Written By: Brad Campbell | August 24, 2020
At Riot Glass, we are passionate about security for windows. Reinforcing glass doors and windows with our security glass protects your home or business against forced entry and other security threats. Keep reading to find out why Riot Glass is your best option for window security and what some of the other benefits of a Riot Glass retrofit are.
Whenever we start working with clients to upgrade their property’s security, the first thing we like to do is schedule a threat assessment with one of our security experts. A threat assessment is a special consultation during which a security specialist will do a thorough evaluation of your property, talk to you about your security concerns, and assess your risks. We will then be able to provide you with recommendations for how to reinforce windows and doors using Riot Glass security glass products.
Many of our clients are mainly interested in burglar proofing windows and doors, so this is one area where we aim to provide the best window security options on the market. If you’re wondering how to prevent break-ins through windows or how to secure windows against forced entry, look no further than Riot Glass. All our security glass products are specially designed with window protection from burglars in mind and can create formidable barriers to forced entry.
One thing that sets Riot Glass apart from many of our competitors is that many of our security glass products can be retrofitted into your existing glass doors and windows. This means that you get all the strength and security of a full glass replacement, but at a lower cost and without the time and hassle of window replacement. In some cases, we might have to replace existing glass panes and the surrounding framing if they aren’t compatible with our security glass, but on the majority of jobs, a retrofit is possible.
When you want a basic security upgrade for your windows without a high cost, we offer Riot Glass Window Security Laminates. This type of security film for windows is a pliable polyester Mylar coating that we apply directly on top of your existing glass surfaces. Riot Glass window film is proven to help delay forced entry attempts and can keep your glass intact even after repeated high-force impacts.
The next level of security for windows that we offer at Riot Glass is our RG Series of laminated security glass, which is available in a wide variety of thicknesses and strengths. The RG Series offers the best window security when you want a balance between cost and strength. Our laminated safety glass is approximately 100 times stiffer and five times stronger than traditional interlayer safety glass and is proven to delay forced entry attempts.
ArmorPlast polycarbonate panels and framing are the strongest security barrier that we can retrofit onto your glass doors and windows. Since ArmorPlast panels aren’t actually glass (they’re made from a unique combo of polycarbonate, acrylics, and other plastics), they are virtually unbreakable. If you want truly burglar-proof windows and doors or you want to protect against even bigger threats, such as active threats, ArmorPlast is what you’re looking for.
In addition to upgrading security for windows and doors, Riot Glass security glass products can be used to add privacy to your home or business. Our security film for windows, RG Series laminated glass, and ArmorPlast polycarbonate panels can be customized with tinting, coloring, or mirroring. Depending on the level of privacy you want, you could use something like a reflective window film to create a two-way mirror effect for more daytime privacy. Alternatively, if you want complete 24-hour privacy, we can make your windows totally opaque.
Even if privacy isn’t a big concern, tinted, colored, or mirrored security glass can provide your home or business with an entirely new appearance. For example, if you own a glass office building, we can retrofit it with tinted or colored Riot Glass to give it a sleek, modern-looking facade. In case you want to keep all your visibility and views out of your windows, keep in mind that Riot Glass security glass products can all be installed in clear varieties that are virtually invisible, so you won’t even know they’re there.
Whether you choose to upgrade your glass doors and windows with security window film, Riot Glass, or ArmorPlast polycarbonate panels, the new glass will block out 99.9% of harmful UV rays. These are the rays that can damage your skin or cause items placed near windows to fade and lose value over time. Our products can also be used to reduce glare, which is especially helpful for commercial facilities where people need to be able to focus on computer screens and other electronic displays.
Another benefit of retrofitting your home or business with Riot Glass is that it’s possible to improve your property’s energy efficiency. All our security glass products are available in Low-E (Low-Emissivity) versions, which help maintain comfortable indoor temperatures all year long and reduce your reliance on heating and cooling systems. This can translate into big utility bill reductions, especially if you operate a large commercial facility or have a home with older, single-pane windows. In fact, Low-E windows are an investment that ends up paying itself off in energy bill savings.
Are you ready to boost your property’s security with a Riot Glass retrofit? Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation and get started.