Vandalism & Graffiti Crimes
Vandalism can strip a property of its worth and cause sales to decrease. An estimated $12 billion a year is spent cleaning-up graffiti in the United States. In fact, despite neighborhood watch efforts, incidents of property damage from vandalism continue to rise. Graffiti also contributes to lost revenue associated with reduced use of public transit systems. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that, "Graffiti generates the perception of blight and heightens fear of gang activity". Tagging crimes and malicious graffiti have become common all over the world. According to the National Association of Realtors, properties located in neighborhoods where there is graffiti vandalism lose 15% of their value.
Today, in order to protect property and avoid replacing large expensive glass, contractors, architects, property owners, and building managers are turning to the easier and cost effective solution of anti-graffiti window film.
Johnson's Defendor line of anti-graffiti films protect surfaces from harm, and after any attempt to damage the glass, can be removed quickly and easily. Replacing the damaged glass, on the other hand, is extremely expensive, time consuming, and inconvenient for a home or business owner. Removing and replacing film can help to deter future graffiti attacks. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that removing graffiti within 48 hours greatly reduces the likelihood of a building being targeted for a second attack.
With a unique polyester construction bonded with special adhesives, Defendor Anti-Graffiti film offers outstanding protection for glass, metal, and non-porous surfaces and the special mounting adhesive makes the film easy to remove and replace. A compound made of a scratch-resistant hard coat called "CST" acts as an active defense to prevent etching damage and acts as a barrier that simply peels off after keying or acid etching vandalism. Defendor is clear, virtually invisible and available in a 4 mil thickness as well as a 7 mil option for higher levels of protection. Defendor does not distort the view when applied to glass and is made with a unique adhesive formula that bonds the film to the surface. Defendor stays adhered making it harder for criminals to penetrate the glass and attempt smash-and-grab robberies.
Defendor can be easily cleaned with everyday household window cleaning products and can be utilized in a variety of business establishments such as department stores, schools, and malls. Defendor can be applied to glass as well as many other surfaces such as, store display cases, bus shelters, subways, trains, kiosks, bathroom stalls, mirrors, and elevator doors.