Safety Window Film 

Safety window film can be applied to glass such as windows or doors for the purpose of improving safety standards.

Easy to apply within the format of a window film, safety window film is a cost-effective alternative to replacing windows and can achieve any number of safety properties.

Here at Glass Films, our SOLYX® safety window films cover a wide range of safety objectives, with full details available on each individual product listing. 

Before making your purchase, here is an overview of safety window films to guide you.


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Window Safety Film – Category Overview

Translucent windows, doors, walls or gates fall under the Regulation 14 of the The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

The regulations state that applicable surfaces must be made of safety material, or be protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material. In addition, the surfaces must be appropriately marked or incorporate features to make them apparent.

Safety window film is one of the best ways to make a translucent glass surface more visible. The alternative is to replace the glass itself, which is costly and furthermore, is not always necessary since a window film can often bring the glass up to the required standards. 

As a homeowner, architect or anyone responsible for improving the safety of glass, you should consult the required safety standards first. From there, it will then be possible to choose the most appropriate safety film which conforms to these requirements, standards or regulations. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”45px”][vc_single_image image=”358784″ img_size=”Large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

What Are Safety Window Films?

Simply put, safety window films can be applied to various glass surfaces to improve safety standards. That’s because glass can be a hazard, especially due to impact or if the glass shatters. 

Depending on the window film selected, it may have properties applied which offer protection from various threats such as shatter resistance, strength enhancement, bird safety, UV protection, heat and glare reduction and improved privacy. 

Examples of standards applied to safety window films can include ANSI Z97.1-1984

16 CFR 1201 U.S.G.S. Category 1: Break Strength 100PLI CPSC 16 CFR 1201, BS 6206,

JIS A5759 and GB 9962-88.

If you require a safety window film to conform with any particular standard, you can search for that standard in our website search bar above. 

Alternatively, please contact us to match up the right window film with your project requirements including any safety standards or general building regulations. 


Our team of window film experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about security window film.

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How Do Safety Window Films Improve Safety Of Window Or Door Glass? 

Safety films have various properties applied. This means when the film is installed onto window or door glass, the required properties now also apply to the glass. In general, safety film is an easy and cost-effective alternative to replacing windows or window glass, whenever there is a need to upgrade the safety features of the glass. The specific safety enhancements that the window film will provide can be found on each product listing. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”358793″ img_size=”Large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Types Of Safety Window Films


Safety Glazing Film – Usage Ideas 

The usage of any safety film should be guided by the required safety standards or building regulations. However, as with all forms of window films, there are some popular usages which apply. 

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Safety Film For Glass Doors

Glass doors often contain large panes of glass. Whether the glass is a hazard to those who may potentially walk into the glass, or if there is a need to upgrade the safety properties of the glass for another reason, safety film can bring the glass up to the required standards.

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Window Safety Film

Our window safety film is ideal for obscuring direct visibility while allowing excellent light transmission. In addition, our bird safety window film can be found within this particular product category. Therefore, there are various hazards which our window safety film can be used for.

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How To Choose A Safety Window Film

Typically, your choice of safety window film will be dictated by the type of threat or hazard the window film needs to counteract. Likewise, the type of safety standard which needs to be reached. That said, there are some additional aspects to consider to ensure you are completely satisfied with your choice of safety window film.

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Interior Or Exterior

Most of our safety window films are for interior use. However, a select few are suitable to be placed on the exterior glass surface, such as our bird safety window films. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Safety Threat Or Required Standards

When choosing a safety window film, consulting building regulations or health and safety guidance may be necessary. You can also see a full rundown of product specifications on each product page, or in our product brochure. 

If in doubt, please contact our team so that we can suggest suitable safety window films based on the properties you need your glass to achieve. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”358846″ img_size=”Large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Window Colour

Some of our safety window films have a colourful tint applied. Our colour combinations ensure the safety properties can be achieved, but in a way which gives a stylish edge to the look of your glass. Some usage ideas for coloured safety window films include window glass, door glass, shower glass or internal wall glass.


UV Transmission Level

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Window Film Size 

Our safety window films are available in a range of different sizes. Please measure your window or door glass in advance so that the correct size of window film can be selected.

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Benefits Of Safety Window Film

Safety window film can be required for several reasons. But what remains true regardless, is that there can never be enough benefits of improving the safety or security of your glass. 

Beyond ensuring your home or building is compliant with building regulations or other safety standards, safe window and door glass is for the benefit of all those who use your building. In the case of bird safety film, these benefits also extend to your local wildlife population.

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Prevents Expensive Window Or Glass Replacement 

Many of our safety window films apply properties to the glass which upgrade the glass to safety glass. Where this is the case, there is no need to undertake a costly, not to mention disruptive replacement of your window glass to ensure safety standards will be met.

For larger buildings especially, the ability to acquire the necessary safety standards just through the application of window film is extremely cost-effective.


Applied And Removed In A Matter Of Minutes 

Window film is designed to be applied or removed from windows with ease. While professional installation is always recommended for the best possible finish, compared with installing new windows or replacing window glass, window film is a hassle-free option for your home or commercial building. 


Colourful Spectrum To Explore

A large selection of our safety window films have a colourful tint applied, allowing you to add instant personality to your home or commercial premises. Spanning the full rainbow, you’ll find window film in colours such as red, pink, yellow, blue, green, orange and violet. 

Many of our coloured safety window films bring untempered glass to tempered safety glass standards. In addition, styles such as our SXB-96 Steel Blue Sand Blast also comply with 

ANSI Z97.1-1984 and 16 CFR 1201 U.S.G.S. Category II: Break Strength 100PLI. 

Not looking for a colourful safety window film? We also stock safety window films without any colour tint applied, ensuring there is a perfect window film for every project.


Glass Films – All Window Film Designs

This page is dedicated to our safety window film. However, elsewhere on our website you’ll also find other window film designs including:

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Safety Window Film UK FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about purchasing window films with safety features applied below. 

If you don’t see your query, please get in touch with our customer service team by calling us on  0800 970 6366 or email us at [email protected].

You can also keep up to date with our latest news and product launches by following us on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”18px”][vc_empty_space height=”18px”][vc_toggle title=”Can Safety Film Be Applied To The Outside Of Glass Windows?”]So long as the safety film is marked as suitable for exterior use, it can be applied to the outside of glass windows. Our bird safety window film is an example of a window film that is applied outside rather than inside, so that birds can see the window film to help prevent them from flying into the glass. View all exterior safety window film see the safety window film which can be placed on the outside of your windows, doors, glass balustrades and similar glass surfaces. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can Window Glass Safety Film Be Removed?”]Yes. Window film is designed to stay in place for several years offering excellent longevity. That said, all window film can be removed whenever you wish. This could be to refresh your window film with a different window film style, or simply to return the glass to its original look. If the window film is a type of safety film, then it may be a requirement to have safety window film on the glass at all times so do check before removing, as new window film may need to be applied without delay.  [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Does Window Glass Film Comply With Building Regs?”]At Glass Films, we take our commitment to health and safety seriously as a RIBA CPD and NBS Source partner. Our window films comply with various safety standards. Depending on the required building regulations for your project, you will find details of the window film compatibility on each product listing. If you need any further assistance, our customer service team would be more than happy to help. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Does Safety Film Work?”]Absolutely. If the correct safety film is selected based on the required properties, and the film is also installed and maintained as per our instructions, then your chosen safety film absolutely will provide the qualities you need. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What Is The Best Way To Clean Window Film?”]Windows with window film applied can still be cleaned, although special precautions need to be taken to prevent damage to the window film. This includes if your windows are being cleaned by a professional company, who should be made aware that window films have been applied to the glass.

The main points to note is that abrasive tools, products or techniques should not be used on window film. Instead, we recommend using microfiber or sheepskin type pads for scrubbing. If a squeegee is used, then plastic rather than metal end caps will prevent the window film from becoming damaged.

For stubborn stains, a mild detergent can be used with a microfiber pad.

If in doubt, please check the cleaning instructions on our website or on your product specification sheet. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Does Window Film Deter Birds?”]Yes, so long as the window film has specific bird safety properties. At Glass Films, our bird safety window films have been shown to help control birds from hitting windows, an example being our SX-BSFV Bird Strike Safety Film.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How Do I Stop Birds From Flying Into My Windows?”]Glass films stock a variety of bird safety films which can be applied to your windows to stop birds flying into them. So-called bird strikes are a common issue in residential and commercial properties alike, and can cause serious injury to birds as well as damage to the window glass. However, the patterns on the window film apply a design to the window glass to help birds to see the obstruction ahead, thus helping to prevent birds from flying directly into the glass. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Why Do Birds Fly Into Glass?”]Quite simply, clear window glass often means that birds cannot detect there is going to be an obstruction in their path. Therefore, they fly into the window because they expect to be able to keep flying, not realising the glass window will prevent them from doing so. It is for this reason that bird safety window film is used. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What Is The British Safety Standard For Tempered Glass?”]Tempered glass (also known as toughened glass) is covered by the British Standard BS EN 12150. When broken, tempered glass breaks into small fragments with dulled edges to reduce the chance that someone may be injured. It is a requirement to use tempered glass wherever there is a possibility of human impact. 

SXB-89 Salmon Pink Sand Blast is one of the many safety window films we stock which brings untempered glass to tempered glass safety standards. Full details of any applicable safety standards can be found on each product listing. Alternatively, please contact us for further information. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]