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A Woman Home Alone Saved by…..Armor Glass Security Film

A woman was home alone in a high-end Sugar Land home when the doorbell rang. She didn’t answer it, assuming the person would go away. She went back to the bedroom near a wall of glass facing their pool when suddenly she heard something crash against the glass a few feet away.

Normally when that happens the paver (or rock) goes through the glass, the intruder follows it, and is gone within 2 minutes — long before any police can arrive. In this event, he would have run right into the woman. Nothing good would have come from it.

Instead, the paver bounced off the glass! The impact crashed startled here, causing her to scream. And the guy — who had assumed no one was home — took off!

Yes, it cracked the glass but there was no breach, no broken glass all over the room and in the carpet, no hole to worry about, no need to call the glass company for an emergency visit, no possibility that the rains later that day will come in and spread mold. No personal confrontation between the woman and the robber.

All because of a special high-tech, polycarbonate 8 Mil Security Film that “armors your glass,” every building’s weakest link. It is rated for Miami Dade Hurricane-force winds and “large missile” impacts (think rock or a brick). It was installed on her windows by Armor Glass just a few weeks earlier.  The same film was installed on the Pentagon and federal buildings after 911, yet it costs a fraction of impact glass and shutters that are three to ten times more per square foot. Those expensive options don’t cut the solar heat up to 50%, saving energy costs, or cut harmful UV 99% that causes skin cancer and furnishings to fade. Armor Glass Security Film does that.

All glass is fragile and an accident waiting to happen. When it fails in a hurricane, its goodbye house. Yet the cost of Armor Glass security film is so reasonable that retired teachers have had it installed. We have put it in schools for shooter protection (it delays the shooter at the glass entrance instead of blowing it out with a hail of bullets in one second.)  We have installed on glass at NASA’s Mission Control, numerous Whataburger’s, homes, storefronts, hospitals, offices and schools.

On a residence, it’s a lifetime warranty. On a commercial building, it’s 12 years. Armor Glass films have prevented numerous break-in attempts on homes, and storefronts while providing 24/7/365 hurricane-force wind protection. No need to “board up” for a storm. No need to try the suicide mission of lugging heavy wood or shutters up a ladder to second-story windows!

Think of Armor Glass security film as “invisible burglar bars” or “invisible shutters.” It has prevented little kids from being hurt–one ran into a glass wall right after we installed our film. Instead of blood, a ruined event and trip to ER (with rain coming in through the broken window) and triple overhead weekend charges, the child bounced off the film and was not harmed and the party went on. The broken glass was out of the child’s reach on the outside.

Check us out at www.ArmorGlass.com and contact us for a FREE Quote before Hurricane Season kicks off June 1. Experts say it will be our 3rd above-average storm season in a row. It’s too late to call when the storm has a name. Armor Glass: Don’t leave home or live in one without it.

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Coronavirus Leaves Empty Office Buildings ripe for Break-ins We Can Stop

Our crews continue to operate as we are an essential security industry. Hurricanes and burglars are not going to take a vacation due to a virus.  We are practicing social distancing and have always worked in isolation.

Coronavirus has emptied offices and buildings across America. Our products provide both security from break-ins and storm damage, but also saves energy and blocks harmful UV.

Coronavirus is a security threat in more ways than one.  Burglars prefer to strike empty buildings. Normally that means they hit homes during working hours and commercial buildings at night. With Covid19, everyone is staying home, so the vulnerable buildings are now closed storefronts and office buildings.

Empty buildings and reduced security personnel make them ripe for burglars to break in via the weakest link – the glass. It takes only a second to smash a large tempered glass window and be in and out of a space in less than a minute or two. It’s classic “smash and grab.”

Armor Glass (a U.S. registered Trademark) security films “armor the glass” to avoid the grab after the smash. They also cut solar heat and dangerous UV, saving energy at the same time, making it both security and carbon negative. It is the same film that was installed on the Pentagon and all federal buildings after 911 because it is also rated for explosions on top of hurricane-force winds and large missile impact.

That’s why we also put it on schools for shooter protection — as we are this week while the school is closed. We are an essential industry providing security by hardening your buildings’ protective envelop from breach by humans and mother nature.

Few people are aware of this technology that is a vast improvement over thin solar films that only block the sun but have zero security properties. Armor Glass does both!

 

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Armor Glass Beats the HEAT while Defending Glass from Storms/Burglars

Armor Glass has made a major upgrade to our installation team, which now has over 20 years experience installing Security Window Film.

This summer we have been putting it on schools across Texas (who shall remain anonymous for security reasons) as well as houses and a famous restaurant chain.

Our Solar security film will also cut 50% of that SUPER Heat over 2/3’s of our nation is suffering under. That means your AC only has to cool HALF the heat that was coming through your windows before Armor Glass Solar Security Film was installed.

It is also screening out 99% of harmful UV that not only fades your furnishings but is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, so you can enjoy the view from your windows without being fried by the sun.

Ask for a quote – cut the heat while “armoring your glass” from intrusion by hurricane-tornado force winds and humans with a brick. Founded by a 911 Terrorism Analyst in 2007…

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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.

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It May FEEL Like VENUS: How to Beat the Record Heat and Weather Stronger Storms

Do you feel like your are melting into the pavement when its 99 like it is today, and will be tomorrow and the day after?  It could be worse, on our neighbor planet Venus its 864 degrees its thanks to runaway greenhouse effect.  It’s even hotter than the planet Mercury which is closer to the sun. It’s because its atmosphere is nothing but carbon dioxide (CO2).

NASA just released a report stating that 2016 is our “hottest year on record” and its not even over yet! Already a city in Iran reported a temperature of 169 degrees! That is a temperature in which human survival is at its limits. You can’t drink enough water at that point to keep from dehydrating.  In a way we are like the proverbial frog in the pot of water as it slowly heats up, not noticing we are cooked until its too late!

So, what’s the solution?  Amazingly enough, companies still make windows that leak HEAT like a sieve – 40% of your energy goes out the windows. That means that windows do nothing to reduce that shirt-staining solar heat coming into your building along with dangerous UV  that not only fades furnishing but is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer on humans.

The solution is to put a special film on ALL the glass to cut that heat and UV. You can do that with cheap solar film. But then you have another problem — security, or lack thereof.

All solar film does is cut heat but provides zero security on the weakest link of every building — its glass.

When glass breaks in a hurricane force wind event, its impact impact is uplift on the roof. Goodbye house. Thieves love it. Go ahead, hurl a brick into your window tonight and see for yourself. YEP. Your spouse will be mad as hell and you will have an empty frame and a big mess  (aside from possible divorce court when everyone gets the splinters out of the kids’ feet and the dog).   A burglar loves taking your paver and heaving it through it for the same reason. He’ll only be there a couple minutes anyway.

Why not solve BOTH problems at the same time? That’s what Armor Glass does – cuts that vicious sun in half while built to resist a brick hurled at your glass wall.

nasa-global- temperatures-map- 2016 hottest year on record so far

As the air heats up, as you can see in the NASA photo above, the molecules hold more water, so the winds are bigger and the rains are heavier. That is that much more force against your home or office building. The first thing that goes is the glass. Then all hell breaks out.

The good news is that by cutting the heat in half (or more), you cut your energy use and cost – enough to pay for itself over time, while protecting your family. What’s that worth? We wont be able to stop the heat (but we do need to take action to reduce CO2 to avoid becoming another Venus), but we can reduce the heat and armor our weakest link from threats by mother nature and human intrusion.  Armor Glass films are carbon negative – meaning our technology saves more energy than it takes to make it!

We have put it on everything from mobile trailers to million dollar homes, from NASA to homes of astronauts and retired teachers.

Check us our at www.ArmorGlass.com and read “Houses of Straw” to see why that’s what most of us live in, until you add Armor Glass to your windows. Don’t leave home without it!