Summer is in full swing here in Salt Lake City, so the upcoming school year is about as far from the minds of students and staff as possible right now.  But, like every year, the school season will probably sneak up on you. Which is why it is never too early to start thinking about the Fall school season.  For Salt Lake City school administrators, the summer is a great time to schedule upgrades. One such upgrade to consider is safety and security window film. While kids are out of school is really the best time to do this type of school improvement because it involves specialty frames so it takes a little longer to install.  Beyond just timing, installing safety and security window film this summer is critical because it is a solution to potential gun violence in an era when school shootings are on the rise. To find out just how ballistic resistant window films work to keep students and staff in Salt Lake City schools safer in the event of an attack–read below.

 3 Major Benefits Of Safety And Security Window Film

  1.  Safety And Security Films Retain Glass Fragments: Safety and security film is a powerful tool for mitigating damage from flying glass.  It keeps shards of dangerous broken glass in place even after multiple bullet strikes. Meaning it doesn’t fly around and hurt people nearby.  So, should violence occur, those who are very close to the immediate danger remain uninjured enough to run away and escape.    
  2. Safety And Security Films Protects The Points Of Entry: By far the weakest point of entry into any buildings security is the glass windows and doors.  Safety and Security Window Films are an essential first line of defense to fortify these weak spots. By installing these films, which are difficult to penetrate, you protect the vulnerable spots of your building.  This type of protection not only delays a potential school shooter but deters thieves and vandals too.  
  3. Safety And Security Films Gives Students And Staff More Time: Any window film, given enough time and effort, will eventually give way under attack from a gun or high-velocity strike. But, safety and security films will slow an attacker down enough to protect the staff and students.   Of course, the goal is to deter the assailant completely. But, even giving those inside a few extra minutes saves lives. In the time it takes the intruder to penetrate the glass, students and staff can run, hide and/or escape. Also, first responders have a better chance of getting to the scene before anyone gets hurt. 

 Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake City For School Security Films

 With the lives of Salt Lake City’s youth at stake, it is good to know safety and security films are available to keep them safer.  Installing ballistics resistant security film over the summer is a great way for school administrators to have peace of mind this fall that students will be safer this school year. For more information on our incredibly potent safety and security films and framing systems contact us today for a free security audit and pricing. 


When it comes to window tinting, Mike Kinsey is a subject matter expert. For the past fifteen years, Mike and his team have been installing window film for commercial properties located in Salt Lake and the surrounding areas of Logan, Park City, Provo, Orem, and Ogden, totaling over 250,000 square feet of film. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-equipped with knowledge of the latest industry innovations. As the head of operations at Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake, he is charge of overseeing all projects from start to finish. He enjoys finding out of the box solutions to complex problems and developing solid relationships with local business owners though the process of helping them accomplish their architectural goals.