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Window Protection Film
Made from a thin, optically clear layer of specially engineered polyester, the protection that security window film provides is far greater than that of standard or tempered glass. While it may look like nothing more than a thin piece of plastic, when properly applied to the interior of a glass window, security window film makes the glass virtually impenetrable, even with the most forceful of blows.
The security key to glass protection film is the amount of time and force it takes to penetrate it. While it may be possible for a would-be intruder to muster the strength and persistence to shatter the glass, it would require multiple, attention-getting strikes with a baseball bat, hammer, rock or brick to penetrate the nearly indestructible film—a risk most burglars, vandals, and other criminals are not willing to take.
What to Look for in a Do-it-Yourself Glass Protection Film Kit
Like any product, not all do-it-yourself glass protection film kits are of the same quality. While a company may claim their home security products are the best on the market, reputable companies that take their business seriously demonstrate the quality and efficacy of their products by conducting rigorous testing prior to placing them in the hands of their customers. In other words, they don’t just tout high quality, they back up their product claims with tangible evidence.
When selecting a quality do-it-yourself glass protection film kit, it is important to look for the following features:
- Easy to Apply: A do-it-yourself glass protection film kit should include all of the installation hardware, tools, and instructions you need to apply the film to the glass panes of your windows. The security window film should not interfere with the use of the windows. They should continue to open and close as they did prior to the installation.
- Easy to Maintain: A quality glass protection film should not require any special maintenance or upkeep. Other than an occasional cleaning with vinegar-based glass cleaner, there should be no other maintenance or cleaning involved.
- High Visibility: Protective security window film should not obstruct the view through your windows in any way. The film should be as clear as the glass and undetectable to the human eye when applied.
- Virtually Indestructible: For a glass protection film to be effective, it must be able to withstand forceful blows from the devices burglars commonly use to break into windows, such as rocks, bricks, hammers, and baseball bats. To ensure the product lives up to its claims, research the manufacturer in support of its reputation within the home security industry.
While ensuring the quality of every home security product is vital, high quality does not have to mean high prices. There are a number of high quality, do-it-yourself glass protection kits on the market that provide professional-grade security at a price that even the most budget-conscious of homeowners can afford.