[ SAFETY & SECURITY FILM ]
Our windows are the weakest link
Windows not only allow light to come into a building but they are also the most venerable part of a building and are the weakest link in the safety and security of a building or home. When there is a burglary, civil unrest, acts of violence, weather related events, riots and even terrorism, the glazing is often the target and also the point of entry. Once the glass is compromised then the potential of more damage exist. Safety film is a high tech, low cost solution to protect people and property. With security films installed on your glass, this will help to prevent access to the property or slow down entry. With a safety film installed on your office or home windows you are gaining 24/7 protection and peace of mind knowing your glass is protected.
What is safety Film
Safety and security films can dramatically reduce damage an injury from broken glass hazards. The safety film is manufactured with clear heavy duty layers of polyester film bonded with special adhesives and impregnated with Ultraviolet (UV) Inhibitors. The safety & security films are completely clear and almost invisible when installed to glass. This is polyester film applied to glass and glazing in order to hold glass together if shattered. Safety films are design to perform at levels above normal window films and a series of test have been designed to ensure that safety and security films perform as required based on the selection of film and type of anchoring systems.
Where can safety film be used?
Safety & security films can be used anywhere there is potential for injury from broken glass, used for security applications where a delay in forced entry is required, in schools and universities, store front windows, hotel atriums, government building, glass walls and homes. Safety & Security Films can be used in buildings to protect people from flying glass and particles.
HOW THICK IS SAFETY FILM
Safety and security films are available in various thicknesses, from a minium of 4 mil on the entry level, to a 8 mil medium level of protection all the way up to a 21 mil thickness. The film thickness is selected for the level of protection desired and the dimensions of the glass. The performance of these safety films are affected by adhesive bond strength, thickness of the polyester and the window structure and frame system.
Benefits of safety film
Comply with safety regulations and local government codes | Increased Safety | Increased Security
Blast Mitigation | Energy Savings | Great value when compared to alternatives
GSA-Compliant Safety Films for Windows
The US General Services Administration, GSA, has continued to upgrade the mandated requirements regarding glass and shatter resistance. Meeting the government requirements for personal safety may require upgrading existing glass with films. Whether the glass breaks due to forced entry, seismic activity or a bomb blast, minimizing the flight path of the glass will minimize the danger to human life. The GSA has set forth standards regarding window film application and attachment systems. When applied correctly by a certified installation team, Safety and Security Window Film will minimize flying glass shards in blast situations. The GSA’s WINGARD (WINdow Glazing Analysis Response and Design) program is the GSA and ISC standard for the analysis and design of windows subjected to blast loads.
This chart defines each level of protection.
Safety and Security Films installed by Accurate Window Tinting have a 10 year manufacture warranty.
Certified, Licensed and Insured
When you hire Accurate Window Tinting you can be confident that we are certified by the International Window Film Association (IWFA) as Safety & Security Film Specialists. We are licensed, insured and we have workers comp insurance and bondable. We are also properly registered in Delaware and Maryland. If you require any certificates of insurance it can be supplied upon request. If you need a W-9 we can provide that too. Hire a company that is operating a business properly and according to the law.
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