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Safety & Security Window Films


Solarshield provide a range of high performance safety and security window films that have been developed to hold shattered glass in place. All of our films have been stringently tested for impact and glass resistance standards.  

Safety & Security films are optically clear and retrofitted to existing glass. The existing glass type and glazing configuration must be determined before safety and security films are recommended, specified or installed. We recommend installation is carried out by Solarshield professional installers to ensure maximum product performance and quality.

If glazing is coated with Solarshield’s safety and security film and subjected to accidental impact, violent attack, attempted smash and grab, break-in, explosion or spontaneous break, the glass may crack or even shatter but the fragments will be contained by the film, mitigating the risks. 

Safety films are available in a range of thicknesses to provide different levels of protection. They can also be combined to enhance the performance of glass, providing privacy, solar control and decorative finishes as well as safety and security.

Glass Containment Systems and Spontaneous Glass Breakage (Nickel Sulfide Inclusions) 


For improved protection and security Solarshield recommend that a glass containment system is installed. Glass containment systems should be installed in conjunction with anti-shatter safety film to improve retention in the event of a breakage. The edge retention adheres the film to the frame, reducing the risk in highly vulnerable areas by containing the glass fragments within the frame safely and securely until it can be replaced.

The risks associated with nickel sulfide inclusions in toughened glass mean that a panel could spontaneously break at anytime without warning. If this happens in overhead glazing, roof atria, roof-lights or curtain walling the consequences could be very serious. Solarshield's glass containment systems are a cost-effective way of preventing glass related injuries and damage if this occurs.


Once we understand the level of protection required for a project and the existing glass type, glazing configuration and specific installation needs have been determined following an onsite survey, we can advise which film type and glass containment system will be suitable for maximum performance.

Video: Safety & Security Film Example



Recommended Safety Products

  • 3M™ ULTRA SAFETY AND SECURITY FILMS
    A patented micro-layer film with superior strength adhesive system. These products are designed to hold broken glass onto the film thus reducing the possibility of injury or damage caused by flying glass shards. Because of the unique tear resistant properties of our micro-layer film, it also provides security and impact resistance for Bomb Blasts, Extreme Weather, Smash & Grab, Explosions. Some of these films also provide sun control features.

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