Most UK banks and building societies, as well as some overseas banks, install security glass into their counter screens and other high risk locations. The level of protection may vary considerably depending on individual customer requirements, and specific risk assessment.
In addition, ESG can provide added features such as sound attenuation, or even decorative effects for corporate branding. ESG can also add an LCD interlayer, ESG Polyvision™ which allows the panel to change from an opaque white to optically clear at the flick of a switch.
Although this is commonly regarded as an aesthetic property, it also offers added security by masking vulnerable areas such as bank counters by depriving the potential assailant of any view of the intended target.