Why Fit Laminated Glass?
Firstly, it is important to understand why having the correct glass installed is vital in the battle against the Burglar. All criminals/thieves favour the following three methods of entry over any other Lock snapping, Sneaking in and Glass Smashing.
The majority of you have toughened glass currently installed in your homes to conform to standard building regulations. Some only have clear float glass, which are single pane or old Double Glazed Units.
Burglars “Pop” standard toughened glass (BS EN 12150) by puncturing a hole usually in one of the four corners of the panel by using a tool such as a screwdriver.
This significantly weakens the glass and causes cracking. The burglar then simply uses their hands to press the weakened toughened glass to ensure it falls into small blunt pieces. They always wear gloves to prevent forensic opportunities (Blood) and to prevent injury to themselves.