3M™ Safety & Security Window Films

3M™ Security Films - Be safe. Be secure. Be sure.

3M Residential
Safety & Security
Window Films

Help prevent injuries from flying glass fragments, and create a stronger barrier from criminals with 3M™ Safety & Security™ Window Films.

3M Exterior
Safety & Security
Window Films

Keep outside dangers securely outside with 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Window Film Ultra Series.

3M Ultra Series
Safety & Security
Window Films

This film is the ultimate performer for commercial applications -  3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Window Film Ultra Series.

3M Safety & Security Window Films

Protection from break-and-enter crimes, accidents, and natural disasters on a budget. 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films Safety Series are clear, single-layer polyester films that rely on thickness to provide the security benefits you need, designed to hold broken glass in place and prevent flying shards of glass from causing damage or harm.

Features & Benefits

What is the difference in options for security window films?

3M invented window laminate and is the only manufacturer that makes the entire product, including polyester, adhesives, and UV inhibitors. Additionally, 3M is the only manufacturer that offers both the basic polyester and ‘micro-layer’ technologies. While all other major manufacturers offer commercial product warranties up to 10 years, the 3M window film warranty goes the extra step of also covering labour for both removal and replacement of laminate for the full ten years should there be any problems with the installation. There are many variables that define a ‘quality’ installation including laminate selection, trimming, and frame bonding.

3M Ultra 
Night Vision S25

Ultra Night Vision S25 is a reflective warm slate coloured combination sun control and security laminate. It offers the same level of security protection as Ultra S600 security laminate, while at the same time providing a reduction in both solar heat gain and fading.

3M Ultra 
Neutral S35

Ultra Neutral S35 is a neutral medium reflective combination sun control and security laminate. It offers the same level of security protection as Ultra S600 security laminate, while at the same time providing a reduction in both solar heat gain and fading.

3M Ultra 
Prestige PR S50

Ultra Prestige S50 is a near clear combination sun control and security laminate. It offers the same level of security protection as Ultra S600 security laminate while at the same time providing a reduction in both solar heat gain and fading.

3M Ultra 
Prestige PR S70

Ultra PR S70 is a virtually clear combination sun control and security laminate. It offers the same level of security protection as Ultra S600 security laminate while at the same time providing a reduction in both solar heat gain and fading.

3M Ultra Window Film Series

A patented micro-layer film with a superior strength adhesive system. These products are designed to hold broken glass onto the film thus reducing the possibility of injury or damage caused by flying glass shards. The unique tear resistant properties of Ultra Series film also provide security and impact resistance for severe weather and smash and grab crimes, in addition to providing sun control features.

3M Ultra 600 & 800 Series Safety & Security Film

Keep outside dangers securely outside. The first of its kind, the 3M™ Ultra Series films are made from clear, tear-resistant film. These films deliver superior performance over standard polyester films in blast and impact events; yet still maintain a high level of optical clarity.

Micro-layered, tear-resistant film for enhanced protection of people, property and possessions. Ultra Series films are available in combination format with tinted 3M Sun Control Films to give you the best of both worlds.

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY: What good is a multi-year year warranty from a company that wasn't around 12 years ago and might not be around 12 years from now? Selecting 3M Window Films gives you piece of mind. That's because we have one of the most comprehensive warranties you can get - backed by a company you know and trust.

3M Ultra 
S600

Ultra S600 is a patented micro-layered laminate which provides superior life safety protection and excellent tear resistance. Ultra S600 is a clear 6 mil (0.15mm) security film that can also be used to combat and deter smash and grab crime.

3M Safety 
S70 Exterior

Safety S70 Exterior is designed for use on the exterior surface of windows. It is composed of a transparent and weather stable polyester film, scratch resistant surface and a strong acrylic adhesive while also significantly reduces the transmission of UV.

3M Safety 
S70 Interior

Safety S70 Interior is composed of a transparent and weather stable polyester film, scratch resistant surface and a strong acrylic adhesive. The films high tensile strength and elongation at break point  increases resistance of the glazing system to impact and pressure.

3M Ultra 
S800

Ultra S800 is a patented micro-layered laminate which provides the maximum available tear-resistance of any film on the market. Ultra S800 is a clear 8 mil (0.22mm) security film that can also be used to combat and deter smash and grab crime.

3M Security Films Work.

What property owners need to know about the advantages of 3M window film for safety and protection.

Safety Against Crime

Because the window film helps hold the glass in place, criminals don't have the quick access they need to successfully smash and grab your property.

Safety Against Injury

You can substantially reduce the risk of serious glass cut injuries resulting from individuals accidentally coming in contact with a glass door or breaking a window.

Protection From Severe Weather

Glass can be your worst enemy during severe storms and high winds, but 3M Safety and Security Window Films can help you to be prepared.

Comfort and Reduced Fading

There’s more to 3M Safety & Security Laminate than meets the eye. For example, 3M Safety & Security Laminate blocks 98% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays

What companies need to know about the advantages of window film for property security

The use of window safety and security laminate is increasing as security managers understand how effective it can be against forced entry and blast mitigation. There are a number of important factors in selecting the right solution for your specific requirements.

protection against forced entry3M Security and Safety Window Films have been used by thousands of building owners and property managers to protect people and property. When you require industry-leading solutions for forced entry and vandalism, bomb blast mitigation, accidental glass breakage, sun control, or a combination of solutions, you can place your trust in the protection 3M Window Films provide.

The selection of the best window film solution for your property depends on the type and location of glass and the level of security required. Solutions are typically categorized as to the level of protection they provide, as per the accepted Loss Control Standards of the Insurance Industry. For glass doors and sidelights, the primary purpose of the laminate is to help prevent an intruder from accessing the door locks. 

 

Optimal protection is achieved by applying 3M ULTRA600 on the inside surface of the glass. The bonding (3M Impact Protection Adhesive System) is also a must, as tempered glass will simply break away along the edge when damaged. 3M exterior laminate can be applied for additional protection.  For all other non-tempered windows, 3M ULTRA Series Window Film, provides the highest tear resistance of any other product. 


When it is applied to the interior surface and bonded to the frame with the 3M IPA Attachment System, it makes entry extremely difficult.  If a lower level of protection is acceptable, thinner basic 3M polyester films can be installed.

bomb blasts and blast mitigationAs unpleasant as it might be to consider, the threat of bomb blasts in this world are very real. Like natural disasters, a bomb blast also turns unprotected glass into dangerous flying shards.

The most important attributes of laminate for blast mitigation are tear resistance and flexibility.  When a blast occurs, glass shards may penetrate the laminate, so its ability to resist tearing dictates how effectively it will protect occupants from hazardous fragments.

Recognizing the special technical requirements relating to blast mitigation, 3M developed our patented 28 and 42 micro-layer ULTRA series window security laminates.
Ultra 600, when combined with the 3M Impact Protection Attachment System, has set the standard for blast mitigation in Canada by providing maximum life safety. Unlike basic polyester offered by 3M and other manufacturers primarily for protection against break and enter, the thinner and more elastic ULTRA series laminates are able to expand to absorb a blast and achieve the highest performance ratings in blast tests. 3M Safety and Security Window films have proven themselves in real-world situations to have seriously mitigated the damage from bomb blasts to help protect lives. 

impact protectionThe 3M Impact Protection Attachment System, ensures that the glass stays in the frame in the event of an explosion. When installations do not utilize a bonding system, there is an increased risk of the entire pane becoming detached from the frame and entering the building. The alternative of standard polyester laminates of a thickness less than 14 mil and laminate installed without the specified 3/8” bead of 3M Impact Protection Adhesive may not offer the appropriate level of protection should a blast occur, especially when in close proximity to your building.

On some projects in the US, a bar across the middle of the window has been installed to ‘catch’ the glass in the event that it leaves the frame. This option is both unsightly and expensive and has not been utilized on installations in Canada.

Fastening aluminum angle around the perimeter of the frame has also been used to ‘anchor’ the laminate, but again this  is unsightly and has not proved to be more effective than the 3M Impact Protection Attachment System.

bullet resistant glazingWith regards to ballistic protection, security laminate installed on standard commercial insulated windows does not provide an adequate safeguard against penetration of projectiles from commonly used firearms and, in fact, creates a false sense of security for those who think it does. 

Prelco, a leading Canadian manufacturer of bullet resistant glazing, recommends no less than 11/16” thick glazing consisting of 4 layers polyvinyl butyral sandwiched between 4 layers of glass and one layer of polycarbonate to meet the minimum UL752 Level 1 for 9mm handguns. This is not consistent with claims by some suppliers that a 14 mil laminate applied to the inside surface of a standard commercial thermal pane window will provide real protection. Any material will provide some ‘resistance’ to penetration, but all the major manufacturers, including 3M, have clearly stated that no security laminates should be considered if ballistics is a serious concern based on the Threat Risk Assessment. No matter what independent test results may have been conducted by suppliers, it is a fact that all similar thicknesses of polyester laminate offer essentially the same ballistic protection, which is minimal on standard commercial units and even ½” thick glass.

laminate constructionThere are two primary variables related to laminate construction – overall thickness and number of layers. Typically, the thicker the laminate, the higher the break strength, and the more layers in the laminate, the higher the tear strength. Standard polyester laminates range in thickness from 4mil to 21mil and from 1 to 4 layers.

The newer technology laminates, such as the patented 3M Ultra Series, have either 28 or 42 micro layers which offer at least 7 times the tear resistance of the equivalent thickness of the basic polyester laminates. To minimize degradation of this protection over time, all safety and security laminates are also protected by a UV inhibitor as well as an abrasion resistant coating to resist scratching. For customers who would like to also reduce the solar heat or glare, Security/Solar Combination films are also available.

3M Anti-Graffiti Window Films

Protect your windows with 3M™ Anti-Graffiti Film so that signs of vandalism can be removed quickly, which can help you maintain your valued reputation.

 

Vanquish vandals with graffiti protection. Protect your surfaces against most scratches, acid etching gouges and tagging with 3M™ Anti-Graffiti Film.
Easy to remove and replace quickly - without the hassle of replacing your windows.
Money-saving option that's only a fraction of the cost of new glass.
Rejects 99% of the UV rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of display merchandise.
Protects glass surfaces from all forms of graffiti, including scratches and gouges.

3M™ Safety & Security Film S140 Demonstration

3M Safety and Security Window Film Demonstration

3M Safety & Security Window FIlm Protects Against G20 Protesters

3M™ Window Film, Windstorm Mitigation Testing Video

3M Security Window Film - Intruder caught on CCTV

3M™ Window Film, Spontaneous Glass Breakage Protection

3M Solar Window Film Solutions
 
Live comfortably in every room of your home with 3M™ Window FilmsWhether you're concerned about excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy, we have a window film to help you enhance the comfort of your home.
 
We're here to help you find the right solution.

A winning combination: window film + window treatments.

Hot spots. Fading furnishings. Harmful UV rays and glare.

In a bedroom surrounded by windows, the energy efficiency of window films is paired with decorative window treatments for ultimate protection and comfort.
Whether you have curtains, sheers, shades or blinds, or you’re searching for another solution, 3M™ Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of the sun, making your home more comfortable.

Use window films with your window treatments to help improve the comfort, energy efficiency and look of any room. Films can also help preserve your view while protecting furnishings against UV — reducing the effects of fading and helping to protect furnishings. Or use them without to enjoy your view while lessening the worry of faded furnishings or high energy costs.

Reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat
Block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays
Evenly disperse natural light

By reducing the amount of heat gained through transmission of sunlight, 3M™ Window Films let in the natural light you love while rejecting heat and UV rays.

Window films can help you lower energy costs, eliminate hot spots, reduce glare and protect your furnishings — all without affecting your view.

3M Solar Window Film Solutions
 
Live comfortably in every room of your home with 3M™ Window FilmsWhether you're concerned about excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy, we have a window film to help you enhance the comfort of your home.
 
We're here to help you find the right solution.

A winning combination: window film + window treatments.

Hot spots. Fading furnishings. Harmful UV rays and glare.

In a bedroom surrounded by windows, the energy efficiency of window films is paired with decorative window treatments for ultimate protection and comfort.
Whether you have curtains, sheers, shades or blinds, or you’re searching for another solution, 3M™ Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of the sun, making your home more comfortable.

Use window films with your window treatments to help improve the comfort, energy efficiency and look of any room. Films can also help preserve your view while protecting furnishings against UV — reducing the effects of fading and helping to protect furnishings. Or use them without to enjoy your view while lessening the worry of faded furnishings or high energy costs.

Reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat
Block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays
Evenly disperse natural light

By reducing the amount of heat gained through transmission of sunlight, 3M™ Window Films let in the natural light you love while rejecting heat and UV rays.

Window films can help you lower energy costs, eliminate hot spots, reduce glare and protect your furnishings — all without affecting your view.