Apartment Buildings: A Case Study
Victoria is growing at an ever quickening rate. A decade ago, no one would believe that our little town, mostly composed of retirees and new families, would quickly turn into a bustling metropolis with one of the largest tech scenes in Canada. Temperate weather and easy access to some of Canada’s best wilderness has made Victoria one of the most desired places to live in all of Canada.
All this growth has been great for the local economy; developers especially are jumping on the opportunity to build large apartment buildings and condominium units to accommodate the rapidly growing population. While the overall effect of these buildings has been great, there are two major concerns for most residents (and therefore, developers), these are: smash and grab crime, and heat problems in southeast facing units.
After installation of the window film, an attempted break-in was thwarted by the window films holding the glass together. As the thieves couldn’t gain easy access through the window, they quickly retreated from their nefarious activity. Subsequent break-in attempts stopped as thieves knew that the building was no longer an easy target.
A Case Study from South of the Border
Here is a case study of multi-tenant commercial properties located in Michigan that used window film to solve these two significant problems.
The Problem: There were increasing instances of break-ins happening to a large multi-unit apartment building in Michigan. The ground floor apartments featured floor to ceiling windows which, while beautiful, provided burglars with easy access to the units simply by smashing through the glass. Tenants were increasingly worried that their units would be the next target of break in, and were demanding that the owners do something to address their fear.
Of secondary concern, residents in south-facing units were complaining about overheating and uncomfortable glare in the summer.
The Solution: The owners of the property decided that they could solve both their problems by investing in window film. The film offered the double benefits of solar control, addressing the concerns about hotspots and glare, and keeping windows secure.
The Results: After installation of the window film, an attempted break-in was thwarted by the window films holding the glass together. As the thieves couldn’t gain easy access through the window, they quickly retreated from their nefarious activity. Subsequent break-in attempts stopped as thieves knew that the building was no longer an easy target. Tenants in the south-facing units were also pleased that they could keep their blinds open all year without worrying about hotspots or annoying glare. Happier tenants = happier owners, so everyone walked away smiling (except the burglars).
Victoria’s Window Film Authority
Friends of Sunshade Window Film in Victoria have consistently reported the same benefits of increased security and comfort. As Victoria grows, so will the need for safe, affordable housing. Developers should look to solutions like window film to ensure a high standard of living for tenants.
Critical to a successful application of window film is choosing the right installer and the right films. Sun Shade Window Films is a local family-owned business that has been working with families and businesses in Victoria for over 20 years. Check out a list of our commercial services right here, and please contact us directly for any questions you may have – we’d love to help.