Calvert County [Md.] Public Schools Retain Commercial Window Shield to Protect Building Glass, Stall Armed Intrusions

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Security Window Film Installation Thwarts Entry and Provides Time for Response; Foul Weather Protection an Added Benefit

It's a no-brainer installing safety and security film on school building glass to help keep out violent intruders. - Adam Staley, Commercial Window Shield

In the wake of a surge in armed and violent intrusions into school buildings around the country, Calvert County [Md.] Public Schools has hired Commercial Window Shield to install safety and security film on the doors and windows in all of its buildings.

The Maryland project continues a trend in which school and community officials nationwide have stepped up their efforts to secure their buildings to protect their children and school employees. Glass protection is critical because there have been instances in previous school tragedies where intruders entered the building by breaking exposed glass windows or doors. The installation of security film makes it extremely difficult for unwanted intruders to penetrate any glass and enter the building and gives law enforcement officers time to respond to any threat.

An added benefit of safety and security window film installation in school buildings is glass protection during foul weather events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, which have wrecked havoc on school buildings around the country in recent years.

Recently, school districts in New York and Connecticut have contracted with Commercial Window Shield, one of the country’s leading security window film installation companies, to secure the glass in their buildings.

Last July, 36 school districts in Long Island, N.Y., chose Commercial Window Shield as their security window film installation vender. In August, a suburban Hartford, Conn., school district retained the company to install security window film in all nine of its buildings. The Town of Simsbury, Conn. followed suit four months later. That project involved all seven Simsbury Public Schools buildings.

In the Calvert County project, Commercial Window Shield will install safety and security film in 26 elementary, middle, high school and vocational buildings housing 15,870 students. The project will be completed in time for fall classes.

Commercial Window Shield officials see the trend of window and door protection continuing in school districts across the country.

“As part of overall building security, it’s a no-brainer installing safety and security film on the glass,” said Adam Staley, who directs the company’s school projects. “It helps keep intruders out. It protects the glass against bad storms. It’s reasonably priced. And it does not take long to install. Most important, you know it’s going to help protect students, teachers and other school employees.”

With nearly 35 years experience, Commercial Window Shield has protected windows at the U.S. Capitol, Pentagon, and all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. Nationwide, the company has completed projects at O’Hare International Airport, the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower], Denver Mint, Grand Central Terminal and George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

For more information about security window film and Commercial Window Shield, go to the company website.

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