Defend Your Home with Window Security Film

Pro Tip

Some readers may be considering building a bug out cabin or living remotely. Food smells inevitably attract wildlife. If they learn that they can even sometimes succeed at getting fed, there is a good chance they will be back. Bug out cabins and homes are often empty too. This presents an opportunity for break-ins from humans as well. There are a lot of hikers and transient people. There are very few truly remote locations left in the United States. Although encroachment from people may be rare, don’t be naive enough to think that you are so far back that you are immune to theft and vandalism.

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Pro Tip

Window film that is installed without the help of a pro is usually installed on the interior of the window, but check the instructions for the film you buy. You may want to apply it on both sides for different types of protection or to double the strength.


How long does window security film provide protection?

Climatic conditions matter of course, but the general rule is that you can expect window security film to last 15–20 years. Some of the thicker professional-grade films may last longer. Proper application and buying a quality product will help ensure a longer life. If film is compromised, you may want to replace it. Any sign of peeling is a sign that your film is a candidate for replacement.

Can you remove and reuse film?

No. Window films are meant to applied and left in place unless its description specifically states otherwise. They can be difficult to remove and leave a residue that must be cleaned off. Unless just the film is severely damaged, there is little reason to remove film.

MEET Roman Zrazhevskiy

Roman is a notable figure in the sphere of emergency preparedness and has been featured in various news broadcasts, publications, and documentaries to weigh in on the subject. He has made multiple appearances on HBO, BBC, CBS, and other media outlets to provide insight on the critical importance of readiness under all circumstances. When he is not hard at work being the CEO of Ready To Go Survival and MIRA Safety, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, shooting, handball, and scaring his neighbors by taking out the trash in full MOPP gear.

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