Your windows are the most vulnerable part of your home when it comes to burglaries and theft. You can install reinforced locks on your doors and put in a surveillance camera system, but that's not going to stop a determined burglar who wants to break into your house.
The tried and true method of preventing intruders from going through your windows has been to install metal bars. But these have also become a symbol of bad neighborhoods, and many residents are hesitant to install them as they can make a home look like a prison.
You can also install impact sensors on the glass that trigger when it is broken, setting off your alarm system and alerting the police to the presence of an intruder. However, this doesn't solve the problem of your windows breaking and letting someone into the house. It could take several minutes for first responders to show up at your property once the alarm goes off, and by that point the burglar may have taken what they wanted and fled.
An alternative to these two options is security window film by 3M. This film is applied to the inside surface of your window glass, and makes it incredibly difficult for intruders to break through. The film is made up of dozens of microlayers that hold the broken shards of glass together, much in the same way that a windshield will remain intact even when the glass has cracked. This barrier provides an added layer of protection that will help deter theft.
Installing 3M safety film is a cost-effective way of improving your home security without having to pay a monthly alarm monitoring fee or replacing your windows entirely!