Thirty-five percent of U.S. parents said they fear for their children’s safety while they are at school, according to a 2018 Gallup survey.* Since most schools don’t have fortified glass that prevents shattering, windows and doors are vulnerable entry points, allowing intruders to gain access easier. To delay entry and provide more time to seek shelter, schools are adding safety and security window film as part of their security upgrades.
LLumar safety and security window films offer numerous benefits; most importantly they help protect students, faculty and staff from broken glass hazards and help delay intruder forced entry through glass. Films can be applied to existing doors, windows and other building glass, making this an affordable alternative to replacing standard glass with laminated glass.
One of the biggest challenges facing budget-strapped schools is how to pay for enhanced safety measures. Federal and state government funds are available to help schools defray the cost of making these upgrades. In most cases, a school or school district must have an Emergency Operations Plan developed to be considered for government funding. Eastman Performance Films has developed a resource to help dealers provide guidance to schools.
“We’re proud to offer our dealers a product that delivers the protection that our safety and security window film provides,” said Darrell Reed, Commercial Director for Eastman Performance Films, LLC. “Our dealers are committed to providing expert and valuable guidance regarding film selection, attachment systems, and all steps involved in professional installation of security window films. The experience our dealers provide is extremely valuable to schools seeking security solutions and adding a layer of protection.”
To learn more about the Eastman Performance Film’s safety and security window films, visit https://films.llumar.com/school-safety-and-security-film/.
*More Parents, Children Fearful for Safety at School, 2018