When accidents happen, Saflex® provides passive protection
If your vehicle is fitted with regular tempered side windows, (as most vehicles are) you may consider upgrading to laminated side glass on your next vehicle purchase. With standard tempered side windows, it takes a thief less than two seconds to break the glass and enter your car. But laminated glass made with Saflex® interlayers can provide up to 2 minutes of intrusion resistance - up to 60 times the security of tempered glass!
Is it any wonder that people want tougher windows in their cars? Just look at the facts. Each year, there are over 330,000 cars stolen and 1.8 million thefts from cars in the UK alone*. In the U.S., over 1.2 million cars are stolen and 1.8 million more vehicle break-ins** occur. Police documentation shows that 50% of all these thefts and break-ins occur through the side windows.
However, it takes a thief 20 to 30 seconds of continuous pounding to break laminated glass made with Saflex protective interlayer. By the time it takes them to enter the car, most opportunistic thieves just give up.
Laminated glass made with Saflex advanced interlayer can provide an even higher level of intrusion resistance than our standard interlayers. It takes about 2 minutes of repeated blows to break through a window made with Saflex advanced interlayer. Most spontaneous crimes will be thwarted and the vehicle, along with the valuables inside it, will be far better protected.
In order to make it easier for vehicle owners to identify the type of glass fitted in their vehicle, many manufacturers are beginning to mark the glass with easy to identify symbols. These symbols on side windows say the vehicle is protected with laminated glass.
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