Safety films, security films and blast protection film
Safety window film, security window film and blast protection film (also known as glass fragment retention film) combat three major problems associated with glazed areas, and all at a fraction of the cost of re-glazing:
- Safety Film – Serious injury caused by human impact with glass in critical locations.
- Security Film – Theft and damage caused by burglary or vandalism.
- Blast Protection Film – Death or serious injury caused by glass shards propelled by a bomb blast or an industrial explosion.
- All three film types can often be combined with the properties of solar control window films and privacy films to create a multi-purpose film to meet your specific requirements. All glass fragment retention films are treated with a patented hard coat which is scratch resistant to ensure durability, and have up to a 10 year manufacturers' warranty.
SAFETY FILMS – Safety/glass fragment retention films (100 micron) are tested to the latest European Standard EN 12600 2B and are approved for upgrading existing glazing to comply with legal requirements against human impact:
- Document N of the UK Building Regulations 1991 BS6262 Part 4 (Code of Practice).
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. These regulations apply to carefully defined “critical locations” in offices, retail stores, schools and any other work places where employees or the general public may come into contact with glazed areas.
Applied Window Films can upgrade your existing glass in situ with the minimum of disruption by installing safety film which is specially designed to absorb shock and holds shattered glass in place, protecting people and property from flying shards.
SECURITY FILMS – Security/blast fragment retention films (175> micron) are tested to the latest European Standard EN 12600 1B and protect against the theft and damage caused by burglary or vandalism.
In almost half of all recorded break-ins by burglars or vandals, access is gained to the property through glass– a window, door panel, glass door etc. – especially at the rear of premises, out of sight of any passing traffic. Correctly installed security film will hold the broken glass in place and deter access by all but the most determined intruder.
BLAST PROTECTION FILM– Blast protection film (anti spalling/glass fragment retention/anti shatter film) provides protection to people and property resulting from the impact of flying glass shards following a bomb blast or other explosion. 90% of all injuries are caused, not by the explosion itself, but by the glass shards from surrounding windows and doors that are blown out by the shock wave.
Professionally installed blast protection film combined with a Gullwing Anchoring System vastly reduces the incident of these injuries by holding the broken shards in together.