Solar Gard “ARMORCOAT” Security Film Solutions
A1 Window Tinting a Certified ARMORCOAT Partner
Solar Gard’s formally trained network of experts, fully knowledgeable on the technical capabilities, risk assessment and installation of Armorcoat Safety & Security Films.
Solar Gard and A1 Window Tinting will provide a consultative approach. We ultimately offer the best options for your specific window frames, situations and buildings, be it Armorcoat or (combined with) other options such as e.g. blast curtains, laminated / safety glass.
Solar Gard Armorcoat safety film helps to reduce the risks of flying glass that can cause severe injuries or death during an accidental explosion or terrorist attack. Armorcoat creates a protective barrier protecting the people inside of targeted and surrounding buildings from the effects of a blast.
Glass, the Weakest link in a Blast…
Unfortunately we live in a world where bomb blast is a real danger to our safety and security. A bomb blast turns unprotected glass into dangerous flying shards.
Lacerations due to high-velocity flying glass fragments have been responsible for a significant portion of the injuries received in explosion incidents.
Source: FEMA 428 Risk Management Series
During a blast, glazing will break causing serious injuries.
Blast pressures can carry broken glass at speeds in excess of 100 feet per second (68 MPH).
The effects of a blast can be devastating but understanding the dangers and knowing how to mitigate them can save lives. See common questions below and download important PDF resource documents for more information.
What happens in case of a blast?
Ever wonder what is the weakest link in a building and what poses a high percentage of injuries in case of a blast.
What Happens In A Blast.pdf
What is the GSA standard and how does Armorcoat perform against it?
See how Armorcoat safety films can protect people from the dangers of broken glass as tested to industry recognized blast standards.
GSA Blast Testing Summary.pdf
How can I assess blast risks for my organization / building?
Learn about the steps the government takes to protect their employees and buildings from various security risks utilizing defined security measures.
Determining The Security Level of Your Building.pdf
BUILDINGS PROTECTED WITH ARMORCOAT SAFETY FILM
Armorcoat makes the government a safer place to work. Read the success story
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The Department of Energy gets efficient with Armorcoat safety film. Read the success story
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Solar Gard goes to work for the Department of Labor. Read the success story
NAT GEO SOCIETY CAMPUS
Armorcoat was the natural selection for the Nat Geo Society. Read the success story
Optically clear, colorless and undetectable on glass, Armorcoat® safety films maintain the natural appearance of your windows day or night. The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester and aggressive adhesives provide exceptional impact resistant capabilities.
- Deters unwanted intruders from home or business
- Reduces the likelihood of injury from flying glass
- Virtually invisible maximizing your view through the windows
- Protect people and property from damaging UV rays
CSI Specifications: Safety and Security Films 08 87 23
CSI 088723 Clear Safety & Security Films
|Specification||Armorcoat-Clear 10mil||Armorcoat-Clear 11mil||Armorcoat-Clear 14mil||Armorcoat-Clear 4mil||Armorcoat-Clear 7mil||Armorcoat-Clear 8mil|
|Visible light transmittance %||86%||86%||87%||88%||88%||88%|
|Visible light reflectance (exterior) %||11%||11%||10%||9%||9%||9%|
|Visible light reflectance (interior) %||11%||11%||10%||9%||9%||9%|
|Solar heat gain coefficient||.78||.78||.78||.79||.79||.79|
|Total solar energy rejected %||22%||22%||22%||21%||21%||21%|
|UV Tdw-ISO @ 300 to 700 nm %||61%||61%||62%||63%||63%||63%|
|UV light blocked (300 to 380 nm) %||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%|
|Fade Reduction %||26%||26%||24%||23%||23%||23%|
Solar Safety with Armorcoat®
Armorcoat’s solar control safety films are a robust pairing of our Solar Control and “Clear Safety” films. These films provide a resilient layers of high-tensile polyester and aggressive adhesives for impact resistant security.
Key Safety Benefits
- Glass / Impact – Armorcoat provides exceptional blast and impact-resistant capabilities
- Flying Debris – Armorcoat reduces risks associated with broken glass and air-borne debris.
- Falling Glass Shards – Armorcoat holds broken glass shards in place, helping to avoid a major hazard for passersby.
- Post-incident Rescue and Cleanup – Armorcoat secures broken glass making the rescue and cleanup process safe and efficient.
- Solar Safety Film – Amorcoat film provides you protection against the negative effects of solar radiation.
Key Comfort Benefits
- Various light transmission ranging from 20-72
- High heat rejection results in improved indoor comfort
- UV blockers protect people and property from damaging UV rays
|Specification||Armorcoat-Silver 4mil 20||Armorcoat-Silver 8mil 20||Armorcoat-Silver 8mil 35||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 4mil 20||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 4mil 35||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 4mil 50||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 8mil 20||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 8mil 35||Armorcoat-Stainless Steel 8mil 50|
|Visible light transmittance %||15%||14%||35%||22%||37%||46%||21%||37%||43%|
|Visible light reflectance (exterior) %||57%||57%||35%||27%||17%||13%||26%||17%||13%|
|Visible light reflectance (interior) %||60%||59%||33%||25%||15%||11%||24%||16%||11%|
|Solar heat gain coefficient||.23||.23||.38||.38||.50||.55||.38||.50||.53|
|Total solar energy rejected %||77%||77%||62%||62%||50%||45%||62%||50%||47%|
|UV Tdw-ISO @ 300 to 700 nm %||13%||13%||28%||16%||26%||33%||15%||26%||30%|
|UV light blocked (300 to 380 nm) %||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%||>99%|
|Fade Reduction %||84%||84%||66%||80%||68%||60%||82%||68%||63%|
Privacy window films work because of their increased reflectivity. This means that the reflectivity on the outside layer of a dual reflective film causes a mirror effect reflecting the sky and landscape.
The reflection not only enhances the visual appearance of the house it also keeps you from seeing through the mirrored effect on the window, hence the privacy.
This is the outside view with Solar Gard TrueVue 5 film applied. The TrueVue 5 film is considered a mirrored finish. TrueVue 5 film increases the exterior reflectivity while maintain a neutral reflectivity on the inside. TrueVue 5 blocks 95% of the visible light entering the house.
View from the inside out with TrueVue 5 film.
You get a great view from the inside-outside while blocking the view from the outside-in.
This is the view on the outside of the house with Panorama Slate 10 film applied. The Panorama Slate 10 is considered a mirrored finish film. It increases the reflectivity on the outside while minimizing the reflectivity on the inside. This film blocks 89% of the visible light from entering the house.
Because privacy window film works on the principle of reflectivity at night there is less light to reflect on the film making it possible to see inside the house when it is lighter inside. Each house lighting is unique and difficult to predict how much privacy will exist after the sun goes down.