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How To Reinforce Window Glass To Fortify Commercial Security

Written By: Brad CampbellJanuary 26, 2024

As businesses and commercial facilities grapple with the escalating challenges of ever-evolving modern security threats, the need to fortify vulnerable entry points — i.e, windows and doors, the weakest points on most buildings — has become more important than ever. 

Windows, often considered the Achilles' heel of building security, demand specialized solutions that mitigate potential threats, like forced entry, burglary, vandalism, and rioting and looting.

However, it’s also important to maintain the functionality and appearance of commercial windows to continue to benefit from natural light, visibility, and aesthetic appeal. 

This is why, when it comes to reinforcing window glass for commercial spaces, Riot Glass® is the top solution.  

Riot Glass retrofittable security glazing is designed to make windows and doors virtually unbreakable without compromising aesthetics or obstructing visibility. It’s an “always-there” solution that fortifies commercial properties without making them look fortified.

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The Vulnerability of Windows in Commercial Spaces

Commercial windows, while essential for providing natural light and views of the outdoors, and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere, pose a significant security risk for businesses and facilities. 

Traditional window glass is highly susceptible to forced entry, smash-and-grab thefts, and acts of vandalism that can result in considerable financial losses. 

In the face of such threats, it is imperative for businesses and commercial building owners to take proactive measures to safeguard their assets and ensure the safety of employees, customers, and other building occupants.

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Understanding the Risks: Why Reinforce Window Glass?

Before going into how to reinforce window glass, it's crucial to comprehend the various risks associated with inadequate window security, in order to understand why window glass reinforcement is so important. 

Burglars and other intruders often target windows as points of least resistance, exploiting their well-known vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to commercial spaces. 

In times of civil unrest, which can result in rioting and looting, businesses without reinforced windows become easy targets, facing potential property damage, theft, and disruption of operations.

Shattering an unprotected commercial window is easily done using a hammer, a crowbar, a bat, or any number of other readily available tools and objects. 

Even tempered glass, which is slightly stronger than annealed glass, can be quickly smashed into thousands of tiny pieces using something as easy to come by as an automotive spark plug or a porcelain figurine, allowing intruders quick and safe access to a business or facility.

How To Reinforce Window Glass To Create a Strong Line of Defense

In order to reinforce commercial window glass against forced entry and other impacts, you must create physical barriers over the windows that absorb the force of impacts to prevent the glass from shattering.

Reinforcing window glass with such physical barriers both prevents forced entry and mitigates the risks of expensive property damage, providing a sense of security for businesses, property owners, and other stakeholders. This is where Riot Glass comes in.

Introducing Riot Glass: The Future of Commercial Window Security

Riot Glass is a revolutionary security glazing solution designed to address the multifaceted challenges of commercial security. 

Engineered to be virtually unbreakable, Riot Glass combines strength, durability, and transparency, offering businesses a comprehensive security upgrade without compromising the visual appeal of their storefronts or other commercial facilities.

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A Look at Riot Glass Features and Benefits:

Unparalleled Strength

Riot Glass is not your average security glazing material. It is meticulously engineered to withstand extreme force using specific formulations of security glass, polycarbonates, acrylics, and other plastics, making it highly resistant to forced entry attempts and all other impact-related threats. 

The robust construction of Riot Glass ensures that commercial windows and doors remain intact even in the face of determined efforts to breach security.

Transparency and Visibility

One common concern with physical security measures is the potential obstruction of natural light and visibility. Riot Glass eliminates this worry by maintaining a high level of transparency, functioning just like standard commercial window glass. 

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With Riot Glass, businesses can continue to showcase their products, maintain an open and inviting atmosphere, and ensure that the aesthetic appeal of their spaces remains uncompromised.

Riot Glass can even be used to construct smash-and-grab-resistant display cases for interior merchandise displays.

Retrofitting Convenience

Upgrading security infrastructure often raises concerns about downtime and disruptions. Riot Glass addresses these concerns by being designed for easy retrofitting onto existing windows and doors

Retrofitting not only provides a cost-effective solution, but also minimizes the inconvenience of installation, allowing businesses to continue their operations without prolonged interruptions.

Customization Options

Recognizing that every commercial space is unique, Riot Glass offers a comprehensive range of customization options. 

Whether it's a storefront, an office building, or any other commercial facility, Riot Glass can be tailored to fit specific dimensions and design requirements. This flexibility ensures that businesses can fortify their windows without compromising their individual style.

The Return on Investment

Investing in Riot Glass goes beyond just fortifying windows — it's an investment in the long-term security and success of a business. 

By creating an environment that is resistant to a range of security threats, businesses can experience a tangible return on investment through reduced losses from theft, minimized disruptions to operations, and enhanced peace of mind for employees and customers alike.

Final Words

Businesses and commercial building owners must be proactive in fortifying their establishments against the range of threats that have the potential to result in significant financial losses or even physical harm to employees, customers, and building occupants.

Riot Glass is a transformative, proactive solution that addresses the vulnerabilities of commercial windows without hurting the aesthetics or functionality of storefronts and other commercial architectural glass. 

By investing in Riot Glass, businesses can create a formidable first line of defense that deters criminals, keeps bad guys out, protects assets and people, and helps ensure the longevity of their success.

Strengthening window security with Riot Glass is not just a prudent decision — it's a strategic investment in the future!

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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