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How window film can help delay and deter the efforts of an intruder

Whilst glass safety film is unlikely to prevent an intruder from entering a building by itself, it can be effective as a deterrent and can help delay the efforts of an intruder.

This is because of how the film works on the glass. Glass that has safety film installed is designed to hold together when smashed, rather than shattering into a multitude of small fragments.

This effect can make it much more difficult for an intruder to enter a building, causing delays that may even mean they move on, abandoning the process altogether. The preferred “smash and grab” technique doesn’t work so well when the window is tough to get through!

Criminals understand the vulnerability of glass when it comes to forced entry, damage and theft and so it’s important for companies to do what they can to lessen this vulnerability.

Glass safety film for doors and windows is just one way to increase the security of a building, and should be used in conjunction with other deterrents such as alarms and security guards. Any sector and commercial premises can benefit from safety film including retail, finance, hospitality and education, and safety window film is also a great option for government buildings.

Another benefit of glass safety film is that when compromised, the glass breaks in a safer manner, being held together by the film. This is ideal if there are members of the public or employees close by when the damage is done, as they are less likely to be harmed by shards of flying glass.

Another alternative is privacy window film which is available in one way or two way privacy, which prevents intruders being able to see inside a building, if they can’t see any valuables they would be less likely to attempt to gain access.

The privacy films also offer a level of security to hold glass together and come in varying thicknesses, with the thicker film being stronger. However, if you’re looking for the highest break strength, privacy window film isn’t as strong or secure as Westgate’s clear security film purposely designed for safety.

At Westgate, our glass safety film for doors and windows are designed using multiple layers of polyester and strong laminating adhesives, and are designed to protect properties from damage caused by shattered glass. Our film is also used on shop fronts to improve security against break-ins. Additional benefits include UV protection and a reduction in heat and glare.

If you’re looking to increase the security of your building, our glass safety film for doors and windows can help. Contact us to find out more.

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