Written By: Brad Campbell | October 13, 2020
Commercial buildings and retail stores typically use large glass storefront doors in their main entrances. These glass doors are great for businesses because they are more inviting to potential clients and customers, but they are also problematic because they are vulnerable to forced entry.
If you’re looking for ways to secure your business’s doors and windows against forced entry, burglary, smash-and-grab theft, and other threats, look no further than Riot Glass. Our security products are your best option to protect your property and keep would-be intruders out.
How It Improves Storefront Glass Door and Window Security
When you install Riot Glass panels over your existing glass, you’re adding a robust barrier to forced entry that is highly impact-resistant.
A door or storefront made out of standard window glass or even tempered safety glass offers little to no resistance to deliberate impacts caused by common burglary tools like hammers, crowbars, and other heavy hand tools.
When Riot Glass panels experience such impacts, they resist shattering and hold the existing glass in place to significantly delay forced entry attempts.
This delay is often enough to cause criminals to move on and find an easier target or give the authorities time to arrive and catch culprits in the act of an attempted break-in.
So, you can reinforce vulnerable glass entry points against burglary and smash-and-grab theft attempts using Riot Glass panels, but what about the surrounding frames?
Traditional steel and aluminum door and window frames can also be weak points that are vulnerable to prying, so you don’t want to forget about these areas when you’re making security upgrades to your property.
Luckily, Riot Glass is also available with our patented aluminum security framing, so you can be sure that your business is fully covered against forced entry of all types.
In many cases, we can retrofit Riot Glass panels right onto or into your existing door and window frames.
This makes installation much simpler than replacing the existing frames, not to mention saves you money on expensive repairs of the surrounding materials, which brings us to our next point…
Replacing all your windows and doors with security glass can be prohibitively expensive, especially for large retail stores and commercial buildings with a lot of glass.
Since Riot Glass can often be retrofitted onto your building, you usually don’t have to worry about ripping out all your old glass and undergoing a big, expensive construction project.
Keep in mind that every property is unique, and the exact cost of installation can vary depending on the condition of your building and the strength of its materials. In some cases, your existing framing might not be strong enough to support Riot Glass and must be replaced, which adds to the cost.
One of the reasons so many businesses choose Riot Glass is its sleek, virtually invisible profile.
The panels themselves are crystal clear, so you don’t have to sacrifice your views or worry about potential customers not being able to window shop.
The framing and hardware are all designed with aesthetics in mind and will not be noticeable or significantly alter your property’s outward appearance.
Riot Glass was born out of a need we saw on the market for a glass security product that didn’t significantly alter the appearance or structure of a building’s existing glass storefront doors and windows.
We set out to design and build the ultimate system of commercial glass security doors and windows right here in the USA. We use American-made materials and expert craftsmanship to custom-build each security glass and framing system to suit your business’s unique security requirements.
We strive to ensure that every product we provide is engineered and installed to our high set of standards.
Riot Glass provides a high level of protection against the most common threats that retail stores and commercial facilities face, including forced entry, burglary, smash-and-grab theft, rioting, vandalism, and looting.
All our products also offer varying degrees of protection against other types of man-made and natural threats, such as ballistic attacks, bomb blasts, storm damage, and seismic events.
Riot Glass protects against:
Reinforce Your Building’s Windows and Commercial Exterior Doors with Security Glass
If you’re ready to take the next step towards protecting your business against intruders and increasing its overall security, the first thing we like to do is conduct a threat assessment.
A threat assessment is a special type of consulting service during which a security expert will thoroughly inspect your property to identify its vulnerabilities and make recommendations about how to improve its security.
A threat assessment is used to:
Riot Glass is suitable for all types of businesses and commercial facilities, from small convenience stores and luxury retailers to government buildings, religious centers, and schools. No matter the potential threats you and your property face, we can help keep the bad guys out.
Contact us today for more information about reinforcing your glass doors and windows against forced entry or scheduling a consultation and receiving an estimate.
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