Increased awareness of glass vulnerabilities has school resource officers searching for a solution. Security window films have become a popular low-cost, easy to apply product, but do they really work?
Here’s how to assess your glass window and door security needs as well as the various solutions that are currently on the market.
Cameras, alarms, and access controls are vitally important, but a physical barrier to entry is essential to saving lives in the first minutes of an incident.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has proposed new school safety standards, including the reinforcement of easily accessible windows. Security professionals across the US have taken notice and are considering similar upgrades. Understanding the differences in existing glass type is crucial to securing the most vulnerable areas.
Security cameras and access controls are important, but an intruder can still break through the glass and be inside in seconds. Window films are not strong enough to keep a determined intruder out.
Developing a glass security strategy requires careful consideration of the existing glass type. If hardening measures are to work well in an attack, security products must be chosen based on the glass type in a given opening.
The glass in your school’s entry doors are tempered by code which is excellent for safety. For security, however, tempered glass is a significant weak point in your security defenses.
Until recently, effectively protecting a campus from an active assailant has been out of reach for most budgets. New retrofit technology makes bulletproof glass affordable.
A classroom window upgrade can save lives during various emergencies, including severe weather and forced entry.
Riot Glass’ retrofit security glazing systems offer “invisible” security for school campuses.