Why Governments And The Military Are Designing With Smart Glass
Smart glass and film go from clear to frosted with the flick of a switch, providing privacy on demand. This feature has made switchable glass a popular product for government offices and the military because it adds an invisible layer of security to any space.
Here are the features and benefits of PDLC privacy glass that make it invaluable for security purposes:
1. Smart Glass Becomes Opaque in a Fraction of a Second
In the event of an emergency, every second counts. Smart glass becomes private faster than anyone could possibly close curtains or draw the blinds, blocking visibility from intruders by acting as an electronic blind.
2. Privacy Glass Gives Operators Complete Control
There are lots of ways to control smart glass and film. The glass can be wired to operate with a wall switch, a panic button, automated system, smartphone or voice command. See the video below of smart glass being controlled via Siri:
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3. Smart Glass is Discreet
Unlike other security measures, privacy film and glass are not intrusive. When the glass is switched to transparent, it looks just like regular glass and allows natural light to flow through open spaces. This is ideal for government buildings that are open to the public or vulnerable areas where secret security measures are necessary.
4. Switchable Glass Includes Soundproofing
Sound reduction glass typically costs around $100 per square foot. Smart Glass includes these soundproofing properties for free, providing the benefits of privacy and silence in a single product. This makes smart glass a popular option for interrogation rooms and other confidential settings.
5. Smart Glass is Safety Glass
Smart glass is laminated and tempered safety glass that is suitable for hurricane zones and does not shatter as easily as regular glass.
6. Smart Film and Glass Are Easy to Install
Smart film is applied to existing glass surfaces, transforming them into switchable glass. Smart film can easily be installed by window film installers or as a do-it-yourself project. This makes privacy film the perfect retrofit window treatment for areas with glass already in place or projects with strict government budgets.
Electric privacy glass is installed just like regular glass, apart from the wiring, and can be installed by any glazier.
7. Switchable Glass Complements Minimalist Design
Most government and military buildings have modern, simple designs and do not want their aesthetic to become outdated or constantly need to be updated. Smart glass and film never go out of style, as they simply transform the glass from clear to frosted. This makes them a great long-term design option.
8. Each Order Is Completely Customizable
Any type of glass can be made switchable with PDLC technology whether it is bulletproof or fire rated. Smart Glass can be double or triple insulated. Smart film can be applied to any glass surface including curved glass.
If you are looking to design a space that can be both secure and open, smart glass is the perfect product for you.
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