ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an auto theft
occurs every 33 seconds in the U.S. That’s roughly 1 million vehicles
each year that wind up in the hands of thieves at a cost of nearly $6.4
billion.1 Today, 3M is making it easier for drivers to add an
extra layer of protection to vulnerable vehicles with the launch of
their new 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security Films.
Skilled car thieves can require as few as three seconds to break
into a car. 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security Films are designed
to keep glass in place upon breakage, and have undergone rigorous
testing to confirm that they will hold windows together and slow down a
thief attempting to enter one’s vehicle.
Karen Martin, Automotive Marketing Supervisor for the US said,
“3M™Scotchshield™Automotive Security Films are a great addition to our
Automotive Window Film line where customers need theft or damage
protection and will also receive the added benefit of solar heat
In addition to its security benefits, 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive
Security Films provide the same outstanding UV protection and other
privacy benefits for which 3M films are renowned, including:
Rejection of up to 46% of the total solar energy coming through
windows, providing protection from the sun’s heat and harmful
Increased privacy by shading windows from the sun and prying eyes.
Non-metallized construction that won’t interfere with mobile phone,
GPS or satellite radio reception.
Blockage of 99% of UV light and a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of
up to 1000.
Significant glare reduction from blinding sunlight, allowing drivers
to see better and concentrate more on the road.
A variety of tint levels to meet drivers’ needs (from 5% to clear),
allowing 5% to 50% of the visible light into vehicles.
A limited lifetime warranty should they need replacing from bubbling,
peeling, or blistering.*
*3M films are sold and installed exclusively by professional,
Authorized 3M Dealers. 3M Scotchshield warranty does not protect against
Online, fans can engage with 3M Window Film on Facebook
(Facebook.com/3MWindowFilm), Twitter (@3MWindowFilmUSA), YouTube
(Pinterest.com/3mWindowFilmUSA), and at 3M.com/windowfilm.
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1 Vehicle Theft [Brochure]. Des Plaines, IL: National
Insurance Crime Bureau.
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