New Smart Windows from View Inc. Instantly Detect Glass Breakage

Press Release Summary:

View®’s new windows are more connected and personalized than previous models. They have also established a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services. View SmartProtect™ is a security solution that sends a signal notifying the customer of the specific time, window and location within a building where a glass break incident occurred. With this product there are no false alarms and no dead spots. It has full coverage on all glass surfaces, based on true breakage detection and not on sound. The product saves cost and reduces hassle with no additional sensors needed for installation.

Original Press Release:

Introducing View SmartProtect: Industry’s First Smart Window-Based Building Security Solution

First of Several Products on View Smart Building Platform Powered by Microsoft Azure


View®, the leader in dynamic glass, today announced it is developing several transformative smart building solutions to further accelerate its vision of creating delightful human environments that are more intelligent, connected and personalized than ever before. In addition, View entered into a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services. (Read Microsoft’s announcement here) View SmartProtect™ is being previewed at SmartCity World Expo Congress in Barcelona and is available today.

View SmartProtect™ is the industry's first smart window-based building security solution that automatically and instantaneously detects glass breakage. As soon as glass is broken on any window in a building, View SmartProtect™ sends a signal notifying the customer of the specific time, window and location within a building where the glass break event occurred. View SmartProtect™ leverages the new Microsoft Azure IoT service – Azure Digital Twins to deliver a solution with enterprise reliability and security.

“View SmartProtect is the first of several IoT solutions from View that make buildings healthier, smarter and more productive,” said Erich Klawuhn, VP, Product Management at View. “SmartProtect enables customers to protect their building and assets with 100% glass coverage, and without false alarms from glass break sensors that cause added hassle and cost.”

Available as an added service to a View Dynamic Glass installation, View SmartProtect™ offers customers the following key benefits: 

  • No false alarms and no dead spots. Complete coverage on all glass surfaces, based on true breakage detection and not sound.
  • Saves cost and reduces hassle. No additional sensors mean no upfront costs and no complex installation.
  • Keeps buildings beautiful. The product is completely invisible, so the building’s intended aesthetic design is maintained.
  • Real time monitoring. A convenient View Building Manager web dashboard allows monitoring of all windows in real-time, bringing peace of mind.


“SmartProtect is the first of many smart building solutions to come from View that leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT platform,” said Bert van Hoof, Partner Group Program Manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. “By partnering with View, we are laying the groundwork for limitless innovation that can unlock new scenarios for smart buildings.”

Watch video of how View SmartProtect works here.

Read Microsoft’s blog on the View partnership here.

About View 
View manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of smart windows that let in natural light and views and enhance mental and physical wellbeing by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. In addition, View’s windows reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency of buildings by 20 percent. View’s windows are digital, connected, and can be controlled from anywhere, including your phone – no blinds or shades required.

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