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Security Window Film For Florida Home Protection

Protecting your home from burglary brings to mind alarm systems and video cameras.

Typically overlooked are your home’s windows and sliders easily breached by thieves.

Advanced Film Solutions recommends the installation of thicker ( 8 ML) shatter resistant window films that maintain the integrity of your window opening.

These coatings are available in clear and tinted versions so you can improve the energy efficiency of your windows and obtain privacy.

These coatings will filter out 99.9% of the UV as well.

Slowing down these criminals will allow law enforcement to respond to the alarms which should deter theft.

This may be the back to school season but unfortunately it can also become the stealing season.

Advanced Film Solutions protective glazing window film is available in clear and tinted versions. You can get energy savings combined with home security protection!

Call for a free estimate, toll free at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Orlando Utilities Get Advanced Film Solutions Glazing Film

The team at Advanced Film Solutions is in the process of completing our glazing protection film installation at OUC headquarters.

The goal is to provide shatter protection and solar heat filtering with a combination solar safety window film. This objective has been met with our LLumar SelectPro Vista Luminance Film.

Our team is uniquely qualified to perform this type of installation given the technical installation capabilities of our installation team. The entire installation of shatter film will be anchored to the glass and frames with our wet seal attachment system.

The superior heat, glare and strength of our LLumar films met and exceeded our direct competition in all aspects and specifications.

No matter the size of your requirements Advanced Film Solutions is ready to meet the challenge.

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota’s leading window film installation company is Advanced Film Solutions

Telephone: 877-575-3456

Glazing Protection Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando Safer Schools

No one can question the need to take steps that protect parishioners, students and staff at religious institutions and houses of worship throughout the country.

Recent events make this abundantly clear.

Whether you are responsible for protecting a church, synagogue or mosque; the weakest component in your security envelope are your glass windows and doors.

Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers has protected scores of schools and religious institutions throughout the state of Florida.

Thicker (8 Ml plus) glazing films are installed on the interior side of your windows and doors. These films are then attached to the metal frames using a wet seal silicone that has been tested and approved for government force and people protection throughout the world.

 

These films hold the glass in the frames against explosives or ballistic attack. While these films are not bullet proof; these films can delay, deter and deny entry into the protected area.

There are numerous configurations and choices for solar versions of these thicker films. Daytime privacy and lowered cooling costs can be substantial benefits for your institution simultaneously with the added security benefit.

These coatings are invisible so the aesthetics of your building remain unchanged.

Call for a free estimate and protect your most valuable assets!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Advanced Film Solutions Security Film Comparison Vs. 3M

When the facility managers at a large Orlando complex recognized the value of a security solar window film installation on their curtain wall their initial inclination was to look at 3M.

The 3M specification indicated their 8 ML shatter film with a solar component for east and west facing glass.

Advanced Film Solutions was able to communicate the greater value for the installation of Eastman Chemical LLumar Vista Solar security film.

The advantages of the Advanced Film Solutions was higher solar filtering properties, equal or greater puncture and tensile strength and no loss in any documented independent shatter film security life safety standard.

Furthermore, the proposed and accepted attachment standard wet sealant is an industry and government accepted standard.

Advanced Film Solutions is unique in our ability to provide superior installations of window film for commercial and government buildings throughout Florida.

Our team of experts meets all our client’s requirements in terms of timeliness, as well as the desired safety improvement at the best value in the industry.

The Eastman portfolio includes 10 X the number of choices as compared to the extremely limited 3M portfolio. Here again the LLumar, Vista shatter control films never takes a step backward as directly compared to whatever 3M film is being proposed.

This level playing field based on GSA, Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers and building codes is our distinct advantage.

If the client’s perception is that 3M is the best choice that perception can only be based on the brand recognition rather than the actual field efficacy of the competitive films Advanced Film Solutions offers.

The same advantage holds for residential installations of solar clear or solar security combination films.

For a free estimate call our office toll free at : 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

 

 

Tampa Solar Safety Security Glazing Protection Window Film

Thicker safety films have been protecting government buildings, schools, airports and military installations throughout the world for decades.

These 8 ML thick or greater mylar coatings are effective against impact from blasts as they maintain the integrity of the window opening holding glass in place and reducing injuries from glass fragmentation.

Window film manufacturers have developed a full range of shatter films that have an additional solar filtering layer that provides energy cost savings, privacy from the street view and glare rejection of up to 80%.

Home and business owners can now select from the large portfolio of shatter film solar safety films to upgrade their security for their home, store or facility while lowering cooling costs that will provide a superior return on investment.

Advanced Film Solutions offers our clients more choices than any other window film installation company and our experience in providing superior installations is unmatched. These films have been independently tested and quantified to meet the most stringent federal guidelines and impact standards.

Given our tropical climate and burglary rates these solar safety combination films makes sense!

Call our offices at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Glass Hazard Safety Security Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

We look through windows every day, but it’s easy to overlook the safety risks they present.

When windows or sliders shatter, serious injuries can result.

Injuries can occur from opening or closing the window or pushing on it too hard; sometimes they occur without any contact at all.

Use Shatter Retention Window Film to Reduce the Risk of Shattering

The aftermarket  installation of thick clear or solar safety film in windows with which impact is likely, such as floor-length windows, sliders, doors containing glass, or windows in common areas of residence halls or crowded hallways is critically important.

Advanced Film Solutions is expert in the proper installation and anchoring of shatter film. This specialized capability has been acquired over decades of installation experience.  It is a serious obligation to leave every installation with the assurance that the window film was properly installed according to manufacturers specifications.

The choice of film:

Advanced Film Solutions has successfully installed shatter film at thousands of homes and offices, retail stores and educational institutions to name a few.

Our experience at 3M for 33 years and more recently the last 13 years since we launched our family owned window film dealership.

We have developed a long respectful relationship with multiple security film manufacturers all of whom have demonstrated safety efficacy and optical clarity and long-term durability.

Beyond that; these safety films have all met the objective criteria of independent testing conducted by Federal agencies like the GSA and Department of Defense.  The health and life safety performance of the Eastman, Madico, Saint-Gobain, Avery Dennison and 3M are equivalent.

The differences are specifically related to the aesthetic variations including light transmission, clarity, reflectivity from the exterior view or the interior view.

Our experience and industry knowledge guide our consulting direction and we have found the LLumar and Vista security and solar films as the most flexible in meeting client expectations. This is not to say hat these films meet a higher safety level but rather these films match our client’s aesthetic preferences.

Glass safety in homes and commercial government buildings is a critical issue.

Schools, religious institutions, retail stores and government buildings have all employed these shatter films to protect students, teachers, parishioners and visitors.

The time to implement glass protection window film is now!

Call Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton, Orlando

877-575-3456

Protect People & Property, Florida Security Window Film

We don’t have to remind you just how volatile the world can be.

Protecting people and property is the obligation of any asset protection, security director or property manager.

Advanced Film Solutions provides GSA tested and Department of Defense tested security glazing window film.

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.

Building shatter film

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)

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

 

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota School Security Safety Film Protection

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading installers of thicker clear and tinted glazing protection window film.

We have completed major installations at schools and government offices throughout the region.

Additionally we have installed our protective films at religious institutions and retail store locations.

Given recent tragic events the consideration for applying security films has an increased profile.

  1. Protective glazing films slow down intruders by hardening the glass.
  2. These thicker films hold the shattered glass in place (attachment systems are highly recommended)
  3. Tinted-reflective versions of these films provide privacy. Personnel can see out while the intruder can not see into the facility.
  4. Tinted versions reduce heat and glare and make the interior rooms more comfortable.

Advanced Film Solutions provides more choices than any other window film company in Florida.

Our choices include:

Advanced Film Solutions team of experts can provide a free estimate and provide the technical support including independent testing.

Toll Free 877-575-3456

Lock Down. How Window Film Protects Schools & Daycare Centers

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.

“An ounce of prevention”

Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free 877-575-3456 for a free estimate

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Tampa Bay, Orlando Window Film Consumer Comparisons

Advanced Film Solutions is proud to promote the  Eastman Chemical window film products.

What most consumers don’t know is that Eastman Chemicals is the world’s largest manufacturer of solar and solar security window film.

Their brands include LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik.

Still there may be a perception that 3M is the leader in window film based on their well known Scotch brands, etc and this inaccurate belief may skew some consumers into believing that the 3M window film is the top choice for residential and commercial films.

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This is decidedly not the case in any objective comparison of product depth, capabilities or performance.

Eastman films out-perform the limited 3M choices in each major product category:

Solar Films:

The Eastman solar film portfolio includes a wider choice in light transmissions and appearance.

Reflective and dual reflective films as well as non-reflective ceramic and spectrally selective films.

These Eastman films are all NFRC certified and can easily be compared to the very limited 3M NFRC database. In terms of security films used for life safety and asset protection there is really no comparison.

Eastman’s LLumar film meets all critical testing requirements including GSA, DOD and ASTM and European Smash standards.

Choices include several neutral choices, silver and several dual reflective security films as well as thicker coatings of 7, 8, 11 ml or thicker for various applications.

The Huper Optik ceramic films are IR heat blocking choices ideal for deed restricted or gated communities. These films out-perform the 3M prestige series as they provide superior heat rejection and better glare control features. Additionally the clarity of the Eastman adhesives is superior to the 3M adhesives.

Huper Optik is dye free unlike the aforementioned Prestige films so the heat filtering capabilities of the Huper Film will not degrade over time.

Consumers will benefit by a direct comparison by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices: Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton

 

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