Safety window films have risen greatly in popularity among schools in the past few years. Schools are now finding that they need to be more thorough than ever when it comes to safety matters, and safety window films provide a way to strengthen the most vulnerable areas of a school building.

Safety window films are a tool Austin universities and colleges can rely on to protect their campus from a variety of threats – from simple, every day dangers like baseballs and windswept pebbles to severe threats such as armed intruders and natural disasters. Affordable and effective, it’s no wonder that so many schools are adding safety window film to their current security measures.

What to Look for When Choosing a Safety Window Film

When deciding on a safety window film, it’s important to first determine what the strongest security concerns are for your school. Do you have a gymnasium or indoor pool where students may trip, fall, and break a glass window? Does your school have a staircase with windows nearby? Are you have trouble keeping graffiti off your bathroom stalls or mirror? Once you’ve identified your concerns, you’ll easily be able to find the right safety window film to meet your needs.

Why Quality Matters When It Comes to Window Tinting

Safety window films are a more affordable alternative to tempered or bulletproof glass, but they’re still a considerable investment for schools. That’s why before making a decision about what safety window film to purchase, it’s important for Austin schools to understand that not all safety window films are created equal.

Cheap window manufacturers that try to pass their film off as being a safety window film often use nothing more than cheap dye and thin polyester to create their products and in the event of a real safety issue, these options simply will not work. A high quality safety window film will be considerably thick in order to secure glass in place and will be made from high grade materials such as durable, tear resistant polyester and aggressive adhesives.

It’s important for schools to consider quality as well as pricing when it comes to choosing a window film. A cheaper film may look more attractive, but it’s highly unlikely that it will produce the level of protection you’re looking for.

Schedule a Security Consultation

Not sure which safety window film is right for your Austin school? We can help! Contact us today to schedule your free security consultation and begin exploring safety window film options for your college or university.

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.