Prevent Smash & Grab Crime With Window Film
Retail stores around the country have invested in window film for its many benefits, including lower energy bills, enhanced employee and customer comfort, and protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays. But did you know that 3M™ Safety & Security films can also help prevent smash-and-grab burglaries?
3M™ Safety & Security Window Films are self-adhesive, tear-resistant window applicants that are made of micro-layered polyester. They’re designed to hold broken glass together in the event of impact caused by intruders, severe weather or other threats.
High quality security films, like 3M™ Ultra Series Products, can slow down intruders by up to two minutes. In many cases, these films have deterred smash-and-grab burglars who had expected easier access to merchandise.
3M™ Safety & Security Window Films can even impede armed intruders. The speed with which someone can break through the filmed windows is determined by the number of impacts, the tools being used, the person’s size and the strength of the window underneath. In the case of smash-and-grab robberies, the film may be enough to stop a burglar who is looking for an easy getaway. It can also give extra time for the police to arrive on the scene.
Films are typically applied to the interior window to protect against the elements. Attachment systems are also available for added strength. Not only can window films protect against theft, they can also help prevent broken-glass related injuries.
3M™ Safety & Security Window Films can be paired with 3M™ Sun Control Window Films for more benefits. The films can be installed with very little disruption to your business, but they can make a huge difference when it comes to building protection.