Friday, March 28, 2014

SHOOTING AT Houston TV station - How to Protect Your Workplace from This Threat.

The shooting at Channel 13's station by a woman--the second shooting there in a month-- is another example of why people need our Armor Glass protection on their offices as well as their homes.
For homes, we have been applying it for hurricanes and burglars--it just kept a burglar from being home alone with my CPA's wife.

Without Armor Glass, the next shooter at a TV station or an office or a school could easily blow out the glass and go inside in seconds - there is nothing to stop them.

Armor Glass is that invisible, life-protecting barrier.

Newtown has changed life in America. It was a wake up call that it doesn't take much to break through glass with a gun so that a shooter can be on top of people before they can even react. The glass blows out with a shot or two and then the shooter is in the building.

The occupants at Sandy Hook had no chance --but if Armor Glass security film had been on the doors--with a lock--many if not all of those kids could have been saved. Armor Glass security films are bonded to the frames with a special sealant and would have delayed entry. The shooter has to shoot of silhouette of himself to get inside - that takes ammo and time, time needed for police to arrive, time for those inside to go to a safe room and lock-down. Buying even a few seconds of time could mean life versus death in the next episode of gun rage.

Last week we installed our Large Missile impact rated film in a church school in the DFW area. They kept increasing the scope of work to include more windows - one man pointed to a window and said "my daughter has a class inside that room and if I have to pay for it myself I want your Armor Glass film on that window." So we did. The cost is still a fraction of the alternatives--steel shutters or impact glass.

We get calls from schools nationwide all the time --everyone is worried about it.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Selling the 2 ply tire vs 4 ply --How to avoid being cheated on window film

Don't get cheated.

Check out the photos below. One is a 2 ply tire and the other is a 4 ply. They look identical don't they?  Don't be fooled.

They are not. Neither is window film.

Window film is like tires in a way - you have 2 ply tires (cheap, thin) and 4 ply tires (thicker, safer.) How would you feel if someone sold you a 2 ply tire claiming it was "just as good" as a 4 ply tire? How would you feel if it blew out on the highway and perhaps killed members of your family?

 It's called cheating.It happens all the time in the window film business (as in any business.) Some people sell cheap 2 mil solar film. Others sell 4 mil film as "security" film when its not.

Armor Glass® sells a 8 mil hurricane-explosion rated film. It is the same film used on federal buildings in DC after 9/11.  It is ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact (Level C) rated. It takes an 8 mil thick film to pass the Large Missile impact test (a 4.5 lb. 2x4  is shot into the window which has the film on it.)   No thinner film will pass that test.

Yet our competitors will quote a homeowner or building manager a 4 mil film claiming "it is just as good"  as 8 mil. And the homeowner thinks he saved money.

All he/she got was cheated. Usually the homeowner is not even told the thickness of the film being quoted. And once it is on the window, you can't really tell.

Yes, they "saved" money but they didn't get what they wanted - a security film rated for a Large Missile impact from either a burglar's blows or from tree limbs, hail and street signs hitting the glass during a 100-plus mile per hour hurricane.

Be sure you are comparing apples to apples when getting quotes from vendors. Insist on a quote for 8 mil security film that has passed the Large Missile Impact Level C test. Make sure they put the film thickness on the quote - most of the time they won't even mention it, hoping you won't notice.

But don't fell for a 4 mil quote as being the "equivalent" of a 8 mil. They are dangling the 2-ply tire in front of you. It is inferior. It is a trick. An orange is not an apple.

Armor Glass®  sells only certified 8 Mil Large Missile Impact film for security from burglars and hurricanes - not to mention cutting solar heat and saving on energy enough to pay for itself over time.

Armor Glass®  is a brand name you can trust, in a world of flim-flam men, 2 ply tires and super-storms. Go with the quality company with the quality product.