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!
Throughout the long history (nearly 60 years) of the window film industry it became evident that thicker security glazing window film coatings provided a significant level of protection against forced entry, smash and grab crimes and flying debris.
The Federal government has employed these films to protect GSA and Military personnel and property around the USA as well as overseas.
Blast protection (mitigation) particularly after Oklahoma City focused on a specified level of protection and Federal officials determined a baseline level of performance expectations that many manufacturers have met (documented testing available.)
Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering multiple brand choices but all of our selections have met or exceeded the DoD and GSA Testing requirements.
There are certainly aesthetic differences as one might expect between these brand offerings. Metallic privacy and silver films, clear or lightly tinted iterations as well as multiple light transmissions and levels of reflective or non-reflective.
In all cases Advanced Film Solutions offers an optional but highly recommended Dow 995 attachment system that anchors the film, frames and glass into one complete system.
We should note that our single competition 3M Safety and Security Film does NOT offer any documented safety or security advantage over any of the scores of choices we install on a daily basis.
There is absolutely no advantage for 3M or performance benefit measurable by any independent testing; nor can 3M provide any documented advantage.
In fact the 3M portfolio is extremely limited in the selections offered in terms of apperance, light transmissions and reflectivity.
Why glazing security films:
The bottom line is the efficacy value of these coatings. Thicker 8 ML coatings hold glass in place against force and physical attack. They are recommended for blast protection and store burglary protection. These films are employed by school districts to prevent intrusion by armed perpetrators.
These films have been tested and have met wind storm small and medium large missile impact testing and cycling .
Most home and business owners require solar versions of these films to lower cooling costs or provide privacy. The dual benefit of a solar security combination film improves the ROI immeasurably.
We have demonstrated our capabilities throughout the eleven years and 13,000 installations since we launched our company.
Our experience prior to establishing Advanced Film Solutions was spent at 3M Company where we developed our window film experience as National Sales Manager.
Florida home and business owners have a unique set of requirements. We obviously have more heat, glare and sun days than any other region of the country.
Our goal was to separate ourselves from the competition by offering our clients the very best heat rejecting solutions. This is more than a subjective position. There are fundamental performance characteristics of window film that position one window film solution as a superior choice compared to another.
These points of superior performance cover a wide array of variables:
Durability of the adhesives.
Clarity of the finished installed coating.
The appearance of the film in terms of reflectivity or non-reflectivity.
The NFRC rating of the film and anticipated performance, independently lab tested and certified.
The impact strength, puncture strength, etc, of the solar and clear security film
We know the advantages of one solution over another. That’s why we offer multiple brand and product choices to match our customer’s requirements to their practical and aesthetic objectives.
In terms of installation capabilities we were determined to employ the very best installers with a proven track record and years of experience.
We are fortunate to have the very best installation team in Florida including two of the top eight installers in the world tinting competition held in West Palm Beach!
Fighting heat, glare and UV damage takes the very best window film and the top of the line installations.
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