Security Window Film Perth

What is Security Window Film?

Security window film is a fantastic way to keep your home safe and secure, whether from inclement weather, accidental glass breakage or attempted illegal entry. Applied to glass windows and doors, security window film consists of one or more layers of polyester film laminated together with a strong adhesive. If a window which has security window film applied is smashed or broken, the film will help protect against flying shards of glass, reducing potential safety hazards, as well as prevent illegal entry.

See our video demonstration of security window film here.

How Does Security Window Film Keep Your Property Safe?

Security window film is designed to make it very difficult for an intruder to gain entry into your property through a glass window or door. After impact, the security window film will keep the shattered glass held firmly together. An intruder would need to sustain a prolonged attack against the glass, requiring a high level of physical effort and risking attracting attention through the noise created and time spent on your property in order to gain entry. It is much more likely that an intruder will quickly move on to an easier target rather than run the risk of being apprehended.

3M Security Window Film also has the added benefit of protecting your loved ones from injury from accidental shattered glass, be it from a flying football or severe weather.

How Thick Should Security Window Film Be?

In general, the thicker the film is, the stronger it is. Thicker films are usually constructed by laminating multiple layers of thinner film together. As the thickness of the film increases, the degree of break strength, tear strength, and puncture strength also increases. Security window film typically ranges in thickness from 4 mils (100 microns) to 14 mils (350 microns) or more. For most security applications 7 mils to 14 mils thickness are ideal.  A “mil” is actually a “thousandth of an inch”, not millimetres, so an 8 mil security film is actually just over 0.2 millimetres thick.

That said, newer technology films such as 3M Ultra S600 is only 6 mils thick (approx. 0.15mm) and is thinner than many security films, however, this film will outperform many thicker films, as it is constructed of many, many microthin layers, cross-laminated in opposing directions, creating an extremely high performing security film without the thickness.

How Long Does Security Window Film Last?

You can expect your security window film to last at least 10 to 15 years if well maintained and cleaned in accordance with manufacturer instructions.  That said, 3M as the world’s leading security film manufacturer, offers a LIFETIME Warranty for residential installs for the purchasing homeowner, so if your film was to fail, discolour, peel or delaminate, even 25 years after you had the film installed, the cost of removal and replacement with a new product is covered by 3M.

What are the Benefits of Security Window Film?

When applied properly, security window film can be used to greatly enhance the security of regular glass. It can provide the following benefits:

  • Increase the overall strength of the window, which can often delay or prevent entry by an intruder.
  • Reduce injuries that would be caused by flying glass when a window is shattered. This could occur because of an act of vandalism, an accident, or a natural disaster.
  • Can bring older, thin glass up to current building code, to improve the safety of your home’s glass.
  • Intruders will be deterred from breaking and entering your property because they can’t gain easy access.
  • Certain types of security window film can reduce heat and ultraviolet rays from passing through the glass and into your property. Rejecting UV rays helps to prevent flooring, window treatments, furniture and artwork from fading.

3M Security Film encompasses 3 distinct ranges for the residential home owner:

  1.  3M Clear Safety and Security Series
  2. 3M Ultra Clear Security Film
  3. 3M Ultra Tinted Security Film

There is a film option for every budget and every need, whether you are concerned about protecting your loved ones from injury as a result of accidental glass breakage from human error or inclement weather, or if you wish to secure your home against forced entry or home invasion.

Click on the product boxes below for more information. To arrange a free quote, please call the Complete Film Solutions team on (08) 9330 2322, send an email to email@cfsols.com.au, or submit an enquiry today!

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