How Interior Windows Can Improve Security in Federal Prisons
The internal security measures of federal prisons require a fine balance of physical containment of inmates, while still being able to keep a clear line of vision for supervision purposes. Security glass window systems are an ideal solution to maintain the safety of federal prisons with less obstruction and more open space to the facility.
How do interior security window systems work?
Our RetroWAL™ security window retrofit system is comprised of window lites reinforced with a laminated composite that is rigidly attached to the inside of the existing window, making it nearly impossible for a person, or multiple people, to break through the glass.
What specific protection options are available for security window systems for federal prisons?
Depending on the product and specifications selected, our RetroWAL™ security window retrofit system can withstand prolonged physical attacks, including bomb blasts. Our patented compression release technology™ absorbs blast pressure, so there is no need for heavy structural steel framing.
What are the other benefits of interior security windows in federal prisons?
Besides the obvious increase in safety, window retrofits can also improve the thermal performance of existing windows. This improvement in energy performance can reduce the energy demand, and thus save the facility money on operating costs. We have observed an average of 20% energy savings.
Plus, interior window systems in general have a lower total project cost and a much faster installation time than replacement windows. On average, our interior security window systems reduce installation time by over 90% and reduce total cost by over 50%.
How do I learn more about Thermolite’s security window system options?
Contact Thermolite today online via our web form, or give us a call at 574-234-4004 for more information. We can discuss your facility’s needs to determine which Thermolite interior secondary window system is right for you.
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