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New COVID19 Policy on Installations –

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)
 
OR
 
(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 ,
 
OR
 
(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.
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Storm and School Shooter security MUST address the Weakest Link

Today I sent this letter to the Texas legislature, asking them to grant a homeowner discount from their insurance company when they “armor their glass” to give it burglar and hurricane-force wind protection. It’s prevented break-ins and glass injuries. Please share with your Senator or Representative:

16 April 2019

Re: Storm and School Shooter security MUST address the Weakest Link of Every Building.

“Armor Glass” Window Protection Saves Lives and Property

Requesting Insurance discount for building owners

Dear Representative:

I wrote you in January about School security and how we are protecting schools glass entrances to keep shooters from entering. I encouraged you to help them fund these projects. We’d been told by schools they are getting quotes for ballistic glass up to $500 square foot! Our film was put on the Pentagon and DC buildings after 911 and costs under $25 a square foot.

Please keep in mind that hurricane-force winds (including tornadoes) destroys buildings by breaking the glass which is the weakest link of every building. It is wind-borne debris breaking windows that leads to roof uplift and structural collapse and interior damage. The good news is that there is a cost-effective solution that does not involve plywood or expensive shutters.

My request is for your support to require insurance companies to provide a discount (some already do) for building owners who secure their weakest link – their glass—from breach by burglars and weather events, by using a security film like ours. Our product has already saved insurance companies millions of dollars in avoided losses. It is the same film that was put on the Pentagon and DC federal buildings after 911.

To learn more, please visit our website and in the “about” section there is a link to my free book “Houses of Straw” that explains how storms tear apart buildings and how to harden the envelop to avoid that loss. It’s also available at this link:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-fjetland/houses-of-straw-houses-of-wood/ebook/product-21908339.html

Thank you for your consideration.k Please feel free to share this with your colleagues.

Sincerely,

Michael Fjetland, BBA/JD

President

Armor Glass Int’l Inc.

www.ArmorGlass.com

 

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Why Burglars Hate Armor Glass While it keeps Hurricane force Winds Blowing Off Your Roof

Today’s Podcast on KPRC 950 AM “Home Cents” on what Armor Glass is and how it protects your biggest asset from breach by humans and Mother Nature while saving energy as it blocks solar heat and harmful UV…
 
Armor Glass discussion starts a minute or so into the tape.
 
http://kprcradio.iheart.com/media/play/27266350/
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Why Buy Armor Glass security film to protect your home & Business – in 60 seconds

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Letter from Floria

I am sharing the following email I just received:
“Michael,
Thank you so much for the information. You should get approved by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Florida. We are sooo in need of your product here in Florida. My husband is a Contractor and just went to CE classes and brought up your product. Everyone (about 60 contractors) was amazed and wanted to know more about it. They didn’t even know this kind of product was even available. I wasn’t able to find anyone that installed your specific product here in South Florida. I am a homeowner dealing with Hurricane Mitigation with the Insurance company’s and was looking for a less expensive alternative when I found your website. The prices are unbelievable to change out to impact. Although we have impact windows through out our house, my sliders and front door are not. You should research getting your product approved by Florida’s DPBR, it could be very profitable for your company and contractors in Florida as well.
Thank you for a response and your time. Please contact us if you get Miami Dade approved in Florida, would love to be part of your growth here.
Thanks again, Renee”
 
Dear Renee, Thank you so much. In Florida, shutter companies have blocked our product from being marketed as “hurricane” protection even though it is. You can call it “burglar” protection instead, which it also is. Vote for a different legislator.
Best regards,
Michael
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People who Live in GLASS Houses…

People who live in GLASS houses, should
(1) never throw stones
(2) hope no one throws stones at them
(3) avoid being near the glass during hurricane-force winds and
(4) know burglars love glass because it is so easy to break through ….

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UNLESS they have Armor Glass!

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Neighbor Watches Burglar Trying to Break in Armor Glass door for 10 Minutes While Talking to Police

One of our customers had someone try to break in his (front) glass door armored with our film. This week. A neighbor saw it unfold and called the police as she watched. We just got these photos from John N who lives in Houston.


The burglar used the homeowners own ADT sign shaft as the break in tool! Normally it would have worked. One good whack and the glass goes flying.

She said he worked on getting in for 8-10 minutes, long enough for the police to come arrest him just as he finally breached it.

Yesterday we did an installation for another homeowner, John D, who lives in far west Houston. Thieves hit his house twice in 2 days, breaking a living room window in the back. He even wants us to put it on the glass on his business.

It pays to Armor your glass. If not for us, the burglars would have broken glass and been in and out in less than 3 minutes…contact us for a FREE quote today.

It’s on homes for retired teachers, astronauts (some of our clients are currently out of this world), engineers, ordinary folk 
everywhere, Rice U, etc. 

It’s on my place. I am not about to live in a ‘house of straw’ these days.
www.ArmorGlass.com