With the rise of mass shootings and bomb threats, schools across the country are taking no risks when it comes to protecting their students. The state of Pensylvania was awarded $60 million dollars in grants this past June to reassess school safety and security. Act 44 mandates reviews of current safety practices and instates brand new safety training in every public school. The School Safety Act ensures proper training for students, faculty members, and safety officers should an act of terror occur.
Act 44 also calls for local businesses to come in and help schools revamp their security systems. Many educators are choosing to install 3M Safety & Security window film. This shatter-resistant film was accredited to saving lives during the 2001 attacks on the Pentagon and has since been installed in thousands of government and school buildings around the US.
In 2012, the city of Cincinnati started a program called SAFE to better protect its Jewish community in fear of Anti-Semitic hate crimes. SAFE Director, Mark Dowd, started researching viable options to safeguard a local Jewish high school. His search led him to local 3M window film dealers who were able to install 2,000 square feet of safety & security film in just two days! Dowd says this invisible security measure gives the students another layer of protection and the city, a peace of mind.
While political discussions continue to heat up, educational leaders must find ways to safeguard their schools from intruders and threats. 3M Safety & Security window film provides a long-term solution for principals, educators, and students seeking peace amidst chaos and uncertainty.
What is 3M Safety & Security Window Film?
3M Safety & Security window film can also protect your students and faculty against natural disasters or bomb explosions. The film is engineered to catch shattered glass and mitigate injuries should windows or doors burst.
Window film is protection you don’t have to turn on or off. Regardless of alarms or locks, glass surfaces like windows and doors provide an easy-access point for intruders. Window film helps fortify those glass surfaces to make break-ins substantially more difficult. At PA Window Tint, we install an IPA Structural Adhesive System that provides additional protection to your windows and doors. This is necessary for providing the protection your faculty and students need.
Whether the intruder is using a bat, crowbar, or gun, security window film creates a sealed barrier. Because of our IPA system, it can take at least two minutes for the intruder to make significant leeway into the building. This gives your staff and first-responders additional time to react and can leave the attacker exhausted, in a panic.
How long does 3M safety film last?
3M Safety & Security Ultra Series films can last for 10 or 15 years before needing replacement. Safety & Security films come with a 3M commercial warranty should bubbling, cracking, peeling, or glass breakage occur. Not to mention, our IPA system can add up to two years to your 3M commercial warranty. You can also protect your students against harmful UV rays and block glare from the sun with tinted security films.
3M Safety & Security films can give your students peace of mind from the first day of class to the day they graduate. As we try to find common ground to protect our country against tragedy, you can rest assured knowing that each and every student or teacher is safe in your school. Prevent another tragedy and talk to a window film expert about securing your school today.
3M window film only takes a few days to install and is handled by professionals only. To learn about our safety window films, fill out a form online and we will pair you with a knowledgeable representative to help you find the right window film for your school or university. You can also give us a call at to 1-800-978-9756 to schedule an appointment and receive your free quote.