The start of a new school year is always exciting. But before students can walk in the doors in the fall, a lot has to be done to get your school ready. This includes making sure that your campus is secure in order to ensure the safety of staff and students.
Installing security window film for your Dallas school this summer is a great way to make your campus safer and get it ready for students in the fall. Below, we’ve discussed some of the ways that schools can benefit from security window systems.
The Importance of Security Window Film for Schools
When assembling a security plan, schools often overlook the dangers involved with windows and glass areas. Usually, safety plans focus on the actions teachers should take after a school has been broken into or an emergency has happened. Hardly ever do they focus on preventing the issue in the first place.
By reinforcing school windows with security film, administrators can take steps to reduce risk and make their campus safer. Security films provide a viable solution for preventing school break ins, injuries, and damage.
School Safety Statistics
These days, security systems are essential for schools and these school safety statistics are proof:
- Between 2017 and 2018, approximately 962,300 violent incidents took place in U.S. schools
- During the same time period, at least 66% of schools reported a physical attack that took place on school grounds
- Since 1970, there have been 1,316 school shootings in the U.S.
- Guns are the second leading cause of death in adolescents in the U.S. and occur in the three times the prevalence as drownings
- 93% of school shooters plan their attack in advance
How Security Film Can Make Schools Safer
Windows, doors, and areas made of glass are the most vulnerable part of any school. It’s vital that schools take measures to secure these areas.
Security window films offer Dallas schools an affordable means of retrofitting glass doors and windows for added security and improved shatter resistance. School security films protect against a wide range of threats including:
- Bomb blasts
- Chemistry lab explosions
- Forced entry
- Natural disasters
Learn more about the benefits by reading this brochure from 3M: 3M Safety and Security Films Dallas
Improve the Safety of Your School this Year
Protect staff and students by improving the security of your school. Now is the perfect time to install security window film for your Dallas school and get it ready for students to start in the fall. Call our office today to book an appointment or get an estimate.
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey has been performing window film installs in the Dallas metropolitan area for the past ten years. After years of working in the construction industry as a project manager, Mike obtained a position at Commercial Window Tinting Dallas and is now the company's Operations Manager. Mike brings a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to every project. His extensive knowledge of security, energy efficiency, and privacy film gives him the ability to implement the ideal solution for nearly any commercial property, regardless of the size, age, or architectural composition. Over the years, Mike has received extensive training and has attended numerous seminars and professional development courses held by industry's top professionals. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is trusted by property owners all throughout the Dallas area and the state of Texas.
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