Property management and asset protection, security management have a critical responsibility to ensure safety for people and assets at soft target locations.
By soft target we are referring to facilities that may be targeted by extremists for potential explosives where security personnel are not typically employed.
Glass is an ineffective barrier and flying glass shards and debris can become catastrophic during a blast event.
The Federal Government under the auspices of the GSA and Department of Defense have established blast mitigation standards since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1994.
The Glazing protection films installed by Advanced Film Solutions meets these standards and these films provide this level of documented, tested people and asset protection.
It is highly recommended that the film installation is attached to storefront frames using an approved attachment system.
Advanced Film Solutions typically utilizes Dow Corning 995 Structural Silicone which has been tested and approved by the Federal officials including the Army Corps. of Engineers.
Advanced Film Solutions is flexible in the approved window film brands that meet these standards.
Eastman Chemicals LLumar, Vista and SunTek
Madico and Madico Sunscape
There are aesthetic variations between these films but the safety level is equal as all the films represented meet the GSA standards.
Many property and asset protection managers consider solar safety security films that not only provide the life safety benefits but also provide solar heat gain reduction and privacy (reflective combination films.)
We recommend that you consider a free site survey and estimate.
These are difficult times and no one is happy about the need to consider these covert methods for protecting your personnel and assets. Nevertheless; if you are concerned about a potential threat (think religious institution or schools) than these effective methods should be strongly considered!
Our installation team is the largest in Florida and we have completed more commercial installations than any other Florida company throughout the last eleven years.
Whether privacy or graphic architectural film is required or shatter resistant coatings we offer the leading brands and services from Eastman Chemicals Vista, LLumar SelectPro, Huper Optik and SunTek coatings.
Security and solar films from Hanita, Madico and Armorcoat.
Florida home owners are looking for ways to lower cooling costs, improve glare control and provide UV protection for their homes.
Advanced Film Solutions thin film coatings will filter nearly 100% of the UV as well as more than 80% of the glare. These films are installed on the interior side of your windows and sliders.
Many of these selections are available in thicker iterations that not only meet these solar requirements but add home safety and security.
Shatter resistant versions will deny, delay and ultimately deter burglaries since the thief will discover that the glass remains intact.
Many property managers and retail store owners have had shatter control window film applied to their windows and doors. These thicker coatings can keep intruders out of your offices while law enforcement responds.
These films are also available in reflective coatings that will provide privacy.
Security films are employed at Federal buildings and military bases for force protection as well as blast mitigation. These tested films provide both the energy savings aspect as well as this higher level of home protection.
Home and business owners understand that your home and office windows and doors are the weakest point of entry.
Burglars simply smash your windows or sliders and gain entry in seconds.
Advanced Film Solutions has a dynamic solution that will protect your home from impact and burglary while simultaneously lowering your energy costs, eliminating UV and maintaining comfort.
Our Eastman Solar Safety Film is manufactured to withstand high impact. These 8 ML coatings have superior puncture strength, tensile strength and is available in dozens of iterations.
One of our clients experienced an attempted break in but fortunately they were protected with our Vista Security Solar Film.
These thieves were persistent and had to bend the door frames to gain entry!
Our application held and allowed time for law enforcement to respond.
Homeowners in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Orlando area already have heat gain, UV and high cooling costs that our thinner solar films tackle every day. These thicker solar security films provide the best bang for the buck providing both security and energy positives for your home.
Keeping your home safe against forced entry and flying debris is one of the key advantages of a security window film installation.
Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker (8 ML) coatings that are available in tinted solar versions that reduce heat gain, eliminate UV and reduce glare while protecting your home.
These transparent coatings are designed to maintain the integrity of your windows and sliders against impact.
Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading window film solutions including Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista, Madico, Armorcoa, Huper Optik and SunTek films.
We are also Madico and Sunscape providers along with Hanita and Johnson coatings.
These unmatched choices allow our customers the widest and deepest choices of solar security films from clear to dark and reflective to less reflective than glass.
Advanced Film Solutions installers are experts in fastening systems designed to attach our window film to your glass and frames. This additional level of protection is exactly the same benefit that we provided Sarasota International Airport, USF and many municipalities throughout the Florida region.
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Advanced Film Solutions has been protecting schools and day care centers throughout Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota with security glazing window film.
These transparent coatings are thicker and the adhesive stronger than standard solar control window film.
Typically 8 ML thick, security glazing window film is designed for maximum impact strength, tensile strength and puncture resistance.
There are instances when a privacy security film should be considered during a lock down event or safe room situation. These films will provide visibility from the interior to the street but prevent targeting from the exterior.
The safety administrators for these institutions prefer the covert nature of these coatings. The appearance of the school’s windows can remain unchanged or if they prefer a lightly tinted coating for energy savings and glare reduction.
The objective is to keep the “bad guys” out and security glazing window film maintains the window envelope. These films are the very same coatings used on the US Capitol Building and embassies throughout the world.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2018, 2016 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida), Dr. Of Tintology
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Having spent 33 years with 3M in numerous positions including National Sales Manager for 3M Window Films the author now runs his own show as LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik, Armorcoat, Madico and FormulaOne Window Film Dealer in the USA. One door closes and another one opens. No more red tape (Scotch or otherwise!) “Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.” Heraklietos of Ephesos