As a Minnesota homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your home and family from intruders. You’ve invested in a doorbell camera to keep an eye out in front of your home, and you’re careful to make sure your doors and windows remain locked. You may even have an alarm system in your home. But did you know that one of the best things you can do to protect your home is also one of the easiest and most affordable?

In addition to offering a complete range of decorative window film and residential window tinting, 3M produces high-performance security film for homes and businesses. But how much can something like window film really do to protect your home?

In this post from Sun Control of Minnesota, we’re diving into the topic of security window film and breaking down how it works. To learn more about 3M window film solutions, give us a call today.

What is 3M Window Security Film?

Most people are familiar with 3M products. 3M is widely known for contributions in the adhesives world, but you may not know about 3M’s many innovations in aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. From manufacturing the protective coating that minimizes wartime damage to helicopters to stocking surgical rooms around the world, 3M is an essential American innovator.

One of 3M’s most revolutionary product lines is their window film line. 3M safety and security film works by creating a barrier that makes windows difficult to penetrate. While 3M film doesn’t make windows completely impenetrable, it slows down intruders long enough to significantly change the outcome of an attempted break-in.

How 3M Safety Film Works

There are 4,800 burglaries every day in the United States. That’s a burglary about every 18 seconds! And one thing most of those intruders have in common is that they don’t tend to be sophisticated criminals. Instead, they want an easy prize with minimal effort and risk. That’s why so many burglaries target old, damaged windows or visibly open doors. That means anything you can do to slow an intruder down is going to work in your favor, and that’s where window film comes in.

Put simply, 3M safety and security film makes glass more difficult to break, hardening the material and holding shattered glass in place. Not only does this increase the chance that intruders will draw attention to themselves, but it also reduces the chance of injury due to flying debris in a broken glass emergency.

These are just a few times window security film can come in handy:

  • Intruder attempts
  • Errant baseballs
  • Earthquake
  • Tornadoes and straight-line winds
  • Bomb blasts

Get Your 3M Window Security Film in Minnesota

You’ve already invested in security lights and an alarm system. Adding window security film to the equation will help fortify your home’s security even further.

All of our security films at Sun Control can be combined with decorative window film and residential window tinting to create beautifully safe windows that protect your home. Call to schedule your window film installation at 651.490.1060, or contact us online today.