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Protecting Your Home From Intruders: The Role of Security Film on Windows


image of a burglar reaching through a broken glass door to open it

In 2023, there were 744 home break-ins recorded in Vancouver. It's far from the most dangerous place in the world, but you should still take your home security seriously if you want to stay safe.

There's a wide range of security solutions available for home protection, so you need to determine what options will work best for you. A very popular choice these days is window security film. But what is it, and how can it keep your home safe?

Keep reading for a detailed rundown of window security film installation.

What Is Security Film?

There are different types of window films available, and security film is specifically designed for safety. It's a clear film that can cover any windows in your home to improve various properties and offer multiple benefits.

How It Keeps Your Home Safe

There are several benefits of window security film. Most people are interested in the ways that security film will improve security and protect your home.

Strengthens Your Windows

Of the many window security film benefits, perhaps the most important is that it makes the glass more difficult to break. Modern windows are relatively strong, but someone could still break through with a bit of force. If any criminals are trying to get into your home, security film will make it a far greater challenge for them.

There are different thicknesses available, so you can make your choice based on how strong you want your windows to be. In general, thicker films are stronger, but also more expensive, so consider your needs when trying to find the best window security film for your home. Standard security film can make a glass window up to twice as strong.

If a criminal does manage to break the glass, they'll still have some trouble. Window security film holds the glass together to stop the shattered pieces from falling.

It will take them more time to get through, and this can be the difference between them being caught and getting away. This is an excellent deterrent - if they're having a hard time getting in, they'll be far more likely to abandon the attempt.

Improved Privacy

You can also opt for reflective or tinted film. With this, it will be a lot harder for people to see into your home.

Burglary is often a crime of opportunity, and as such, they're a lot more likely to happen if people can see what they want to steal. If criminals can see any valuables on display, they're far more likely to attempt a break-in. Making it harder to see in can go a long way towards ensuring no one tries to break into your home.

Your Window Security Film Installation

With professional window security film installation, you can make your home safer for you and your family. With Newco Solar Solutions, you can choose from a range of thicknesses and tints, so you have something perfect for your home. Take a look at our Safety and Security Film page to find out more about how we can help.

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