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Smash n grab-resistent window

Reference number
Coordinator Gemax Glas AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2018 - March 2019
Status Completed
Venture Bygginnovationen 2011-2014
Call 2015-06960-en

Purpose and goal

Gemax and Strigin have noticed that through smaller money handling in stores, it has become attractive to make so-called smash n grab robberies where a vehicle runs through the front window and then enters and steals material values. It was decided to produce a smash n grab safe window that will withstand a car for 35km / h. A frame and window that absorb the power and still hold together so that no one can get in was the aim of the project. The window is a needed product that is intended to be sold internationally, sizes to be able to be used in various buildings with varying target groups.

Expected results and effects

The car was stopped by the window and although the thief does not come through the window with the body just in this case, the construction has to be modified slightly in order for the safety to be 100%, the glass let loose at one edge from the frame. The result still looks very promising, there will be continued work to modify the design to make it 100% safe. Tengbom sees that the frame is easily integrated into the architecture because the frame can be hidden and covered by the fasade. In those cases where you want to show the extra security level you can also expose the strong frame.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been managed by RISE. Strigin has design and constructed the frame and Gemax has created the crash-proof glass has worked in parallel with the design of the final window. Strigin has built and performed the crash test against the window. The test execution has been monitored and filmed by RISE. In order to glue the frame to the glass, the company Sika has helped. The architect firm Tengbom has done an analysis of the design which can either be hidden in the façade or be visible to show the extra security level.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-02523

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