Is 3M Security Film Shatterproof?

Living room looking out to courtyard through open shatter resistant film doors


Whilst 3M security film is not shatterproof, under a persistent attack it will hold the glass together to keep the intruder at bay. 

Whether you’re concerned about recent break-ins in the area, or you want to protect your home from violent Queensland storms, shatter resistant film is an excellent way to gain peace of mind as a business or homeowner.

Read on for all you need to know about home window security film to decide whether it’s a good choice for you.

What is shatter resistant glass?

Shatter resistant glass is essentially glass that is resistant to breakage. Whilst this doesn’t mean that a significant impact will not cause damage, it does prevent windows from breaking completely. Instead of the whole panel shattering, a shatter resistant resistant window or door will bond together as one adding an extra degree of safety and security. 

If you’re moving into a property that already has windows and doors in place or a recent incident has encouraged you to improve your home security, you may be considering shatter resistant glass. While it’s possible to buy glass with shatter resistant properties for total replacement, this can be extremely costly. Instead, using shatter resistant glass protection film offers the same high standard of security without the costs of replacing the windows or door panels themselves.

Shatter resistant film for glass windows: how it works

Shatter resistant film is often referred to as security film and has similar properties to vehicle glass – only stronger. It’s multi-layered technology will frustrate the most persistent burglar. 

When a rock hits your windshield, it often causes a hole or a small crack, while keeping the rest of the glass intact. Shatter resistant film for glass windows follows the same principle.

Whether it’s deliberate damage or an accidental golf ball, shatter resistant film essentially provides your windows with additional strength and structure. That means that even if your glass is broken in multiple places, it won’t immediately fall out and leave your property open to potential intruders or safety hazards.

Applications for shatter resistant glass protection film

While anti-shatter film may be used on any windows on your property, it’s most commonly used on windows and doors on the ground floor. As your ground floor windows are most at risk, such film can provide the safety needed to prevent potential break-ins. Shatter resistant glass protection film is also a good choice for panels in doors that have windows.

If you’re interested in learning more about shatter resistant glass, our team at Alcom Security can help. We’re experts in the installation of home window security film, so get in touch today for a free quote.