According to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), “Safety/Security Window Films applied to glass are tested to the same break safe standards required of tempered glass, heat-strengthened glass, and laminated glass.”
Madico’s SafetyShield films have been extensively tested by independent testing facilities and meet Safety Glazing criteria as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) and Underwriters Laboratories. As a manufacturer, our SafetyShield solutions have been subjected to both high explosive charges as well as shock tube blast mitigations to meet or surpass GSA and ISO blast criteria. Where most manufacturers test for minimum code requirements, Madico’s films have always met or exceeded the requirements of more U.S. and international standards for safety & security.
Our safety & security films are engineered so glass is shatter-resistant against high-powered winds and storms, preventing water and wind-borne debris from entering.
Broken glass is one of the main causes of death or injury during an explosion. Madico window security films reduce these hazards by keeping shattered glass together.
By holding shattered glass together, our window security laminate films deter and slow smash-and-grabbers because they can’t get in quickly, as well as looters from illegally entering.
A cellular phone store in Houston, Texas needed protection against the frequent smash and grab theft occurring in the area.
SafetyShield 1500 is a 15mil thick safety and security film that provides 24-hour, passive protection against burglaries and vandalism with a clear appearance.
The product was quickly put to the test when a vandal attempted to break in through the store windows only two months after the safety and security film was applied.
Natural Disasters and Accidents. Blast Mitigation Films. Anti-Intrusion Film.
There are four different patented and proprietary Anchoring Restraint System solutions available—each with its own level of performance—to be used in conjunction the application of the safety film.
The FrameGard Anchoring System when used in conjunction with SafetyShield film has been specifically engineered to keep treated glass within the frame when an incident has occurred. It is a “mechanical” attachment system that clamps the filmed glass to the window frame. This system improves and extends the principle of edge battening by incorporating a specific movement zone (patent applies), which allows the film to move under the applied load without putting excessive force on the fixings and frame. The benefit of FrameGard is that it allows engineers and installers to precisely determine torque settings for each individual installation, creating a truly custom solution.
The GullWing Anchoring System, when combined with Madico SafetyShield window film, is designed to absorb and disperse the energy that the filmed glass is subjected to and transfer the reduced load over the entire glazed opening. By absorbing and distributing the load, the system is designed to retain the filmed glass in the opening and thus reduce the probability of glass fragments and debris from entering the room.
In the event of glass breakage, the Wet Glaze Anchoring System, when combined with SafetyShield window film, is designed to absorb and disburse the energy that the filmed glass is subjected to and transfer the reduced load over the entire glazed opening. By absorbing and distributing the load, the system is designed to retain the filmed glass in the opening and thus reduce the probability of glass fragments and debris from entering the room.
The Wet Glaze system is economically viable in retrofit applications and is built around a triangular sealant joint connecting the film to the supporting framing members. To achieve acceptable performance, a very high-performance sealant must be used. We recommend Dow Corning® 995 Silicone Structural Adhesive.
The LifeLine Anchoring System is based on a simple principle, “restraint”. This system is one of the most effective ways to mitigate injury and reduce property damage in the event of a catastrophic blast. The LifeLine System works in conjunction with a standard application of SafetyShield film. The system’s energy-absorbing cords slow down and catch the filmed lite of glass, often returning it to the direction in which it came. This straight-forward system has been blast tested up to 10 psi. Due to its somewhat industrial appearance, LifeLine is primarily used in factory or manufacturing applications.