There are so many terms mentioned in relation to security glass that it’s easy to get confused. We want to help commercial business owners and health and safety managers better understand security glass. Therefore we’ve answered a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about security glass and safety glass in this blog post.
- What are the different types of security glass?
There are several different types of security glass, each capable of giving protection against different types of potential hazards. These include walk-on glass, fire rated glass, blast resistant glass, anti-vandal/anti-theft glass, ballistic glass and architectural glass.
- Will security glass deter from the aesthetics of my building design?
Not at all. In fact, Diamond Glass security glass solutions are fully customisable to meet your aesthetic requirements. Security glass can offer increased safety and complement a minimalist, creative or high-end aesthetic.
- What is laminated glass?
Laminated glass is a type of security glass containing 2 or more layers of glass, sandwiched with a middle plastic interlayer. If any layer of glass gets broken, the plastic interlayer holds the piece of glass in place, preventing the layers of glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. It is often used in exterior shop fronts, curtain walls and windows, for the purpose of protecting against theft, vandalism, harsh winds or hurricane like weather.
- What is toughened glass?
Also known as “tempered glass“, toughened security glass is subject to thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength. It is both physically and thermally stronger than ordinary float glass.
For this reason, toughened glass is typically used when strength, thermal resistance and safety are important considerations. It takes significant impact to break and when broken, to crumble into small granular pieces of glass instead of splintering into dangerous jagged pieces.
- Where can security glass be used on my premises?
Security glass is a highly versatile solution. Security glass solutions can manufactured for use indoors or outdoors. It can be used as flooring, roofing, windows, doors, railings, skylights, shop fronts and even display cases.
- What industries should use security glass?
Almost any industry can find an application for a security glass solution. We regularly service a wide variety of industries with our solutions, particularly retail, healthcare, hospitality, engineering and education services.
Need more information about security glass solutions for your business? Feel free to contact the expert Diamond Glass team.