It’s a sad reality that property managers, school and university security and asset protection management have to consider methods to protect people and assets.
Perimeter protection; including stand-off barriers, etc. increased law enforcement and surveillance and access control are essential components of an enhanced security footprint.
Hardening of your facility glass windows and doors is another cost-effective and effective life safety improvement that has been effectively employed at government facilities, embassies and potential targets of terrorism throughout the world.
Advanced Film Solutions has done our part to increase security and provide protection against intrusion, blast events and vandalism throughout Florida.
Our team has installed glazing security film at the Sarasota International Airport, numerous municipal buildings, schools and religious institutions throughout Florida.
The protective glazing films and associated attachment systems all meet Federal GSA blast mitigation guidelines.
The various iterations of security film cover a wide spectrum of light transmissions and levels of privacy. The coatings range from clear to dark silver reflective versions
The key takeaways are that these protective glazing film systems are effective in life safety.
They are economical and practical solutions that should be considered as a major component for your perimeter and building envelope protection.
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.
The ship was docked for resupply and their primary concern was the protection of their crew against pirates at sea. The bridge deck windows were protected with LLumar Clear Shatter Control window film.
The application was further hardened with a wet seal attachment system that creates a system between the glass, frames and the LLumar Film.
This application will maintain the integrity of the window envelope. If Somali pirates shoot at the bridge windows the glass will remain in the frames. This is similar to the objectives of retail store asset protection and school safety requirements.
There are many variables for determining the perfect window film for your unique requirements. It can become confusing so we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick checklist for making the right selection.
Residential and commercial window film requires a skill set in installation capability that differentiates itself from car tinting. The installation company should be fully equipped, insured and properly credentialed.
Our team of installation experts has the most experience in the state of Florida. We have a superb A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and an unmatched seven straight years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s list.
Type of film:
There are scores of window film choices, brands and appearance.
Reflective and dual reflective coatings filter out heat and provide privacy during the daytime. These films are durable and their adhesive clarity is pristine.
These coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty and are available in more light transmissions (including bronze, silver and neutral) than any other manufacturer.
The objective is to filter out the most heat without adding any exterior reflectivity to your windows or sliders. Here again the Eastman Huper Optik ceramic films meet the most strict HOA’ rules and deed restrictions!
Clear windows and sliders are the main culprits for allowing unabated glare and heat that make your rooms unlivable during our long hot summers.
Thanks to solar control window films you can now filter out nearly 90% of the glare and heat by having a thin film coating applied to your glass.
These durable, lifetime warranted coatings factor out 99.9% of the UV rays that promote faded furnishings, wood floors and accessories.
There are many choices available so the appearance of the glass is customized for your exact requirements.
These choices include reflective and non-reflective films as well as combination solar security films that not only cut the heat and glare but additionally protect your home from burglary and flying glass.
Our shatter films are at minimum 8 ML thick. They are available in scores of light transmissions and appearance.
Advanced Film Solutions installs the leading security film solutions including LLumar, Vista, Armorcoat, Madico and SunTek.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida)
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 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