An additional safety measure for your school, institution, office or storefront.
Glass doors and windows are particularly vulnerable to unwanted intruders, but retrofitted security window films can help slow progress. These specialty window films help to protect students, staff, employees and family members by improving the building's glazing security.
Security (or safety) window film is applied to glass doors and windows in the same way as a traditional window film - the adhesive bonds the film and glass together. When an intruder attempts entrance, the film will keep the glass shards in place, rather than simply shattering - and drastically slows progress.
Institutions across the Midwest who prioritized student, staff and employee safety have entrusted SOLARIS to assess vulnerabilities and provide proven solutions, with security window film. We can help you, too.
How Security Film Can Help Save Lives
Security window film can help prevent or mitigate mass shootings by delaying forced entry, reducing visibility, and containing spall.
Risk of Visibility
They need to be fast...
Security window film makes the intruder spend TOO MUCH TIME trying to break the glass. That risk of visibility increases the chance of being seen by cameras, security personnel, staff or neighbors - eliminating the power of surprise.
It takes too long...
When faced with frustration because the glass didn't immediately shatter, many intruders will leave the premises. They will have planned to gain entrance through glass windows and doors within 12 seconds.
Safely exit and get help
Safety window films slow the progress of intruders, providing staff, employees, students and family members the additional time they need to find safety and call for emergency assistance.
Every second counts.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Secured School Safety Grant Program
Since being signed into law in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) Program has served as a critical resource to ensure Hoosier schools are safe and secure. The program has awarded about $133 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across the state to address potential safety threats and help them prepare. The program supports a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations.
CAMPUS SAFETY MAGAZINE
School Shooting Revealed Glass Door and Window Vulnerabilities.
The Federal Commission on School Safety and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission report both recommend security window film for schools. Following the Uvalde tragedy, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) mandated safety and security window film in schools. Security window film can help prevent or mitigate mass shootings by delaying forced entry, reducing visibility, and containing spall.