Armorcoat Safety and Security Film – Needed More Than Ever!

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that 17 years have passed since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the most destructive act of terrorism in America until the September 11th attacks six years later. Carried out by home-grown terrorists, the bombing damaged or destroyed over 300 nearby buildings, wounded almost 700 people, and took the lives of 168. Many of the wounds sustained were caused by devastating – even lethal – flying glass shards. It has also been said that the building was specifically targeted because of its expansive glass facade. One result of this horrific event is that most private office space leased by the government today is required to have some form of security-oriented glazing.

It is a well known fact that flying glass can cause monstrous cutting and piercing injuries. And it certainly can be “the weakest link” in maintaining the security of any building – either home or office. For that reason, many homeowners and facility managers are taking action to strengthen their glass; either through the purchase of laminated safety glass, impact-resistant glass, or the installation of a quality Safety and Security Window Film such as SolarGard® Armorcoat™. Properly installed; with “edge attachments,” Armorcoat™ can help deter “smash and grab” burglaries and home invasions. Armorcoat™ can help protect building occupants from the devastating effects of glass shattered by severe weather such as high winds and hail.  Armorcoat™ is also a tested and proven blast mitigation product that is often used by the U.S. government in Federal offices, embassies, and military bases. Available in both “clear” and “sun control” versions, Armorcoat™ is a surprisingly affordable “upgrade” for those who want to add an elevated level of protection to their home or office window film installations. Combining its protective capabilities with an ability to reflect up to 79% of the sun’s heat and glare – as well as 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light – makes Armorcoat a most impressive energy saving and security product.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s leading Armorcoat™ dealer. Experience and unwaivering attention to detail is what counts in achieving a quality Safety and Security Film installation; and the factory-trained professionals at Solar-X know how to get the job done right! Contact Solar-X today for a free no-obligation estimate. From Ellenton to Englewood; Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key – or for statewide commercial contracting – count on our nearly four decades of industry experience to ensure your satisfaction. That’s why we’ve been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

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Holiday Season Can Bring Out The Worst Among Us. Sad But True…

Christmas Burglary Home IntrusionThe Christmas Season doesn’t just bring happiness to those of us who get together with friends and family from far away; sharing good food and good fortune. It is also a time when the worst elements among us come out to help themselves to free gifts – though unfortunately those gifts may come from under your tree!

There isn’t a police department in the country that won’t tell you home burglaries increase by a staggering degree during the Holidays. And businesses aren’t exempt either. Packed to the ceiling with increased Holiday inventory and large amounts of cash; stores are a magnet to those intent on enjoying the season at someone else’s expense!

Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film is the perfect defense against the kind of “smash and grab” crime that abounds during the Holidays. Speed is key to these types of burglaries, and impact-resistant Armorcoat™ can slow thieves down to the point that the home- or storeowner can react to the attempt at forced entry, or the authorities can be alerted. Properly installed and anchored; Armorcoat™ can make it so hard to gain entry that thieves will give up and go elsewhere in order to avoid getting caught and arrested.

Don’t let thieves run off with your Christmas spirit! If you are thinking of installing window film on your Sarasota, Bradenton, or Lakewood Ranch home or business; now is the time to consider upgrading to Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film. It is available in both “Clear” or “Sun Control” versions and is easily affordable – especially when you consider the value of feeling safe and secure.

All of us at Solar-X wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Feel free to contact us for more information or a no-obligation estimate on the products and protection levels that you desire for your home or business – and thanks so much to all our clients who have made 2010 another successful year for us! We truly appreciate your patronage!

Keeping Our Guard Up | Safety and Security Window Films | Solar-X of Sarasota

The recent discovery of explosives on board flights into the United States from Yemen should serve as a stark reminder that the world is a dangerous place, and acts of violence can occur anywhere; at any time. The idea of a terrorist act in our community is appalling – as it undoubtedly was to the people of Oklahoma City. But people with bad intentions come in all stripes – stalkers, predators, vandals, burglars – and many times when they do enter our lives it is through our windows…

The leading cause of death in the Oklahoma City bombing was from flying glass. Vandals shoot out storefronts with pellet guns in the middle of the night; leaving those businesses vulnerable to looting, and requiring expensive “board ups” and glass replacement. And these days it seems everybody knows someone whose home was broken into while they were at work, or away on vacation. How did the thieves get in? Probably through a window that they kicked in or broke in some fashion.

An affordable application of Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film can protect your home or office with a significant level of impact-resistance. A pellet gun can shatter a window; but Armorcoat can hold the broken glass in place – many times eliminating the need for board ups while waiting for replacement glass. “Smash and grab” artists looking for quick entry are routinely deterred because of the effort required to penetrate the window, or the noise they make while trying.  Armorcoat can protect you and your family from injury due to accidental breakage. And yes; Armorcoat is commonly used on government offices (including our nation’s Capitol) and large street level windows in urban areas as a tested and proven blast mitigation product.  Also available in “sun control” versions; Armorcoat can reduce heat input through your windows and reduce your electric bill; all while making your home or office more comfortable!

broken glass protectionIf you are a business owner or homeowner in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, or North Port who would like to better secure your windows for any reason; including violent weather or high winds, contact the professionals at Solar-X. We’ll show you the best way to protect your windows, and our prompt, experienced installers will have you feeling safer in no time. The bad guys are always out there. But you don’t have to be their next victim. Protect yourself today…