Window Security Film
Cheap, Convenient, Effective
Keep the burglars out and your family
Your homes windows can be the biggest
threat to your household and family. That may seem a little
urgent but windows are a favorite access point of most burglars
looking to gain access to your home.
Burglars like windows for a few reasons. For example, older
windows are usually easy to unclasp, jimmy open or otherwise
defeat the inadequate locking mechanisms used in windows
manufactured in a less secure era. Second, windows are made of
glass and in noisy neighborhoods, the sounds of breaking glass
might not be so unusual.
Thirdly, home windows are often situated behind thick brush
and plants that can provided the needed stealthyness to slip
into and out of your home without notice from neighbors.
The good news is that it's easy to add layers of security to
your homes windows.
One great solution to the window security problem is to
install window films or laminates. These handy films can
increase the security of your home dramatically. They are
usually made of polyester material that adheres to the glass
making it difficult to break.
These films can absorb a good deal of punishment. You can
even take a hammer to your window and even if it were to crack
heavily, it wouldn't shatter into tiny pieces and allow entry.
It would keep itself in one piece and frustrate any intruder
How do they work
Laminate films are applied to the window to increase the
windows strength and reduce the chance that they shatter on
impact. They are also multi functional, performing more than
just the window security feature.
For example, there are security films that also provide UV
protection from harsh sunlight. This not only protects
furniture, rugs, and flooring from sun damage. There are also
security films available that reflect enough light to server as
an insulator during hot sunny summer days.
These films clearly are offer a lot more than just deterring
intruders, they also protect against wayward baseballs from
that summertime street ball game - if kids do that anymore. And
if that's not enough, there's the added protection from anyone
being hurt by shards of glass when an accident does result in
the shattering of brittle windows.
How to get them installed
Having a window security film installed is best done by a
skilled contractor who will do the installation job correctly.
While the thought of saving money by installing them yourself
my be temping, it actually involves a lot of skill to avoid
problems like bubbles, and delamination. Most professional film
installers go through specialized training to make sure that
they are prepared for the task.
Cutting corners can result in an ugly looking laminate that
could easily peel. A skilled, professional contractor can
install these films so that nobody even notices that it is
In conclusion, window security films are inexpensive, easy
to have installed, unobtrusive (you won’t even notice they’re
there), and are definitely a great investment for any
safety-conscious home. It will keep your windows safe from
intruders, accidents, and dangerous shards in the event of a