Workplace safety and security are often among the top priorities of business owners. Regulatory safety standards provide a useful starting point, but many business owners prefer to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of employees and customers and to protect assets.
There are many ways for a business to upgrade its safety and security. Some obvious ones are security systems, video monitoring, having security personnel on staff and state-of-the-art fire extinguishing systems. All of this is well worth it, assuming a business is able to afford it. But, the truth is that many businesses can at best only afford to do one or two of these things. This leaves many businesses looking for affordable and easy upgrades for their safety and security. One easy upgrade that does not break the bank is Birmingham window film.
Birmingham window film is an easy and affordable solution to making your business safer and more secure. Any business that has dealt with broken windows understands the safety and security concerns this presents. Weather or accidents are often the prime cause of windows breaking, though there also are more severe incidents involving vandalism or terrorism that can’t be discounted as a possibility either.
Whatever the cause of your window breaking, or numerous windows breaking at once, flying shards of glass present a major source of danger to anyone occupying the building. This also leaves your business a mess for weeks on end as glass is littered throughout every nook and cranny and missing windows are getting replaced to secure the building. This can shut down operations for longer than you might think.
Making broken windows more manageable
Window film, on the other hand, acts as an anchor for broken glass. It holds the glass fragments together after breaking, in addition to helping keep the broken glass in place rather than scattering everywhere. Birmingham window film also helps strengthen glass by minimizing wear and tear over time. If glass is weakened over time, it is much more likely to break from non-severe incidents like weather. By having window film, you will protect employees and customers from flying glass in the event of a break, and will decrease clean-up time so your business can get back on track in no time.
Many expensive safety and security upgrades seem only necessary for certain types of businesses. You probably assume your business isn’t in need of security personnel or video cameras, especially if you are not running a bank or other higher risk place of business. The great thing about window film is that it is easy and affordable enough that any type of business can take advantage of what it has to offer. Indeed, some types of businesses that normally would not be considered high risk sometimes benefit the most from it. Think about the large windows in some restaurants. This poses considerable risk to that dining room full of happy customers!
Consider protecting your employees and customers by outfitting your place of business with quality window film today.