St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M launched its new 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films, a product designed to keep glass intact upon breakage and to hold car windows together if a thief attempts to enter.
Like an aftermarket security system for your car windows, 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films can help slow thieves down, according to the company.
“3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films are a great addition to our automotive window film line where customers need theft or damage protection and will also receive the added benefit of solar heat rejection,” said Karen Martin, 3M automotive marketing supervisor for the U.S.
The security films also provide heat production by rejecting 46 percent of the total solar energy coming through car windows, block 99 percent of UV light, and reduce glare from blinding sunlight. The product is constructed from non-metallized materials that won’t interfere with mobile phone, GPS or satellite radio reception.
Additionally, 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films come with a limited lifetime warranty to protect the product from peeling, blistering or bubbling, according to the company.
An auto theft occurs every 33 seconds in the U.S., which amounts to roughly 1 million vehicles each year, and costs nearly $6.4 million, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).