does It Prevent Crime?
Security systems usually come in two main varieties: visual deterrents that prevent crime from occurring and security devices that limit damage or alert the police after it happens. The security guard, imposing fence, or sign saying that the property is protected by a security system are all visual deterrents. Security film is usually not visible, and even if it is (if your windows are tinted) it is not immediately obvious that it’s a security measure. But if someone does try to break in through a window or the door glass, the security film will impede their progress. Since it stops glass from shattering, they won’t be able to climb or reach through the broken glass and get inside.
Are There Other Benefits?
Security film doesn’t just protect against smash and grab burglaries. Tree branches and other storm debris can also break windows. Security film ensures that the damage remains at the window rather than there being dangerous shattered glass all over your business. This is especially important during business hours when it will protect your employees and customers from potential injury.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Security Window Film
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.