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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

 

Smart Dogs Select Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

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That’s right; it’s official and we checked again in the very latest Paw Poll!

31898_541049405928535_325962674_nTampa’s smartest dogs have chosen Advanced Film Solutions for their family home and SUV!

And after taking several objective aptitude tests we found the very smartest dog in the area.

He wants a cooler home; just like you and is willing to chip in!
Here’s Pippy Smartstocking. .


He’s a Border Collie and as you know they are the smartest dogs having aced the SAT’s and graduated with honors.

They require a purpose in life or they won’t be happy!

His purpose is telling people about Advanced Film Solutions and we truly appreciate his support and encouragement!

It inspires us!

The Pipster (that’s his name dog gonnit!) lives in Tampa with his family. 307302_538780916155384_1404136624_n

They often leave him home during the day simply because he chooses not to go shopping (too boring and he’s trying to save up his money!)

He’ll spend hours watching TV (The Learning and History Channel)


He gave up a promising career in medicine to devote his time to window film solutions and keeping energy costs down.

 


He’s had had it with all the glare and excessive heat in his home.  He knew that our local power companies were offering rebates!

When he saw our ad in his local coupon book he couldn’t wait to sign up for our VISTA Film for his home and that FormulaOne Car Tinting.

No wonder he’s as smart as he is!

He called us toll free at 877-575-3456

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Tampa’s Smartest Dogs Number One Choice! 

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Choosing any other brand would be barking up the wrong tree!

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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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Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota, Window Film For Efficient Windows


Huper Optik coatings will not alter the aesthetic appeal of your office or store windows.

 

Tenant comfort is a critically important issue when property managers review client satisfaction and in particular whether current tenants will renew their lease.

One major factor for disaffected clients is the negative outcome of untreated windows.

Glare, hot spots and overheated offices typically result in unhappy workers and lower productivity.


The solution was the precise application of Huper Optik nanoceramic films to the interior side of the office windows.

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The tenant has cooler offices and the glare has been reduced by more than 60%.

The UV has been virtually eliminated which preserves carpets, artwork and furnishings.

Our installation team met all expectations and performed the installation with the least interference with schedules.

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Advanced Film Solutions is the leader in Tampa Bay and Orlando window film installations for residential and commercial glass.

Call for a free estimate at 877-575-3456

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