4 Facts About Safety and Security Film
Safety & Security films:
Security film is designed to reinforce one of the most vulnerable materials used in your home, business or schools – glass. The film turns your glass windows and doors into a barrier and holds glass together on impact, protecting your home and minimising the chances of damage or injury.
There are many types of window film available for a wide variety of uses from solar heat reduction to UV protection, privacy to safety and security. Safety films can be used to bring ordinary glass up to Grade A safety glass requirements. It works in a similar fashion to laminated glass by holding shattered glass pieces to the film if broken.
4 Facts about Safety and Security Film:
1. Safety/security window films applied to glass are tested to the same break safe standards required of tempered glass, heat-strengthened glass, and laminated glass.
Our supplier has partnered with Al-Sorag, Israel’s largest, most experienced company in safety and security solutions for building envelopes and facades, to develop advanced security solutions.
2. Safety/security films are used extensively by government agencies and large corporations for increased protection from the hazards of flying glass fragments during bomb blasts or other types of weaponry attacks.
3. The first generation of Safety film is believed to be developed in the early 1970’s.
4. When talking about the thickness of safety & security film, it is often referred to as 4Mil, 6Mil etc etc. Contrary to what you maybe thinking, it is NOT 4 millimetres thick – it is 4 MILLIONTHS of an inch! So, when you are deciding what you need protection against, and it could be many types of damage you would consider the thickness of the film. A 4Mil film could protect against graffiti, accidental smashes etc, and the thickest – 15Mil – will protect against bomb blasts and weaponry attacks.
Safety in Schools and Family Day Care
Serious injury can result from glass breakage in the school environment. The most common causes of injury to both staff and students are window breakage as well as the breaking of glass panels in doors as a result of slamming or human impact.
Incidents usually occur in large secondary schools with high levels of pedestrian traffic. Injury typically resulted from the glass being pushed on directly, being accidentally bumped or the door/window slamming. In some instances windows and glass panels were punched or hit with an object such as a ball.
Other areas of concern include: glass panels mistaken for doorways, glass panels at low levels, glass in buildings where specialised activities (e.g. gymnasiums) are undertaken as well as louvers, mirrors and display cabinets.
Please note: We do not publish lists of customers or schools who use out security products as we believe an undereducated intruder is easier to keep out of any building.
If you are eager to keep your property safe without the security bars, grills or roller-shutters call us and we’ll be right there to help you keep your assets safe.