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Home Slider Security Window Film Benefits Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Orlando

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Sliding Glass Door Security Problems:

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Statistics show that most intruders gain access through the front door of homes.

Florida is particularly vulnerable for break-ins through sliding glass doors, which are very popular here in Florida.

Smash-and-grab is the most common entry through glass doors, with a brick, rock or just about anything lying nearby as the only tool needed to gain entry to your home.

Window Film Hardens Sliding Glass Doors

  • Window Film: One simple way to guard your sliding glass doors is the professional installation of our thicker solar or clear shatter glazing security films.

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  • The window film will help hold the shards of glass together making it much more difficult for the intruders to get through (and reduce your cleanup and potential injuries).

We anchor the film to the frames and glass which makes it extremely difficult for burglars to push the glass out of the frame.

We also recommend that glass adjacent to your front door and pool bath doors be protected with these security films.

The objective is to delay the entry.

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Making it difficult for the burglar(s) to enter can make all the difference in preventing substantial loss of valuables as well as life safety protection.

Recent statistics indicate that 64% of all home burglaries is through your windows and sliders.

Our shatter films provide that peace of mind and can reduce your monthly electric costs if you select a solar control version.

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

Advanced Film Solutions

Security Glazing Window Film, Offices Tampa Bay-Orlando

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Smash & Grab Shatter Window Film Florida Glass Protection

There has been a rise in smash and grab burglaries.

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Check your own town’s crime rate here!

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There is no 100% full proof solution. 

 

Crime prevention and improved security covers a wide variety of strategies, but we can help!

 Advanced Film Solutions can apply a thick security window film to your home, store or car glass.

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This shatter film will improve the integrity of the glass making it far more difficult for a smash and grab break-in. These are the very same films we install to improve the safety of vehicles during side impact.

Advanced Film Solutions provides a complete portfolio of thick safety and security shatter control window films.

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Advanced Film Solutions completed film installations on all three of these stores in Land O’ Lakes

  • Crime mitigation, delay, deters and denies entry.
  • Solar versions reduce your electric bill and earn rebates.
  • Non reflective versions meet deed restrictions and HOA rules.
  • Nearly 100% of the UV is eliminated.
  • Retail stores can improve security without detracting views into the store.
  • Installations can be further strengthened with anchoring systems.
Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate and consultation!
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Protecting Tampa Bay, Orlando Homes Shatter Control Window Tinting

2016 Home Security Planning Should Include Window Film

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 Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker (8 ML) shatter resistant window films manufactured by the leaders in glazing security window film.

When properly installed and in particular when these glazing films are attached to your window frames the complete system can withstand impact attempts as well as flying debris and blast conditions.

These transparent coatings can also simultaneously lower cooling costs, eliminate UV and provide privacy for your loved one’s and property.

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Tested to meet ASTM, Department of Defense and GSA standards our coatings are exactly these same iterations used by the Federal Government and high profile buildings throughout the world.

Slowing down thieves gives local law enforcement much more time to respond to alarms. These minutes can make all the difference in the world in terms of property loss or personal safety.

How difficult would it be to break into that pool door in the back of your home?
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Our safety and security films delay, deter and deny entry allowing your alarm system to alert law enforcement.

Our window films can be completely transparent; or should you prefer you can choose from dozens of selections of window films with solar reducing energy savings properties.


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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 (3M is a notable exception.)

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 rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as Angie’s List Super Service Award for five consecutive years (2011,2012 and 2013)

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

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School Safety Security Window Film Solutions Florida Safe Campus

Today is the third year anniversary of the tragedy at Newtown, Sandy Hook.

There are really no words to describe this sad day.

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Many school systems and higher education institutes have implemented increased security awareness and employed various strategies to mitigate future criminal activities.

One area that we have participated in is the hardening of the glass at ground level windows and doors with thicker clear or tinted safety security window film.

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These coatings are applied to the interior of the glass and typically fastened to the frames with attachment systems that create a complete system holding the glass frame and sealant in one piece.

The objective is to create an obstacle for the intruder slowing them down and providing additional time for response by law enforcement.

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Advanced Film Solutions installation teams are thoroughly trained in all aspects of anti-intrusion, blast and impact safety window film.

The leading solutions are all part of our security portfolio including the Eastman Chemical LLumar, Vista and SunTek brands.

We also represent Saint-Gobain’s Armorcoat series and the Madico security film and Sunscape series.

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Additionally we represent Hanita Safety films manufactured in Israel.

If your school, daycare center, university or house of worship requires the additional glass protection of thicker security films call our offices toll free at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions will provide a free estimate!

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