Does window security film really work? The truth is there is no such thing as bulletproof window film, despite many deceptive ads and videos that mislead consumers. It can, however, reduce the time it takes for an active shooter to gain entry into a building. This can help increase the time occupants have to flee to safety.
How strong is window security film? The thicker the film, the greater the strength of its break resistance. For most home and business security applications, window security film 8-14mils thick is ideal as it can resist impacts of up to 400 pounds.
How long does security window film last? Most window films last somewhere between 10 to 20 years. However, this time can be longer or shorter depending on the amount of stress put on the film.
How thick should security window film be? While all security films improve safety by preventing flying glass shards from causing injuries, thicker films can boost security against burglars. The thicker the film, the longer it takes to break out of the window frame—8- and 12-mil films are the best choice for impact protection.