Our solar security films address both issues at the same time.
The bomb was in a car parked underneath the hotel. People were cut with flying glass. Our Armor Glass security film on the windows would have minimized the damage and injuries from glass shrapnel.
We have talked about the interior damages caused when a storm like IKE blows out windows, but we haven’t discussed the lost productivity which costs companies MILLIONS.
“The world’s largest company Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), which owns 44-story building in downtown Houston, has shuttered its office tower and other Houston offices to nonessential personnel.”
All of this damage and lost productivity could have been avoided if our security window film had been installed. For example, our film was protecting the computer servers for the University of Houston (housed next to 10′ sections of glass) and their emergency operations building.
Don’t wait for the next storm to take out your business to act. Not only will our film keep you operating, and safe from flying glass and water damage, but it can also cut your energy bills enough to pay for itself over time.
A new study suggests that global warming aka climate change could reduce the number of hurricanes (the good news) but that the ones who occur could be stronger (the bad news).
Above: The Sky Before Katrina Struck…
These pictures were supposedly made by a man in Magee , MS
where the eye of the storm passed thru- what an
experience. Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland, Mississippi
where the Hurricane made landfall.
The dance with Katrina, part of her beauty as she left destruction on
They are remarkably dramatic…
The Katrina tidal wave picture (above) was supposed to have been taken from the third story balcony of Saint Stanislaus College located next door to Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi on the morning of August 29th, 2005.
This is believed to be the initial tidal wave from Hurricane Katrina.
The tidal wave was approximately 35 to 40 feet high. When it slammed into the beach front communities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland, Mississippi, it completely destroyed 99% of every structure along the beach for 9 miles and over a mile inland.
The destruction only started there. The flooding that continued inland destroyed the contents of all but 35 homes in these two communities of approximately 14,000 people.
These photos should be kept in mind as we approach yet another Hurricane season…
A man angry at the IRS flew a small plane into an IRS building in Austin, TX today. Eyewitnesses reported that it “blew out all the windows” and rained glass and debris on passing cars.
Ironically, we just finished a Texas Homeland Security convention in San Antonio, where Armor Glass had a booth and I had been advising government officials about our blast-rated security window film that provides protection from high impact events – from hurricane and tornado debris to a bomb blast.
Had our film been on this building, it would have not kept the plane from flying into it, or penetrating it, but it would have prevented windows from blowing out – and would have prevented glass injuries from glass shrapnel. Had the other windows stayed intact instead of blowing out, the fire would have been more contained and starved of oxygen — instead of spreading and causing greater damage.
Ironically, my chief installer had just put security film on another IRS building in Austin a few months ago. Now you see why.
Yes, an airplane is larger than the 4.5 lb. Large Missile test (which our film passed), but this is another example how much people need Armor Glass security films to secure our buildings weakest link (its windows) from hail storms to burglars to terrorist bombs — and flying Kamikazes.
Armor Glass has a booth at the Texas Homeland Security convention, the second year in a row. We are the only ones like us there. Today we saw officials from Chambers County, who had our solar/hurricane film installed on over a dozen buildings in 2009. They commented how much money it had saved them – and that someone had already tried to breach one of the windows (unsuccessfully).
Two more days to go.
We just got a copy of this letter sent to residents of a Houston community:
We are writing to notify you of two aggressive burglaries that occurred this morning and on Wednesday between 4 and 6 a.m. in the 2000 and 2100 blocks of Banks Street . In both instances, landscape bricks were thrown through windows of homes while the owners were home and sleeping. On Wednesday the burglars threw a landscape brick through the front plate glass window and absconded with a laptop that was sitting in plain view. Again this morning the burglars came in through the rear French doors of a second home using a landscape paver to break through the glass. A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured footage of two men fleeing the scene. Thankfully no one was harmed in either incident.”
Our security film is anti-burglar. It is rated for a 4.5 lb missile (think brick). Some doors and windows may also need our Dow 995 anchoring to bond the film to the frame of an entry door likely to be hit by a brick-welding bandit…
We did a house in College Station where the burglars took out a 4′ x 4′ side window and made off with their property. The couple had a young child, and couldn’t sleep until our crew showed up and did the installation.
Check us out at www.ArmorGlass.com