Security and Soundproofing with Laminated Glass

Soundproof Windows have Superior Security Qualities

To achieve optimum soundproofing, we use laminated glass which is also security glass. See the demonstration below.

Standard Glass

Breaking standard glass

Tempered Glass

Breaking tempered glass

These Shatter with one blow!!!

It takes only one blow to shatter standard or tempered glass. Standard glass breaks easily as we all know. Tempered glass breaks easily if you know how (and most burglars do!). A hard or sharp hit with a pointed object is all that is needed; a spark plug swung on a string will allow a burglar to walk upright through a patio door in 15 seconds.

Laminated Glass

Breaking laminated glass

Repeated blows cannot break it!

Faced with this barrier and the fear of attracting attention, most intruders flee in search of easier targets.

Laminated glass is excellent break-in protection. Breaking through laminated glass requires time, effort and noise, and does not shatter when broken. It tends to remain intact, protecting interiors from flying glass, flying projectiles, and other damage.

Penetrating laminated glass requires more than just a golf ball, baseball or brick. Laminated glass even withstands minor explosions and is the major component for most bulletproof glass. It is now being used to meet strict building codes developed in Florida for hurricanes, and is used elsewhere for other severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes and earthquakes.

Laminated glass also protects you from:

  • Flying objects – golf balls, baseballs, bricks…
  • Natural disasters – tornadoes, earthquakes, wind storms
  • Flying glass – no glass inside home when a window is broken
  • Minor explosions – most flying debris will be blocked from entry

Wood 2X4 breaking glass
Strict building codes, such as those in Dade County, Florida, mandate using laminated glass to pass difficult tests – like this one using a wood 2×4 propelled at 35 mph against this window.