Advanced Film Solutions has completed more than 14,500 homes and business window film installations since we exited 3M eleven years ago.
One of the more surprising aspects of our home installations has been the volume of homes that have single pane clear glass on their front entry door and a thin glass side lite running vertically adjacent to the door handle and lock.
A burglar can break through this glass in 5 seconds and easily reach the lock and enter your home.
The majority of our clients ask us to fix their heat problems , glare and UV fading .
For homes with clear glass on the front doors we recommend an application of safety and security film by Vista.
The application of these 8 ML thick security films makes it much more difficult for thieves to enter your home.
Tinted versions can provide privacy from the street.
Opaque versions can be installed that provide 24/7 privacy
Sliders can be reinforced with these thicker security films as well as a pool bath door.
Safety and security films will not interfere with motion detectors or window alarm systems.
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.