Boon Edam Inc., a global provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has unveiled a new solution designed to prevent vandalism amongst a range of its glass-equipped security entrances. New smash-resistant laminate film works to keep glass intact upon impact after an attempt(s) to break the glass is made. The result is a strong barrier of glass that protects against unauthorized entry and smash and grab burglaries while deterring further criminal behavior.
The smash-resistant laminate film can be applied to Boon Edam’s Tourlock, Circlelock and Lifeline Swing series of products. When applied, the film causes glass to crack like a spider web when hit, instead of shattering into multiple pieces. Because the glass cannot easily be broken through, the time spent attempting to gain access via the vandal resistant glass either deters additional attempts or provides security enough time to take remedial actions.
When tested on the Tourlock series of revolving doors and Circlelock series interlocking portals, the smash-resistant film prolonged attempted breaking and entering by up to 10 minutes. When applied to the Lifeline Swing series of optical turnstiles, the film keeps the lane operational until the glass can be replaced.