BICS or polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate vehicle screens: clumsy and
Now it is officially advised not to use, or even prohibited to
use, plexiglass (acrylate) sheet as vehicle shields, due to the
danger of shattering. We are however surprised that car shields of
polycarbonate still are sold and installed.
Car shields of polycarbonate
Car shields of polycarbonate have a large number of
disadvantages and are in our opinion very unsafe.
Poly-carbonate car shields of some suppliers have to be mounted
and dismounted using tools. The sheet is quite stiff as well, such
that it can't simply be moved or shifted in the car.
Besides polycarbonate is impact resistant (with the advantage
that it cannot shatter). This means that polycarbonate cannot be
broken, also not in case of emergency. What to do when a car with a
polycarbonate shield hits water or is involved in an
accident? It is impossible to remove the shield very quickly for
aid workers to get access or to make an emergency exit or escape
route for the trapped occupants.
Shield of polycarbonate limits seating area
A stiff car shield made of polycarbonate limits the
sitting area and room to move for the rear passengers. Space
available is lost due to the stiffness. However a BICS®
shield is flexible and a passenger can occupy the space he needs as
if there is no shield present (even a knee against the back of the
front seat is still possible).
No sight limitation by using BICS®
At first instance it looks as if a BICS® gives more
glare than a polycarbonate shield. In practice however this is not
true. The visibility is not limited by a BICS® shield.
The view through the rear mirror remains very well and
Polycarbonate gives a lot more mirroring that a foil shield.
Besides the edges of the polycarbonate shield are very sharp,
which can cause cuts and wounds; not only in case of an accident
but also when getting in- or out of the car (e.g. when wearing
sandals or slippers).
BICS® vehicle shield is fully safe
With a BICS® vehicle shield of Buitink Technology
following hazards or prevented!
- A BICS® is soft and flexible and doesn't have sharp
- A BICS® bends and doesn't shatter;
- A BICS® fits better than a polycarbonate
- A BICS® even can follow the contours of the car,
without damaging the interior.
- You don't use the BICS® ? Store it in a box of about
only 30x30x25 cm;
- A BICS® can be removed by anyone within a few
seconds and without any tools;
- A BICS® fits through an opening of 10x10
- A BICS® also can be moved aside when installed.
Therefore aid workers always have easy access to the occupants in
- A BICS® Basic is already available at a cost as of
EUR 36,- excl. vat.
Order BICS® vehicle screen
You can order the BICS® screen online from us.
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