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Posts Tagged ‘ security film ’

The Best Reasons to Invest in Home Security Films

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Few things should concern you more than your home’s security. An excellent home security system will have many components—from fences, to cameras, to double locks on doors. But how can you protect your windows? Here at American Solar Tinting, we have the solution: home security films. Here’s how they can boost your home security system of your Maryland home and more!

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Home security films can keep you and your belongings safe. Here’s how.


Reasons Why Security Windows Have a Good Return on Investment

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Here are some of the ways that security windows bring a good return on your investment.

When it comes to renovating any part of your house, you may or may not have considered your windows. Whether your windows are old or they aren’t functioning as well as they could, you might consider replacing them with security windows instead. There are many reasons why security windows are a great financial choice. Here are some of the ways that security windows bring a good return on your investment.


The Three Main Types of Residential Window Film

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Here are three of the main types of residential window film for your home.

When it comes to investing in your home, one of the best things you should consider is residential window film. Window film can protect your home in many ways, and it is a cost-effective way to improve your house on many levels. Whether you want to increase your home’s energy efficiency, safety, comfort, or beauty, there is a window film for you. Here are three of the main types of residential window film for your home.


3 Reasons to Invest in Security Windows

Monday, March 25th, 2019

You can have peace of mind that your windows will hold up against natural disasters as well as attempted burglary or vandalism.

It can be difficult trying to figure out what kind of windows to install in your home. Not only can security windows protect your home from debris and extreme weather, but there are quite a few benefits that they can add to your house.


Why Your Business Needs Safety and Security Film

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Safety window film will help protect your business from crime, weather, and more!

Would you leave the door to your business open at night once you are closed? If you’re like every other business owner in the world, your answer would be simple–no way! However, leaving your business without safety and security window film is essentially doing the same thing. Offering potential thieves a window into your business is never a good idea. Increasing the safety and security of your inventory and your employees should always be part of your plan. Here are some of the many reasons why your business needs safety and security film.  (more…)

Why You Need Security Windows

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Why You Need Security Windows

Security windows are necessary to adequately protect your home.

For your home and business, security windows will help ease your mind and protect the many investments you have inside as well as those you’ve made into your property. With specialized security windows and tinting, you will enhance the safety, efficiency, and durability of what is commonly seen as the most fragile part of your home or business. It’s more than just a nice perk; security windows are a necessary component of your system to protect the value of your home and property.   (more…)

Don’t Be a Victim of a Smash and Grab

Friday, September 9th, 2016
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A security film can protect your car from break-ins.

Picture this: You’re on your way home from work. You want to get to the gym long enough to jog in place before it closes, but you promised your friend that you would feed her cat while she’s away on vacation. You park outside of her house and lock the doors. You leave your backpack in the front seat because you’ll only be 5 minutes anyway. You’re in search of the Fancy Feast on the upper counter when suddenly, you hear a smash outside. You run out; glass sparkles in the late-day sun next to your car. You watch as the perpetrator runs swiftly into the distance. The cat meows.  (more…)

What are the Benefits of Security and Safety film for glass?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Existing glass, with the exception of tempered glass, is typically not designed to resist wind-blown debris, vandalism, forced entry, explosions, falls, or any other kind of event that puts sudden and undue force upon the glass. If a pane of glass shatters it can break into deadly shards endangering anyone in the film

Most glass injuries are caused by accident with people inadvertently colliding with glass panes. While modern windows and panes are typically made out of tempered glass, there is still a vast amount of easily breakable, unsafe glass. Fortunately, there is a solution. If you own a building or house with unsafe glass, or glass that you have reason to believe may be at risk of being attacked by people or the elements, you should consider installing safety or security film on your glass.

Safety film is a coating designed to prevent glass from shattering in the event that it is broken and to safely hold it in place. Available in a variety of strengths, safety film is typically retrofitted to existing windows, forming an invisible protective membrane on the interior side of the glass. When stress, such as an unexpected fall or a deliberate blow causes the glass to break, the film absorbs the energy preventing shards of glass from becoming lethal projectiles, or at least severely mitigating their force.

Security film operates under essentially the same principles as safety film, but protects to a much higher degree. Security film can be used to protect glass from shattering under extraordinary circumstances, protecting windows from breaking during earthquakes, hurricanes, and bomb blasts. While not typically used in residential homes, large commercial structures, especially in areas prone to stress from the elements or attacks by heavily armed vandals and terrorists, can greatly benefit from security film’s added protection.

American Solar Tinting is a leading name in the window and glass tinting and film industry currently, and specializes in the installation and maintenance of safety and security window films that make your windows safe and secure without compromising their clear luster. With 5 convenient locations, glass security is easy with American Solar Tinting.

To get started with the installation of UV blocking window films, call American Solar Tinting at 1.800.969.0100 or visit our contact page.

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Reasons for Glass to Break

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Breaking Glass Causes

Safety and security film is helpful and important for just about anyone who lives or works in an area that includes glass windows or doors. The purpose of these films is to hold the shards together if a break should occur, as well as make it more difficult for the window or door to break in the first place. You may not think glass can break that easily, but it happens more often then you realize. There are several reasons that could cause glass to crack and shatter, putting you and your family in danger of serious injury. Some reasons for the breakage to occur include:

  1. Accidents- Human error is an often cause for glass to break. Children playing in a yard or in the house could throw a ball of some sort to cause glass to shatter. Falls can also cause glass to break, putting individuals in harm’s way.
  2. Theft- Unfortunately, glass windows are easy access to a home for a thief. A criminal can use a blunt object to break a glass window or door to gain access to your home and belongings.
  3. Weather- Natural weather systems and disasters can make owning glass windows and doors very dangerous. Debris from high winds can cause glass to not only break, but become airborne projectiles. Earthquakes can also cause glass windows to shatter.
  4. Stress- Glass can be put under different types of stress that can result in a break or crack. Twisting, impact, tensile, thermal, and mechanical flexing stress can be causes for breaks in glass.

With safety and security films by American Solar Tinting, family members and coworkers are protected from shattering glass. Our films hold the glass together to prevent the shards to spread across the floor. They also make the shattering and breaking process more difficult, reducing injury and deterring criminal acts. American Solar Tinting uses only the highest quality materials and installation is done in a way that is quick yet efficient.

To find out more about installing security and safety films through American Solar Tinting, call us today at 800.969.0100. You can also visit our contact page here.

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Benefits of Safety and Security Films

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

American Solar Tinting FilmsNo matter where you are, feeling safe and secure is a must for people. Whether we are at home or at work, we want to know that our well being is protected at all times. Most buildings are structured to ensure the safety of those inside, but have you ever considered how safe your windows are? Glass can be vulnerable to a number of elements, leaving you and your loved ones in harms way. That’s why the installation of safety and security films for your windows  should become essential throughout your residential and commercial properties.

The installation of safety and security films on your windows protects you from:

  1. Weather- When severe weather strikes, glass never stands a chance. Not only will your windows shatter, but glass will thrown everywhere and your home and office will be left open to the elements. Security films help to hold glass in place and prevent water and debris from entering your home and office.
  2. Accidental Injury- Safety films protect you when glass breaks. Instead of the shards becoming dangerous, safety films keep the glass attached and together so glass doesn’t pose a threat.
  3. Explosions- When an explosion occurs, the most common cause of death after direct impact to the blast is normally glass injuries. Glass being thrown and broken causes severe threats and dangers after any type of explosion. Security films have been proven to be effective during a blast caused by some type of explosion.
  4. Crime- When criminals are looking to enter your home or business, glass is the most inviting point of entrance. Security films prevent the shattering of glass so intruders become discouraged and leave the scene of their attempted crime.

At American Solar Tinting Inc., we take the safety of you and your loved one very seriously. We partner with the best manufacturers to guarantee our customers the best in safety and security films for their windows. We have been serving the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia areas since 1958, and continue to grow. To start installing safety and security films in your home and office, call us today at (800)-969-0100 or click here. Follow American Solar Tinting today on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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