It is an unfortunate reality of the age we live in that security is becoming more important by the day. As we watch recent events like what occurred in Paris and in Southern California, it is only natural to think about things that can be done to increase safety and security during these incidents. Fortunately, many schools are beginning to implement products and procedures that can increase security at school facilities. This article in Campus Safety Magazine highlights how more schools upgrade security by utilizing window films as a way to impede the entrance of a threat into the school facility.
While it is not our intent to scare you with this information, we want to make sure we are sharing this with our local community so that we can all be better prepared to stop events like this from happening. If you have any questions about security window films, please do not hesitate to contact Smart Energy Designs. We would be happy to help you.
On Dec. 14, 2014, two families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings filed suit against the town of Newtown, Conn., and the Newtown Public Schools Board. The suit cited lax security on the day 20 students and six adults were shot and killed.
Among the issues raised in the complaint was the ability for gunman Adam Lanza to enter the school after shooting out front glass windows near the school’s offices and the lack of bullet-proof windows in the building. Sandy Hook has been the primary motivation for school districts nationwide to increase security in their buildings. The initiatives have included adding and upgrading surveillance cameras, improved phone systems, magnetic card entry systems and more secure entryways and other vulnerable building entry points.
Considerable discussion and debate has taken place among school officials over how best to secure entryways and other entry points from intruders. Installation of shatter-proof windows and entryway reconstruction has proven to be cost-prohibitive for many schools. Increasingly, they have turned to safety and security window film installation as a reliable and cost-effective alternative.
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