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.
Unfortunately the holiday season is also the time when burglars target homes for burglary.
The weakest point of entry into your home is your unprotected windows and sliders.
Advanced Film Solutions recommends that you consider having glazing security window film applied to your glass openings.
These thicker clear and solar security coatings delay, deny and deter entry into your home.
Optically clear these films keep the glass in place against intrusion. Coatings are available in clear and tinted versions so you can also get privacy and the benefits of a solar film like lowered electric costs UV filtering and glare control.
You might also consider our optional attachment systems that fasten the film, frames and glass into one system.
Shatter films are the primary choice for protecting terror targets and government buildings throughout the world. Advanced Film Solutions has earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for the seventh straight year!
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!
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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.
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!
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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