Most of the time, mass shootings are associated with schools. While these events are terribly tragic, it’s important to remember that violence isn’t confined to one place alone; it can happen anywhere. In fact, one of the places that are frequently targeted by shooters and terrorist are airports and public transportation systems.
Over the last fifteen years, there have been several incidences of violent outbursts at airports in the US. In 2002, two people died and other four were wounded during a shooting at LAX. In 2005, a man who claimed to have a bomb on him was shot by federal air marshals in Miami. In 2013, a man opened fire at a security checkpoint at LAX. And in 2016, an airport in Oklahoma City was shut down after an ambush on an airline employee.
Anyplace where the public gathers in larger numbers is vulnerable to these types of attacks, airports included. Airports and mass transit systems can take measures to ensure the safety of staff and the public by installing bomb blast protection window film.
Overview of Bomb Blast Protection Film
Bomb blast protection window films are systems created from impact protection attachments and high tensile security window film. Slightly different than traditional window films, security films are designed with the intention of increasing the strength of glass.
When blasts occur, the shock and high volume of energy often causes glass to erupt. Bomb blast window films prevent this from happening by making the glass more flexible and absorbing the brunt of the impact. Energy is transferred sideways across the film, instead of collecting in a single focused area. If the glass does break, the film will keep the broken pieces from flying out across the room, preventing personal harm and damage.
Do Bomb Blast Protection Window Films Really Work?
Bomb blast window films do not make glass or airports impervious to bombs. Bombs are high impact forces that can take down multiple buildings. There is no film on earth that will stop this kind of force entirely. However, bomb blast window films are very effective at mitigating the extent of impact. If the blast is far away enough, the film can help keep the glass from breaking due to shock.
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