April 1 2020
For Immediate Release
No joke. We have a Pandemic and there is no “business as usual.” Therefore, Armor Glass issues the following statement:
Due to COVID, we are either (1) delaying installs of our anti-burglary/hurricane/shooter security film until after the worst has passed (hopefully May–Houston expects the peak to be around May 2)
(2) installing on OUTSIDE of glass (normal is on the inside) if a client considers installation an emergency and doesn’t mind the outside install does not come with a warranty ,
(3) installing it the usual way on the INSIDE because it is safe to do so because the space is either vacant or the occupants have self-isolated long enough not to pose a risk to our crew (a minimum 14 days.)
Our No. 1 priority is the health and safety of our staff and crew because, without them, we have nothing. Yes, the security provided by our product is essential, so is a safe working environment in installing it.
None of us can afford to take risks these days since COVID has killed young and old alike. Until COVID19, installation safety has not been an issue so this is a first. If the occupant has not been self-isolating, then that is NOT a safe environment for our crew to enter — not until the peak has passed and “stay-at-home” orders are lifted.
Inside installs carry a warranty but not outside installs due to weatherization over time.
It is already tornado season and Hurricane season approaches, so we face a quandary. Home-wrecking storms don’t care that we are experiencing a Pandemic and hunkering down when the windows blow out from debris strikes on fragile glass by 100 mph-plus winds, uplifting the roof and letting in the rain.
Pandemics don’t stop burglars, especially with people out of work, short of money and only a think fragile piece of glass stands between them and forced entry.
So, day by day, we will take calls and answer emails and provide quotes and do select installations, inside or outside, whichever is safe.
As CEO, I wanted you to know the situation and how we are balancing an essential need versus the safety of our people and our clients who are people like you. –Michael Fjetland.