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Protect yourself from tornadoes, terrorism, violent weather, vandalism and UV rays with Fragment Retention Films
There’s no denying the aesthetic value glass windows and doors give a residential or commercial building. But is glass really the best defense for your family, co-workers and personal property when danger looms outside.
Safety and Security Window Film helps hold your glass in place during hurricanes, tornadoes, severe winds, earthquakes, even bomb blasts from terrorist explosions. It helps maintain the integrity of a building’s outer shell to keep wind, rain and flying shattered glass shards from wreaking havoc inside the building. It also helps reduce damage and injury from indoor incidents like children running into or throwing things at glass doors or windows.
Fragment Retention Window Film also helps deter smash-and-grab burglars by eliminating their most crucial weapon…time. Burglars rely on quick and easy access for a successful break-in. A door or window that slows them down is one that will probably make them go away.
Thicker is not necessarily better
The general rule is the thicker the film, the stronger the film. But that’s not always the case. What’s crucial is impact- and tear-resistance.
Working with our preferred window and glass expert, Sunray Window Films, LLC, you will learn how 3M’s patented micro-layered polyester technology helps Scotchshield films outperform all other films of similar thickness. In fact, ours is the only 4-mil film that passes the 400 foot-pound impact level of ANSI Z97.1 Standard. That’s because our micro-layered technology makes the film and glass more flexible, so they absorb some of the impact and are more likely to stay in the window frame without breaking. And even if the glass does break, Scotchshield film helps hold the glass together, significantly reducing the chance of injury from flying shards. Several years ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) mandated a universal standard for measuring the level of blast protection. The GSA developed criteria for evaluation of acceptable levels of protection for the glass fragment hazard. This criteria is part of the comprehensive security criteria (GSA Security Criteria, Final Working Version, January 1997) developed by the GSA which includes physical security, electronic security, and many other criteria for blast considerations. The GSA has indicated a preference, but not a requirement, for open-air high explosive testing rather than shock tube testing. This is because current shock tube testing methods cannot adequately emulate air blast waveforms from real explosions and tend to be over-energetic at the same peak blast pressure level versus real explosions.
3M Impact Protection Adhesive improves the overall performance of 3M safety and security window films. This unique window protection system combines the toughness of 3M’s patented micro layer safety film with 3M’s world class expertise in a adhesive’s to help shield against impact energy from severe weather, terrorist activity, earthquakes, bomb blasts or forced entry events. The 3M Impact Protection System also helps protect against personal injury against flying glass.
Tested and re-tested
Windstorms, bomb blasts, flying objects…we’ve thrown everything we can think of at it to make sure it not only meets, but exceeds industry standards for impact- and tear-resistance.
Installation of Safety & Security Window Film
- Holds shards of glass together
- Protects against spontaneous glass breakage
- Protects against seismic glass breakage
- Forced glass impacts
For more information on Safety & Security Window Film, please use the form below. If you know the number of windows you are considering and any dimensions, that’s a great start!