8 mil Security Film
1. MYTH: Security film will make my windows bulletproof.
There is no bulletproof window film. Film will not stop high caliber rounds, but it will keep the glass in place and significantly reduce time to entry
FACT: All major manufacturers produce thoroughly tested and equal in strength 8 mil security films. There is no advantage to Llumar, Armorcoat, Madico, 3M or otherwise. All manufacturers products are required to pass the same ASTM testing requirements.
2. MYTH: Security film will stop the glass from breaking.
FACT: With or without security film, a high degree of force will break the glass. However, security film will stop the glass from entering the space and keep the glass on the frame. An attachment system that bond the film to the frame is recommended for increased protection.
4. MYTH: The greater the mil the greater the strength.
FACT: Although there are films that are thicker and increase the strength, they become more difficult to install and some should not be used at all as a retrofit application. Beware of companies claiming they have products that are 25 mil or thicker, some of these films have never been tested.