SCHOOL SECURITY has become a critical topic of concern. Improvements to the safety and security infrastructure of our schools have become a high priority. Balancing priorities including academic, professional, property and other budgetary concerns is a challenge. As State and Municipal leaders recognize the need for funding assistance, many have authorized the distribution of grant funds to assist with school security readiness.
Glass entrance doors and windows are the Achilles’ heels of all buildings. Additionally, most schools do not have laminated glass to prevent shattering which potentially leads to easy access through a glassless frame.
Applied over existing glazing, optically clear 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film provides an invisible layer of protection that is always on — catching intruders off guard when attempting to break through glass. Although safety and security window films are NOT bulletproof or impenetrable, they slow down intruders — giving first responders precious time to arrive at the scene. 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films utilize alternating microlayered technology for strong, tear-resistance protection against windstorms, bomb blasts, vandalism, break-ins and glass breakage.
An installation of quality safety and security window film is quick, clean and economical — far less costly than window or door replacement. Incurring no classroom disruption, our professionally trained installers have completed installations in as little as one to two days, after school hours. Our experienced and knowledgeable representatives can help you find a 3M™ Window Film solution that will satisfy your requirements for strength as well as versatility to meet your safety, security, solar control and energy conservation goals. We are proud to say that 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films have been incorporated into thousands of schools.
Established in 1975, American Window Film, Inc. is a 3M Authorized and Large Commercial Certified Prestige Window Film Dealer. Our knowledgeable sales team is well prepared to help guide you through the process of selecting the window film best suited for your specific application.
“Security is always seen as too much until the day it’s not enough.”
~ William Webster, Former FBI Director
3M Company recommends the following safety products to help increase school 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 System – bonds the filmed window to the frame, offering the highest level of protection when combined with safety film