C-Bond Systems’ Patriot Glass Solutions Division Awarded a $137,000 Security Window Film ProjectFebruary 1st, 2023 by Chris Collier
The Patriot Glass Solutions Division of C-Bond Systems, a nanotechnology company, has been awarded a $137,000 security window film project by the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).
This award from SAISD comes on the heels of the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) proposed requirements to install security window film at all Texas schools. The TEA’s proposed requirements state, “Windowed doors on the ground level or windows that are adjacent to or near a door and are large enough to allow someone to enter if broken must be reinforced with entry-resistant film unless within a secured area.”
A secured area is defined as, “A fence or wall that is at least six feet in height and has anti-scaling design features or is eight feet high; and must be well maintained, and if gated, allows for emergency egress.”
San Antonio-based Patriot Glass Solutions offers two security film products: C-Bond Secure, which includes a patented, liquid, glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solution used in conjunction with security film to deter forced entry; and C-Bond BRS, a ballistic-resistant film system that includes C-Bond’s glass strengthening technology and multiple layers of security film to help stop bullets from penetrating glass.
“Following the new proposed requirements set forth by the TEA for all Texas schools to install entry-resistant window film or fencing, we expect to continue to see increased demand for our security films as one of only a few qualified installers in Texas,” says Scott R. Silverman, chairman and CEO of C-Bond Systems. “Having already installed our security and ballistic-resistant films in approximately 100 schools in Texas, we believe we are uniquely positioned to be the vendor of choice for a significant percentage of schools in the state.”
In October 2022, the State of Texas Legislative Budget Board approved and the State of Texas transferred $400 million in funding to help school districts replace or improve windows, doors, fencing and other safety measures.