The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs sought to protect their personnel and visitors from potential terrorist attacks by improving their glass protection.
They researched the best company to handle this requirement and contracted with Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa’s leading commercial and residential window film installation company.
Following the strict security requirements we enhanced the level of security protection by anchoring the film to the glass utilizing the DOW 995 wet seal.
Advanced Film installed 8 ML shatter films that met GSA Level 3A performance specifications.
Our shatter blast anti-fragment mitigation film blocks 99.9% of the UVA and UVB
Our solar film combination security 8 ML films provided daytime privacy for ground floor personnel and added measure of perimeter protection
We completed the project on time and met or exceeded all aspects of the clients requirements.
Advanced Film Solutions offers these same 8 ML shatter films for commercial and industrial facilities and clear or nano-ceramic shatter films for restaurants and retail stores via our local offices and nationally via Window Film USA
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Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading window film installation company focused on reinforcing commercial and residential glass openings.
Thicker (8 ML) glazing security films have documented safety improvements compared to unprotected glass. These coatings hold glass in place during a forced entry attack which can be the result of burglary, vandalism, terrorism or violent intentions.
Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading suppliers of safety and security glazing films. These solutions include:
LLumar and Vista Security Films manufactured by Eastman Chemical
Madico and Sunscape
Armorcoat by Saint-Gobain
SunTek by Eastman
Huper Optik by Eastman
Johnson Window Film
Hanita (manufactured in Israel)
Independent testing documentation is available for all of these solutions covering Federal Government GSA and DOD standards as well as ASTM and UL testing.
It should be noted that typical testing is done with wet sealant attachment systems, notably Dow Corning 995 structural silicone (the industry standard)
It should also be noted that the solar versions of these coatings, IE security glazing films that also feature solar properties for reduced energy usage and or privacy elements meet the same security life safety criteria.
Landmark institutions and buildings throughout the world utilize these systems.
Recent horrific events at schools in the USA have also heightened the awareness of the advantages for implementing these systems when replacing entry level glass is cost prohibitive.
As a personal aside it should be mentioned that 3M security window film offers no additional life safety advantages in in their thinner iterations (5 ml) they are promoting weaker solutions.
Further their solar security combination films are limited to a small number of choices and their attachment systems offer no addition safety or security benefits despite an unusual price premium or suggested improvements in life safety based on micro-layering technology.
Security glazing window film is a practical, affordable and functional choice for property managers, security and campus facility managers who require force protection, window hardening, fragment retention and intrusion protection.