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3M™ Safety & Security Window Films

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Columbia Filters & 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films Installed by 3M™ Certified Professionals at Columbia Filters Put Safety and Security First

3M™ Window Films can do more than shield the public from the tab of government’s high energy bills. These specially crafted window films can help protect government workers from unwelcome events. At Columbia, we’ve applied these Safety & Security window films on government buildings throughout New Jersey and NYC metropolitan area. Available in clear safety film or with a tinted sun control option, they have protective qualities without being visually obtrusive. Their superior strength can actually mitigate damage in a blast by holding broken panes in place and capturing exploded flying shards of glass, too. They offer protection from windstorms at high altitudes. Thieves are in for a surprise too: These films actually can impede if not outright deny access to material behind the broken glass panes.

Another security aspect is the enhanced privacy these films provide to sensitive material on screens visible through windows. For those with criminal mischief in mind, these films provide graffiti management and money saving options so building managers are not replacing a vandalized window but rather calling in Columbia to replace the film secured to protect them.

Ultra Prestige Series: The Pinnacle of Window Film Technology for Public Institutions and Government Buildings

Window films might not seem like a typical high technology item, buy these are not any window films; they’re 3M™ window films. The Ultra Prestige Series is the ultimate composition of decades of 3M™ technology merged into a film that uses tough, micro-layered, tear-resistant Ultra Safety film. They are not designed to change the appearance of a building, but nevertheless allow as much as 70% of the visible light through, and can hold glass together in the event of a break-in or blast. Furthermore, sun control properties blocks heat and reduces hot spots by rejecting up to 97% of the sun’s infrared rays. The first of its kind, 3M™ Ultra Prestige Film is a film that offers all the benefits of sun control with safety features built

Ultra Series for Thick, Tear-Resistant Film Clarity for Safety and Sun Control

Ultra’s 3M™ technology employs a micro-layered composition to provide the ultimate tear resistant safety window film offering superior performance over standard polyester films in blast and impact events. Ultra is available in clear safety film or with a tinted sun control option that offers exceptional performance and a high degree of optical clarity. The first of its kind, the 3M™ Ultra Series films are made from clear, tear-resistant film. Ultra Series films can also be combined with many 3M™ Sun Control Films to give you the best of both worlds.

Safety Series: Security Film Will Keep Broken Glass from Flying into Government Building Offices

These 7 and 8 mil polyester films offer basic protection. Available in clear safety film or with a tinted sun control option, these clear, single-layer polyester films rely on thickness to provide additional security benefits. While they do not offer the tear resistance of the Ultra Safety and Security Films, they do help provide a level of safety and security. Columbia Filters can also combine Safety Series window films c with 3M™ Sun Control Films to provide both enhanced safety as well as the benefits of a sun control film.

Privacy Series Protects Against Cyber Crimes from Unwanted Eyes

This window film series does just what it says: Adds a level of privacy to your government office space, limiting views into work areas, back offices, or sites under construction. It’s versatile too by providing an aesthetic appeal with numerous design options. The advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured, blackout, or one way mirrors are clear: Enhanced safety and security can be provided through privacy. These matte, blackout, and mirror films limit views through glass on the building interior. Because these films come in rolls, they can be cut into numerous decorative designs, and can provide an updated look, while maintaining the privacy desired.

Anti Graffiti / Surface Protection Series

Various layering opportunites proved a level of protection to meet the circumstances at hand. 4 mil single layer clear film offers good basic protection.  6 mil multi-layer clear film offers increased protection for higher risk areas and offers an invisible “sacrificial” layer to protect glass from acid etchings, scratches and tagging. Plus, when layered, can also protect other glass surfaces from wear and tear.

3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems for Added Defense Against Explosions or Forced Breaks

The Impact Protection System Columbia Filters installs will bond the filmed window to the frame with either an adhesive or profile option. This enhance attachment system offers the highest level of protection—strong enough to help protect workers against bomb blasts, but also creates a robust window protection system that significantly outperforms window film-only installations.

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