Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Record Tornadoes in December storm

Very strange - but we have had a record number of tornadoes the last few days - more than 30 of them from Texas to Alabama. Details at the link:

Is your home secure from Mother Nature?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Corpus - PARENTS KICK OUT GLASS Looking for Kids

Today there was a false shooting scare at a Corpus Christi school. PARENTS arrived, panicked, and KICKED OUT the glass to get into the school. Parents!

If frightened parents find it easy to break glass to break into a school, think about how easy it is for a a killer stalking your kids, or by hurricane force winds.

No school would lock the doors with a killer INSIDE - they lock the doors to keep the Killer OUTSIDE.

Armor Glass helps keep them OUT. Any delay in entry is a big advantage for the occupants.

We have had incidents where a propane tank was used to break a bedroom window, allowing the burglars to be on top of the homeowners before they had a chance to move, call 911, get a weapon, or all of the above.

Armor Glass security film would have given them that chance to call for help and get access to a defensive weapon.

That can make all the difference.

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Record Year and It Just Keeps Coming...

One of my reps just called - a guy I sent him to wants our film installed THIS WEEK. No delays. I asked the rep if he had been broken into. He said "No, but there have been four break-ins in his neighborhood recently." Ah. I knew it. It's been that way all year.

And that was before Sandy Hook.

Normally, this time of year is DEAD for our business.  Yet we have had no slake in the numbers of calls, from around the country and even overseas.

Another man called me from a western state where they are building a warehouse for expensive cars - behind HUGE panes of glass. They want our security film protecting them. Without Armor Glass, it would be pretty easy for someone to break a window and vandalize - or steal - one or more of those exotic cars. And burglar bars look so BAD. Our security film is like "invisible burglar bars." Except they know its there because we put a ADT-like sticker on the outside of the glass.

It's been a record year of sales for us - our best yet. And there seems to be no slowing down. Bigger storms, bigger threats - and no other real choice for security, not unless you want to pay a lot more for impact glass or shutters.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown Killer Broke School's GLASS to Enter - Armor Glass Could Have STOPPED Him

When I read that statement yesterday I was shocked, not just by the horror of the act – but the realization slapped me across the face that our technology could have prevented this awful disaster from happening.

The Newtown Shooter got in by BREAKING THROUGH ITS WINDOWS, according to this news account.

Glass is a 5,000 year old technology that hasn't changed in 5,000 years - it's still as fragile and easily broken as it was five millennia ago. A man with a gun, or a brick, can easily break through it.

Until security film like Armor Glass sells came along. It was first developed as a result of space technology to protect people from car bomb blast waves in Northern Ireland when the IRA was killing people for not being Catholic. Remember that? It was installed in our federal buildings in DC after 9/11 for the same reason.

A bullet into tempered glass blows out the entire area -- tempered glass like that in an office or school breaks into small pieces, like a car window.

Any gun -- especially an assault style Bushmaster 223 caliber gun -- would have blown a huge hole in the school’s – any school’s -- glass wall in mere seconds.

Within two seconds this killer was into the school building after shooting out the glass.

The second the glass shattered the staff and students were totally vulnerable. Many buildings have glass for walls. All are just as vulnerable to burglars, bricks, hurricane-force winds, hail -- and shooters with assault weapons.

Even if the Sandy Hook principal had been armed she would have had little luck against an assault rifle and a man wearing body armor. She tried to run at the gunman to subdue him and paid the ultimate price defending her staff and students.

So I feel strange knowing that if my company’s security film been on that school’s windows, it would have delayed the shooters entry – giving the staff precious time to dial 911 for police and lock down the school.  Our product could have saved many if not all of them from being killed – because even shooting the film would not give immediate access.  Shooting a glass window sends dangerous glass shrapnel flying. Throw a rock at tempered glass and it leaves a gaping hole where glass once stood for anyone to walk through without getting so much as a cut.

Had our film been installed the film would have contained the glass despite numerous bullet holes. The special high tech film is anchored to the frames with a special structural sealant (made by Dow Corning and GE) which would have kept it in place, delaying the intruder. Even if it held for two minutes to give the police time to get there it would have made a lifesaving difference.  We had it keep a burglar from breaking into a lady’s house five days after we installed it. It makes a difference.

I am so sorry this happened. So many innocent women and children killed by a deranged animal masquerading as a human. It reminds me why I do this -- to PROTECT PEOPLE and their families from breach of every building’s weakest link -- its WINDOWS from intrusions.

It seems that we have come to the unfortunate time that EVERY building should armor its glass to protect our families and our schools to protect our kids from demented young men with high powered rifles. As well as windborne debris from a hotter planet generating bigger storms.  

But most importantly, from killers and burglars.

We have come to a point in America that we all need security to protect our kids and families.

Our deepest condolences to the families of Sandy Hook.

Michael Fjetland

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You think WE have it Bad?

You think WE have it Bad? 
The Philippines get hit with 20 Hurricanes (called Typhoons) a YEAR...! This one just hit...