One of the most overlooked aspects of school safety is maintaining the premises. Installing Security Shades reduces the exposure to the elements and opportunities for criminal behavior to occur on your school campus. And there’s no better time than the summer months than to overhaul your facility’s needs.
In this article, we will look at the benefits of install Nightlock’s Security Shades:
- Reliable Criminal Deterrent
- Prevents Fading from UV Rays
- Reduced Structural Damage
- Avoid Excessive HVAC Costs
- Better Pest Control
- Better Privacy & Student Performance
Reliable Criminal Deterrent
The primary benefit of Security Shades is to serve as a criminal deterrent during both school hours or after hours. When deployed, potential criminals on the outside will not be able to peer into classrooms and other rooms to determine if there is property to be stolen/damaged or individuals to harm.
In the event of a lockdown for an active shooter incident, deploying Security Shades ensures that criminals have no way of verifying that there are potential victims to target.
Prevents Fading from UV Rays
Another aspect of prolonged sun exposure is fading. UV rays can alter the color of furniture and cause fading because this type of solar radiation actually alters the chemical bonds in some objects in classrooms, such as desks, walls, paint, and more. Over time, the appearance of bleaching or fading devalues this the overall aesthetic and functional quality of your facility.
Nightlock’s Security Shades are 100% opaque to prevent damaging UV rays from entering through windows. When regularly deployed in the summer and throughout periods of prolonged sunlight, your school’s assets can retain their quality for years to come.
Reduced Structural Damage
Particularly for wood floors or materials with weak flooring adhesives, exposure to high temperatures and prolonged sun exposure can cause a number of defects, including:
- moisture retention
- mold growth
- and other defects
These defects can be extremely costly to repair and replace.
Instead, installing Security Shades enables temperature by blocking the greenhouse effect from occurring in enclosed spaces, such as offices and classrooms. Even in well-ventilated facilities, the long summer months mean an extended period of solar rays raiding temperatures that degrade weatherproofing measures quickly.
Avoid Excessive HVAC Costs
The greenhouse effect is also problematic for schools in the summer that wish to keep overheads low on utilities. Even the reduced summer school activities can still not account for massive utility bills to rack up and squeeze budgets.
This, in turn, also degrades HVAC equipment that will need maintenance to safely operate. And in some instances, overtaxed HVAC systems can become dangerous to quality of life for students and staff, exacerbating health conditions or affecting student performance.
The opacity of Security Shades ensures that schools are kept at reasonable temperatures during the warm summer months. And the high-quality blackout fabric of 600×300 Denier PVC-Backed 100% Polyester (Fire Rated to NFPA701-1) adds to the insulation of your facility for better overall HVAC performance.
Better Pest Control
Seasonally-higher temperatures can make a breeding ground for pests and harmful pathogens. Even during colder months, vermin can choose to find shelter in the warmer areas of your facility. This can lead to expensive pest mitigation procedures, lower quality of life, and interruptions to everyday life for those in schools.
Security Shades add to the overall pest mitigation strategy that your facility employs with better temperature regulation.
Better Privacy & Student Performance
Nightlock’s Security Shades are 100% opaque, which enables the highest levels of privacy. Inside and outside of a window with a shade deployed, visibility is completely blocked.
For example, if students are seated by windows overlooking sporting events or recess, they may have a hard time focusing on the tasks at hand.
Teachers and educators that draw Security Shades are able to filter out distractions and aid student focus for better academic performance.
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