Why Window Film For Chicago Store And Office Security Is A Good Idea

Chicago is a beautiful city full of culture and commerce.  The people who live here are fiercely proud of their home city and state and for good reason–Chicago rocks!  However, like any city, crime is a real issue here particularly theft of stores and office buildings and usually via smash-and-grabs through windows.   Break-ins happen all the time to Chicago offices and retail locations and there is little anyone can do to prevent it.  Instead, anticipating it and mitigating the damages done in the process is where you will find success in protecting your bottom line.  Making an assumption that someone will try to break through your Chicago area retail or office windows to gain entry and steal something, lets you control the game and the outcome.  By securing the glass on your retail or office location with security window film, you can stop crime before it affects you and save yourself thousands in stolen merchandise.

Does Security Window Film Really Reduce Smash And Grab Theft?

Most, if not all, thieves are looking for a quick score.  They want to get in and get out as quickly as possible and attract the least amount of attention.  So it makes sense that stores and offices with unsecured windows on the ground floor are the perfect targets.  For this reason, securing your Chicago store or office windows with 3M™Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ and Impact Protection Attachment Systems is a great way to deter smash-and-grab crimes and to make it harder for a thief to gain entry before the police arrive.  While the window(s) may still break, the glass will stay intact in the frame and the burglars will have to work very hard for an extended amount of time to get in.  In cases like this, they usually will run rather than continue trying to gain entry–saving you thousands in lost merchandise.  Additionally, since safety and security film is nearly invisible, the appearance of your store or office front will remain virtually the same–no ugly steel bars or metal screens.

For more information on the power of security window film watch the video below:

Don’t leave the people and property in your Chicago retail store or office unprotected, contact us at Window Film Chicago for a free, security audit of your property’s windows today.

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has more than a decade of experience installing window film in the Chicago area. His years of experience have allowed him to develop a deep familiarity with all of the different types and styles of window film on the market including the various security, privacy, decorative, and energy efficient options. Together, he and his team have completed hundreds of commercial and residential installs, totaling an accumulation of over 250,000 square feet. In addition to being an expert on top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, HDClear, Solar Gard, Solyx, and Huper Optik, Mike is also certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.