A Safer, More Secure Building
Several years ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) mandated a universal standard for measuring the level of blast protection. Sunray® Window Films specializes in window film application projects where government agencies, such as the GSA, TSA, and U.S. Customs depend on safety for people and property. 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Films are GSA Approved!
Penetration and tear-resistance also makes 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Films an excellent choice for improving security, especially on ground floor windows. By making unwanted entry extremely difficult, 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film deters 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.
Invisible 24-Hour Protection from Severe Weather and Bomb Blasts
There’s no denying the aesthetic value glass windows and doors give a residential, commercial, government, or educational building. But is glass really the best defense when danger looms outside?
3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film helps hold your glass in place during hurricanes, tornadoes, severe winds, earthquakes, and 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 reduces damage and injury from indoor incidents like children running into or throwing things at glass doors or windows.
Advanced Technology Equals Stronger Window Film
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 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film outperform all other films of similar thickness. 3M fragment retention films greatly enhance the shielding capability of glass in a very inconspicuous manner. 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Films can be applied quickly and easily over existing windows for bomb blast mitigation. Over the course of many years, they maintain a high level of optical clarity, even during extreme conditions. 3M™ Ultra Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Films use micro thin, cross-woven layers of material that are laminated together to enhance tensile strength and elongation. This patented security film construction delivers superior performance over standard polyester in blast and impact mitigation due to its ability to absorb shock. That’s because 3M’s 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.
Rigorously Tested to Ensure Safety
3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film is one of the most vigorously tested fragment retention films available. It not only meets, but exceeds industry standards for impact- and tear-resistance.
Extra Security with 3M™ Impact Protection Adhesive
3M™ Impact Protection Adhesive improves the overall performance of 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film. This unique window protection system combines the toughness of 3M’s patented micro-layer safety film with 3M’s world class expertise in adhesives to help shield against impact energy. The 3M™ Impact Protection System also helps protect against personal injury due to flying glass.
Save Energy, Stabilize Temperatures, and Reduce Glare
Although its main job is protection, 3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Film can also help alleviate “sun control” problems, which are 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 expenses even more. Some 3M™ Window Films can help by blocking out solar heat that would otherwise pass through the window. And that means happy, comfortable people and big savings on energy bills.
Some 3M™ 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. [Link to Sun Control overview page.]
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 Safety & Security/Fragment Retention Window Films 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 fine 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.
Improve Your Building’s Curb Appeal
3M™ Safety & Security/Fragment Retention 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.