Posted by: glassblockblogger | August 19, 2011

Security Glass Block Windows Have Many Uses

Security Glass Block Windows

New York, New Jersey, Boston Pennsylvania

There are situations when you want light to be the only thing to get in and out of a building. Examples are high-security situations such as prisons, government buildings, or even buildings that house animals such as zoos or animal shelters. High-security commercial buildings, however, are not the only desirable situations. Our homes can also use this type of security. For instance as a basement window because it is a likely entry for an illegal break-in.

Pittsburgh Corning makes LightWise®, an Architectural Systems Detention andLightWise Detention And Security Security Window.

LightWise allows natural daylight to come into a room while still providing a secure environment. They are extraordinarily versatile and available in various sizes. Utilizing VISTABRIK® solid glass block with a steel frame and grid, this window requires minimal maintenance and is ideal for facilities where safety and security is critical.

Pittsburgh Corning’s Detention and Security Windows are manufactured to meet the following standards:

  • ASTM E283 – Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air leakage
  • ASTM E330 – Standard Test Method for structural performance
  • ASTM E547 – Standard Test Method for Water penetration
  • ASTM A1011 – Standard Specification for Steel
  • ASTM C920 – Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants
  • ANSI Z97.1 – Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings – Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test
  • 16 CFR Part 1201 – Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials

Pittsburgh Corning has engineered a solution to meet the demanding security needs of the architectural and design community. The window is customizable to various shapes and sizes. And this product is Made In America.

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Call us if we can help. Eastern Glass Block has over 20 years of experience designing and installing Glass Block in residential and commercial buildings. We love to share our experience.


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