Thieves recognize that glass windows and sliders are the easiest point of entry into your home.
Glazing protection film makes an easy break-in much more difficult by holding the glass in place.
These thicker coatings (typically 8 ML) are available in clear versions as well as a host of tinted alternatives ranging in light transmissions and appearance.
Many home owners who are considering a solar control UV solution can opt for these thicker versions of solar films that provide energy savings along with the built in security benefits of protective films.
Delaying and denying entry will let law enforcement respond in time from your alarm systems and this will deter theft.
Protecting your property, people and assets from vandalism, criminal entry or terrorism is unfortunately a growing concern during these turbulent times.
Glass windows and doors are the weakest point of entry and while alarm systems and night time lighting are critically important; taking the addition step of hardening your windows and doors is also crucially important.
Advanced Film Solutions installs a retrofit security glazing film to the interior or exterior of your window openings. These coatings are much thicker (minimum 8 ML) compared to the thinner solar versions.
Security glazing films are attached to store front frames using a wet seal attachment systems.
These films are available in clear and tinted versions so you can enjoy glare and heat control with additional privacy.
Security glazing films are used by high profile buildings, retail stores, public and private schools and Federal offices throughout the state of Florida.
Advanced Film Solutions team of installers has protected Sarasota International Airport, The VA Hospital and government and retail stores throughout the South-East USA.
The time to take action is now!
Call for a free estimate call toll free: 877-575-3456
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.
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 expert installers will perform superior installations throughout the Tampa area transforming clear glass into enrgy smart windows.
Glare and UV will be virtually eliminated and cooling costs will be reduced by as much as 30%.
Window film is an invisible retrofit solution that business owners and smart home owners employ to keep their rooms and offices cooler and safer. Thicker solar security films not only stop heat and glare but they also protect against forced entry.
Now that the summer heat is in full swing the time to make your life cooler and comfortable with window film is right now.
Advanced Film Solutions has earned the confidence of more than 14,000 home and business owners throughout west and central Florida.
Call for a free estimate toll free at 877-575-3456
It’s a sad reality that property managers, school and university security and asset protection management have to consider methods to protect people and assets.
Perimeter protection; including stand-off barriers, etc. increased law enforcement and surveillance and access control are essential components of an enhanced security footprint.
Hardening of your facility glass windows and doors is another cost-effective and effective life safety improvement that has been effectively employed at government facilities, embassies and potential targets of terrorism throughout the world.
Advanced Film Solutions has done our part to increase security and provide protection against intrusion, blast events and vandalism throughout Florida.
Our team has installed glazing security film at the Sarasota International Airport, numerous municipal buildings, schools and religious institutions throughout Florida.
The protective glazing films and associated attachment systems all meet Federal GSA blast mitigation guidelines.
The various iterations of security film cover a wide spectrum of light transmissions and levels of privacy. The coatings range from clear to dark silver reflective versions
The key takeaways are that these protective glazing film systems are effective in life safety.
They are economical and practical solutions that should be considered as a major component for your perimeter and building envelope protection.
These thicker coatings are applied to windows and doors. Invisible or tinted (your preference) these films are designed to withstand impact and maintain the integrity of the window envelope during and after a blast event.
These films have met the criteria established for force protection and property protection for military bases, embassies and Federal buildings throughout the country.
Many hospitals, financial institutions, universities and schools employ the benefits of these coatings.
In difficult times an installation of glazing protection films will deny, delay and deter burglars and protect people from flying glass shards.
Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading security glazing film choices manufactured by Eastman Chemical (LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik, SunTek)
Armorcoat manufactured by Saint-Gobain
Madico and Sunscape
Hanita Safetyzone by the Israeli manufacturer Hanita.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida)
ABOUT THIS BLOG AND AUTHOR
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 Vista, Huper Optik, Armorcoat, Geoshield 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