As a business owner, you want to do everything you can to protect your property and employees. One way to do this is by installing security film on your glass doors and windows. 3M security film is one of the most popular brands on the market, and for good reason. 

Let’s take a look at three reasons why you should consider using 3M security film for your business.

Deter Burglars and Vandals 

We know that burglars and vandals are always looking for easy targets, and anything with glass doors and windows (like commercial premises) are easy targets. But it is easy to make it more difficult. 3M security film acts like a protectant over your glass. Made using multiple, micro-thin layers, 3M film makes your windows incredibly strong and much more difficult to break into. And even if someone does manage to smash your windows or glass doors, the film acts like a sticky tape and holds everything together, preventing easy access. 

Employee and Customer Protection

In the event of your glass breaking, whether that be through a break-in or an accident, it is easy for someone to get hurt on shards of glass. Cleaning up the broken glass also isn’t easy – and if you’ve ever done it before, you’ll know that you’ll be finding glass on the floor for weeks. Because the 3M film holds everything together, you don’t need to worry about someone getting hurt. 

Save Money on Repairs

Because of the way that security film holds everything together, it can prevent further breakage if your glass does happen to break – for example, you may only need to replace one pane of glass in a door as opposed to replacing the whole door. This allows you to save money on repairs you weren’t prepared for. 

How Does 3M Security Film Work?

So we’ve discussed that 3M security film holds everything together in the event of a glass breakage but how does it do this?

3M™ Security Film uses a proprietary tear and penetration resistant material, providing superior strength over other standard films on the market. Ordinary window films can easily tear but as 3M Security Film is made using multiple, micro-thin layers, it makes your windows incredibly strong. 3M™ High Mass Clear Adhesives hold the glass together upon impact. 

Beneficially, you don’t need to spend money replacing your glass windows and doors if you do want security film. At Securelux, we can retrofit the 3M film to most glass windows and doors. 

3M Security Film has plenty of benefits, including: 

  • Stopping injuries resulting from children or adults accidently crashing through glass doors or windows.
  • Offering protection against flying shards of glass if your business sustains damage in a storm or natural disaster.
  • Offering protection from outdoor activities such as ball sports, flying rocks from the mower or for those who work close to a golf course wanting to avoid those wayward shots.

As you can see, 3M protects from more than just intruders. 

Where Should You Install 3M Film?

This is a question we regularly get asked. While we recommend you should consider all windows and glass doors throughout your business, we believe that any glass panel besides entry doors are a top priority. Intruders will generally try your front door or back door to see if it is unlocked, and breaking this panel of glass allows them easy access to your business.

3M security film is a great option for businesses that want to improve their security and protect their employees and customers. If you’re interested in learning more about this product, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.