Why Salt Lake City Government Buildings Need Security Window Film

To understand the constant threat that government buildings are up against on a regular basis, the very least of which is a gunman attack, you need not look any further than Google.  The Google results for “threats against government buildings” are prolific and each one is a reminder that some of our most at-risk areas here in Salt Lake and most other cities in the US are our municipal and government buildings.  This puts our government employees at risk for injury and death from these attacks, whether they foreign or homegrown terrorists wielding a gun. Sadly this type of ballistic violence has little if nothing to do with them personally–which is why protecting government employees here in Salt Lake against bullets and even bombs is a high priority before these threats are realized.  A powerful and cost-effective way to do this is with ballistics resistant window film, which, when installed correctly is virtually bulletproof and an excellent way to keep government employees safe in the event of a terrorist gun attack and the resulting collateral damage too.

How Ballistic Resistant Window Film Protects From Harm

Bullet Resistant window film is a great way to reduce the risk of glass-related injuries and damage during a gun attack.  It reinforces windows and holds glass together even after the high-velocity impact of a bullet. The window film does this through a few different mechanisms. First, the window film is bonded to the window’s surface with a high-tech adhesive called C-bond that actually increases the flexibility of glass and uses nanotechnology to make it strong.  Second, the window film itself acts as a casing for the glass so even after it is struck multiple times by bullets, the glass stays adhered behind the film. Lastly, the entire piece of glass window or door is secured around the edges with an advanced and powerful framing system. This prevents the entire window from giving way and crashing in, should a terrorist ballistics threat come to fruition.  

All of these engineered parts work together to:

  • Reduce risks from impact energy
  • Stop bullets with hyper-tear-resistance
  • Helps prevent glass shards from becoming lethal projectiles
  • Lower your buildings operational downtime after an attack
  • Stop attackers from entering the building for precious seconds

Read this PDF for more information on bullet-resistant window film

What’s more bullet resistant window films and their corresponding adhesives and frames work just as well against bomb blasts, natural disasters,  and accidents like slip and falls. For more information on bullet-resistant window film for your Salt Lake City government or commercial building, contact us at Salt Lake Window Tinting for a free window safety evaluation today!


Mike Kinsey is the head of operations for Salt Lake Window Tinting, one of the largest and most highly regarded window film companies in Utah. For the past decade, Mike has been using his extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management abilities to recommend window film solutions that help property owners achieve their architectural goals. From helping customers fight climbing energy costs to implementing effective security and branding solutions, Mike does it all. He oversees every project from start to finish and is the main point of contact for customers. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-versed in the nuances of both commercial and residential installs.