As homeowners, we’re always looking for ways to make our home safe against, not only intruders, but general damage as well. While security screens are a great way to protect your home from unwanted guests, there is another product that both protects your home from break-ins, as well as damage from wayward cricket balls and flying debris.
3M Security Glass film gives you that extra level of protection, or provides protection when you don’t want to (or can’t) install security window screens. The film is virtually invisible from the outside, making it a discreet security solution, and it doesn’t hinder your view from the inside.
How Does it Work?
Windows are a weak area when it comes to security of a home or business – windows are easy to smash, and depending on the type of window you have, or any maintenance that has been done in the past – they may be easy to open as well. 3M Security Film provides a cost-effective added layer of security to your home.
The film is made from multiple layers of clear tear resistant film and is designed to hold broken glass in place, as well as preventing any flying shards of glass from hurting bystanders.
Essentially if an intruder attempts to break your windows, they won’t get far fast.
Where Should You Install Security Film?
The great thing about 3M Security Film is that it can be installed on any window and glass door in your home. Glass panels beside entry doors are generally the first point of entry for intruders (as they can then reach in and unlock your front door), so this should be the top priority area.
From there, you should consider glass sliding doors, French doors or bi-fold doors, and any reachable windows – that is, windows that can be reached from the ground without a ladder.
Three Benefits of Installing 3M Security Film
There are three main benefits to installing 3M Security Film – apart from slowing down intruders.
Safety from Broken Glass
Whether you’ve experienced a break-in, or a wayward cricket ball, you’ll know that cleaning up broken glass isn’t an easy, nor a fun, job. 3M Film can stop injuries from broken glass, offer protection against shareds of glass in storms, and offer protection from cricket balls, golf balls, or flying rocks from the lawn mower.
The 3M Security Film may be clear but it can help control heat and glare coming into your home – perfect for those hot summer days. This film can reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat and 93% of glare.
In addition to this, it can minimise the amount of UV rays that enter your home through the windows and glass doors. It is these UV rays that are a major contributor to fading of carpets, furniture and electronic devices, and while blinds and curtains are a great help, they can be a sizeable investment, and often need to be replaced due to prolonged exposure to the sun and heat.
When electricity bills are soaring, homeowners are looking for any way they can to save money and energy usage without making the house uncomfortably hot. In summer particularly when we start to use air conditioners and ceiling fans more, we see our power bills going up, but 3M films can make a difference.
Because these films can stop up to 78% of the sun’s heat coming into the home, you won’t need to run the air conditioner as much, or for as long, reducing your energy consumption which in turn means reducing your power bills. Beneficially this also means less production of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, which makes these 3M films an environmentally friendly addition to your home.
Backed by a 10-year warranty, if you’re looking for additional security protection for your home, talk to us today about installing 3M Security Film on your home or business.