Even if you already have a working security system for your home or small business, you may still be looking for additional ways to add a little extra protection. Security film is designed to do just that. It serves to provide an extra layer of defense against theft and vandalism for your home, office or small business. Security film is installed on your exterior windows and can keep glass intact, making it more difficult for intruders to enter undetected. It can also be installed on bathroom mirrors, tabletops, and other flat, non-porous surfaces to protect them from vandalism such as carving, scratching, and writing. If surfaces are cracked, security film keeps the pieces together instead of allowing hazardous shattering. As an added benefit, they also help to protect these surfaces from every day wear and tear.
Too often, insurance does not cover annoying and offensive graffiti or other forms of vandalism. That is left to you and your small business to cover. Security film can help reduce or prevent vandal damage so you are not left footing the bill. Scratching, carving, writing and other defacements of property can be virtually eliminated by covering key items in your business with security film. Considering the potential of damage that can be done to your property, installing security film is a wise way of protecting yourself and your investments.
How Does Security Film Work?
Security film works by strongly bonding itself to the surface it is intended to protect. First, the surface is thoroughly cleaned. Then, the film is removed from it’s packaging and is slowly applied with the help of water and alcohol solution. A squeegee is used to squeeze out extra solution and bubbles from behind the film. The procedure varies slightly depending on the surface it is being applied to, but it works as long as the surface is smooth and non-porous. The strong bond is the result of a meticulous installation procedure that is much like the one used for tinting windows. Team ACME are premier window tint installers and use their experience for pristine installation of all types of films. Security film is thicker than window tint and can be adhered to a larger variety of flat, smooth surfaces.
The film protects surfaces by absorbing blunt impacts and defends against any attempt at vandalism by permanent marker, scratching or other physical trauma. Since the film is the one taking all of the abuse, the original surface underneath is usually kept intact and as in good a condition as the day the film was installed. Should the original surface ever need to be revealed or the film replaced, it can be safely removed with a similar procedure used for tinted windows, uncovering the pristine original surface underneath leaving it ready for another application of security film.
Even if a vandal manages to break a window or mirror with security film, the film prevents it from shattering into thousands of dangerous shards thereby reducing damage to other property and people. It also had a tendency to hold broken glass together, withstanding multiple attempts to break in. This means a vandal or burglar would have to work long and hard to fully break past the barrier that security film provides, giving more time for law enforcement to arrive on scene.
If you have a surface that just needs lighter protection from graffiti and light scratching, you can also look into using our film specifically designed for that purpose. It’s made to be easy to clean rather than replace.
Team Acme’s Security Film Installation Process
The Las Vegas area naturally attracts people who might not be using their best judgment at every moment, so petty vandalism in restaurants, bars and other small businesses is on the rise. Team Acme now offers effective security film to help small business owners combat this vandalism and graffiti. The process for installing security film in your business is simple and fast. It can even be removed and replaced if needed.
1. Measurements: The first step in the installation process is for Team Acme to get measurements of the windows or pieces of furniture that you are planning to cover with security film. Exact measurements are critical to achieve the best possible results.
2. Film Options: Our crew at Team Acme can sit down with you to determine the best security film option for your home or business. This depends a lot on exactly what you are planning to install the film on — windows or furniture. Security film thickness ranges from 4mm to 21mm. As a point of reference, most government buildings use 8-10mm film to protect the buildings against terrorism. You can also get security film that has been tinted to save on energy costs.
3. Installation: Team Acme will precut the security film based on the measurements and will prepare and clean the surface so that the film can be applied evenly and smoothly. We use a squeegee to ensure that you will always have a a perfect seal and application.
Protect Your Business from Vandalism
Vandalism costs businesses in the Las Vegas area thousands and thousands of dollars each year. Now there is something that you can do to protect your small business, home, and office. Install security film on various flat surfaces in your business, office or home to avoid the need to raise your prices or pay for repairs out of pocket. Security film is a wise investment that will last for years and save you money. If you’re thinking of getting security film installed, give us a call at (702) 660-5600 for more information.
Besides offering security films, Team Acme provides a wide variety of film wrapping services including vehicle window tinting, vinyl vehicle wraps and wall wraps. We strive to keep the process simple and straightforward all while keeping costs low. We even offer commercial services for large scale vehicle wrapping and other projects.