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 appearance, 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.
Homes with clear single pane glass have several problems that can be resolved by an application of solar security window film.
Thicker solar security films stop heat from entering through the windows while strengthening your glass from criminal entry, flying debris or accidents.
Advanced Film Solutions has installed safety solar films on thousands of homes and businesses throughout west and central Florida. Our Eastman Chemicals LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik coatings can lower monthly electric bills by 30% and stop nearly 80% of the heat from entering your home.
These coatings also eliminate 99.9% of harmful UV rays.
How strong are these films?
Our solar security films are the exact same films used by the Federal Government to protect government offices from bomb blasts. At minimum our 8 ML thick coatings meet GSA and DOD performance criteria.
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 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