I am considering getting these for my home. They are apparently
designed to hold the
glass in place and make it difficult for a burgler to get inside. Has
anyone had any
experience with this product and what did you think of it? Would you
recommend it and
what was the approx cost to install? Thanks.
It should offer some additional security, but don't expect perfection.
You may want to contact your local police department to see what they might
have to say.
I would worry that it may be a maintenance head ache. It is may scratch
under normal usage and in turn look bad for example.
Sorry I don't have any direct experience to offer.
We all had this product on all the windows and glass doors in our issued
apartments in Kuwait. It was courtesy of Uncle Sam but it wasn't for
burglars! As I understand it's not super expensive but must be installed by
a certified installer to be guaranteed to function correctly. It is so
clear you can't even tell it's there unless you go up and run your
fingernail over it if done right.
Uh, it won't do more than slow a burglar down. It is intended to stop
low-mass glass shards in an explosion, not knives or outright shrapnel from
a close-by explosion. They are putting it on the street-side windows of my
office building. I told them they need to put it on the backside too, since
the best bomb location is between the building wings in back, and the only
thing preventing a bomber driving his truck back there is the poor SOB
rent-a-cop in the flimsy shack at the gate that is a straight shot from the
sweet spot. (But seriously, our main danger here is from tornados, where an
overpressure situation or flying debris can easily take out windows several
I've seen the discovery channels "it takes a theif" show, and they
demonstrated the film stand up to baseball bats and crow bars. So I
was reminded by this thread about what I read, and saw demonstrations
if it's strength.
That's exactly the point of any and all home security techniques. If a burglar
determined enough to break into YOUR house, he's going to be able to do it no
you do. Luckily, most burglars aren't picky, and they'll just choose the house
the least amount of work. Putting things in place that will slow a burglar down
the likelihood that the burglar will give up and move on to an easier target.
That's exactly the point of any and all home security techniques. If a
determined enough to break into YOUR house, he's going to be able to do
it no matter what
you do. Luckily, most burglars aren't picky, and they'll just choose
the house that's
the least amount of work. Putting things in place that will slow a
burglar down increase
the likelihood that the burglar will give up and move on to an easier
That was my understanding as well. It is meant to slow down and
frustrate a would be
burgler. 3M recommends a burgler alarm be installed as well. If an
alarm is sounding
and the burgler is struggling to get through the glass it is likely
they won't stick around
long. 3M is sending me samples in the mail. If I decide to do this
it will be professionally
My thought is if he makes enough noise to wake up the dog, all I need
is the time for the dog to wake me up. Then the gunshots and sirens
will wake up the rest of the neighborhood.
It is hard to beat an alert dog for home security. You just need to
give him a little edge.
On 27-Mar-2006, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The key is alert. I remember staying at a friend's house. In the middle
of the night, I awoke because I smelled smoke. I got up and determined
that the problem wias next door. Then _ I _woke_the_dog_ and my
friend. The fire dept arrived as I reached to call 911.
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