Why Bulletproof vs Bullet-Resistant Matters

As far as safe cities go, one could argue that Denver, Colorado is among one of the safest in the country and it certainly is a beautiful place to call home. However, as “soft terror targets” become more and more of a concern for cities and their citizens, municipalities and everyday people are looking to take their security to the next level. Windows are, of course, are one of the most vulnerable points of access to any structure. As security window film installers, we are fielding more and more questions, like the ones below, on safety glass. In order to better educate the public, we decided to share these questions and our answers to them.

Is It Really Bulletproof?

It may surprise you but the answer is–no. Because with enough time and effort or simply a big enough caliber bullet, an intruder can breach supposed indestructible, “bulletproof” glass. As such, We prefer to use the term bullet-resistant. Glass treated by our experts with C-bond film provides an invisible “safety barrier” that protects your windows from high impact force and severe stress environments.

As you see below, the C-bond treated glass still breaks after the impact of 5 bullets but the glass stays in place–meaning no dangerous flying glass debris and in the case of an intruder–time for you to escape.


Bullet Resistant Window Film Test - 1 Scottish Window Tinting


How Does It Work?

The best explanation of how C-bond works come directly from their mouths. According to their site:

“The unique qualities of C-Bond enable ordinary glass to dissipate energy by penetrating beneath the molecular surface and reconfiguring a hybrid spider web framework within the microscopic fibers of the glass structure.”

In layman’s terms, C-bond basically changes the glass on a molecular level to making it strong and keeping it from shattering.

What Does It protect from?

As you obviously know bullet-resistant glass protects from bullets. However, it also is a protective barrier from:

-Bomb blasts
-Hammer blows
-Flying debris
-Hurricane force winds

Denver’s Security & Safety Glass Experts

The world is by no means coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean security glass, even if it is not truly “bulletproof”, is a bad idea for your home and especially your business. And, in our opinion, it is a must is for commercial locations such as schools, hospitals, airports, hotels, banks and any location that could be considered a “soft target”. Since there is so much at stake, choosing the right security window film installer is key to successful protection. At Denver Window Film we have over 10 years of experience and consider ourselves safety glass experts. Contact us today for security glass questions and to schedule a free consultation for your home or business.

Mike Kinsey is the Chief Operating Officer at Denver Commercial Window Tinting and has been installing window film for over a decade. His background includes years of experience in the construction industry as well as extensive project management. Mike oversees all day to day operations at the Denver branch, including onsite management of window film installations, sales, and customer relations. His knowledge of security, privacy/decorative, and energy efficient window film products is extensive, giving him the skill and aptitude to select the ideal film for any application. Mike's expertise is backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.