One helps safeguard data, while the other adds warmth, comfort, and privacy. Many people think of window films and window treatments as standalone features in an office setting. But when implemented in unison with one another, they can form a one-two punch that can serve both security and privacy purposes.
Read on for a closer look at how window films and window treatments are perfect complements of one another:
Window Films: What You Need to Know
Many companies install IR or RF shielding film on the external windows of their office to ensure data security. Such window shielding films can also be utilized to create in-office SCIFs (sensitive compartmented information facilities) to ensure that what's said, and any information shared doesn't extend beyond the area's four walls. Beyond more secure data protection, certain window films offer other benefits, including:
- Blast protection
- Tinted options
- Solar reflection
- Decorative options
Window Treatments: What You Need to Know
On the basic level, window treatments are essentially the likes of shades, drapes, curtains, blinds, and other products that help ensure maximum privacy for an office building or various offices or meeting rooms within a building. Treatments range from basic to advanced. While curtains and drapes can be manually drawn at various times of the day, more advanced solar shades can be programmed to activate and deactivate based on user preference and where the sun sits at various times of the day.
The Benefits of Using Both Window Films and Window Treatments in Your Office
When you use both window films and window treatments in your office setting, you maximize both office safety and security. What's more is that these solutions can also help conserve energy and reduce solar glare, making the office a more efficient and enjoyable place to work out of. Here's an overview of how films and treatments work to enhance safety and security:
- Window films and treatments are essentially "on" at all parts of the day, protecting your building from data hacks and prying eyes.
- As we mentioned above, motorized shades can be programmed to open and close at times based on the sun's position to mitigate glare and solar heat gain. They may also come with an occupancy sensor and automatically close or open based on the presence of people in certain rooms.
- Both films and treatments are cost-effective solutions for enhancing security.
- Films and treatments can help reduce heating and cooling costs by guarding against solar heat gain based on the position of the sun in the sky.
Finally, both films and window treatments are both flexible and versatile. When installed correctly, you can't even tell if window films are installed. And decorative window films are also available. Window treatments come in a wide range of fabrics, colors, and designs to match any office aesthetic.
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For more information on the safety and security benefits of both window film and window treatments, contact Signals Defense today.