Why Protecting Your Windows and Glass Openings Is More Important Than Ever

NGS’ James Beale discusses how security glazing on windows and glass openings bolsters safety and offers a whole host of other benefits.

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With all of the security, safety, and climate change challenges facing our nation today, it behooves schools, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities, as well as many other types of organizations to review and update their approaches to public safety, emergency management, energy savings, and sustainability. It’s even better if they can address all of these challenges with one solution.

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Campus Safety Voices, available on Spotify and Apple streaming platforms, features timely conversations on a wide range of topics affecting K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities.

One highly effective way to address these concerns is security glazing installed on windows and other types of glass openings. This solution can help prevent or at least mitigate security incidents involving active shooters, bomb blasts, and riots, as well as mitigate damage from high winds and earthquakes. Additionally, depending on the glazing solution installed, it can help reduce energy costs.

To find out more about the benefits of security glazing, I interviewed National Glazing Solutions CEO James Beale. In our interview, James discussed:

  • Why campuses need to update their approaches to safety and security: 1:35
  • Results from a survey conducted by Campus Safety and NGS on the current state of safety and security of windows and other glass openings on campuses: 3:12
  • How security glazing can prevent or mitigate:

James also discussed how window glazing can help you achieve energy savings, reducing your campus’ carbon footprint (16:47), reduce maintenance costs (23:12) and much more.

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At the 2023 Campus Safety Conference in Dallas, Texas, July 31 -  August 2, NGS Files & Graphics CEO James Beale will present on glass door and window safety and security basics, as well as Texas' new mandate that every K-12 school campus install window security film. Visit CampusSafetyConference.com for more information and to register!

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About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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