We are all painfully familiar with the series of threats, both real and inferred, targeting religious institutions across the USA.
These threats are not isolated to a specific religious group or category of school.
Childcare Centers, K-12 as well as community colleges and universities face dangerous times and concerned communities are taking proactive measures to increase people and asset protection
Advanced Film Solutions is one of Florida’s leading security protective glazing window film installation companies. We have protected Universities, child care centers and religious institutions and Houses of Worship throughout the region.
Protective glazing films are employed by the Federal Government to protect Military personnel, Federal buildings, state and local governments and landmark building that may be the target of terrorism threats.
These coatings meet strict standards and documented, tested capabilities to withstand blast and intrusion.
Our team professionally installs these coatings to the interior (and exterior in some cases) of the building envelope on the exterior facing windows and doors. Attachment systems are utilized to fix the film installation to building frames thus creating a complete system that bonds the glass in place.
Shatter resistant coatings are available in clear as well as combination solar iterations that will lower interior temperatures, provide privacy and lower monthly electric cooling costs.
These invisible systems are cost effective and offer superior life saving benefits.
If you are responsible for securing your facility we recommend that you inquire about a free estimate.
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.
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.
Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading installer of high security impact window films.
Today’s unfortunate challenges for student and faculty protection are the driving force for these installations.
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.
Johnson Window Film
SRQ protected by Advanced Film Solutions
These security coatings are fastened to the window frames using a wet seal attachment system.
This prevents the glass from popping out of the frame (daylight application)
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida)
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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 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