There has been interest in perimeter protection anti-intrusion improvements in the wake of the Newtown, Sandy Hook tragedy and Parkland FL tragedies.
School administrators, campus security, parents and government officials are considering a holistic approach that weighs life safety issues against the implementation costs of building and glass hardening.
Glazing security window film coatings have been used for nearly 50 years for improved glass hardening.
Federal guidelines were implemented after the Oklahoma City bombing to increase security through thicker shatter resistant fragment retention films.
Advanced Film Solutions, Window Film USA is an expert installer of these thicker window film enhancements.
These coatings are designed to withstand high impact and improve life safety against intrusion and blast events.
We represent the leading manufacturers of these impact resistant coatings:
Eastman Chemical marketed under the LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik brands.
Madico Safety Films
Saint-Gobain marketed as Armorcoat
The minimum thickness recommended is 8 ML. This is the standard based upon the increased impact and tensile strength.
- LLumar Protective Film
- Armorcoat At A Glance
- GSA Standards
- Madico Tested
- Dow Corning Use Wet Seal Blast Protection
- DOD Guidelines Testing
These coatings are attached to window frames using a variety of systems with the wet sealant silicone as the most prevalent and most cost efficient.
These coatings have been rigorously tested by the GSA, DoD and in several cases Factory Mutual. They also meet ANSI standards and in several instances the UL972 criteria.
Shatter resistant coatings are available in clear versions that provide maximum visibility.
It should be noted that there are solar control iterations of these films that meet the same level of security enhancement but additionally provide glare, energy cost efficiency and privacy (where security officials recommend)
These solar versions offer a ROI for reduction in energy costs as well as improved student productivity with lower glare and more comfortable facilities.
Energy control versions may also qualify for rebates from local power companies.
Call Advanced Film Solutions at 877-575-3456