The amount of violent attacks that have been taking place in schools and on campuses around the country over the past few years have escalated to the point where educators are looking for solutions to improve safety. Having commercial window film installed on these buildings has proven to be one of the most effective ways of doing this.

Schools are Not as Safe as Before

When sending kids off to school, parents want to be reassured that they will be safe while they are learning. Some of the most recent school attacks were made possible because of the fact that intruders were able to gain easy access to the buildings in question by simply breaking the tempered glass doorways or even first floor windows. This resulted in students and teachers having little to no chance of surviving if they were unfortunate enough to be caught in the crossfire at the time. However, installing toughened commercial window film products in schools could help prevent scenarios like these from even happening in the first place.

How Commercial Window Shield Works

When a toughened window film product is installed on windows in school buildings, it helps to hold the glass firmly in place instead of allowing it to shatter into pieces when met with impact. This can not only act as a highly effective deterrent in some cases; in the event of an intruder trying to gain access to a school building, this film can provide educators with the precious extra minute or two to implement their school lockdown procedure in order to protect the students. The extra time afforded by the window film will also help police and other first responders to intervene more quickly as well.

Enhancing School Safety around the Country

Over the past few years, Commercial Window Shield has successfully installed their window film and protection products in school buildings throughout New York, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Oregon and Illinois. The company is in the process of completing a Phase 2 glass protection project for the public schools that are situated in the Hartford area as well. This company is currently the most highly qualified security window film installer in the country and its employees are highly trained and experienced.



Smash and grab burglaries catch the victim by surprise and happen quickly. It can happen Anytime, Anywhere and to Anyone. The perpetrators could be experienced thieves or impulsive vandals. They break a window (Smash) and take all the valuables they can as quick as they can (Grab). Even an alarm isn’t going to do much to prevent a Smash and Grab burglary. By the time the authorities are notified the burglars have already made off with as much as they could take. We have a solution to help prevent this types of break ins from occurring. Safety Film.

Safety and security film is sometimes called Shatter resistant security film or safety film. Sometimes it is even called glass fragment retention film. This material is an optically clear, multi layer, polyester film that bonds to the inside of the window to reinforce the glass and help hold it in place upon impact. The polyester material has a high degree of elasticity which helps make it more resistant to a quick and easy break of the glass. Making it more difficult to break the glass will delay the time the would be robber has to enter the premises.

Safety and Security film can be installed a couple different ways. The first is installed on the daylight area of the glass. Which means the security film will only hold the glass together and in the frame as long as some of the glass edge remains unbroken along the line where the daylight part of glass meets the frame. Once the edge totally breaks the film and broken glass will come out of the frame. The glass will still stay together with the film but it will break away from the frame.