Safety and Security
window films hold glass in place during catastrophic events, such as terrorist attacks, inadvertent bomb blasts and foul weather. Increasingly, government and commercial building owners are protecting their glass with the installation of these films.
For more than 30 years, Commercial Window Shield has been the country’s leader in glass protection. Our installation work can be found on a number of the country’s most significant buildings.
Watch the short video to your left to see how security film works.
Security window films
are designed to increase the shatter resistance of glass. They are similar to solar control window films as they are polyester laminates, but they are usually thicker ranging from 4 to 21 mils. A heavier, more substantial adhesive system also is used to affix the film to the glass.
Safety and security films can be clear or tinted to include a solar control component. These dual purpose films increase glass strength, help reduce utility costs and make the building more comfortable.
Oklahoma City Bombing Spurs Security Film Development
On April 15, 1995 a bomb planted by Timothy McVeigh in a rental truck detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. The bomb blast killed 168 people and injured 680.
A number of those killed and many of the injured were the result of flying glass shards from the federal building and buildings located blocks away. [See diagram to the right for federal building location and impact of flying glass shards in multiple nearby buildings.]
As a result of this horrific incident, film companies began developing security films that, when properly installed, keep glass in place during catastrophic terrorist and weather events. Commercial Window Shield has become one of the country’s leading experts in the installation of safety and security window films, beginning shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing.
What Our Customers SayWilliam C. Salee, Project Manager
The Installation Team Performed Above Our High Level Of Expectation. They Worked Very Efficiently And Completed The Project In Less Time Than Had Been Anticipated
Rockwall [Texas] Independent School District
What Our Customers SayAlan Haskel, Director, Administration
“The film Commercial Window Shield installed looks really good. Your team did a really nice job. Thanks for the good work.”
Public Broadcasting Service
What Our Customers SayPhil Blum, Castle Construction
“Not only was the work completed and done well, it was completed nearly six months ahead of schedule.”
United Airlines Terminal, O'Hare International Airport
What Our Customers SayTom Conkling, Building Manager
Merrill Lynch headquarters, NYC
What Our Customers SayJohn Addonisio, Senior Project Manager
“The project was a work of masterful coordination and an absolute success.”
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
What Our Customers SayPhyllis Liebman, former Senior Construction Manager
“I’ll feel more comfortable knowing the installation is done correctly if Commercial Window Shield completes the work.”
Vornado/Charles E. Smith
What Our Customers SayTony Suszczynski, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
“Your crew works as a well-oiled machine. They take their craft to the next level. Let’s just say they are the best.”
USF/Shands [Fla.] Medical Center
What Our Customers SayCharles M. Clancy
“You guys really came through when it was needed. Your quick response and professionalism were very much appreciated.”
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
What Our Customers SayJoe Neid, Project Engineer
Commercial Window Shield successfully completed the work on time.