Don’t Fall for the Con – Nothing less than 8 mil is “Security” Film!

STUNNED was my reaction today when I went to do a security quote for a major hospital in Houston that wanted to secure the glass in a sensitive area (so sensitive I can’t describe it without giving it away).

The hospital didn’t want someone being able to break the glass wall and enter the area. If you shoot or hit any bare glass wall with a brick, or kick it, its in a million pieces on the floor and the person can step through an empty frame in two seconds. Armor Glass is designed to stop that.

It turned out that two of us representatives for companies that “armor glass” with security film turned up at the same time. Normally it would have been just me and I wouldn’t have seen the stunt he pulled with the potential client.

So we both went with the hospital facilities person to see the area they wanted to secure.

The first thing the competitor did was pull out some film and says “We have this 4 mil…” a pause, oh yes (while looking at me).. we also have an 8 mil.” I should have stopped it right then and said “Why are you even offering an unqualified 4 Mil product for this project?!”

I turned to the facilities rep and said the truth: “Nothing less than 8 mil is certified for Large Missile Impact, which is what you just said you wanted for this area.”

I was so mad that the competitor guy was offering the unqualified cheap stuff that didn’t meet the spec as the first thing he put on the table. That is unprofessional. It is dangerous to the public who expect to get what they ask for–security film means 8 mil or thicker film, not less.

With film, its hard to tell the thickness just by looking at it–or what’s certified or not. So these guys play the con game “sell a cheap knockoff, tell them “its just as good” — then take the money and run.”

Armor Glass doesn’t play games with peoples lives like that.

Armor Glass never offers anything less than 8 mil which is the thinnest film that is certified for “Large Missile Impact” (4.5 lb. Level C) which is what you need to avoid catastrophic failure of a window during a burglary or a hurricane. A 4 mil is not rated for that. A 6 mil is not rated for that. So why offer it?

Think of it this way. You go in to buy tires. A sales guy says “I got these great 2 ply tires and they are cheap!” A 2 ply tire is cheaper than a 4 ply, right? A 2 ply tire is ok for a trailer or the farm tractor but its not certified to put a 3,000 lb car that could take on another 1,000 lbs of passengers and baggage, drive 70 miles per hour, hitting potholes, etc. without a high risk of catastrophic failure from a blow out. Right? How do you think that story will end? A wreck at the minimum….That is what offering 4 mil is like, selling the cheap thing that will fail.

Armor Glass is like putting on 8 ply tires so that don’t blow, even when they hit a hole. Our competition is pushing “2 ply” tires and won’t pay the price for the failure. The buyer will.

This incident shows why no one should buy Security Film to “armor their glass” from anyone other than Armor Glass is for this exact incident – it happens every day all the time by those who aren’t being security professionals. I wasn’t surprised when it happened, but it did hack me off. Later I told the hospital rep that this is a common shell game companies play with peoples’ lives.

Don’t fall for the con. Yes, 2 ply tires are cheaper than 4 ply to put on a car. But when they blow out at 70 miles per hour and the wreck kills you or leaves you in a wheelchair, how was that a smart investment? Same with window film. You won’t know if its good or not until the glass is hit by flying debris, or a brick.

Armor Glass 8 mil Certified film is still the best bargain for value, so why not get the best product to be safe? The same film was put on the Pentagon and all federal buildings after 911. We have put it on schools, dorms, houses, storefronts and prevented countless break-ins, including on a woman home alone.

TRUST is what it is all about. We can’t vouch for anyone else. But I founded Armor Glass as a former Terrorism Analyst that wanted to provide the best product at a fair price. You can TRUST Armor Glass to sell and install only certified Large Missile Impact rate Security Film (8 Mil or more), not cheap knock offs as the unprofessional companies will do.


What Tornadoes Do to High Rise Buildings

This is what a TORNADO does to high rise buildings. Armor Glass would keep them in place EVEN IF BROKEN.

This shows what happens when tornado (or hurricane) hits a high rise building. Armor Glass would have kept the glass in place, even if broken!

From TV Terrorism Analyst to Armor Glass – Our History

How did Armor Glass start?

I am Michael Fjetland (pronounced “Fetland’), CEO of Armor Glass Int’l Inc. I was an international attorney who became a 911 terrorism analyst on TV, after predicting it (on TV) a decade before during the 1991 Gulf War (the video is on Youtube.)

                                                                              Above photo: 1991 Screen shot from Fox 26 Houston TX

The terrorism expertise came after I was laid off, oddly enough. I’ve been to Syria, Egypt, China, Europe, South America, etc. and dealt with the many different languages, treaties and legal systems. Then I was laid off and became an entrepreneur that changed my life even more than when I left the farm and became a global negotiator.

While going on TV to give terrorism updates, I discovered a technology that would protect people a lot more than me talking about it. It is a special security film — the same film that was put on the glass of the Pentagon and federal buildings in DC after 911. It’s simple, cost effective and a brilliant solution to a 5,000 year old problem –broken glass.

For DC, security film provides explosion protection–a blast wave will send glass fragments like a grenade. It riddles anyone near the glass.

But from a study I found, glass protection is also vital to keep a house or building from being destroyed or damaged in a hurricane when wind-borne debris breaks a window. That break allows hurricane-force winds inside, pushing up the roof as the winds try to get out. That leads to structural failure. Game over.

So I started a security business called Armor Glass, and trademarked it, to put this special hurricane-blast-tested film on buildings for hurricane protection. Then we discovered that it was keeping burglars from breaking into clients’ homes. Then Sandy Hook happened and it is now being installed on schools for shooter protection.

Armor Glass film is applied to school windows to keep shooters from getting through (the bullets go through but the shooter doesn’t). It has stopped burglars from getting into storefronts and homes, including a woman home alone. It provides 24/7 hurricane protection and cuts solar heat and harmful UV enough to pay for itself in energy savings.

Aside from being CEO of Armor Glass, I still write on global security and policy issues such as how tariffs kill jobs (I was an international attorney for the Fortune 500 who had to figure out how to get around tariffs, so I have direct experience as I traveled to 40-50 countries in my career to sell American products that create jobs here).

But Armor Glass is my focus, providing security. Every piece of glass on the planet needs Armor Glass film on it.

                                                                                                   Link to “Houses of Straw”

Glass is your weakest link and its failure leads to destruction of your biggest asset. Burglars love it. Big winds wreck it. Little kids can break it easily, as one did who ran into a glass wall right after we put Armor Glass film on it–no blood, screams, ruined event or rain pouring in. The toddler can’t touch the broken glass which is still on the outside.

That’s my story. “Armor your glass” with Armor Glass to provide the security everyone needs. Ask for a quote – it won’t cost anything to find out that protection is affordable and you’ll never want to leave the home or office without it.

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