Safety film/anti-burglary film
A safety film is a particular kind of shatter guard film. Just like an anti-shatter film, it prevents the shattering of glass panes and thus reduces the risk of personal injury and damage to property.
As so-called anti-burglary films, they are also used to protect buildings against burglary. A destruction of the glued glass surface is still possible, but much more expensive for the damaging party. It is proven to keep burglars away from their actions due to the additional time required.
How do safety films work?
Anti-burglary or safety films are self-adhesive shatter guard films with a thickness as of 300 µm. They consist of a transparent, tough, elastic and age-resistant polyester film which increases the resistance of the glass to pressure, impact, shock and heat when exposed to fire.
In the event of glass breakage, they prevent the pane from bursting completely. However, the film holds the resulting glass splinters together. Unlike shatter guard films, anti-burglary films are able to withstand more violent impacts, such as stone throws or molotov cocktails, and thereby giving more security.
Info: Glass surfaces retrofitted with safety film are more heat resistant than unglued windows.
Most property insurers generally recognize security films mounted in accordance with recognized underwriting standards. They can reduce the amount of property insurance required.