There are several ways of how you can protect window panes in buildings, especially from outside: anti-burglary windows, window gratings, CCTV, security... We suggest using the cheapest and easiest of all the solutions available: a protective film (also called a safety film or, in its thickest version, an anti-burglary film).
We have classified our safety and anti-burglary films into three major groups (depending on their thickness and strength):
4 MIL Safety Film (120 microns) It is our flagship safety film. 120μm (120-micron) thick, it keeps the window pane whole when it gets broken, either inadvertently (due to an accident in the office, splintering) or deliberately (with a thrown object). Despite being broken, the window pane is held by the film in place, protecting you against dangerous, sharp glass fragments. 4 MIL is a film that is both anti-splinter and protective.
Examples of use: window panes in kiosks, schools, coffee shops, restaurants and food manufacturing or processing plants (where HACCP standards apply).
7 MIL Safety Film (210 microns) A thicker version of our safety films: being 210μm (microns) thick, it is already close to the idea of ‘film instead of bars’. DIN EN 12600 tests (the so-called pendulum tests, conducted at MPA Dortmund, Germany) have shown that it can withstand impacts from heavy objects thrown from a distance of a couple of metres. It is also a perfect replacement, where, due to demanding installation conditions, the thickest 12MIL film is not suitable.
Examples of use: shop windows, glazed spaces in bank and office buildings.
12 MIL Safety Film (360 microns) It is the thickest and safest film on the market, a visually perfect replacement for window bars in buildings. The P1A type certificate attests that it is resistant to manual attack, providing reinforcement for each window pane where it is most vulnerable. You have to hit the window pane with an axe (!) for a good number of minutes (!!) to get in. Thus the film will restrain the burglar until you receive response from the security/police/a neighbour.
Examples of use: jewellery shops, banks, car dealerships, shopping malls and luxury shops.