Use Security Film on Museum Displays
Posted in Blog, on June 23, 2019
With all of the expensive, or even priceless, artifacts, displays, and art pieces in museums, security is a priority. Guards, alarms, and protective glass are just a few things commonly used in museums. But have you considered security film? It's the perfect addition to museum displays!
What is Security Film?
Security film is a film made to coat glass. It's transparent and hold a number of properties that protect what's on the other side. This film strengthens your glass to a point where it's hard to break, let alone penetrate. This is the perfect addition to your museum security.
Using security film on display cases can be the difference between a thief winning or losing. While some museums use glass that's already nigh impossible to break, that's not the case for all of them. For those of you storing less notable works, this could be the upgrade you need. Keep people's hands off the displays you've worked so hard to maintain.
Glass is liable to break under a number of circumstances, from accidental impact to natural causes, such as earthquakes. Prevent broken glass from ruining displays by applying security film. Security film holds glass together even after it breaks. That means shattered glass won't make a mess all over your displays. Not only does that mean easier and safer replacement, you won't have to check every inch of the display for glass shards. Trying to find errant pieces of glass in, say, a historical display could take hours of diligent work.
Not only is cleanup hard and bothersome, it also risks staff getting injured in the process. Security film keeping glass panes together even when broken means your staff stays safe in the aftermath. This also goes for museum visitors. If a glass display shatters during visiting hours, security film can help you avoid disaster. Your visitors are unlikely to be hurt by the broken display and the museum isn't liable for any injury.
Effects on Insurance
Security film has been known to lower property insurance rates for those who use it on their windows. That's because the insurance company knows they have less risk of having to pay out for theft. While using security film on display cases is a different concept, it's worth asking your insurance provider about. There's a chance that whoever insures your museum's property will lower their rates if they know you've got boosted security measures. It's definitely worth checking into.
Whether your insurance is affected or not, security film has so much to offer by way of safety and security. We consider this film a worthwhile investment for any business. This is especially true for museums, being that they deal with expensive or priceless artifacts so frequently. Invest in your museum security with security film. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about buying, contact us and we'll be glad to help!