Window Film Enhancing Glass performance with protection and prevention in the event of attempted intruder attack, burglary and ‘smash and grab’ robbery

Window film supply and installation specialists Filmtek, work with many clients in the retail and shopping centre markets, to provide enhanced glazing safety, security and solar control for heat gain reduction and increased thermal comfort, as well as ensuring enhanced overhead glazing safety and containment with the use of Filmteks’ tried and tested Film and Anchoring products. Ideal as a retrofit upgrade to existing high street retail and jewellers shop frontage and shopping centre glazing. Installed without disruption or downtime to business and without the expense of re-glazing.

Immediately improve the vulnerability of your existing glazing
High tensile strength Clear Glass Containment Security Film with one of Filmtek’s Edge-Retention Anchoring solutions, could be your answer to the devastating effects of ‘smash and grab’ robbery and attack, designed to create a clear barrier, effectively delaying smash and grab and break-ins.

With your glass frontage being potentially the weakest part of your building and the chosen point of entry for a would-be ‘smash and grab’ attack, the retrofit installation of Filmtek’s security film to your existing glass and glazing could be the immediate and cost-effective answer you are looking for.

Filmtek’s high-tensile strength clear security film and anchoring system, applied to the internal surface of your glazing, is designed to flex and absorb the impact of sudden attack without degradation or tearing, helping to retain your glazing and shop frontage, even though broken, in place thereby restricting entry through into your building.

Corporate branding and decorative frosted film and Graphics
For your shopfront / corporate branding, Filmtek offer a service of decorative, coloured and frosted vinyls and films for glazing, By utilising our computerised cutting technology, Filmtek can create custom designs that will ensure your promotion or corporate branding requirements are met. We can even cut your corporate logo into the film to replicate the look of high-end sandblasted glass art or any graphics you require, simply from supply of artwork.

Protection and Containment of Glass in the event of blast, attack or simply unpredictable spontaneous glass fracture and failure
Filmtek has a unique tried and tested range of glass containment window film and anchoring systems that will provide you with an immediate upgrade of your existing glazing to ensure containment and protection even to the degree of an attack or bomb blast, ensuring that your duty of care in the safety of your personnel and visitors is met 24/7 and your business continuity assured.

When it comes to overhead glazing safety, Filmtek has been very much at the forefront of testing and developing their range of film and anchoring solutions to ensure the containment of glazing in the event of unpredictable spontaneous glass fracture and failure, an absolute must for overhead glazing and glazing at height. Filmtek has been called upon by many customers in the high-street and shopping centre retail sector to provide film and anchoring reassurance for intruder attack protection and also glass containment in this very prominent public sector environment.

We know that each site is different and each project potentially unique. We would therefore normally recommend an initial on-site inspection by one of our team of experts, in order to carry out an assessment and discuss possible product solutions in relation to requirements in order to ensure you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision as to your requirements.

Security window film along has been tested and proven to meet EN356:2000 Glass in Building: Security glazing. Testing and Classification of resistance against manual attack.

If you would like to see our film and anchoring tests for enhanced security, blast mitigation and glass containment, request these through our contact page and we will get them over to you.

The application of window film to your existing glazing offers immediate benefits and here is a quick rundown

Safety and Security

  • Window film increases the safety of your existing glazing in the event of accidental impact, ensuring your compliance with Building and H&S Regulations.
  • Window film increases your security, whilst retaining the benefits of glazing.
  • Window film provides protection in the event of a terrorist attack, bombings and accidental explosions.
  • Window film provides protection in the event of anti-social behaviour, attempted burglary and vandalism.
  • Window film in conjunction with anchoring will provide enhanced security and blast mitigation.
  • Window film in conjunction with anchoring will ensure glass containment in the event of unexpected or spontaneous glazing failure, especially overhead glazing or glazing at height.
Privacy, Decorative, Branding and Manifestation Compliance
  • Window film provides increased privacy within a glazed environment.
  • Window film provides a quick and cost-effective solution to glazing graphics and manifestation compliance.
  • Solar Control, Thermal Insulation and Thermal Comfort
  • Low E and Insulation Window films reduce unwanted heat loss or gain and can decrease the energy demands of heating and cooling systems.
  • We can also provide you with an idea of how much thermal comfort will be improved with the installation of window film.
  • Window film reduces the heat entering a building through glass providing a more comfortable working environment, reduced energy use and increased savings as well as potentially increased productivity.
  • Window film can also provide you with combined Safety, Security, Solar Control and Energy Saving solutions. The installation of a combined film will provide you with more than one solution, in just one application.

    Speaking to window film supply and installation specialists Filmtek could prove to be the best solution of all.

    Give us a call and we look forward to being of help.

    Retail and Commercial Centres may also be interested to read The Crowded Places Guidance document which can be found on the National Counter Terrorism Security Office website at the following link:
    Click here which is the latest guidance to help businesses mitigate the risk of a terror attack and limit the damage an attack might cause, confirms the following:

    “Remember that glazed doors are only as strong as their weakest point, which may be the glazing.
    Many injuries involving explosive devices are caused by flying glass. Glazing protection is an important casualty reduction measure. Extensive research has been carried out on the effects of blast on glass. There are technologies that minimise the shattering effect and therefore reduce the possibility of casualties. Anti-shatter film, which holds fragmented pieces of glass together, offers a relatively cheap and rapid improvement to existing glazing.”


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