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Building Technology: Windows & Glass--Protecting the Protectors

NCJ Number
Law Enforcement Technology Volume: 29 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2002 Pages: 86-87,89
Richard Hahn
Date Published
January 2002
3 pages
This article examines the dangers of unprotected glass and discusses one commercially available product that minimizes the risks.
Unprotected glass poses severe dangers. An explosion or violent weather can catapult razor-sharp glass up to 150 miles per hour. ShatterGARD Window Protection Films of Atlanta produces a unique glass retention film that minimizes the risk of bodily injury and property damage by holding the shards together within the window frame, preventing flying glass from becoming deadly weapons. The company produces variations of the original film for specific industries and applications, including VehicleGARD, BurglarGard, and StormGard. ShatterGARD also offers consulting services for law enforcement agencies, security directors, and facility managers on blast protection preparedness. BlastGARD is optically clear and distortion free and filters up to 98 percent of ultraviolet radiation. Tinted versions can reduce glare and heat infiltration by up to 70 percent. It is virtually undetectable, extremely scratch-resistant, and will not yellow or distort over time. It comes with the only lifetime warranty in the industry.


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