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   Undertoad  Tuesday Mar 8 01:10 PM

3/8/2005: Great security glass ad



I forget who sent this along but I notice it was also on Boing Boing. What an outstanding idea to promote their safety glass! It turns out that the bills on top are real but the rest fake... nevertheless, all advertising should be so clever.



wolf  Tuesday Mar 8 01:12 PM

You can't really tell from that shot, but the glass looks pretty thin. I wonder if we can get this at work ... is it bullet resistant too?



Beestie  Tuesday Mar 8 01:16 PM

There's a big-ass security camera with a security station across the street just in case anybody gets any ideas, though.

I think that's up in Canada somewhere.



wolf  Tuesday Mar 8 02:26 PM

I couldn't find anything on the 3m website about this product, but did notice that for the most part they make security films (basically big scotch tape to keep the window from shattering) rather than making the glass.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Mar 8 04:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beestie
There's a big-ass security camera with a security station across the street just in case anybody gets any ideas, though.

I think that's up in Canada somewhere.
It was Vancouver, Broughton and Pender.
Think storm windows and cat burglers not commandos.
I think Wolf's right about 3-M films.
Oh...I believe the bus stop it's attached to is covered with the same material.


Sweets  Tuesday Mar 8 08:27 PM

Whoever thought of that idea for an advertisement is a genius.



jaguar  Tuesday Mar 8 08:42 PM

Quote:
You can't really tell from that shot, but the glass looks pretty thin. I wonder if we can get this at work ... is it bullet resistant too?
I've come across similar stuff used in secure bank sections, it's designed to withstand 2 hours of being battered with a sledgehammer and point-blank 30.06. I don't think this is quite the same though but I somehow doubt that's household glass.


blase  Tuesday Mar 8 08:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaguar
I've come across similar stuff used in secure bank sections, it's designed to withstand 2 hours of being battered with a sledgehammer and point-blank 30.06. I don't think this is quite the same though but I somehow doubt that's household glass.
On mythbusters they shot at the 2" stuff you'd find in most convenience stores and such...they couldn't get a handgun to break through but that 30.06 went through with ease.

I'm kind of suspect of their test because they shot at the same piece repeatedly. As in first tried a 9mm, then a 45... It would have been more scientific to use a fresh pane every time. But nonetheless, handgun after handgun failed...the 30.06 was the last gun tried so maybe it was just weakened.


zippyt  Tuesday Mar 8 09:13 PM

.06 AP ( armor piercing ) rounds would have been fun to try on that , but .50 cal AP rounds WOULD go thru it , and YES those are comercialy available from Cabels ,
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...712&hasJS=true



mrnoodle  Wednesday Mar 9 10:34 AM

Yay Cabela's! The other notable point is that if you shot that display with a .50, you would not only break the glass, but have money flying around for 3 miles before it got cleaned up. I vote for a bulldozer.



CharlieG  Wednesday Mar 9 11:31 AM

No, the average rifle WILL go through the 2" stuff at fairly short range

This is one of the reason the NRA gets their shorts in knots whenever someone proposes a law against "ammuntion that can penetrate a bullet proof vest". Almost ALL rifles will do so, including 99% of those used for deer hunting (older lower velocity deer rounds might not - say 30-30 (maybe) and 45-70). What that law does is effectively outlaw rifles. A good idea, but a flawed way to do things



russotto  Wednesday Mar 9 08:21 PM

Most security coatings lose their effectiveness under UV light. Probably not a big problem in a Canadian winter.

IMO, it wouldn't be sporting to prosecute anyone who broke it, but they probably would anyway.



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