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Protect yourself from tornatoes, terrorism, violent weather, vandalism with 3M Safety & Security Window 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.
3M Ultra 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.
3M 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.
Bright, sunny days pose threats, too, because UV rays cause interior fading. All Scotchshield clear or tinted films substantially reduce fading of your carpets, upholstery, furnishings and merchandise by blocking out up to 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays.
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. And 3M’s got the best.
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
3M Safety & Security Window Film is one of the most vigorously tested fragment retention films out there. 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.
Keeps everybody comfortable while lowering energy costs
Although its main job is protection, 3M Safety & Security Window film can also help alleviate “sun control” problems.
It’s simply inevitable that on sunny days one side of a building will get sunshine, the other side shade. That means some of the building’s tenants can be uncomfortably hot, while others are uncomfortably cool. Perhaps a “thermostat war” ensues, which is hard on your cooling system and can raise energy costs. But drawing blinds or curtains means you need to use more interior lighting, which drives up costs even more. Some 3M Window Films can help by blocking out solar heat that would otherwise pass through the window. And that means comfortable, happy tenants and big savings on energy bills.
Some 3M Safety & Security Window Film help reduce energy costs by blocking out heat that would otherwise pass through the window.
Some Commercial Window Films reduce glare, too. So there’s less eye fatigue for people who normally have to squint and strain to view TV and computer screens on bright or sunny days. If light and heat reduction is more of a priority than safety and security, ask about 3M Sun Control Window Films.
Preserving beauty, inside and out
Fabrics, wallpaper, natural wood floors and other valuables will fade from the sun rays when unfiltered sun shines through your windows. But 3M window film block out most of the sun’s harmful elements, including up to 99.9% of Ultraviolet rays-the primary cause of fading. So whether you’re protecting tine art, retail merchandise, carpets, upholstery or other interior furnishings, 3M Window Films will help keep it looking good and lasting longer with an added film barrier 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
3M Safety & Security Window Film keeps the exterior of your building looking good, too. It gives your building an attractive, consistent look by hiding the disarray of half-drawn drapes and blinds, and giving all windows a uniform appearance. What’s more, it provides a little extra privacy … for a little extra peace of mind.
And a proprietary, scratch-resistant coating keeps the film looking good year after year. No special maintenance is needed-simply clean your windows as you normally would.