Safety & SecuritySafety & Security

Glass is often the weak point of a building, whether attack is from vandals, burglars, terrorists, or just storms. Glass can sometimes turn an everyday accident into a disaster, for example a child playing and falling near a glass door, a shopper slipping on ice near a plate glass window.

Auto Films Direct’s range of safety and security window films are designed and tested to British Standards to hold shattered glass in place. BS 6206, the British Standard for security, has three classes -A, B and C – to specify the break-safe performance of the glass -we have films available to meet each of these classes. The film also complies with EN 12600 European Standard.

If window glass is coated with one of our range of safety and security films and subjected to explosion, violent attack, or accidental impact, the glass might crack or even shatter – but would be contained by the film. Recent experience shows that 80% of damage to the fabric and fittings of buildings following explosions is caused by the effects of flying glass. In addition, our safety films provide protection against the injuries to personnel from flying glass following bomb blasts. They can greatly reduce the cost and time spent clearing up damaged premises and property following window breakage. Our safety and security films hold shattered glass in place, saving lives, preventing injury, protecting property, deterring unwelcome visitors.

Please click below to view some short video clips demonstrating the dangers of untreated glass in the event of a bomb blast scenario, and the massive difference the application of window film and edge retention can make.

 Video 1 – A projectile fired at a window that has film & edge retention applied.

 Video 2 – An attempted break in on glass with safety film & edge retention applied