The correct selection of glass can help increase safety and security in your home.
Laminated glass is just not a safety glass, but when broken will tend to remain intact, so it is an ideal glass for preventing the forced entry into your home.
Statistics show that if a potential intruder is not successful within 45 seconds of attempting entry, they will most often move onto another target.
Laminated bandit resistant glass, which has a heavier interlayer than normal laminate, can withstand up to 20 blows from a blunt instrument before failing.
A number of security options are available in combinations of tinted and Low "E" products. G.James can discuss your requirements and recommend the most suitable product.
Safety & Security Products
- Bullet Resistant Glass
- Bandit Resistant Glass
- Acoustical Laminate
- Automotive Glass
- Balustrade Glass
- Bent Toughened
- Cyclone Resistant Glass
- Grade A Safety Glass
- Laminated Glass
- Lead Glass
- Slip Resistant Glass
- Wired Glass
Safety glass is glass that minimises the risk of injury when broken. There are three main types as recognised by Australian Standards:
- Laminated Glass
- Laminated glass is usually two plies of ordinary glass sandwiched around an interlayer of a plastic like material (poly vinyl butyral). When impacted the glass may break, but the interlayer holds the glass together and also prevents a person passing through the broken panel. G.James offers a number of types of laminated glass including ultra-clear Opti-safe laminated glass.
- Toughened glass is created by putting ordinary glass through a heating / cooling process. This not only produces a much stronger material, but if broken it is reduced to small blunt edged particles that are relatively harmless.
- Safety mirror
- Safety mirror is where ordinary mirror glass has a vinyl or polypropylene film glued to the backing, so that if broken the risk of injury is reduced.