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Smash & Grab Shatter Safety 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!

secure Home burglaries, retail stores are at risk.

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 installs a thick (8 ML) security window film to your home, store windows and doors.

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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.

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

Advanced Film Solutions has completed film installations on all thousands of retail stores, homes and schools throughout Florida since 2007!

  • Crime mitigation, delay, deters and denies entry.


  • Solar versions reduce your electric bill and may 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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Toll Free 877-575-3456

 

Retail Storefront Heat Protection Window Tinting For Florida Businesses

Business owners battle the Sun and lose when they leave their windows unprotected.

You want your store to be inviting and curb appeal is essential but. .

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The heat, light and unrelenting UV destroys your merchandise and store displays.  The clear glass is an open invitation to burglary and vandalism.

Energy smart store design and security managers choose Advanced Film Solutions solar and solar security window film.

With the most extensive portfolio of choices our team can match the ideal solution for your specific requirements.

Advanced Film Solutions installs heat-UV-and glare rejecting window film that will let you take control of your inventory.

 

Our films block 99.9% of the UV and we have a variety of light transmissions that can block up to 84% of the heat.

We also install solar security combination films that give you the same heat and UV protection with the added benefit of glass safety and burglary protection.

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Call for a free estimate today!

 

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Eastman Window Film Comparison Vs. 3M Tinting

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last eleven years since retiring from 3M, it’s that many consumers recognize their logo and assume their window film  matches their brand reputation.

This is the “perception” challenge we must overcome despite the reality of 3M’s weakness in their window film solutions.


A feature-benefit-performance characteristics comparison (documented rather than hyped) weigh overwhelmingly in favor of the coatings Advanced Film Solutions represents.

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Here is a sampling of indisputable FACTS that quantify the superiority of the solutions we represent.

There are many fine manufacturers of window film products but the unquestioned global leader is Eastman Chemicals.

 In many product categories of the diverse Eastman portfolio our competition 3M Window Film offers no alternative product solution.

For example- – –
  • Bronze films in multiple light transmissions and interior and exterior reflectivity.

Heck we have blue films, green films and gold films; but why brag?

  • Dual reflective films: Here again the comparisons between 3M and Eastman are almost unfair.  Our Eastman portfolio includes the dynamic Vista Film dual reflective films ranging from the 14% Ultimate, the 18% Celeste, 28% Luminance and 38% Mirage. We also have lighter dual reflective films in a 48% and 58%.
  • Our LLumar DR series also ranges from a darker 15% to the 25, 35, and 45% light transmissions. 3M?They have a NV 15, 25 and 35 (I introduced this back in 2000!) and 3M re-boxes a 15% and 25% from another company under the Affinity name.

    Our Vista and LLumar clear adhesives compared to the 3M pressure sensitive adhesives are far superior in terms of clarity and durability. The re-boxed Affinity has the outside company’s adhesive which is a lesser quality version of the LLumar adhesive.

    Small wonder that interior designers choose Vista.

    Choices equate to meeting exactly the requirements of our clients rather than the other way around!


  • Non reflective residential and commercial films in escalating light transmissions starting at a 5%.  (See LLumar DL Series) 

    These films are ideal for privacy particularly when a reflective film is prohibited. 3M dealers may attempt to offer a car tinting substitute since they have no solution for this requirement.

  • One-Way Vision Films ideal for maximum privacy and heat rejection.
  • Solar security safety shatter films in a Silver 20, Neutral 20, 40 and 50 along with dual reflective shatter solar films in various light transmissions. 

    3M discontinued their Silver 20 security film as well as their 50% neutral film. 

  • Ceramic non metallic non-dyed Huper Optik patented and available in light transmissions ranging from 20-70% 

(3M has contracted with an outside coating company that supplies a single layer ceramic film for many companies. That ceramic film is only available in a 5 foot width and does not have the heat rejecting performance of the patented Huper films) It is also more reflective than the patented Huper Optik films.

 

Let’s now compare clear solar films that block IR and UV without altering the appearance of the glass.

Our Eastman portfolio includes Vista Spectra select, Terre films and the dymanic Huper Optik Sech Drei series.

Huper Optik has zero dye in their film (unlike 3M!)  and its durability and scratch resistance easily out-perform the 3M film.

The optical clarity of our Vista and Huper clear films easily surpasses the 3M prestige film a fact that is self evident in any direct side-by-side comparison!

Our warranties on Vista Films are transferable and our glass breakage warranty standard as well as optional exceed the 3M protection in scope and value of replacement.

The point is made and further it’s being made by a veteran of 33 years at 3M and once upon a time having been the National Sales manager of 3M Window Film.

Call Advanced Film Solutions today.

Toll free: 877-575-3456
Offices Tampa Bay-Orlando

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Tangible Window Film Benefits For Florida’s Commercial Buildings

The perfect storm of rising electric costs based on unstable petroleum supplies and the encouragement of the US Government for energy efficiency has reawakened interest in window film as a cost savings solution.

This has been a long time coming because the cost equation was never easily quantified with window film and the life cycle of the product would create issues during viability studies.

Further the net effect of darkening windows quite often produced increased internal lighting costs which led to a lower ROI.

Window film leaders have created leading edge window films that meet today’s Facility Manager’s requirements:

  • We no longer install dyed polyester films that would lose their color and create purple windows. Frankly you can still see purple glass on office towers throughout the USA. This is the legacy of the 1970’s when dyed tint films were the only show in town.  The Oil Embargo created the need and these films initially produced the anticipated benefits. Unfortunately as the dyes migrated so did the effectiveness of the window tinting. LLumar and VISTA Films are metallic or ceramic and the life cycle of these films can be expected for a 20 year cycle.

  • DOE II programs have effectively quantified dramatic cost savings and ROI with the installation of our window film.  There are variables, to be sure that have an impact on the rate of return. Certain films like our Reflective 20 Silver films provide huge heat gain reductions at a very cost effective investment. Less internally reflective films have an associated cost premium which would be evident with our VISTA Series dual reflective films. Ceramic and nano-ceramic films will block copious amounts of IR and Solar heat gain without reducing the visible light transmission.  These ceramic films should be considered if daylighting benefits are considered.  Sunlight is free and these spectrally selective films would balance the AC without incurring higher internal lighting costs.
  • There are tangible aesthetic improvements that can be expected with the installation of window film. Uniform building appearance increases the value of the commercial property and in today’s competitive climate tenant comfort and tenant satisfaction are enormously important as vacancy rates increase.

Government facilities and Fortune 500 corporations have recognized the bottom line and top line benefits of reduced energy usage.  The Recovery Act and LEEDS credits and city specific commercial window film rebates are driving renewed interest throughout 2018.

Building Managers and Commercial Property Managers can implement their own energy retrofit plan without contracting with a third party energy services company.

Advanced Film Solutions has teamed with the world leading window film solutions.

Brand leaders like  LLumar and VISTA. NFRC Certified films  ( Huper Optik) Madico and Sunscape .

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Save Energy. Improve  Bottom Line

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Retail Stores Tampa Bay, Orlando, Bradenton Cooler, Glare Free, Window Tinting

Retail store owners throughout Florida have contracted with Advanced Film Solutions to install solar and solar security window films.

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If you are baking inside your store with clear glass windows you understand why window tinting is such a popular solution!

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  • Curb appeal– Non reflective films like Huper Optik block heat and glare but enable visibility into your store, office or facility.
  • Heat control . Obviously a major reason for installing window film.  We offer films than block heat by as much as 80%16286187340_484bd92265_z
  • Lower electric bills .  Reducing heat gain lets you run your AC less and reduces your monthly bill.

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Blinds and shades can block your store from being noticed by traffic. 

Transparent coatings maintain visibility and keep window shoppers interested!

Call today for a free estimate. Toll Free 877-575-3456

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