Why Bomb Blast Film Is Necessary For Public And Government Buildings
After the recent rash of bombings in the Austin areas, bomb blast window film no longer seems like an extreme measure. In fact, In this day and age, there are two definitive reasons why bomb blast security film makes sense for nearly any building in Austin public or private. But First, what is bomb blast security film? And how does it work?
Bomb Blast Security Film Explained
Bomb blast security film makes use of high tech window films laminated to glass with cutting-edge adhesives and is attached to window attachments specifically created for the job of holding glass in place after explosions. These films range in thicknesses, from 100 micrometer (or 4 mils minimum 2 ply) through to 525 micrometers + (21 mils) depending on what type of protection you need. The level of protection you require is dependent on what you are protecting your building’s windows from. Below we address two of the most common reasons for security film bomb blast and otherwise is needed: one natural, one man-made.
Bomb Blast Film For Protection Against Terrorism
The sad fact is terrorism is at an all-time high in the world and the recent Austin bombings brought that to the forefront in this city more than ever before. You simply cannot be too prepared. Soft targets are virtually everywhere and terrorist strike with reckless disregard–schools, churches, and now even homes. Because of this, any public space, especially Austin government buildings, need to prepare for the worst case scenario with bomb blast film. The correct combination of film, adhesives (like C-bond) and attachment frames will stop many magnitudes of bomb and drastically reduce collateral damage.
Bomb Blast Film For Protection From Natural Disaster
So far the 21st century has seen a lot of crazy weather patterns as climate change starts to take its deadly toll. The natural disasters we see today are more potent than we have seen in the past. The reason bomb blast film is an option to weigh is because they are needed to protect Austin public buildings from natural disasters of rising intensity and frequency. During most natural disasters from hurricanes to hail and from earthquakes to tornados flying glass is the most main cause of injury/trauma. With bomb blast window film and with the correct adhesives these shards of glass are kept in place even after the window shatters– protecting the buildings interior and most importantly bystanders from being hurt or killed by flying glass.
For more information on bomblast window film to protect your building, read the PDF below:
Bomb Blast Film For Your Austin Location
In today’s day and age, it is no longer an issue whether you need strong security films like bomb blast film because the growing ubiquity and new building codes make it more of a mandate. Window film or a tempered glass equivalent is now the rule in most public buildings–not the exception. If you have questions about your building being up to these codes or are already looking for a low-cost solution to tempered glass, such as security film, contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your options.
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.
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