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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

Window Tinting Comparison Eastman Vs. 3M Window Film

Perception Vs. Reality.

Many consumers are familiar with the 3M Brand.

Small wonder because 3M makes thousands of products that consumers use every day; from Post-It Notes to Scotch Tape.

Home and business owners may be less familiar with Eastman Chemicals although they certainly know Eastman Kodak.

Eastman Chemicals separated from Eastman Kodak more than 25 years ago.

Eastman Chemicals is the world leader in window film technology, manufacturing and sales.

Advanced Film Solutions provides superior installations of Eastman window film sold under the LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik, and SunTek trademarks.

Flat Glass- residential and Commercial window film:

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Eastman Chemicals has a broad array of light transmissions and films of varied aesthetics.

Reflective films, dual reflective films and non reflective coatings in a wide range.

All of the residential and commercial choices have been NFRC certified for veracity in anticipated performance.

The 3M portfolio is extremely limited in terms of light transmissions and appearance.

For example our LLumar dual reflectives which out-perform the 3M Night Vision series is available in darker and lighter versions. The Vista films are also dual reflective and are also available in more choices of light filtering.

In terms of security film there is simply no comparison.

Our LLumar and Vista films are available in stronger 8 ML versions in dozens of light transmissions compared to 3M’s thinner limited security films.

Our Eastman Huper Optik series has several critical advantages over the 3M Prestige series.

Huper Optik has no dyes in the composition of the film. This ensures durability and colar stability. The 3M Prestige films employ dyes and these light filtering chemicals can be scratched off of the film quite easily.

The adhesive superiority of Huper Optik’s clarity easily out performs the 3M Prestige film.

Our Huper Optik films are available in darker versions (20%-30%) where glare rejection and maximum heat rejection is crucial. Our Huper Drei is the best heat rejecting 35% film in the industry and easily out-performs the 3M Prestige 40.

Compare 3M Vs. Eastman by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

 

 

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!

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

877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions School Campus Security Window Film

Glass safety enhancement with Advanced Film Solutions shatter resistant window film.

The unfortunate reality in the USA is a high rate of shooting incidents at schools.

This is the harsh reality and whatever one’s political persuasion concerning weapons, mental health and second amendment debates; our primary consideration is student and teacher protection.

One significant aspect of a security approach beyond law enforcement or onsite security personnel is an increase in perimeter protection and access.

Glass is the weakest point of entry for any facility.

Thicker safety films when properly installed and attached to the window frames have a documented improvement for student protection.

Independent testing throughout the decades by the Federal government through the GSA, Army Corp of Engineering and the Department of Defense have demonstrated the efficacy of these films.

Advanced Film Solutions has built a team of expert installers who are dedicated to performing the best possible installations.

The shatter protection window film we provide are manufactured by the leaders in the window film industry.

These films meet the stringent requirements for force protection and fragment retention and impact. All these films we provide have met these standards.

There are differences in appearance between these films that are primarily based upon the solar safety combined films. This type of glass safety film combines a thin film solution in combination with a thick shatter film.

The nuances in appearance include the appearance of the shatter film, privacy level and reflectivity.

This aesthetic consideration is important when school safety administrators determine what type of “look” they want for their school.

Privacy considerations become critical for keeping potential threats from observing what is happening within the school. High reflective films will prevent scoping and simultaneously lower interior glare and heat which is a great concern for schools in warmer climates.

Advanced Film Solutions offers the most choices in shatter film appearance while maintaining the highest level of protection.

Contact our team at 877-575-3456
Advanced Film Solutions
Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

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)

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Make Your Home Cool With Advanced Film Solutions

While the calendar says Spring  is just around the corner; afternoon temperatures are telling you something else!

The long hot summer is nearly upon us and the heat, humidity, glare and outrageous cooling costs are about to hit us like a train!

Advanced Film Solutions can drive down the heat in your home with today’s high technology affordable solar window films.

These transparent coatings are applied to your existing windows and slider. The result is a cooler, UV and glare free home.

Our Eastman SelectPro, Vista, LLumar films stop up to 85% of the heat from entering through your windows.

This cools down your allowing your AC to work more efficiently while simultaneously stopping glare and 99.9% of the damaging UV rays.

Your electric bill will be up to 30% lower in the summer (which for homeowners in Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando may be as soon as tomorrow!)

Call for a free estimate.

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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”

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