Window Film For Student Safety – Are Northern Ohio Schools Safe?

With “Back to School” upon us, we want to share an article about school safety and how security window film can be part of an overall solution to keep Northern Ohio students safe.

This Business Insider article, “Here are the best ways to protect schools, workplaces, and ourselves from active shooters,” talks about a variety of ways window film increases school safety, including using technology to improve safety.

“Protective and intrusion resistant doors and windows creating delays in an aggressor’s ability to gain entry. For pre-existing locations the addition of protective window film, improved locking mechanisms and/or frames as well as other reinforcement techniques can be effective.”

The article discusses the use of “security in layers” as a way to improve school safety. It states, “Effective security requires a layered approach incorporating the use of personnel in primary and auxiliary security roles and employing multiple physical and physiological impediments deterring and delaying the entry of unapproved individuals. If deterring or preventing attacks is not achieved the alternate goal is the ability to delay the aggressors long enough to detect and stop them prior to reaching their target. Generally speaking the more effective layers used, the better the result.”

What Security Window Film Is, and How It Protects Students In Schools

We want to briefly explain what protective security window film is and how we use it to increase school safety.

These films work in conjunction with other measures to add another layer of security as part of the overall system. Security window films are not ever the solitary solution.

So, what exactly is security window film?

Security window film is typically a clear layer of polyester film that is applied to a building’s existing windows on the interior surface of the glass. The film comes in a variety of thicknesses and can be installed in several ways depending on the level of safety or security required.

Once installed, this film will hold the glass fragments of the window together in the event of a break. As it relates to school safety and security, this film helps reduce the potential of injury from broken or flying glass in a natural disaster, an act of terrorism or an inadvertent breakage.

In addition, and in the way the article was referring to, this film keeps the glass intact. This slows down or impedes potential intruders from gaining access to the building and gives authorities more time to respond.

Often, intruders are looking for the fastest and easiest point of access and because doors and gates have been fortified in recent years, the next easiest access point is usually through a window. That is why safety and security film makes a great solution to help fortify this vulnerability and add a layer of security.

We’re The Window Film Experts That Can Answer Your School Safety Questions

We hope this article helps you better understand how we use security window film to enhance school safety in Northern Ohio. Contact your school to find out what technologies they are implementing to keep your students safer. If you, or your school district, have any questions, contact us today by calling 419-367-6444 or emailing us at We would be happy to discuss how these innovative films can assist in improving the security in your Northern Ohio area school facility.