Why Schools In Dallas Need Security Window Film For Safety
School shootings are a new phenomenon in the US and making our schools safer is critical for our students. Even locked schools are an easy target because a would-be school shoot can easily penetrate glass with a single bullet. As it stands most schools don’t have bullet resistant glazing or even laminated glass, just tempered glass–making them an easy and protected target. For these reasons, “bulletproof” is something for school administrations to consider. That being said, there is no such thing as truly “bulletproof” glass, rather glass that is bullet-resistant. And while there are a handful of ways to make glass more resistant to bullets, window film, paired with C-bond adhesive, paired with specialty attachment systems is one of the best options on the market today. Find out why below.
The Benefits of Safety And Security Window Films For Schools In Dallas
Safety and Security Film with an attachment system is one of the best ways to protect your school from a shooter gaining entry for a number of reasons. First of all, it is cost-effective. Even with the cost of the film, adhesive and specialty window frame attachment system, it is significantly less expensive than other systems. It is also less bulky for these reasons than laminated glass or bullet resistant glass layers–because it is just a thin film on top of your existing windows. It is also very easy and cost-effective to have installed compared to the other methods of creating “bulletproof” glass. Finally, it is effective. It keeps glass in place after a bullet-strike, giving students and staff precious time to get to safety and for police to respond. This scant but important time delay could easily mean the difference between life and death. Furthermore, by keeping the glass in place after a strike from a bullet, window film reduces injuries and death from the resulting flying glass too.
Additional benefits for schools included in some safety and security window films are:
- Glare Reduction
- Energy Efficiency
- Solar Control
For more information on window film as an added layer of security for your Dallas school, contact us at Commercial Window Tinting Dallas today.
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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