Car Security Film: Tint, Protection, and Repairs
Car security films are perfect for people who want to protect their car and passengers inside from the sun’s glare, possible break-ins and any other incidents that may result in the glass shattering.
Here’s how these films provide a three-way protection for your car and its passengers:
Not letting the harmful rays of the sun get inside:
Car security films provide a layer of tint protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. These films can be used in cooler climates where the sun’s glare is not that much as well as in hotter temperatures where the sun can cause a lot of damage. Most companies that make these tints provide them in a variety of options. These include:
- Dyed films that are transparent from both sides and both people outside and those inside the car can see each other clearly
- Metallic films that have reflective surfaces and help protect the passengers by reflecting off the sun’s glare. These films do not generally allow people outside to see inside the car though passengers can clearly see outside
- Hybrid films that are a mix of dyed and metallic alternatives and provide the best of both
Protecting against outside objects and break ins:
Car security films add an extra layer of protection to the windows. Though car windows are designed to withstand any contact with a fast moving object such as baseball, car tint screens also help guard against a certain number of other objects such as small rocks and metal objects that may be used by car thieves to break in. Since, breaking into a car causes a decent amount of noise from the glass shattering, having a car tint adds a second layer of protection as the glass may not break at the first attempt that would have been successful otherwise. Also, with the film in place, the polyester may just hold the glass together and not let it shatter into pieces. This means the thief will have to make an extra effort to break in and the additional time required to do so may just alert the passers-by of such an attempt. They can then call the police.
The film also holds the glass together in case of any accident and people inside stay protected from any possible cuts from the glass shards.
Helping in repairs:
Since the polyester in the film is stuck onto the glass, it generally holds the glass together even when it is shattered. This means that repair jobs are faster as the whole glass comes out at one go. This leads to faster turnaround time for repair jobs.