Laminate helps thwart thieves

Date: 24 November 2004
Car prowlers and burglars often break glass to commit their crimes. They now face a new challenge."We can throw rocks at it."Mark Fresh with Patriot Security Consultants demonstrated how a sheet of plastic laminate can beef up an ordinary window.Fresh hit the glass 18 times and didn't break through.

"So what we're able to do by protecting your existing windows is essentially giving you all the strength and protection of bars on your windows, but you don't have to live with the bars on your windows."

The laminate can even offer protection for homes and businesses from armed criminals.

"This thin film which is 14 mills, or .014 inches thick, will stop 44-magnum rounds on standard half inch glass."

Fresh says the security windows could help stop a carjacking.

"Somebody comes in, breaks the window, grabs you out. They're not going to be able to do that."

Fresh knows all too well how to prevent crime. He used to work as a Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy.

Fresh says people can avoid car prowlers by simply cleaning out your car.

"You want to leave your car as clean as you can get it... So there's absolutely nothing that they're going to want to steal."

But if thieves decide to strike, people now have a secret weapon.

600450 Laminate helps thwart thieves
Date: 24 November 2004

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