Being robbed is a fear that every homeowner has. Break ins occur even in the safest of cities, Fort Collins included. In 2017, the Fort Collins Police Department released a report detailing the number of crimes committed within the city in the past year, and property crimes were at the top of the list. It’s important for homeowners in Fort Collins, and everywhere else, to be aware that break ins do occur, and that they should take precautions to protect their home.
One of the best ways to protect your home from intruders is to make sure that all points of entry are secure. Studies estimate that 34% of break ins occur from entry through the front door and 23% are by access through a first floor window. Installing a security window film for your Fort Collins property can help make these vulnerable areas of your home stronger and harder to break into and reduce your risk of robbery.
How Security Window Film Deters Intruders
Security window films are slightly different than most residential window films in the fact that their main object is to make buildings safer and more secure, whereas traditional window films focus on controlling heat, glare, and uvs. They way that they accomplish this is by strengthening glass and retaining shattered fragments post impact.
When an intruder tries to break in by smashing the window, the film helps to absorb some of the impact. The glass becomes stronger and more flexible and is harder to break. If the villain does manage to break the glass, they still won’t be able to get in because the film will still be attached to the frames of the window, holding the broken pieces in place. This barrier is tear resistant and very difficult to get past. Most of the time, this effect is enough to slow down the intruder long enough that the cops can arrive or it makes them give up entirely.
Additional Benefits of Security Window Film
In addition to protecting against break ins, security window film can provide many other benefits for Fort Collins residents such as:
1. Accident mitigation – Security window film can help childproof your home. Window film helps prevent glass related injury by strengthening areas that are prone to being shattered by children at play.
2. Uv protection – UV rays are a silent threat that most homeowners are unaware of, but still quite serious. Uv rays cause skin cancer, premature aging, eye disease, and a bunch of other nasty illnesses. Window film blocks out 99% of uv rays, providing homeowners with peace of mind.
3. Weather protection – Severe snowstorms and hail can cause major damage to skylights and windows. Installing window film can protect your home from mother nature’s unpredictable temper.
Get a Quote on Security Window Film
Get the protection your home and family needs. Call Fort Collins Window Tinting today to get an estimate on security window film for your Fort Collins, Colorado home.