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Old 07-10-20, 04:26 PM
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Windows Security Film

Can anyone recommend this, or another product that will do the job?

https://www.amazon.com/S8MC-Window-S...dp/B00PR0W60A/
 
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Old 07-10-20, 06:10 PM
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What is it exactly is it your trying to protect against?
If it's break ins, this is a waste of time and money.
Most often 2 kicks on a door and I can get in.
 
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Old 07-10-20, 10:55 PM
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Breaking a window to gain entry is usually not the preferred method of entry, too noisy, takes time!
 
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Old 07-11-20, 04:04 AM
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You can also look at films intended to protect windows during hurricanes. They both work the same. You're applying a thick window film (plastic) to the glass much like window tinting and it's strong enough to hold the glass together even after it's been broken.
 
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I'm looking to deter burglars. I had a sit down with our local policeman and he recommended this film given the current trend of burglaries, so I would think that it could help to some degree. The thing is that they couldn't give me a specific product to get, so am wondering if this is something that's recommended.

We actually did have a burglary where the guy busted a sliding patio glass door, ransacked the home, and fled thereafter. The police claimed that had the homeowner had something like this installed, it would have likely prevented the perpetrator's entry. It's not 100% but it takes time and makes noise, two things burglars don't want.

As far as kicking down the front door, I did install a dual-cylinder deadbolt above the single-cylinder deadbolt and door knob and reinforced my wall plates with three-inch screws in every other screw hole of the door plates. Another thing the cops recommended, but what will really make a difference is a metal security door.

Pilot Dane can you recommend a product?
 
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Old 07-12-20, 05:19 AM
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I can't remember what I used on the old beach house. It was sold for hurricane and burglary prevention and was quite thick. I would not hesitate using one of the 3M security films but I would also check other companies like Armor Glass , Solarex and others.
 
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Old 07-12-20, 10:41 AM
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Thanks Pilot Dane....I still can't differentiate what's good vs what's gimmicky. Even those sites don't reveal any customer reviews.
 
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You do not indicate where you are.

These work
https://www.securityscreenmasters.com/product-info/
Watch the video.
I can not imagine how a film is going to do much.
 
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