Smash & Grab

SunTek Window Film from EFC

Smash-and-grab incidents are, sadly, very commonplace in South Africa. They mean what their name implies: opportunistic thieves smash your car’s side window while you are stationary at an intersection and grab whatever they can find lying around on your passenger seat(s); typically a laptop, cellphone, handbag, or wallet/purse. They have been known to grab sunglasses off people’s faces and even physically attack motorists. This is a part of South African life and we must all be vigilant and protect ourselves against this scourge.
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Have SunTek Anti-Smash-and-Grab Window-Protection Film Installed

SunTek is an American company that manufactures top-quality anti-smash-and-grab window-protection film and tinting for the world market. In South Africa, SunTek is available through Electronic Fitment Centre and can be installed on your car in a matter of hours. It is a top-quality product available at a competitive price and is covered by a 7-year nationwide guarantee to ensure your peace of mind. It is also a testament to the quality of the product. All their anti-smash-and-grab window films are manufactured in the SunTek factory in Martinsville, Virginia and imported to South Africa. SunTek is a world-renowned company that also develops and manufactures industrial coatings, adhesives, and laminates.

Smash and Grab: It Can Happen to Anyone

Don’t become just another grim statistic. Smash-and-grab crimes happen daily in South Africa, especially at red traffic lights and particularly to inattentive people. It takes but a moment for a criminal to break a car window and grab whatever is on the seat and make off with it. It stands to reason, then, that you should always be vigilant and not leave temptations in open view on your car seats. But prevention only takes you so far. What happens when, despite all your best efforts, you still become a victim of such a crime? That is why you need SunTek protection.

A Barrier That Buys You Time

The problem with cars’ side glass is that it is tempered but not laminated. It thus does not form dangerous shards when broken but instead breaks into thousands of harmless granules, disintegrating upon impact. SunTek’s anti-smash-and-grab film is a plastic film that holds the broken pane together and in one piece, just like a windscreen’s lamination does. It makes it far more difficult for the attacker to gain entry to the car and buys you valuable time to get away. Given enough time and effort, any barrier can be breached but the luxury of time cannot be overstated. Just a few moments are all you need to drive off before the attacker has a chance to gain entry to your car.

Electronic Fitment Centre can install two thicknesses of SunTek anti-smash-and-grab film – 100 and 150 micron. What is more, you don’t have to apply separate tinting, because you simply choose the tint of your choice – SunTek doubles as window tinting as well! Clear, 35%, and 50% tints are offered. Don’t say it won’t happen to you. Rather be safe than sorry and have a top-quality window film installed at EFC today.

We Fit Anti-Smash-and-Grab Window-Protection Film

Smash-and-grab incidents are, sadly, far too common in South Africa and they tend to happen when you least expect them. Opportunistic bandits and thieves are always on the lookout for motorists that don’t pay attention to their surroundings or are busy on their phones. So, the most important thing is that, if you stay vigilant, many of these types of incidents can be avoided. However, sometimes you are stuck in traffic and cannot drive away immediately or another unfortunate combination of circumstances means that you fall victim to a smash-and-grab crime. So, you’d better come prepared.
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Improve Your Safety on the Road

We live in a country where crime is rife and rising and it is highly advised that you protect yourself as best you can when out driving your car. Smash-and-grab attacks occur much more frequently than many people realise. Sometimes, such an incident is merely the first step of something worse, like a hijacking. Simply tinting your car’s windows might impair their view but will not prevent a criminal from smashing your window and gaining access to the interior of your car. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you also reinforce your windows at the same time with a defence mechanism that offers a physical barrier against such attacks.
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Improving Your Vehicle’s Safety

In a country where the crime rate is high, it is smart to ensure that your vehicle is prepared against all the potential threats. There are various methods to go about this, with some of the most common additions being central locking systems, alarms, and immobilisers. Vehicle alarms are an effective tool to alert you when someone is attempting to break into your car, but although these systems and upgrades are all worthwhile, they do not physically protect you when you are out on the road.
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