EXTERIOR TRANSACTION WINDOWS
Commerce isn’t about walls and locks; smooth transactions call for easy communication and hassle-free exchange. An exterior transaction window is the point in a security system where we balance our need to lockdown building security, and the realities of being open to the public.
Exterior transaction widows are designed with weatherability, structural strength, and forced entry in mind. These transaction window must withstand constant exposure to both security threats and mother nature. At the same time, highly functional exterior transaction windows adeptly balance the aesthetic needs of a business with the structural needs of the building.
EXTERIOR TRANSACTION WINDOW ANATOMY
A standard exterior transaction window consists of a bullet resistant window, a voice-transmission system, a weather-proof steel counter, and a pass-through drawer or covered deal tray that can lock out vermin, prowlers, and the elements.
The bullet resistant window can be crafted from a variety of thicknesses of monolithic acrylic, laminated polycarbonate, or glass-clad polycarbonate, depending on the bullet-stopping power and forced-entry concerns for the area. Bullet resistant steel or ballistic aluminum frame hold the windows in place. Since an inch or more of plastic muffles voices, the window needs a voice transmission system. Most exterior transaction window voice portals rely on steel screens or a bullet-resistant intercom systems, thus maintaining clear communication while shutting out wind, rain, snow, and drafts.
Although a few robust prefabricated exterior transaction windows are available (these ship as a single piece that can be installed by any competent carpenter), most customers are going to find themselves interested in a custom design, so that the transaction window perfectly suits their site and needs.