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Tampa Home & Business Glass Security Window Film Systems

Criminals find the weakest link in your home or business security plan.

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In most cases this vulnerability is represented by your glass windows, sliders and doors.

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa and Orlando’s protective glazing film specialists.

We apply thicker clear and solar glazing films to your windows.

These coatings strengthen  the glass and provide an additional barrier that slows down intruders.

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Window film is designed to hold broken glass in place (anchoring, fastening systems are available) thereby reducing the possibility of injury or damage caused by spalling glass shards.

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Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering the world leading security film solutions.

This allows us to design the best application to fit our client’s requirements. While all of our selections are equally strong ( 8 ML or greater) there are nuances in solar properties that include the level of light transmission, reflectivity (or not) and length of warranty.

Solar security films will lower the heat gain that creates higher electric costs.

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We have shatter films that will filter our nearly 80% of the heat while reducing glare and virtually eliminating the UV by 99.9%.

Our choices include:

  • Eastman Chemical LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik Ceramic
  • SunTek
  • Hanita
  • Madico and Sunscape
  • Johnson Window Film
  • Armorcoat

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate and compare our dynamic solutions!

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Applications include commercial offices, retail stores and restaurants, government facilities, schools, landmark buildings and homes just like yours!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Florida School Safety Glazing Perimeter Protection Window Film

There has been an obvious and perhaps overdue focus on implementing security improvements for public and private school safety. 

The underlying issues remain open to debate but clearly there is a value in making our schools safer.

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Connecticut has led the way as experts driven by their experience and tragedy at Sandy Hook where entry to the school through the glass doors was a major factor in the event.

Improved perimeter protection includes implementing improvements in levels of security including access control, lighting, school guards, metal detectors and hardening the windows and doors.

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Retrofit alternatives based on cost and ease of implementation have resulted in the specification of security glazing window film.

 

The majority of window film manufacturers who produce 8 ML or thicker shatter films have been understandably slow to promote (or give the appearance of promoting) their window film solutions in the aftermath of this tragedy.

This was due to a natural reluctance to step back rather than exploit the sales opportunity.

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Critical considerations:

Clear glazing films have been employed for decades to protect people and property throughout the world. We have seen an evolution in perimeter protection, force protection since the embassy bombings, Oklahoma City and the post 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Federal guidelines were created and glazing systems have been tested and achieved appropriate levels of protection that meet GSA and Department of Defense guidelines.

The following window film systems have met these independent test criteria:

  • Eastman Chemical LLumar and Vista solar security films
  • Saint-Gobain- Armorcoat Films
  • Madico Security Films
  • SunTek Safety Films
  • Hanita
  • Johnson
  • 3M

Window film attachment systems as recommended by Eastman, Madico, SunTek, Armorcoat, Johnson and Hanita include the Dow 995 wet silicone sealant. 

(3M uses a similar silicone as well as a VHB system that has not demonstrated any improvement in security nor does their film system exceed any of the coatings we represent.  In fact their thinner 4ml and 5ml films offer less impact protection than the 6 ML and 14 ML they have been promoting.)

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Advanced Film Solutions, Window Film USA recommends the thicker 8ML+ coatings manufactured by LLumar, Armorcoat, Madico, SunTek and Vista. We have installed Johnson films where they were specified.

We do not install 3M window film for numerous reasons but their Ultra 600 and repackaged 14 ML meet the same safety levels as the aforementioned films so our clients do not sacrifice any measure of security or life safety.

The leaders in security coatings that we recommend offer numerous solar versions of safety films that 3M does not manufacture or repackage (as of this date).

Silver reflective, neutral reflective films in various light transmissions can provide energy savings as well as ground floor privacy for high profile targets. School officials and campus security personnel should weigh the value of these films versus an unobstructed view into the facility.

Advanced Film Solutions is fully insured and we have earned an A plus rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as Angie’s List Super Service Award for seven consecutive years

Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free for a consultation and free estimate.

877-575-3456
 

 

Trusted Tampa Security Solar Window Film Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s most trusted source for security glazing window tinting solutions.

374639_315105961856215_1914254629_nIt just makes sense to have a dual benefit film that knocks the heat down and the glare while saving you money each month on your electric bill.

Many of us have been spending a great deal more time at home so you really can appreciate the rooms that get too hot or bright during the day.

Vista Films: These designer recommended films are far less reflective from an interior perspective. 

Safe for IG units and with an automatically transferable lifetime warranty.  Optical clarity that is outstanding!

Armorcoat: The same 8 ML films that protect the US Capitol Building. The best known shatter film brand in the world.  Armorcoat offers economically priced stainless films in multiple light transmissions.

Madico: More US embassies installed Madico films to protect our diplomats than any other window film; and for good reason. 

Madico has done more blast testing and has more expertise in fragment retention films than any other window film company.

SunTek: The newcomer to the mix; SunTek has revolutionized the window film business by reducing the film price points and cutting the top heavy sales costs that encumber most manufacturer’s bottom line.

  1. Trust means doing what we say we will do and on time.
  2. Trust means offering a lifetime warranty.
  3. Trust is doing the job and delighting our clients.
  4. Trust implies a fair price and outstanding performance
 

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Glazing Security Window Film Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, Orlando

Advanced Film Solutions continues to make it extremely difficult for smash and grab thieves to break in to your store or offices after hours.

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Our shatter resistant security glazing films are the number one choice for retailers throughout the USA.

Clear and lightly tinted iterations delay, deter and deny entry.

Your alarm systems detect and hopefully law enforcement will respond before they gain entry.

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Our installers are experts in superior installation and adding attachment systems that create a system between the glass/film and frames.

These coatings are exactly the same films used to protect American Embassies, Federal buildings and landmark high profile potential terrorist targets throughout the world.

Our films are also installed on educational facilities and schools throughout the region.

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We are unique by offering more choices than any other Florida window film company.

Leading brands include:
  • LLumar Magnum
  • Vista
  • Hanita
  • Madico
  • SunTek
  • Armorcoat
  • Huper Optik

Glazing attachment systems include Dow wet seal and Bondkap Systems.

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate or sub-contract your project to Advanced Film Solutions throughout the USA.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota Thicker Safer Security Window Film

When it comes down to safety and security the thicker the window film the better.

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That’s why Advanced Film Solutions recommends the 8 ML thick clear and solar safety security window films manufactured by global window film leaders Eastman Chemical, Armorcoat, Madico, Hanita, Johnson and Suntek.

The 8 ML thickness has become the industry standard because these films meet a superior level of security when tested to GSA, DoD and ASTM standards.

Thinner films like 4, 5 and most 6 ML films do not meet this security level. This includes any 3M 5 ML film. Be certain to confirm that a competitors film is not thinner than 8 ML.

Solar security films are designed to withstand impact and provide energy solar savings by filtering out heat gain while simultaneously doing their security function.

Window film can be attached to metal frames like storefront windows or sliders by using a wet sealant Dow 995 system. These attachment systems have provided that additional measure of protection to keep glass lites in the frame.

Advanced Film Solutions team of installers is fully equipped and trained in all aspects of security glazing installations.

Our residential warranty is lifetime and most commercial warranties are 10, 12 or 15 years.

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Call for a free estimate toll free 877-575-3456