One of the major causes of injury in homes is human-to-glass impact. Children or adults can accidentally walk, run, or slip, into a glass window or door.
Safety and security films are transparent, high efficiency micro-thin films that are bonded to the existing glass with a special adhesive. Glass and film are bonded together as one and a barrier is created on your window or door. Once treated, the film is difficult to detect and will comply with the national safety glass standard (A.S.N.Z.S. 2208) at a fraction of what it would cost to replace the glass with safety glass.
While we cannot stop glass from breaking, with a safety film we can reduce the threat of glass fragments acting like a guillotine. No matter what the situation, safety film will help hold glass together and reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Security film can also protect you and your family from theft during a break-in as the film holds the glass together making it difficult to break.
Safety and security films are available in clear, tinted and reflective finishes and range in thickness from 100 micron to 250 micron. As the film’s thickness is increased, resistance to cutting, tearing, and impact also increases. The heavier grade makes use of multi-layers of plastic film and special adhesives to create a laminate with superior shatter resistance.
Our friendly salespeople are happy to talk to you about your options. Call us today for an obligation free quote and keep your loved ones safe.
Security and One-way mirror films
One-way mirror film or one-way glass film is a type of window film. It’s a reflective window film that is applied directly onto a glass surface. One-way mirror film is similar to one-way mirror glass, in the sense that it’s reflective on one side and transparent on the other. Depending on which side of the glass you are on, you won’t be able to see through it. Just like one-way mirror glass, one-way mirror film still requires one side to be brighter than the other. One-way mirror film is a window film that lets light in, but you can’t see through it from the exterior. An easy way to think about one-way window film is that it’s the see out but not see in window film.
Business owners and homeowners both are interested in one-way window film for their space. Some business owners like it for their storefront so people walking by can’t see straight into their premises, which increases privacy as well as increases safety. This still allows their employees and customers the ability to see out of the building.
Homeowners are interested in a one-way mirror film for similar reasons as business owners. Some homeowners aren’t interested in a reflective window film for their home because it does change the aesthetics, so they choose to go a different route. However, if privacy is a real concern, and having a reflective window film isn’t an issue, a one-way mirror film is a great option for any persona in any field.
Earthquake safety film
Currently, there are no written standards in New Zealand for glass safety in an earthquake. However, by using a safety film you can upgrade existing glass to safety glazed standards NZ 2208.
In the event of an earthquake, the glass will break but the film will keep it together, preventing it from shattering. This will mean that people moving around following an earthquake won’t be stepping on, or crawling over, shattered glass. The building remains secure because the glass is still in its frame.
Solar Gard® Graffitigard
Glass surfaces are common targets for taggers using various tools to scratch or etch their ‘art’ leaving sometimes irreparable damage.
Replacement or repair options can be time consuming and very costly.
Graffitigard is professionally applied to interior or exterior glass and other smooth surfaces to act as a sacrificial barrier between vandals and the surfaces they attempt to deface.
Other Key Benefits:
- Undetectable, optically clear polyester film providing maximum visibility while protecting from ultraviolet rays
- Available in a various thicknesses up to 175 micron to provide maximum protection to the underlying surface from scratches and acid etching
- An exclusive adhesive system that allows a qualified technician to easily peel away the film without transferring adhesive to the glass
- Contains a scratch resistant coating that protects the film from routine cleaning
- Compliant with various fire testing standards for response to fire, smoke development and droplets while burning