In light of recent events, safety within our buildings has become a rising topic of concern. Consequently, improvements to building safety and security infrastructure have become a high priority.
Glass entrance doors and windows are the Achilles’ heels of all buildings. Left unprotected, they can potentially shatter and throw dangerous shards that can cause injuries and damage. Additionally, an intruder can gain access through an unprotected window or glass entryway. Balancing priorities with budgetary concerns is a challenge, however, the cost of ignoring weak links in infrastructure can be devastating. Window film retrofits provide an economical solution compared to window replacement.
3M Company recommends the following safety products to help increase window and door security:

Ultra Series S600 – for strong, tear-resistance protection

Safety Series S140 – holds broken glass together so windows won’t shatter

Impact Protection Attachment Systemsbonds the filmed window to the frame, offering the highest level of protection when combined with safety film

A 3M Authorized and Certified Prestige Window Film Dealer, American Window Film, Inc. offers individual and group presentations on the features and benefits of 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film. Presentations include film demonstration, samples, specifications along with attachment system displays and options. Additionally, American Window Film is prepared to provide AIA approved and accredited, non-commercial window film presentations on safety, security, solar control and energy conservation window films.
Please call (800-274-8468) or email ( Peter Davey for additional information or to schedule your free presentation. Visit American Window Film’s website page,, for more information on safety and security products. Four short videos demonstrating the strength of security films, as well as a “Features and Benefits” video that provides a general introduction to 3M™ Window Films can be found on American Window Film’s website Video page at

Peter J. Davey is President of American Window Film, Inc., a 3M Authorized and Certified Prestige Window Film Dealer located in Foxboro and Boston, MA, 800-274-TINT,
Published in the New England Real Estate Journal, April 20, 2018 issue, digital page 46,