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Glazing Protection Window Tinting Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Many schools, hospitals and government buildings are considering the application of security window film at main entrances and ground floor accessible windows.

These thicker (minimum 8 ML) film is professionally applied to the existing window pane.

The film is attached to the frame so that in the event the window is shattered, the film system will keep the glass in the opening, making it much more difficult for an intruder to gain access.


Glass is the weakest and most inviting point of entry.

Slowing down or stopping entry can mean the difference between tragedy and life safety!


Advanced Film Solutions provides window protection and solar tinting combination window film in the Tampa, Lakeland and Orlando area.

Commercial installations like the VA Hospital and USF and hundreds of retail stores and homes have been protected by Advanced Film Solutions.


There are numerous alternatives in the appearance of these coatings. Many clients prefer the invisible versions for maximum visibility.

On the other hand there are scenarios where privacy is extremely critical. In these situations we recommend a host of reflective versions that provide the safety requirements while lowering energy costs, eliminating glare and offering the same shatter capabilities.

Frankly no other Florida company offers as many choices!

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Golf Course Window Film Solutions, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

The beauty and prestige of owning a home on a golf course is a given (particularly to golf enthusiasts which one would assume is why you chose that home!)

One downside is your lost privacy as neighbors and club members stroll behind your home.


Advanced Film Solutions solved privacy and errant golf ball smash glass security with the application of Vista safety solar window film.

Of course you don’t have to live on a golf course to have nosy neighbors or street traffic where folks can peer right into your home!

Advanced Film Solutions solar control light and glare coatings can provide daytime privacy while preserving the views you loved when buying your home.

Get home privacy, comfort, lower AC costs and improved home security thanks to window film and Advanced Film Solutions.



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Security Window Film Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota Home Glass Protection


Burglars agree: Glazing Protection Films on sliders makes their task much more difficult.

These thieves ring your door bell and when they realize no one is home they go around your home and make their way to your sliders or pool bath door.


If you don’t have security glazing window film there is only a piece of glass standing between them and your valuables.

Advanced Film Solutions is the region’s leader in the installation of security glazing window film.

These thicker coatings are available in clear versions and a host of solar versions that not only maintain the integrity of your doors and windows but also lower your monthly cooling costs and provide daytime privacy.

All of our choices start at a minimum 8 ML thickness.

These are the same coatings utilized by the Federal Government on GSA buildings throughout the USA as well as military bases throughout the world.

We recommend that you also have Advanced Film Solutions attach the film, glass and frames into a “system” using Dow silicone 995.

Don’t make it easy for thieves!

LLumar Shatter Window Film

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Security Shatter Solar Safety Film, Comparisons to 3M Window Film

Here is a direct comparison between Advanced Film Solutions’ portfolio of security glazing films compared to an easily over matched 3M security film.

3M dealers will position brand awareness, and history of the 3M window film business. 

They may additionally present that they have completed a number of installations at schools (implying a higher level of experience.)

They have positioned their security film post Newtown massacre as an effective solution narrowing their focus to two security films a 6 ML thick Ultra 600 and a re-packaged film, the SH14. Most recently they introduced a standard 8 ML clear non ultra film that has less impact strength than SunTek, Hanita, LLumar, Armorcoat or Madico!

3M packages a silicone wet seal system they call IPD which offers no additional strength, adhesion or efficacy compared to Dow 995 which is the industry standard.


3M has a limited portfolio of security choices beyond the two selections they advocate for schools.

There are many instances where a solar version of a security film might offset utility costs by blocking heat gain and certainly there are numerous conditions which would be resolved with a privacy film that also provides the security benefit.

There are objective standards that rate the effectiveness of security films installed on various glass systems under a host of impact, blast and cycling tests.


Benefits of Security Glazing School Construction News:

The primary standards are: GSA. Department of Defense, ANSI, Factory Mutual, ASTM Testing, UL Testing.

It should be noted that Eastman Chemical Llumar & Vista, Madico, Saint-Gobain Armorcoat, Hanita, SunTek and Johnson meet or exceed the 3M film in each of these test categories.

  • Eastman Chemical: LLumar and Vista solar security films:
  • Saint-Gobain Armorcoat Film
  • Madico Safety Film
  • SunTek Security Film
  • Hanita Safety Zone Film

In terms of solar security combination films that lower heat gain and provides privacy:

Silver Reflective 20 – 8 ML
  • Silver security films that block 79% of the heat (LLumar, Madico, SunTek, Armorcoat, Hanita)
  • Neutral security films in a 20, 35, 40, 50 VLT (LLumar, Madico, Hanita, Armorcoat)
    Neutral 20 – 8ML
  • Dual reflective security films in a 28, 38 VLT (Vista, SunTek)
  • Nano-ceramic Security films in a 40, 50, 70% VLT (Huper Optik, SunTek)
  • Clear available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 16 + thickness and a host of 4, 8, 7, exterior clear films. (LLumar, Armorcoat, Madico, Johnson, Hanita, SunTek)

Advanced Film Solutions trained installers have completed thousands of projects throughout the state of Florida and across the USA.


Our team has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for the last 8 years in a row. We are fully insured and have earned an accredited A Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Store Protection Window Security Film Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota



It takes thieves only take a few seconds to break through home or storefront glass. 

The number of burglaries is increasing and your security system is only as good as the response time from local law enforcement.


Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s preferred security window film installation experts.

We offer thicker solar and clear security films that delay, deter and deny entry.

Burglars take the path of least resistance. Typically a smashed storefront window will lend easy access to criminals. Our thicker safety films are attached to the window frames with a high bond silicone adhesive.  The thief will find that the glass will remain in the frames.

During this time period law enforcement can respond and alarms may chase off the perp.
374639_315105961856215_1914254629_nOur films provide privacy or reduce heat and UV.  That’s your choice!

No other company offers more choices in security film options:

Huper Optik Ceramic

Vista Dual Reflective







The best installations of impact resistant shatter control films.

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