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Home Security Window Film: Protect Against Crime

Tim Traxler Safety & Security

If you are concerned about security in your neighborhood, 3M home security window film is an affordable and practical solution that can make your home less vulnerable to crime in several different ways. It not only strengthens windows making them harder to break and resistant to shattering, but can also slow or deter criminals trying to get inside.

Let’s face it. While windows and glass doors may enhance the beauty of your home and let in wonderful natural light, they also create vulnerable points in the home, where unwanted intruders can gain entry.

How Prevalent Is Forcible Entry?

According to statistics from the federal government, more than 3.7 million homes in the U.S. are broken into annually. That’s about one home every 7 minutes. An even more alarming statistic is that in 28% of cases, someone was home during the crime. About one-fourth of those who were also home were victimized in one way or another.

Protecting Your Home Can Be Expensive

Home security systems can be expensive. They not only require upfront installation costs but ongoing monthly monitoring fees. According to CreditDonkey™, the average cost of installing a home security system is $900 but can be much more expensive. In addition, monitoring rates can be upwards of $60 per month.

If you can afford a home security system and think it’s the best way to protect your home, then it might be the right choice for your situation. But if you’re looking for a more affordable option that doesn’t require monthly fees, then home security window film is an effective and more affordable option that you should consider.

How Does Home Security Window Film Work?

Home security window film can protect your home from crime in several different ways. Here are three of the most important:

Window Film Strengthens Windows So They Are Harder to Break

Home security window films add 8 millimeters of polyester film to your windows. This polyester film is composed of many micro-layers. This patented technology makes the film extremely tear,  shatter and abrasion resistant.

Whereas a burglar may expect to hit the window once and shatter it, it will take multiple attempts to break through a glass window enhanced with window film. If anyone is home, this granted time may alert those inside the home that something is amiss so they can call for help or escape to safety. And since most criminals are looking for easy targets, the criminal may simply give up and leave. Even if they do stay and continue to hit the glass until they break through the film, the tear resistant properties of the window film make it difficult to create a body sized passage.

Home Security Window Film Holds Broken Glass in Place

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films are designed to hold glass intact when windows are shattered. This leaves the home invader faced with layers of film and broken glass that are intact and difficult to penetrate. If they shattered a window that’s not enhanced with security window film, they’d be able to climb right through the window opening within seconds. Entering a home by a window treated with window film takes more effort and time, this buys your family precious time to get to safety or call the police. As an added bonus, this same feature of home security window film will also protect your family from flying glass shards in the event of storms, natural disasters or explosions.

Home Security Window Film Can Be Customized

3M™ home security window films can be customized for additional security benefits. For example, they can be used in conjunction with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Sealant. This adhesive attaches to the frame of the filmed window anchoring the film to the frame of the window for an even higher level of protection against crime. In addition, these films can also be combined with other types of 3M™ films with features like sun control to reduce glare and reduce energy bills in the summer.

PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993 and has since extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-866-329-0064 or fill out a form online.