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!
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.
We offer more brands, more choices and a team of installers who can remove the old and replace with new coatings that come with a lifetime warranty.
Obviously we can attempt to match specific panes of glass where the film has died or better yet remove and replace the entire mess. Quite frankly if the film right next to the bubbly window hasn’t already gone to heck; it will only be a matter of time!
Call our Tampa office at 813-949-3456 for a free estimate and start seeing clear savings and unmatched clarity!
Spring is almost upon us and Floridians begin to consider methods for keeping their homes cooler and safer.
Advanced Film Solutions is the region leader in window film solutions and installation capabilities. To be sure we have been developing our capabilities for the last 12 years and prior to that 33 years at 3M.
Our portfolio of solutions is unmatched and our installers are some of the best in the world. That’s not a guess or hype; we actually placed 2 of our installers in the top eight in the world.
The question at hand is how to decide between a strictly solar control window film as compared to a thicker (8 ML) clear or solar safety window film?
Solar films are thin film coatings available in a wide array of light transmissions. These coatings stop UV and as much as 85% of the total solar energy (Heat!)
Thicker safety iterations perform the solar control function but as they are much thicker these versions have a far greater puncture resistance and impact capabilities.
Above and below our installation at Sarasota International Airport for protective glazing blast mitigation concerns.
There are less solar security versions than the thinner versions and a slight cost uplift for the thicker coatings as compared to the thinner versions.
Advanced Film Solutions offers several brands of solar films and safety films manufactured by Eastman Chemicals LLumar Select and Vista as well as SunTek.
We also install Madico and Sunscape, Avery Dennison Hanita and Solar Gard/ Armorcoat films.
If you are concerned about home intrusion or burglary or your home or office is subject to flying debris or an errant golf ball you should consider the thicker versions.
The industry is circumspect about defining the thicker films as a storm protection mitigation device. These films do hold the glass in the frames when properly attached but the window will likely shatter whereas a code meeting shutter will prevent the window from breaking.
Advanced Film Solutions will discuss all of your options and provide the very best custom solutions all with a lifetime warranty.
Call our office toll free at 877-575-3456 and start cooling your home today!
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.
Get a free estimate by calling toll free 877-575-3456
Many local homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes from burglary and forced entry. They are also investigating methods for reducing their cooling costs, lowering glare and preserving furnishings from harmful UV rays.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2018, 2016 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida), Dr. Of Tintology
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 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