Security Window Films
Prevent break-ins and burglaries
Clear, reflective, frosted or tinted
Mostly interior. Some exterior depending on the situation.
Limited Lifetime Warranty for residential to 12 years for commercial.
Security window films help prevent rapid theft of merchandise and protect your personal property by securing the most vulnerable points of entry in your home or business which are glass windows and doors. Commonly installed on the inside of existing glass windows, they are an excellent option for enhancing the strength of regular glass and improving the privacy of the building occupants. Less expensive than tempered glass and more aesthetic than steel bars, they can help with:
- Filtering the UV rays that can cause damage or fading to your furniture and other belongings.
- Preventing or delaying forced entries by intruders or burglars
- Keeping shattered glass in place to reduce the chances of injuries, in case of deliberate damage (such as vandalism) or unintentional accidents (such as a natural disaster)
Depending on the selected product, they can also help with:
- Minimizing the heat passing through the glass to better control the temperature inside.
- Limiting what people can see from outside-in, without compromising on the aesthetics or natural light passing through the windows.
What Are Security Window Films?
Available in a range of types and thicknesses, security window films are a tear-resistant film that keeps outside dangers securely outside. Whether it is blast or impact events, break-and-enter crimes, accidents or natural disasters, these window films offer excellent protection to people, property, and possessions from unforeseen events. Essentially, you are adding an incredibly strong layer of film to your glass that enhances security and is virtually invisible.
The film comprises a heavy-duty polyester compound bonded to the surfaces using powerful adhesives. It can hold shattered glass together, minimizing the risk of injuries to passersby and building occupants, while also making the cleanup process safer and easier. Additionally, security films for glass windows provide an extra layer of protection against damage caused by the elements, such as strong winds, rain, or snow.
Benefits of Security Window Films
Whether it is a commercial building, a retail space, or a residence, security window films, as well as safety window films, are a great way to protect your existing glass windows from a wide range of threats. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of these films.
- Keep intruders out and protects your valuable assets.
- Offer excellent resistance to blast and impact events.
- Minimize the chances of injury and makes the rescue or cleanup process simpler and more efficient by keeping shattered glass intact.
- Offer greater control over damaging UV rays (as per selected product)
- Improve the safety of people and property.
- Serve as a deterrent for intruders or burglars from breaking into your home.
- Reduce the possibilities of injury from flying glass shards.
- Enhance privacy without compromising on style or function (as per selected product).
- Offer excellent solar control for enhanced UV protection to people and property (as per selected product).
Applications of Security Window Films
An effective layer of protection against theft, vandalism, terrorist bomb attacks, accidents, and natural disasters, security window films find applications across an extensive range of residential and commercial properties. From schools, hospitals, and public buildings to food establishments, jewelry stores, and gyms, a variety of businesses and public buildings can fortify their existing glass windows and doors by installing security window films.
High-value or heritage buildings that are often a target for acts of terrorism should also consider installing these window films for better blast mitigation and protection against the elements. Amongst the newer and upcoming sectors, cannabis growers are another sector that can highly benefit from installing burglar-proof window films to protect their businesses from theft.
In addition to preventing burglary and vandalism and limiting the damages of glass shatter, security films for glass windows can be a cost-efficient and highly functional addition to your home or business. Depending on the product you choose, you may also be able to reduce your energy bills, improve the solar protection of your valuables, and enhance the privacy of your property.
Security window films can be combined with anti-graffiti window films to enhance your commercial window protection.
Types of security window films
Consisting of one or more layers of a high-tenacity polyester film bonded with special adhesives, security window films come in a variety of thicknesses. Most films are 4mils (100 microns) to 14 mils (350 microns) thick and available in rolls of 36”, 48”, 60”, and 72” wide, with the roll length varying from 50 to 100-feet. Basically, the thicker the film, the higher its strength and greater its resistance to tears, breaks, or punctures.
Besides the length, width, and thickness, security window films also offer an assortment of finishes and functions. From clear to tinted options, all security window films create an effective, low-cost barrier that safeguards your premises and belongings against break-ins and UV rays. Some other films can also act as privacy enhancers and improve indoor comfort by rejecting solar heat.
Our Security Window Films
Armorcoat® by Solar Gard
Optically clear Solar Gard Armorcoat® safety films are colorless and non-reflective, so they are virtually invisible on your windows. There is no mirror effect or detectable change to the glass surface, so your windows look clear, bright, and beautiful, day or night.
The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester, aggressive adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors, and scratch-resistant coatings provide exceptional blast mitigation and impact resistant capabilities – with thicker films offering greater protection. Not only do these films help hold broken shards in place, but the ultraviolet inhibitors also help protect your merchandise and valuables against fade damage.
From 2 mil thick to 14 mil thick, these films work hard to protect your property and your assets.
Solar Safety with Armorcoat® by Solar Gard
Available in 4 mil to 8 mil thickness, the Solar Safety with Armorcoat® line offers a visible light transmission of 20% to 72%, along with >99% UV blocking, and a 44% to 79% solar energy rejection rate for improved indoor comfort. A resilient layer of high-tensile polyester, Armorcoat® provides exceptional blast and impact resistance, while simplifying rescue and cleanup.
Armorcoat® 4 Mil Silver 20
Armorcoat® 4 Mil Stainless Steel 20
Armorcoat® 4 Mil Stainless Steel 35
Armorcoat® 4 Mil Stainless Steel 50
Armorcoat® 8 Mil Silver 20
Armorcoat® 8 Mil Stainless Steel 20
Armorcoat® 8 Mil Silver 35
Armorcoat® 8 Mil Stainless Steel 35
Armorcoat® 8 Mil Stainless Steel 50
Panorama Solar Safety by Solar Gard
This is useful for extra security in a solar film. It provides the same exceptional solar control but retains broken glass shards whether broken accidentally by your children, shattered by wind-driven debris in a storm, or broken intentionally by a thief.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are security window films made?
Manufacturers laminate high-quality tensile polyester with strong transparent adhesives in a manner that makes the security film strong enough to hold the window glass together, even if it has broken into pieces.
Does security window film really work?
Security window films work on the same principles as automotive windshield glass. The way the security film is applied to the glass window helps in fortifying the glass against all types of high-impact threats while offering cost-effective protection to people, possessions and premises.
What is the lifespan of security window film?
Most types of security films last for an average of 15 years. The application of the film plays a big role in extending its lifespan, which is why it is better to get your security window film installed by a trained and experienced professional.
Is security window film installed on the exterior or interior?
The application of security window film is mainly done inside the building. However, in some rare cases where an inside installation is not possible, the product can be installed outside.
What thickness of security window film should I install?
While all security window films offer a fairly high degree of protection against break-ins, vandalism, or natural disasters, as a general rule of thumb, the thicker the film, the greater the protection. A thickness of 8 mils to 14 mils is the best choice for window films meant to secure and strengthen your glass against external threats.
Do security window films protect your home?
Security window films protect your home against intrusions, vandalism, accidents, natural disasters, and even terrorist bomb attacks, while also offering a reduction in heat and harmful effects of UV rays. Some films come with heavy tinting for enhanced privacy. Their many benefits make them highly desirable for residential as well as commercial or public premises.
Are security window films bulletproof?
No, security window films can fortify your glass windows against acts of terror, such as bomb blasts or ballistic events by ensuring that the shattered glass pieces stay together instead of leading to flying shards. However, they do not make your window bulletproof.
Window Films for Security Protection
Protect yourself, your retail space or your business against break-ins, vandalism and theft without blocking the views or changing your building’s external appearance.
Windows and glass doors are often the weakest links in the security of your home or business. Vandals often enter a property through the windows or glass doors to access your assets, including inventory, computers, valuables, and contents. There is a way to protect yourself, your business and your family from intruders who would normally smash the windows to gain inside access.
If you have any questions about security window films, safety window films, solar window films or window films to prevent bird strikes, we invite you to contact us today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions about security window film and window film installation for commercial or residential locations in Canada.