While going back to school can be exciting for teachers, students, and parents, it’s 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 seen 22 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.
Does Your School Safety Plan Cover Your Windows?
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 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 Film Work?
3M security film is virtually clear and installed by certified dealers only. This film is designed to withstand high impact blows 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 leaves the intruder tired and in a panic, and provides you and your staff additional time to respond.
It also holds glass in place to prevent injuries from bomb blasts or flying debris during hurricanes. In fact, security film was accredited to saving hundreds of lives during the attacks on the Pentagon on 9-11.
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. Not to mention the final report of the federal commission on school safety, signed by US Dept of Education, US Depart of Homeland Security, US Dept of Health & Human Services, US Dept of Justice, lists safety film as a recommendation (pages 125 and 126 of the report).
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.
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 around Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, or Covington, KY – 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. In fact, we’ve installed over 300,000 square feet of window film in the last year. Connect with us and receive your free quote and energy savings estimate.