As we discussed in a recent post, 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films offer many benefits. Adding a buffer of security to your property, these films offer protection against hurricanes, severe storms, accidents, vandalism and attempted break-ins. One Florida-based retailer, who runs a national chain of stores, decided to install 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films after a break-in occurred, in which the intruder stole $35,000.
Based in Stuart, Florida, the manager of the retail store wanted a solution to prevent future "smash-and-grab" kinds of incidents, which often happen before an officer is even able to respond.
The store partnered with a Florida 3M Dealer. The owner of the company, Joanne Schultz, explained why the films were so effective.
"The 3M Safety & Security film & attachment system combines micro-thin layers of Ultra Series window film with a flexible attachment system to hold glass together — and in the window frame — when it's under extreme stress," Schultz said.
Moreover, the installation process only took one week, and that included installing more than 1,000 square feet of film on the store's windows, along with sidelights and doors. And most importantly, the films proved to be effective.
The store experienced another break-in attempt shortly after installing the films, but this time the result was different, as the police report from the incident notes.
"His entry was hampered by the security film on the doors, and small blood drops were found leading away from the doors," the report stated. Consequently, he was not able to get through the windows into the store.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films, contact Michigan Glass Coatings.