We unfortunately live in a time when school safety is a concern. School building security and student safety is on many parent’s mind. In that context, we wanted to share an article about school safety and how security window film can be part of an overall solution to keep kids safe. This article was in Business Insider and is titled “Here are the best ways to protect schools, workplaces, and ourselves from active shooters.” The article talks about a variety of ways to increase school safety, and specifically how security window film can be a part of an overall solution. The article states the following in the section on the use of technology to improve safety:
“Protective and intrusion resistant doors and windows creating delays in an aggressor’s ability to gain entry. For pre-existing locations the addition of protective window film, improved locking mechanisms and/or frames as well as other reinforcement techniques can be effective.”
With that being said, we wanted to explain what protective safety and security window film is and how it can be used to increase school safety. Security window film is typically a clear layer of polyester film that is typically applied to a building’s existing windows on the interior surface of the glass. This film comes in a variety of different thicknesses and can be installed in several different configurations depending on the level of safety or security required. Once professionally installed, this film will hold the glass fragments of the window together in the event the glass in broken.
As it relates to school safety, this film will hold glass fragments together and reduce the potential of injury from broken or flying glass in a natural disaster, an act of terrorism or inadvertent breakage. When viewed as a security layer, the way the article was referring to, this film helps keep the glass intact to slow down or impede potential intruders from gaining access to the building. By slowing down the entry, the film is buying time and gives the proper authorities time to respond. Often intruders are looking for the fastest and easiest point of access. As a result of doors and gates being fortified in recent years, the next easier access point would be through a window. That is why safety and security film should be considered as a way to fortify this vulnerability as well as entry doors if they are not already fortified.
To read the complete article in Business Insider, click HERE
We hope this article helped you understand how security window film can be used to enhance school safety. Contact your school to find out what technologies they are implementing to keep your children and their students safer. If you would like more information, click HERE. If you have questions, please contact us today by calling (707) 755-7337 or get a free estimate online here. We would be happy to discuss how these innovative films can improve the security in your San Francisco, California Bay Area school.