SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2002

The Advantages of Glazing in an Overall Security Strategy


The prevailing public sentiment is that glazing materials in a business or home are extremely vulnerable to penetration. One homebuilder recounted his personal feelings on the topic of residential security by saying, “if you want a fortress, don't put any windows in it.” A seemingly simple solution? However, as individuals who routinely consult with citizens on security issues, we must weigh actual threats while addressing the fear of clients. The challenge is to balance the heightened need for security against the fortress mentality.

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Betten, M
, Overland Park, KS
Beruhe, H
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 147–152
DOI: 10.1520/STP11063S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5471-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3458-4