Security Glass as the name suggests is a prelude to a relatively secure glass environment that may hinder potential burglur or impact situations. Security Glass may be manufactured using poly vinyl butryl PVB or at times using toughned glass annealing with poly acrylic laminate.
Toughened Glass is manufactured using extreme heating and afterwards rapid cooling . It is normally used in architectural situtaions like balcony glass or staircases or whenever you may need a sturdier alternative to normall easy-to-brake glass.
Security Glass comes in many forms for example:-
a) Normal window or door impact-resistent glass
b) Bullet-resistant glass.
This article is limited to normal impact-resistant security glass
Security Glass is useful for:-
1) Impact-resitant – can withstand direct hand tool impacts from axes, hammers, bricks etc for a few minutes
2) Preventive against ‘SMASH AND GRAB’ situations where a thief may try for a quick break, grab and run situation
3) Useful in windows – can be substituted for grills and shutters.
4) Useful in more proctective situations like glass lift walls.
5) Useful in showcases/ jewellery stores and the like
6) When broken it tends to not shatter and stays in place. Note that’s when it is broken from one side and when normal impact -resistant security glass is broken from both sides, then one may need a stronger security glass to hold it together.
7) Provides Peace of mind
Toughened Glass is useful for:-
1) Glass tables, doors & windows.
2) Less likely to break than normal annealed glass
3) Curved Staircases or curved cabinets
4) When broken, it normally is not a danger and breaks into small fragments
5) Privides strength as well as visibility
6) Showroom doors and cases
8) To create divider effect in rooms
9) Modular-Kitchen Cabinets or Wardrobes
Security Glass Vs Toughened:- Security Glass is stronger than Toughened Glass but it’s usage is quite selective and under normal day to day circumstances wherever a liklihood of glass being broken is there, toughened glass should be enough protection.