Safety & Security Films have been used around the world for decades. Prominent government facilities in the U.S. Globally are included. Schools have also benefited from the added layer of protection that safety film provides. Security film is a much more cost-effective option when compared to laminated glass. As a result of the events of the past several years, there is an increased emphasis on school safety. Most notably, discussing what steps can be taken to avoid incidents from occurring in the future.
A recent article in District Administration entitled “Building Blocks of a School Security Plan”, discussed strategies improve the safety of a school. What they discussed was utilizing Security Window Film to make it harder for someone to forcefully enter a school.
The article states:“Make your building perimeter harder to penetrate. If you already have locks on your outside doors, the next item you should consider on your list is security film. After the doors, the next obvious place a person with bad intentions will try to enter the building is through your windows. Security film maintains the integrity of the window, even if the glass is broken. It helps to hold the glass in place, even with a sledge hammer or baseball bat. Acting as a screen that is difficult to breach. Make sure that your plan is based on principles such as distance or time. Ask yourself, Does this security device offer my community additional time by delaying the threat?”
Security films can slow down an intruder. This will provide police with more time to respond, as well as school occupants with more time to lock down or evacuate.