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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.

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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

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Tampa Victory Over Heat, Solar Blocking Window Tinting

Another ninety degree plus day here in Tampa.

You already know how high your electric bills are and given the steady heat there is no end in sight!

Advanced Film Solutions has the answer!


We keep the heat from entering through your windows. 

Our Vista and Huper Optik films provide a heat barrier that maintains cooler interior temperatures without sacrificing your views or the aesthetic of your home or office.

The bottom line is a huge reduction in your monthly electric bills.

Cooler and Safer homes!
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Our shatter versions are thicker than our solar versions.  these security solar combination films hold the glass in place against harsh climate and crime.

Your home’s security is improved since glass tends to be the weakest link and obvious point of entry for burglars.

Advanced Film Solutions Knows Window Film:

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We offer more choices than any other window film company in Florida. 

We have unmatched experience and a dedicated team ready to solve your sun control problems.

Non metallic films for deed restricted and gated communities

Free Estimates

Lifetime Warranty

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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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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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