Why Schools In Austin Need Security Window Film For Safety

School shootings happen more frequently than ever before here in the US which means schools need to consider now, more than ever, ways to protect students from gun violence here in Austin. Locks are no protection either because even locked schools are easy to enter through broken or shot out windows.  In fact, a single gunshot easily penetrates a glass window–the weakest point of any building. As you read this, most schools don’t have bullet resistant glazing or even laminated glass, just tempered glass–which leaves them woefully exposed. In fact, tempered glass does little or nothing to keep intruders out because it is so easily penetrated. For these reasons and more, “bulletproof” glass is something for school administrations to consider for their schools.   To be clear, there really is no such thing as“bulletproof” glass so the proper term is bullet-resistant. While there are a couple different ways to make glass resistant to bullets, window film, applied with C-bond adhesive and housed in a specialty attachment systems are is the best option for most schools for a number of reasons. Read more to find out why below.

The Benefits of Safety And Security Window Films For Schools In Austin

Safety and Security Film applied with C-Bond and housed in specialty frame attachment system is especially good for schools for first and foremost because it is cost-effective.  Since schools are often working with small budgets–this makes window film accessible to schools. More accessible protection is always a good thing! Window film is also significantly less bulky than laminated glass or bullet resistant glass layers–because it is just a thin film on top of your existing windows.  However, this thin film is still extremely powerful–enough so to stop many calibers of bullets. Finally, it saving lives. Since safety and security window films keep glass in place after a bullet-strike, it stops glass fragments from exploding out to maim or kill and gives students and staff precious time to get to away and/or hide and more time for police to get there.  These seemingly small benefits mean one big thing– less death and destruction during an attack, than with windows that are untreated. Window film has passive benefits for schools every day 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 Austin school, contact us at Custom Tint Solutions-Austin today.

Mike Kinsey, Author at Custom Tint Solutions

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.