Protect Windows from Break-ins and Severe Weather
Windows, being made from glass, have always been a vulnerability for homes and businesses. They allow easy access to the outside world. Sometimes the threat is from nature, other times people. No matter where the threat comes from, 3M Safety and Security Window Film installed by NuVision experts will help you be prepared for the worst.
Severe Weather and Tornadoes
When natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, high winds, and earthquakes hit, there is little you can do to protect your building. By planning ahead with security window film from NuVision, your home or business will be prepared for the worst. Unprotected glass can be your worst enemy in severe weather and storms. When glass windows or doors break, shards can be sent flying causing severe injury to people and major damage to property.
During severe weather, 3M Safety and Security Protective Window Film holds the glass together to maintain the integrity of your home. Even if heavy debris hits the window directly, glass shards are held in place. This prevents flying glass from harming inhabitants and, in many circumstances, keeps out wind and rain.
3M Safety and Security Window Film increases security and provides added protection against smash and grab burglaries. Since window film holds the glass in place, criminals don't have the quick access they need to successfully smash and grab merchandise. Often the window slows them down to such a degree that they may choose to move on to an easier target. The film can also be applied to glass doors to provide the same benefits.
Commercial locations most at risk for break-ins:
- Gas stations and convenience stores
- Jewelry stores
- Apartment complexes and dorms
- Liquor stores
- Beauty salons
- Restaurants and bars
- Government buildings
Tinted window films installed by NuVision also act as a deterrent to burglars by concealing what is inside at your business. If a would-be thief cannot see valuable electronics sitting out, they won’t have a reason to make a move. Rather than constantly close your blinds and curtains, tinted window film provides you a look out while limiting the view back in. Ask our window film experts about these security film options for your home or business.
Damage From The Sun
Over time, the powerful UV rays of the sun can do enormous damage to merchandise, upholstery, carpet, wallpaper, window treatments and wood. You can always pull the blinds, but what is the use of having windows if you can't enjoy the view? 3M Solar Control Window Films from NuVision are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings and will block up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the single largest cause of fading. While no film can stop fading completely, 3M Sun Control Window Films have been proven to dramatically slow the process.
3M Safety & Security Window Films Have Been Tested and Retested
3M Safety & Security Window Film has been subjected to windstorms, bomb blasts, and a rigorous series of durability tests. 3M has gone to extreme measures to make sure their films meet or exceed industry standards for impact and tear resistance. Our window coatings can be used in conjunction with tempered glass to create safe and secure glass windows.
(Met requirements for ANSI Z97.1 Standard with modifications for higher impact levels & GSA explosive blast standards for glazing.)
Window Film Privacy Options
Privacy window films are an equally important part of safety and security. These coatings are specifically designed to block the view of the window in order to stop prying eyes. Different film types include:
- One-way mirror film
- Perforated vinyl film
- 3M Fasara and film
C-Bond Systems Add Strength to Windows
To provide even more window security to our customers, NuVision Window Films works with C-Bond Systems. Nanotechnology engineering is used to strengthen glass at the molecular level. This is all done in a completely non-toxic, green way to be better for the environment. The process also makes improves film adhesion to windows, giving even better results to security window films. NuVision Window Films is an exclusive dealer of this strengthening system.
Window Film: An Affordable Security Solution
There are many ways to secure your windows, though the options can be very pricey compared to window film coatings. Tempered and laminated glass offers a lot of protection, but it is incredibly expensive to replace all of your windows with this reinforced glass. Instead, a 3M window film can provide additional security and safety at a fraction of the cost. If you already have tempered glass, our window coatings can be applied on top for another layer of protection.
Metal bars and locks will provide protection, but the installation of these additions can add up depending on how many windows you have. While locks and bars are great for keeping criminals out, they can be inconvenient and dangerous in emergencies like a fire. Window bars can also ruin the view and make it hard to clean the exterior glass.
Video security systems are great for identifying a burglar after the fact, but unfortunately cannot stop a crime in progress. Window films can stop a criminal from breaking in in the first place, preventing damage to the rest of your business. Give us a call today to receive a quote on security window films for your home or business.