At Secure Glass, we can help you with any type of switchable glass installation. Often called “Smart Glass” or “Switch Glass”, switchable privacy glass film is the unique feature that makes this a very useful office or business glass to use. It’s used as both stationary glass window panels and as doors, usually in tandem. You can see why it’s also called “privacy glass”. Wikipedia defines switchable glass as:
“A glass or glazing whose light transmission properties are altered when voltage, light, or heat is applied. In general, the glass changes from transparent to translucent and vice versa, changing from letting light pass through to blocking some (or all) wavelengths of light and vice versa.” (source)
You may have seen these styles of glass in various films where they show an advanced glass that switches from clear to opaque at a crucial moment. Well, this is no longer a futuristic technology. It’s here. Switchable glass can be controlled manually. And other types change automatically by means of certain environmental triggers such as temperature (thermochromic or liquid crystals), voltage (electrochromic) or light (photochromic).
In the past, before the advent of smart glass, screens would be the most common way to create privacy in a room with glass windows or through large glass doors. The film technology used in this privacy glass allows it to adapt to give you what you need, privacy. From micro-blinds to thermochromic and electrochromic glass films, there are several different technologies used on various sizes and shapes of switchable glass. We have a lot of experience with all of them.
You name it, we have experience installing and working with it. Smart or Switchable glass is one of our expertise areas and we’re always looking forward to working on these types of installations. Call us today at 089 314 2044 or 041 184 9238 to get a free quote for your installation or repair needs.