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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 (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.

877-575-3456

 

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

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Sun Security Window Film Home Protection Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

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This website has some great safety tips and suggestions for parents and grandparents alike. 

There are recommendations for glass safety which includes the installation of glass safety window film.

 


Many Florida homes have annealed glass windows (Tempered glass breaks into small pieces, while annealed breaks into large, jagged ones that can cause greater injury.)

Typically the only safety glass are tempered sliders near the lanai.


From a security aspect and safety perspective the installation of shatter glazing films makes sense!

Advanced Film Solutions is the regional leader in superior performing shatter glazing films.

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Our coatings are thicker and meet safety glazing standards for impact.

The installation transforms annealed glass into safety glass which is ideal for restaurant windows, home glass, condo’s etc.

Solar versions of these safety films block heat and glare and lower your monthly electric bills.

The safe choice  installed by professionals; it just makes sense.

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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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Security Solar Glazing Window Film Applications

Homeowners throughout the state are facing rising rates in burglary. No matter what neighborhood you live in sophisticated criminals are attacking the weakest link in your home- glass sliders and windows.

Commercial clients face the same predicament.

Alarm systems detect entry but law enforcement response times allow enough time for these crooks to take your valuables.

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Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota’s leading security and solar window film installation company.

Our expert team of installers has earned a Better Business Bureau ranking of A Plus as well as having been awarded the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven consecutive years.

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Our solar and clear security films are a minimum of 8 ML thick. We recommend the additional safety of perimeter application of Dow silicone attachment systems.

The benefits of solar protection are well documented.

Our coatings filter 99.9% of harmful UV rays and we have solar coatings that stop more than 75% of the heat from entering your home or business.

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From a security perspective thicker films are the safety standard.

8 ML films are the choice for the GSA and Department of Defense. These 8 ML films protect the US Capitol Building and Supreme Court. 8 ML films have the strongest tensile, puncture and impact strength.

These thicker coatings are also the choice for schools and campus perimeter protection given recent events.

Choices of 8 ML films cover a wide range of light transmissions and appearance.  Advanced Film Solutions can guide you to the coating that best matches YOUR requirements.

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With the leading brands and latest innovation from Eastman, Madico, Saint-Gobain and the Israeli Hanita Films our expertise becomes your advantage.

Call for a free estimate today:

Toll Free 877-575-3456

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