Set Your Sights on Security

August 9th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs

By Emmariah Holcomb

Security film is used in a variety of applications today, it’s used in churches, schools, hospitals, on storefronts, and even in homes.

WINDOW FILM magazine spoke with security film suppliers who provided further insights into how they meet their customers needs.

“Normally clients end up with a lot of wasted material since they are buying larger size rolls and then cutting it down to the exact size they need,” said Chris Hardy, XPEL Mid-Southeast manager. “In this case since we only charge them for the square footage that they purchase.”

Avery Dennison has a similar approach according to Daralyn Baldogo, senior marketing communications specialist.

“Normally clients buy full rolls of film,” she said. “However, they may only need say 10 feet of a 100 foot roll. Since safety and security film is not typically sold as frequently as solar film, a client could have a lot of excess. In our case we can send them just the pieces they need.”

It’s important to note that security film should not be seen as the only line of defense as certain attachments are also needed to ensure the glass stays intact. An attachment system acts as a binding agent for the film and the window’s frame. If you choose to install security film without an attachment the glass and film could fall through the window’s frame, if it is punctured.

The next few pages provide helpful information from almost 15 suppliers. Please note that some of the information on the chart was from the company’s website, while some was provided directly from the manufacturer.

Emmariah Holcomb is the assistant editor for WINDOW FILM magazine. Reach her at eholcomb@glass.com, and follow her on Twitter @WindowFilmMag.

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