Friday, November 8, 2013

Most Poweful Hurricane EVER Recorded - Over 200 mph-typhoon-haiyan

It is the most powerful weather storm ever recorded in our history. Super Typhoon (called Hurricanes in the U.S.) Haiyan just hit the Philippines with winds over 220 miles per hour! Never before has such wind speeds been recorded in human history.

2013’s entire hurricane season has been confined to the Pacific Ocean for reasons we do not yet know. But if the same events occur next year in the Atlantic Ocean, the United States could see hurricanes bigger than Sandy and Katrina!

Stay tuned. The only technology that costs the least for the most protection is Armor Glass – protecting your weakest link, your glass, from ever more powerful acts of Mother Nature that breaches glass.

Once the glass is breached, structural failure is possible and interior damage and months of mold removal and reconstruction is a given.

Armor you weakest link now or regret the alternative.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tropical Storm KAREN - In the GULF!

FINALLY - we have a potential hurricane developing in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm "KAREN."

The American model shows it becoming a hurricane and hitting the Southeast U.S. The European model (which has been more accurate) shows it getting tangled with dry air off Texas and not strengthening into a hurricane.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Robbers HATE Us - Here's Why

Our brand new TV AD. Why Robbers Hate us.  (Guess who the "idiot" is with the plywood?)

WHAT do you think?

Which do you like better - the male narrator or the female narrator?

First one is MALE narrator...

Next one is with FEMALE narrator:

WHICH do you like better - MALE or FEMALE narrator?

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Biggest Typhoon on the Planet Heading Towards Hong Kong/China

A CAT 5 Typhoon (which is what Hurricanes are called in that part of the world) is heading towards Hong Kong and China's south coast. It is one of the biggest storms in the world -

"S Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said on Friday that Usagi was packing sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), with gusts of up to 296 km/h (185mph)..."

Stay tuned...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Solar Film is a Waste - Why? (1 minute video)

Why Solar Film is a Waste...What to get instead.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Caller Mad About Ad Mentioning "Sandy Hook" - Why?

Full moon is right! This morning I found I had a phone message from a guy who called last night (full moon!) said "he heard our ad and was disgusted that i mentioned Sandy Hook." He claimed our ad stated "our film would stop a bullet."

I never make such claims about stopping bullets! It's rated for a Level 2 explosion and Large Missile impact but no film will stop a bullet.  So i checked the caller ID and left him a message stating that.

He called back this morning and said "I am recording this and putting it on social media." I said "So I should NOT mention Sandy Hook - so people won't know about a potential solution to keep someone else from blowing in their school's glass?"

"Yep," he says. I said I don't see the merit in leaving people ignorant about protecting their kids or their buildings. I mentioned that this was the same film used on the Pentagon after 9/11 and that I had been a terrorism analyst. His response? He blew it off as if it wasn't real.

If you doubt that then I encourage you to go to Youtube and search "Michael Fjetland" and you will find TV appearances I made going back to 1991 on terrorism.

So, then he said he was going to put it on social media as a negative against us. Have at it dude. You are the only one to complain. I am more interested in educating the public on safety options then listening to someone who doesn't want Sandy Hook mentioned.

Never should we forget the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook. Burying it is not a solution. We have had a lot of schools across the country contact us about using our film on their schools for protection.

What's wrong with that? Nothing that I can see. Having some kind of protection is better than none - which is what they have now.

Chalk it up to "full moon madness."  We do have the right of free speech in this country. And I intend to continue speaking even if people don't want to hear it. What I am saying is that kids now have zero protection. Anything that would DELAY a shooter from getting inside the glass would give more time for kids to shelter in place and police to arrive. What's wrong with that?

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Testimonial for former building manager at Rice University

Above: Weiss Dorm, Rice University BEFORE Armor Glass solar security film added.
Above: Weiss Dorm, Rice University AFTER Armor Glass solar security film added - the only building on campus where students can "shelter in place" during hurricane...

Testimonial from former Rice U building manager:

When I was working at Rice University in Houston I needed to find a way to shelter my on-campus students in place during a hurricane or other high wind event. Shutters, security screens, other window film, specialty windows and frames, etc were all examined.  None of these products were aesthetically pleasing, cost efficient, long-lasting or could be put up fast enough.  I wound up searching for several years before I found Armor Glass. Not only did Armor Glass apply to our existing windows and frames, it also had the added benefit of cutting the thermal load of a building while still letting the light in. For instance, we had a building where the residents had to keep their bedroom doors open to the living room all the time or the rooms would get hot. Extremely hot.  I recorded temperatures of 110-120 degrees in there, even with the A/C blowing. The students therefore didn’t have privacy, were not comfortable, and the A/C was at maximum load. 

We tested Armor Glass along with 3 other competitors films. You could tell immediately when we put the Armor Glass film in-the temperature dropped immediately and the kids loved it since it still let the light in. Honestly I was stunned. It did better in all of our categories than the competitors and provided the necessary protection so that my students could shelter in place in their rooms.

We decided to install Armor Glass in all of our rooms with temperature problems and I’m glad we did. When I checked the energy usage for our A/C system for that building we saw it had dropped like a rock and was staying low!  We calculated that the payback would easily be between 4-6 years.  This is great because Armor Glass had the only 12 year commercial warranty against cracking, color change, bubbling, fading, etc. That beat all the other film companies, who only had warranties between 90 days to 3 years.  Also, none of their other warranties had guarantees against cracking, color change, bubbling, fading, etc that Armor Glass did.  We already had one building, Jones Hall, whose windows were a mess because of a cheap tint film, but we were glad we wouldn’t have that with Armor Glass.  Before I left this job we installed Armor Glass in several more locations around campus that had heat and security  issues and it worked out great.

In short, here is what I love about Armor Glass:

·        Great warranty-12 years!  No cracking, peeling, bubbling, color change, etc.
·        Reflected, not absorbed the heat, so the windows and room stayed cool.
·        Aesthetically pleasing-our head architect couldn’t tell which windows it was on when we did our tests!
·        Great ballistic protection, especially against multiple hits. It stays in place without penetration into the room.
·        We didn’t have to spend money in overtime and scramble to take down or put up window protection-it’s already there!
·        UV screening protected furniture and carpets from fading.  Exceptional visual clarity too!
·        Quick installation - the building was completed ahead of schedule.
·        Fast payback-the windows will not only protect but pay for themselves with the energy saved on cooling costs.
·        Great customer service - if there was any question with installation, they just redid the window for free. No hassle, no fighting.
·        It gets the job done.

If you don’t believe me,  feel free to contact me.  If it helps demonstrate how much I love this product I installed Armor Glass in my wife’s Mustang (no discount-I paid full price) because the car was so hot  that we had to have the A/C going for a while before we could put my kids in their car seats without them getting burned.  I was also worried about theft since she had such a valuable vehicle. The same day we got the film in she asked me “Why didn’t we do this sooner?!”.  The car was much cooler and we didn’t have to worry about someone trying to break in the windows and steal it.

When I buy a house I’m having all of the windows fitted with Armor Glass before we move in.

Mark Chaszar

Thank you Mark! The other thing I remember Mark talking about was that during Hurricane IKE (2008) they moved students from one glass building to another - but realized that they had the same vulnerability to broken glass. So they picked our security solar film that also is rated for a Large Missile impact - so students can now shelter in place in the dorm without risk of glass flying from a broken window...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

School Shooters vs. Armor Glass

How Armor Glass security film can protect schools from SHOOTERS, Solar Heat and Hurricanes...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NASA employees Pick Armor Glass Security Film.

Yesterday we ended up installing Armor Glass security film on two houses - both owned by people who work for NASA. One of them is scheduled to fly in the space station. I am a BIG Fan of NASA and what it has done for our country - without it we wouldn't have the smartphones and computers we use today.

Our Sticker on an Astronaut's Front Door

Over the years we have done a number of houses owned by NASA employees and astronauts. One gentlemen, who is retired but worked on the space station was telling me about what happened to him one time when a hurricane was coming. He was dragging a heavy piece of plywood up a ladder to his second floor - a suicide mission - when he dropped it. It landed on a sprinkler head and broke it. 

He said he had a 20-30 foot gusher of water on top of a storm coming. He told me this as my crew was putting Armor Glass security film on his house. I told him that would make a great commercial, but he said that "it wasn't funny at the time." I agreed.

 Later I thought: "What if he had fallen off that ladder?" Millions of dollars in investment in his training could have been lost. What if that happened to a family breadwinner? Its another reason to get rid of the old technology and replace it with the new - Armor Glass security working 24/7, saving energy while protecting your weakest link.

In fact, even Armor Glass technology is a development made possible by R&D in new exotic materials to provide solutions to improve human safety and well being. It started in the 70's during the IRA car bombings in Northern Ireland. 

It came to the U.S. attention after 9/11. It was used on the Pentagon and White House and Congress windows - for explosion protection.  

And while it may not yet be in space, Armor Glass is being chosen by America's space heroes and pioneers.

Why not join them?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Testimonial on Electric Savings - Doug and Debra Q

We just got this testimonial for a client with Armor Glass security film - they have 100% MINIPANE windows. We used a security film for burglar/hurricane protections that also cuts 50%-plus of SOLAR Heat...

"as you may recall, we had  Armor Glass installed on our house in Pine Brook for hurricane/security  purposes last May.  The house faces east/west so we have a lot of sun exposure.  I wanted to let you  know that in addition to the security features of Armor Glass, the  product has saved us more than 3000 kw on our electric bill over the past 12 months since installation.  In the peak a/c months, the reduction in our electricity usage ranged from 14-21 % over prior years.  More than half of our total electric savings occurred in the peak a/c months.  The electricity savings may not produce a quick pay out but it’s sure is nice to save a little money in addition to the peace of mind with the protection of Armor Glass.


Doug & Debra Q"

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Testing our HD Dash Cam When a Call Came in - the break in attempt. True Story

After seeing the meteor in Russia captured by a driver's "Dash cam" I decided that it would be a good idea to try one out, especially due to recent events. Last week as I was driving and on the phone I saw the back tire of the truck in front of me blow out - hurling pieces of rubber at me as I moved to another line and carried on the conversation.

It made me think. "What would happen if those pieces had damaged my car? How would I find the owner?  What if I was in an accident and the only proof of who had the green light was my cam? Before that I had a tire throw its tread which could have caused a wreck.

So I ordered one since I could get it "Free" by using points accumulated on a credit card. Most of these cas sell for around $60 but the "MakeIt HD Cam sold by Spy-Tec on Amazon retails for about $129. I went for it after reading a couple reviews. Check out for yourself the image and wide angle view.

So during this test after making a client visit, I got a call from someone with broken glass. I told them about a break in attempt at one of our clients when the wife was home alone. Check out the clarity of this dash cam, and listen in to a true story. Whole thing is less than 2 minutes! (The female voice is the GPS giving directions).

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First a Knock, Then a Smash With Wife Home Alone

My CPA called late yesterday afternoon as I was traveling. I thought he had a question about a form and I almost let it go to voicemail. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The first thing he said was: “Boy, I am so glad I have Armor Glass on my house!”  He said that his wife was home alone in the kitchen when someone knocked on the front door of their house in a trendy area of Sugar Land. She ignored it. A few minutes later she was back in the bedroom when she heard a loud CRASH on the back glass!  Someone was trying to break in.

He didn’t get in! The back of Jim’s house is all glass. Jim found an area where an object had been thrown against the glass. Our Armor Glass security film stopped it from penetrating. He promised to take a photo we can post.

I shudder to think of what might have happened if the guy had broken into the back of the house with Jim’s wife there alone.  She could have been attacked, possibly raped as well as having her valuables stolen. None of it would be good. And if he had his old solar film still on that glass, the guy would have broken through it, no problem. Our security film is four times thicker than solar film, and also blocks the sun as well as providing hurricane, tornado and burglar protection.

If you don’t think it could happen to you, talk to my CPA. He wasn’t really sold on installing our film – but his wife insisted. Now Jim is a firm believer.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Terror Threat: Are We Protecting America’s Weakest Link?

The threats against U.S. Embassies have been described as the “most significant in over a decade.”  Are we prepared for this threat?

Maybe not.  Something happened recently that concerns me about our national security overseas, particularly in our embassies.  I own a company that sells the same security film that was installed on all federal buildings in Washington DC after 9/11 – from Congress to the Smithsonian to the Pentagon.  Yet recently we were contacted about a bid to “armor the glass” of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya.

The problem? The specifications called for a film half as thick as we normally sell for Level 2 explosion protection. We recently put our 8 Mil Solar Security film on a Drug Enforcement building in Houston. The specs included a special structural sealant to “bond” the film to the window frames – to keep it from blowing off in the event of an explosion. Yet the Tripoli bid did not require that frame bonding. It called for a 4 mil film.

That means if there is a blast, the windows could blow out of the frames, even with the film on it. They also wanted a “Clear” film – not a tinted version that would block views into the building during the day – and cut the heat and energy consumption inside the building. When I questioned the specifications, the company asking for the quote (which is based in Turkey) said “they are what they are.” I could tell that they were not pleased with my questions.

I served as a TV terrorism analyst during 9/11 and for a couple years after that. That is what led to setting up my company, Armor Glass. The technology has proved invaluable in preventing break-ins on houses where we have installed it. It prevents window blow-outs during hurricanes that lead to roof loss and structural failure. It is explosion-rated film – but if you don’t use the proper thickness of film and use a frame bonding agent like Dow 995, it won’t work.

Needless to say my company did not get the Tripoli job. I really didn’t want to do something that wasn’t going to work properly. I hope that the “chatter” about a pending attack against U.S. interests does not become a reality, but sooner or later it will. If we learned anything from Benghazi, it is that we need better security for our embassies.  Just before the Benghazi attack, Congress CUT security funding for embassies. I am wondering if that is why the specifications for the Tripoli Embassy were inadequate. Is it because of the lack of Congress funding and sequestration?

Congress has to do better in protecting American interests and the Administration should also insure that corners are not being cut. If you wonder what could happen, look at the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing by Al Qaida in Africa – or the 1995 truck bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City by Tim McVeigh’s truck bomb.

We face threats from a more hostile climate, bigger storms like the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, the West, Texas explosions that blew away houses for blocks, not to mention hurricanes and terrorists. Armoring our weakest link – the glass –is not a luxury but a necessity to protect the occupants and buildings from 21st century threats.

Michael Fjetland
Global American Series
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