Category Archives: School safety glazing security

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 (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 plus rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as Angie’s List Super Service Award for seven consecutive years

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

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Protect Front Entrance Doors Shatter Resistant Window Film

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Glass entrance doors and storefront glazing were built to allow openness and visibility for retail stores, office buildings, hospitals health care institutions and notably school campus buildings.

(Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook)

Unfortunately recent events have focused attention on methods for improved safety and security since glass is easily breached with ballistic weapons and personnel and property can be damaged by blast spalling, debris and flying glass.

It’s time to implement solutions to protect our most important assets; our children, friends and neighbors!
IMG_20121018_120052_963Glass doors are also frequently subject to graffiti and scratches through normal usage.
Glazing Security Window Film:


Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker (8 ML plus) glazing films on your existing glass entry doors and windows.  These coatings are anchored to the frames creating a system that withstands high impact, blast and intrusion.

The key objective is to delay, deny and deter entry.

Our window film meets that objective at an economical cost and a swift implementation process.

Certainly administration officials and concerned parties should discuss long range plans that may include laminated glass or reducing the window envelope throughout your buildings.  These are alternatives that may suit your budget or security concerns if there are extenuating circumstances.

Nevertheless our security glazing films have been installed on US Embassy, Federal Buildings, Airports and local landmark buildings, retail stores and county government offices throughout Florida and the USA.

Property management and facility security personnel can decide upon the level of visibility into the facility since we offer a wide range of alternatives.

Transparent clear coatings maintain the appearance of your building but many decision makers select modestly tinted security films to reduce glare and improve interior comfort.

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In many cases security management will select privacy versions so intruders can not observe students or employees which protects them from being targeted from the exterior.

Our coatings have been independently tested for GSA, DoD, ASTM and UL facility criteria and guidelines.

Take immediate steps to improve life and property safety with

Call toll free: 877-575-3456

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Home Window Tinting New Tampa Fade, UV & Heat Relief

Wesley Chapel, Land O’ Lakes and New Tampa are stunning neighborhoods that are now growing like the good old days!

Perfect homes nestled throughout the Wesley Chapel, Land O Lakes and New Tampa area are rising every day and we are getting a huge amount of calls from new home owners looking for help!

New homes are being built and as usual they boast open architecture with floor to ceiling sliders and windows that offer a scenic view.

The downside is the amount of UV, glare and heat that stream through these windows since the new home builders used clear glass with absolutely zero solar heat gain reduction.

Furnishings fade and you already know how hot it gets in the afternoon.

Your electric bill is shocking.

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We have the solution!

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay Window Film and with more choices than any other company in town, 7 straight years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s List; we are ready to stop that heat, glare and UV at the glass!

  • Remarkable selections that match any HOA rule or deed restriction.
  • Ceramic films manufactured in Germany by Huper Optik.Obviously a perfect view is one of the main reasons you selected your home.Having a dark reflective type film is not only against your HOA rules but it’s the opposite of what you want your home’s windows to look like!Our Huper Optik Ceramic Films are non reflective and won’t alter the appearance of your windows.

    As you can see below our coatings lets the light in thus preserving your view and glass aesthetics.

What you can’t see is the invisible heat rejection and nearly total elimination of the UV rays that fade furnishings.

  • The incredible Eastman Chemical Vista, and economical LLumar Brands.

Call Advanced Film Solutions at 813-949-3456 or toll free at 877-575-3456

Home & Business Protection Advanced 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 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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Tampa Bay, Orlando Energy Smart Window Tinting For Cool Savings

Advanced Film Solutions crews have set new records this summer for the application of energy savings solar control window film.

We completed 5 installations today and 10 the last two days throughout Tampa, Orlando, Oveido and Winter Park.

The Heat Never Stops!

Small wonder given the numerous advantages of stopping heat at the glass!

Your electric bills will be reduced by as much as 30% and the UV, glare and discomfort will become a distant memory.

Advanced Film Solutions stands apart from competition by giving clients more choices in leading technology solutions than any other window film provider.

This advantage lets us match the perfect solution for our client’s unique requirements.

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These innovative thin film coatings are the legacy of ingenuity developed by the Eastman Chemical team.

Huper Optik Ceramic Films that meet all deed restrictions for condo’s and gated communities.

Advanced Film Solutions safety and security glazing films meet GSA and DoD requirements and are available in silver, neutral, dual reflective ceramic and non-metallic iterations and choices are available in dozens of light transmissions that match any requirement.

Superior on glass performance, aesthetics, durability and optical clarity that define our portfolio.


Toll Free: 877-575-3456
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