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Re: Window Security Film

From: DaveP
Sent on: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:59 AM

Hi all - I've been doing some research on home security.  After I found out how easy it is to get through big-box store brands of deadbolts (with no sign on forced entry) via a technique called "bumping" (some videos show how easy it is here:, I've looked into deadbolts that aren't so easily defeated.

Here are some that come recommended (aside from electronic ones which I personally don't trust):    Abloy and BiLock brands.


available here (also on Amazon, but that just points you back to the same folks)

these guys also have a decent Best Practices page here:

Also, it turns out that the security and/or locks on most budget firearms safes are trivial to defeat:

Hackers even had a presentation about it:

The hackers had the hardest time with this safe:

Now, having Ft Knox for a front door is great, but if you have a large window accessible right next to it, not so much.  That's where window security film comes in - it's a plastic sheet that you install to make it *much* harder to break through the glass.  In fact, the site Reddit had a smash-and-grab burglar say that was, after a properly installed deadbolt, *the best thing* you could do to protect yourself:

There are a couple of brands, 3M and Madico are big, but I think they only sell via authorized resellers.  Remlor is the brand for DIY'ers it seems, and is available on Amazon.

Video showing effectiveness of window film:



and others:

How to measure your windows for film purchase:

So, does anybody want to get some with me?  You can get it by the yard on Amazon - would be cheaper and save on shipping...if so, please message me!

Stay safe!


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