There was a time when schools focused on installing shatterproof windows, but those were the days when the biggest threat they faced might be simple vandalism or severe weather. In more modern times, unfortunately, the threats have escalated to gun attacks and mass shootings. The names of some schools are imprinted on people’s memories forever, such as Columbine High School (1999), Virginia Tech (2007), Sandy Hook (2012), and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida (2018). The problem with shatterproof window technology is that it isn’t bulletproof. It’s high time to get serious about keeping every student in every school safe from the threat of gun violence.
Innovations for School Security: Bulletproof Windows
School security in the twenty-first century must include bullet resistant barriers such as bulletproof windows. After all, every student deserves to feel safe in their school building. What’s frustrating is that the technology exists. Greater protection for students in a school building isn’t the issue—it’s more about the availability of financial resources and making it a priority in the local community. When those obstacles are overcome, Creative Industries is ready to step in and create the protective barrier solutions any school might need, including bullet resistant windows, doors, and even desks and tables. Whether it’s an elementary school, middle school, high school, college, or university, Creative Industries makes the products needed to protect every student, teacher, and staff member from the threat of a gun attack or school shooting incident.
No Such Thing as a Bulletproof Film to Add to an Existing Window
Bullet resistant windows are heavy and expensive, which is why scarce school resources are an issue keeping many schools from moving forward. New school construction often tries to minimize the number of windows or the window-to-wall ratio to keep costs down. This is the wrong approach because it turns schools into darker facilities that end up looking and feeling more like factories or prisons than schools. Then there are charlatan businesses who promise they can provide bulletproof protection just by adding a special film or glazing to a school’s existing windows. Please be aware this is a lie. There is no such thing as a film or glazing that can be added to an existing window to make it bulletproof. A solution to protect every school student and employee from a gun attack has to be authentic bullet resistant glass products. Anyone who says otherwise does not have your best interests in mind.
The Right Bulletproof Windows for Schools Let in the Light
Instead of eliminating windows, a better solution is installing bullet resistant glass that lets in plenty of light. New innovations in bulletproof windows even include automatic tinting to reduce glare when the windows are in direct sunshine. At Creative Industries customization is always a priority. Your bullet resistant windows can be effective at protection while also functional and aesthetically pleasing. We’ve been creating both standard and custom bulletproof barrier solutions for businesses and organizations across all sectors of the economy in communities all over the country since 1970, including school facilities!
Working with Creative Industries to Improve School Security
At Creative Industries you’re never just another customer. You’re a partner because we’re all in this together, trying to do right by the nation’s most precious resource of all—it’s children and youth. They are the future, and we need to do better at protecting them in schools across the country. Here is some of our recent school-related content about safety and security in the face of potential gun attacks:
- Bulletproof Furniture for Schools
- How the Nation could be Bulletproofing Schools in 2020
- Are Student Desks at School Bulletproof?
- Bullet Resistant Tables for Schools: Classrooms, Cafeteria, Boardrooms
- Parents and Bulletproof Backpacks in Schools
- Are Bulletproof Doors the Future of School Security?
As you can see from the above, we’ve developed innovative products beyond bulletproof windows. We can customize anything you want, including doors, desks, and tables. These aren’t just another budget line item to deal with—they’re an investment in the wellbeing of the most important activity of all—educating our children. Get in touch by filling out the form on the contact us page of our website or call us up toll-free by dialing 800-776-2068.