|Protector Security Screen|
Schreyer Honors College
- ...security screens can protect windows even when window air conditioner units are in use.
- ...security screens on high rise residence halls can be be safer for students.
- ...natural light filtrates through properly made security screens, with help from the right type of infill.
To view this series from the beginning, please refer to Higher Ed Window Safety Series (PART 1): Benefits of Security Screens and Higher Ed Window Safety Series (PART 2): Benefits of Security Screens
7. Security Screens Offer Secure Windows on High-Rise Residence Halls
|Kane Screens on PSU campus|
Another sensible option for a high-rise residence hall is a fixed half screen. This screen can be placed over the operable portion of a double hung window or slider type window. The window can still be operated to allow ventilation, while keeping the students secure. Learn more about these and other types of security screens by clicking HERE.
8. Security Screens Accommodate Window Air Conditioners
Some schools’ faculty housing, administrative facilities or off-campus apartments utilize window mounted air conditioners temporarily in the warmer months. For these applications, consider screens with “split” operating frames that are able to be folded out of the way when air conditioners are in use, then returned to their normal position(s) when air conditioners are removed. This solves the problem of storage and/or lost or damaged screens. There's also the option of fixed air conditioner screens/boxes, which surround the entire air conditioner window unit and remain there year-round.
9. Security Screens Let Light In
|Fixed air conditioner cover screens|