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Old 07-13-2020, 02:54 AM
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I was watching a livestream between FERFAL (we don't always agree, brother, but your experience of having been through it for real is invaluable, and I'm a subscriber.) and Matt Bracken.

One of the ideas floated out was putting hurricane shatter-proof film for houses on your car windows in case of riot, mob, carjacking, and the like.

#m makes a security film that they say, "helps hold your window together and slows down a thief trying to gain access to your car."

I didn't think of protective films on auto glass until FERFAL and Mr. Bracken tossed the idea out there.

Something to think on.

What are y"all's thoughts?
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:37 AM
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Many cars have laminated glass in side Windows besides windshield, not sure more plastic film is helpful. Not sure how scratch resistant outer protective film is.
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If you’re going to tint your windows doing so with security film is likely a good idea! Some newer vehicles already have laminated side windows. Seems like that started in the last year or so.

I’d rather have security screens on the house, but film on a vehicle could be helpful at times. You’d have to decide if you’re more likely to need to break your window and escape or secure your windows from others.

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this is a tricky point indeed, security vs safety. In event of needing to break window for an escape in an accident becomes virtually impossible.
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Seems to me that in a vehicle it is more of a convenience to roll the window down for the drive through than anything else. Considering the large door that is next to you, escape from a vehicle is not as likely a problem i would think as keeping criminals from breaking windows out in these times.
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Inexpensive and armor are not synonymous unfortunately.
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Seems to me that in a vehicle it is more of a convenience to roll the window down for the drive through than anything else. Considering the large door that is next to you, escape from a vehicle is not as likely a problem i would think as keeping criminals from breaking windows out in these times.
...unless you're talking about a submerged water escape. It's not likely, but is a possible scenario to consider.

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