Securing you and your property
One of the major benefits of safety and security glass is that in most cases it’s not easily breakable, and still provides several safety features if it is broken. Homes and businesses continue to use this type glass because of the increasing need for safety and security. If you are building a new house, office or planning to a start renovation, then consider using safety and security glass products. Our O’Brien experts can provide practical advice to help you to select the best type of safety glass for your project.
What types of safety glass are available?
Laminate glass, also known as safety glass, has a polyvinyl inter layer for increased strength and safety, which will hold the panel in one piece if broken. Australian standard AS1288-2006 advises when safety glass needs to be used, for example in high traffic areas such as shopfronts.
Toughened glass can be another type of safety glass, which is heat strengthened glass. When broken, toughened glass shatters into small pieces to reduce the risk of injury.
Installing safety glass
Safety glass plays an essential role in ensuring homes and businesses are safe and secure. It’s important to ensure safety and security glass is installed correctly, get in touch with O’Brien® on 1800 663 358 and speak to an expert today.
Did you know?
The glass used in many older properties still doesn’t meet Australian Standard (AS1288-2006)? For safety reasons this important standard specifies that safety glass should be used in areas such as certain windows, bathrooms, shower screens and certain doors – any glass where there is a high risk of human impact.
Bandit resistant glass
Whether it’s a house window, a shopfront or a security facility, O’Brien® has a security glass that provides the benefits of daylight and transparency with the peace of mind of security – all day, every day. Our Bandit Resistant glass is typically used in commercial applications such as vulnerable shopfronts, windows and doorways susceptible to break in. It is also used in a variety of other ‘at risk’ applications such as pay booths, jewellery counters and display counters, providing resistance against ‘smash and grab’ theft attempts.
Benefits of security glass
Our latest generation of security glass is aimed at enhancing domestic and commercial security to increase your personal safety as well as offering added protection to your assets. Call us today on 1800 663 358 to find out more.
Safety glass features:
- Resists penetration and forced entry – glass may break but interlayer retains integrity and continues to act as a barrier.
- Withstands repeated blows from heavy objects such as bricks, hammers and crowbars.
- Improved resistance to accidental impact – safer for families.
Did you know?
Damage caused by vandalism and manual attack can be minimised using laminated glass, and acts as a deterrent to burglars by slowing them down and attracting attention.