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Why Your School Safety Plan Needs Security Window Film

In Safety & Security by Solar Tint

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While going back to school can be exciting for teachers, students, and parents, it can also be nerve-wracking. Now more than ever, we need to emphasize preventative security in our school safety plans. This year alone, we’ve already seen 14 school shootings. And that doesn’t count break-ins or other school security breaches. Campuses across the country are doubling down and installing top-of-the-line school security systems in addition to staffing more school safety officers. But you may be missing one very important security measure in your school safety plan: 3M Security Window Film.

Are Your Windows a Vulnerability in Your School Safety Plan?

It’s absolutely necessary to monitor who comes in and out of your school doors. This is where school security systems come into play. But the most vulnerable entry point of your school isn’t metal or thick wooden doors… it’s your windows. 

Think about how many windows or glass doors you have around your building and how easy it would be for an intruder to smash through. It would take mere seconds for an active shooter or intruder to enter the building. 3M Safety & Security Window film fortifies your windows and creates an invisible barrier between your students and unwanted visitors.

How Does 3M Security Window Film Enhance School Safety?

3M Safety & Security Window Film is designed to withstand and delay high-impact breaches, including attempts from crowbars, baseball bats, and even high-caliber guns. Please note this film is not bulletproof, but it can take up to 2 minutes or more to break through the glass. This delay can provide crucial minutes for emergency response measures to be acted upon, potentially saving lives. Additionally, the film holds shattered glass in place, reducing the risk of injury from flying glass in scenarios ranging from violent break-ins to environmental hazards like severe storms or earthquakes.

Security window film can provide peace of mind knowing your students and faculty are safe during any circumstance. This is a preventative measure that is crucial to add to your school safety plan. 

Added UV Protection for Students & Staff

We also provide Sun Control film installations in addition to our security films. This multi-layer installment is completely removable and can help save you money in the long run. In addition to increasing school security, you’ll benefit from:

  • 2° to 16° reduction in temperature
  • 2% to 12% reduction in electric bills
  • Energy reduction
  • Fade protection (furnishings & floors)
  • Glare reduction
  • 99% UV rejection
  • Added privacy

With tinted security film, you’ll be able to protect your students from intruders and harmful UV rays that can reach them indoors. Plus, you can put the money you’ll save on heating and cooling toward additional assets for your school safety plan. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp also offers grants to schools, matching 3:1.

Integrating Security Films into Your School Safety Plans

We urge school administrators and safety officers to reassess their current safety measures, considering the integration of security window films as a fundamental part of their school safety strategy. If you still would like to learn more about how security film can be  tailored to your specific school safety needs, talk to your local 3M dealer about installing Safety & Security Window Film in your school this year. We guarantee it will be a preventative safety measure that you won’t want to leave out of your school safety plan. Provide years of protection and peace of mind to your students with one installment. For more on school safety and security window film, read our blog here.

If you’re a college or school located anywhere in Ohio, Kentucky, or Nashville, TN  – talk with Solar Tint about security films. We take school safety very seriously and have assisted countless schools with building up their school safety plans.  As the largest 3M dealer in the Midwest with over 40 years of experience, there’s no project we can’t tackle. Connect with us and receive your free quote and energy savings estimate.