Will Window Tinting Films Make Your Car More Secure?

When you first started to think about having your car windows tinted, you were probably thinking about benefits like reducing glare, UV rays and temperatures. Or, you may simply have been looking to soup up the aesthetics of your vehicle with some high-end tints. As well as these benefits, car window tinting could also boost your car's security. How does this work?

Tints Enhance Privacy

On of the big benefits of tinted windows is the privacy they give drivers. You can see out, but nobody can see in. This element of privacy also comes with a security advantage.

For example, if your windows aren't tinted, then anyone can see into your car. If someone sees something worth stealing, like a laptop, smartphone or handbag, then they can simply smash a window and grab it. This kind of spur of the moment smash and grab isn't likely to happen if you have your car windows tinted as people won't be able to look through the films to see what you're keeping in your vehicle.

Tints and Smashed Glass

Even if someone were to have a speculative go at smashing one of your car windows, tinted films may give you a bit of a security boost. The films used create tinted windows add an extra layer to the glass, so a car window might not smash as easily as it would without a tint. If someone breaks the window, the tint film may hold the glass together, making it harder to break the window out. This added layer may deter some speculative car thieves who generally want to smash, grab and go with as little fuss as possible.

Tip: Tinted windows could also give you a personal safety boost. If you have an accident and your window gets smashed, a tint film is more likely to hold the glass in place that to let it fall into the car and on you.

Before you make a final decision on the style and type of tinted windows you want put on your vehicle, talk to a local car window tinting company about your options. There are laws that dictate what you can and can't do with vehicle window tinting in terms of the darkness of film and the amount of light it lets in. These rules may vary from state to state, so it's worth getting advice from a local tint provider to see how the rules apply where you live.