The Benefits And Cost Associated Of Ballistics-Resistant Window Film

The world can be a frightening an uncertain place and we live in an era where tensions run high.  While San Francisco certainly is a relatively safe place to live, raise a family and own a business, the truth is–acts of terrorism and gun violence happen at random.  Commercial buildings are especially at risk to attack in from guns and bombs because they are full of people so attackers can do a lot of damage at once. Also, schools and government buildings, in particular, seem to be common places where gun violence is carried out.  This means buildings like these and many others need to prepare for acts of terrorism, mass shootings, and bomb attacks. One way to do this is to secure the windows on your building with ballistics resistant window film. These films are a strong way to guard what is arguably the weakest point of entry–the windows.  Not only do these high-tech window films keep glass in place after a bullet strike or a bomb blast, but they also keep would-be attackers from gaining entry into the building for precious seconds and even minutes. More time means those inside the building are able to escape and significantly increases survival odds. One question we at Window Film San Francisco (besides whether or not bullet resistant window film stops bullets) is–”How much does it cost?” Below we have listed a range of cost of both regular security window film and bomb and ballistics resistant window film as well

Pricing For Security Window Films

Security Films

Price: $8-16 per square foot

These films keep glass in place and protected against blunt force on the windows of your property.  This helps mitigate the damage done in crimes like “smash and grabs” because it takes significantly longer to get into a window treated with film–if at all.  It also protects people in and around your building from flying glass debris. Should the window be hit with extreme force, the glass will break, but stay in place.

Bullet And Bomb Resistant Film

Price: $125 per square foot

Many people ask us if we carry  “bulletproof glass”. The truth is, there is no such thing as a true  “bulletproof glass” (any glass can be penetrated given enough time and a high enough caliber bullet), but we do offer a package that includes treatment with the nanoengineered C bond adhesive, which, when combined with high-level security window film and specialty frames,  makes glass virtually impenetrable to bullets and bombs.

*Please note: Security films require the addition of specialty framing around each treated window. These frames are normally priced by the linear foot and range from $2-5 per linear foot.


Watch the video below to see ballistic resistant film in action!

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For more information about security films, ballistic resistant or bomb blast window films, contact us at San Francisco Window Film today!


Angus got his start in the window tinting industry shortly after he moved to San Francisco from his home in Scotland. Almost immediately after moving, he noticed the significant impact that sunlight and weather had on homes and buildings in the area. During his research, he stumbled across window film as a solution for controlling the climate and atmosphere in indoor spaces. Now, Angus has been working in the window tinting industry for over ten years and has installed window film on all types of properties in the San Francisco area, ranging from office buildings, retail stores, and schools to apartments and single family homes. His expertise and product knowledge on the various types of security, energy saving, and decorative window film on the market give him the ability to select the perfect solution for every property based on the unique needs of the building itself as well as the building owner.