Specifications

Harden the weakest link of each building — its glass. Our Armor Glass® certified security window films armor the glass” of buildings to avoid breach of fragile glass by hurricane-force winds, explosions, burglars or shooters. We recommend the following specification as a minimum: 

1. 8 Mil Security Window Film which can be Clear, Solar Tint or Silver film, made in the USA which has passed the following tests: 

CERTIFICATIONS

WIND-BORNE DEBRIS- Storm Testing: 8 mil Armor Glass® safety films shall be capable of meeting the following tests: 

  • ASTM E-1886, Standard Test Method for Missile Impact and Cycling on Exterior Windows, Shutters, Doors and Curtain Walls – Large Missile C (4.5 lb.) 
  • ASTM E-1996, Standard Specification for Missile Impact and Cycling On Exterior Windows, Shutters, Doors and Curtain Wall – Large Missile C. 
  • MIAMI DADE Protocol PA 201 and 203 

Bomb BLAST RESISTANCE: Independent testing of Armor Glass® safety films with results from high-explosive tests evaluating the capability of Armor Glass® window film in 8 mil to 14 mil thicknesses to reduce the hazards of flying glass shards during an explosion. 

  • GSA Security Criteria 3b/3a – Level 2 
  • GSA TS-01-2003, GSA Performance Condition with a minimum blast pressure of 4 psi28 psi-msec when applied with GE SCS2000 Silpruf on 1/4 inch (6 mm) single pane tempered glass: 2. 

Impact Resistance (Burglary/Shooter): Armor Glass® safety films shall be capable of meeting the following tests: 8 mil and thicker Armor Glass® safety films: a. Passes ANSI Z 97.1 (100 – 150 ft-lb). b. Passes CFR 1201, Category II. 

1. Frame Attachment (for ALL Tempered Glass applications): The applied window film must be bonded to the frames to avoid detachment on impact using the proper bead of a structural sealant such as GE Silpruf 2000 or Dow 995. 

2. The company doing installation should be in business a minimum of 10 years and must be a “Certified Security Window Film Installer” by the manufacturer. 

Following these specs will avoid substandard film and defective, substandard work by unqualified companies and individuals (which happens frequently.) 

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Features

  • Wind-Borne Debris

    • ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level “C” (4.5lb missile)
    • MIAMI DADE Protocol PA 201 and 203
    • Southern Building Code Congress, International (SBCCI) SSTD
    • 12-99 100 MPH Wind Zone, Large Missile Impact and Cycling
  • Architectural Safety Glazing

    • CFR Title 16 CPSC Part 1201 Category I and II
    • ANSI Z 97.1 unlimited
    • British Standard 6202 A, B and C
    • South African Bureau Standards 1263-2
    • Australian/New Zealand AS/NZ 2208
    • Ballistics Resistance
    • H.P. White Laboratory HP-TP-0500.02
  • Blast Resistance

    • W.B.E. #817-001, ASTM F-1642
    • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Standard Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subject to Airblast Loadings, ASTM 1642-96
    • GSA Security Criteria 3b/3a, Level 2
  • Burglar Resistance

    • ASTM-1233 – Level 1
    • German DIN 52-290 A1 Rating
  • Puncture Resistance

    • ASTM D-4830
  • Fire Resistance

    • ASTM E-84 – Smoke and Flame Spread Index
    • ASTM D-1929 – Ignition Characteristics
  • Wind/Loading Pressure Resistance

    • ASTM- E-330: National Certified Testing Lab