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Clear Safety, Security and Anti-Graffiti Films

  • Safety and Security films are designed to hold broken glass together. Anti-Graffiti films provide a sacrifical layer of protection for glass against vandalism. How well these films perform these tasks is largely a function of the thickness of the film, with similar thickness films performing similarly in holding broken glass together and in protecting against malicious damage.
      • Human Safety Films: 100micron (4mil) films are strong enough to significantly reduce the risk of glass-cut injury. The installation of 100 micron (or thicker) film to glass enables the treated glass to comply with the human impact safety standard (AS1288).  The safety films listed below comply with the Australian Standard AS 1288.
          •  thumbs up smiley smBest buy is awarded to the film that complies with AS1288 at the lowest cost

      • Building Security Films: The level of protection increases with the thickness of the film
        • Residential Buildings: films 150micron (6mil) and over are strong enough to deter break and enter thieves - residential buildings use films up to 200micron (175micron (7mil) being the most common
        • Commercial Buildings: films 200micron ard over are frequently used in higher risk commercial building (eg. pharmacy, liquor store, etc) and over 300micron (12mil) which is strong enough to withstand a bomb blast (eg. police, military and diplomats)
      •  Building Protection (Anti-Graffiti) Films: These sacrificial films of 100micron or 150micron are easily removed and replaced after vandalism
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Safety/Solar Films and Security/Solar Films
Since films of similar thickness perfom similarly, these films are primarily assessed on their solar control benefits (same criteria as Solar Control Films)

SAFETY & SECURITY FILM CATEGORIES


SAFETY FILMS

1. 100 Micron Clear Safety Film

BENEFITS: The installation of 100micron (4mil) safety film allows normal annealed glass to comply with the human impact safety standard (AS1288). Clear safety films block 99% UV to protect against sun damage and fading but provide negilible reduction in heat and glare 
Best BuyManufacturerFilmComplies with AS1288 (1)Sales Rep Price $M2WebQuote Price $m2Quote your job in this filmComments
thumbs up smiley smASWF100micron (4mil)Clear Safety FilmYes$52.49$44.62
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Hanita100micron (4mil) Clear Safety FilmYes$56.71$47.60
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SunTek100micron (4mil) Clear Safety FilmYes$56.12$47.70
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Llumar100micron (4mil) Clear Safety FilmYes$38.61$48.21
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Johnson Window Films (JWF)100micron (4mil) Clear Safety FilmYes$52.49$55.17
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Solar Gard100micron (4mil) Clear Safety FilmYes$65.80$55.94
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3M100micron Clear Safety Film S40Yes$72.10$61.29
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1. Australian StandardAS1288 - the human impact safety standard
For more info on these films:
ASWF 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
Hanita 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
Suntek 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
Llumar 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
JWF 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
SolarGard 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film
3M 100micron (4mil)Clear Safety Film S40
 
 

2. 100 Micron Safety/Solar Film

BENEFITS: The installation of 100micron (4mil) safety/solar film allows normal annealed glass to comply with the human impact safety standard (AS1288) and to control heat and glare and, on films with a VLT less than 25%, to provide day-time privacy
100micron Safety Films to use with the equilivant Reflective Solar Film
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverBronzeBronze
COMPANYSuntekSolarGardJWFHanitaASWFJWF
FILM3mm clear glass4M Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film4 Mil Silver 20 Solar/Safety FilmSolar Silver Solar/Safety Film - S4SS20Silver 20 Solar/Safety FilmSilver 20 Solar/Safety FilmSolar Silver 35 Solar/Safety Film - S4SS35
Country of OriginUSAUSAUSAIsraelUSAUSA
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%13%15%19%19%18%35%
VLR % (3)8%67%60%57%61%62%39%
63%59%57%60%61%40%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.735.515.395.625.794.45
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%81%79%77%77%76%65%
Complies with AS1288 (1)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sales Rep Price $M2$57.156$79.52$53.52$68.20$44.32$53.52
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WebQuote Price48.59$67.61$45.50$53.52$44.32$45.50
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100micron Safety Films to use with the equilivant Non-Reflective Solar Film
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYJWF3MSuntekSolarGardJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassDaylight Natural 20 Solar/Safety Film - S4DN20Night Vision 25 ULTRA 600 Solar/Safety Film4M 35SY Solar/Safety Film4 Mil Sterling 60 Solar/Safety FilmDaylight Natural Solar/Safety Film - S4DN354 Mil Smoke 35 Solar/Safety Film
Country of OriginUSAUSAUSAUSAUSAUSA
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%22%24%40%62%37%52%
VLR % (3)8%26%7%12%19%16%5%
26%19%20%20%18%6%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.96.005.795.795.566.005.96
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%62%60%53%47%45%35%
Complies with AS1288 (1)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sales Rep Price $M2$56.09$167.05$58.30$79.52$56.09$66.82
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WebQuote Price$47.68$142.02$49.55$67.61$47.68$56.80
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100micron Safety Films to use with the equilivant Clear Solar Film
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilver
COMPANY3M 3M
FILM3mm clear glassPrestige 50 ULTRA Solar/Safety FilmPrestige 70 ULTRA Solar/Safety Film
Country of OriginUSAUSA
WERS rated (1)YesYes
VLT % (2)89%48%68%
VLR % (3)8%7%9%
9%10%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.795.79
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%56%50%
Complies with AS1288 (1)YesYes
Sales Rep Price $M2$216.73$216.73
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WebQuote Price$184.25$184.25
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1. Australian StandardAS1288 - the human impact safety standard
 
For more info on these films
Johnson Window Films Solar Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film - S4SS20
3M Night Vision 25 ULTRA 600 Solar/Safety Film
3M Prestige 50 ULTRA Solar/Safety Film
3M Prestige 70 ULTRA Solar/Safety Film
3M Ultra Prestige S50 Solar/Safety Film ULTRAPR S50
3M Ultra Prestige S70 Solar/Safety Film ULTRAPR S70
Suntek 4M Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film
Suntek 4M 35SY Solar/Safety Film
SolarGard 4 Mil Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film
SolarGard 4 Mil Sterling 60 Solar/Safety Film
SolarGard 4 Mil Smoke 35 Solar/Safety Film
Hanita Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film
ASWF Silver 20 Solar/Safety Film

3. 100 Micron Clear Safety Film - External

BENEFITS: The external installation of 100micron (4mil) safety/solar film allows normal annealed glass to comply with the human impact safety standard (AS1288) in situations where internal installation is not possible.
Best BuyManufacturerFilmComplies with AS1288 (1)Sales Rep Price $M2WebQuote Price $m2Quote your job in this filmComments
3M 100micron (4mil) Clear Safety Film S40 ExternalYes$100.11$85.10
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thumbs up smiley smHanita4 Mil Clear XtraYes$56.71$48.21
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1. Australian StandardAS1288 - the human impact safety standard
For more info on these films
3M 100micron (4mil) Clear Safety Film S40 External
Hanita 4 Mil Clear Xtra
 
 

4. 175-200 Micron Clear Security Film

BENEFITS: The installation of Security Film will deter break and enter crime by making entry through the broken glass more difficult
Best BuyManufacturerFilmComplies with AS1288 (1)Sales Rep Price $M2WebQuote Price $m2Quote your job in this filmComments
thumbs up smiley smASWF175micron Clear Security FilmYes$56.12$47.70
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SunTek175micron (7mil) Clear Security FilmYes$59.54$50.61
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3M175micron Clear Security Film S7Yes$60.45$51.39
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3MUltra 600Yes$117.47$99.86
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Hanita175micron (7mil) Clear Security FilmYes$72.10$61.29
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JWF175micron (7mil) Clear Security FilmYes$58.66$52.05
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Llumar175micron (7mil) Clear Security FilmYes$38.61$32.82
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SolarGard175micron (7mil) Clear Security FilmYes$75.23$63.95
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3MUltra 600Yes$112.68$95.79
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200micron Clear Security Films
thumbs up smiley smSmart Films200micron (8mil) Clear Security FilmYes$58.00$49.30
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JWF200micron (8mil) Clear Security FilmYes$61.23$52.05
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3M200micron Clear Security Film S80Yes$64.90$55.17
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Hanita200micron (8mil) Clear Security FilmYes$68.20$57.98
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Llumar200micron (8mil) Clear Security FilmYes$79.97$67.99
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3MUltra 800Yes$129.98$110.50
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1. Australian Standard AS1288 - the human impact safety standard
For more info on these films
ASWF 175micron Clear Security Film
SunTek 175micron Clear Security Film
3M 175micron Clear Security Film
3M Ultra 600
Hanita175micron Clear Security Film
JWF 175micron Clear Security Film
Llumar 175micron Clear Security Film
SolarGard 175micron Clear Security Film
Smart Films 200micron (8mil) Clear Security Film
JWF 200micron (8mil) Clear Security Film
3M 200micron (8mil) Clear Security Film
Hanita 200micron (8mil) Clear Security Film
LLumar 200micron (8mil) Clear Security Film
3M Ultra 800
 
 

5. 175-200 Micron Solar Security Film

BENEFITS: The installation of Security Film will deter break and enter crime by making entry through the broken glass more difficult and control heat and glare and, on films with a VLT less than 25%, to provide day-time privacy

NOTE: These films all from the same manufacturer have not been ranked as each film seeks to fulfill a slightly different market

Performance Assessment
COMPANYSuntekSuntekSuntekSuntekSuntek
FILM3mm clear glass8.5 Mil ULV40 Solar/Security Film8.5Mil SY50 Solar/Security Film8.5Mil SY35 Solar/Security Film8.5Mil SY25 Solar/Security Film8M Silver 20 Solar/Security Film
Country of OriginUSAUSAUSAUSAUSA
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%41%49%37%31%17%
VLR % (3)8%9%9%13%18%52%
11%12%21%30%59%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.96.085.965.735.675.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%52%42%55%62%77%
Complies with AS1288 (1)YesYesYesYesYes
Sales Rep Price $M2$83.42$61.51$61.51$61.51$59.00
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WebQuote Price$70.91$52.29$52.29$52.29$50.16
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Suntek 8.5 Mil ULV40 Solar/Security Film
Suntek 8.5Mil SY50 Solar/Security Film
Suntek 8.5Mil SY35 Solar/Security Film
Suntek 8.5Mil SY25 Solar/Security Film
Suntek 8M Silver 20 Solar/Security Film
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. 175-200 Micron Clear Safety Film - External

BENEFITS: The external installation of 175micron or 200micron (7 or 8mil) security film provides added protection in situations where internal installation is not possible.
Best BuyManufacturerFilmComplies with AS1288 (1)Sales Rep Price $M2WebQuote Price $m2Quote your job in this filmComments
3M175micron Clear External Security Film S70Yes$112.68$95.79
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thumbs up smiley smHanita175micron Clear External Security FilmYes$75.20$63.93
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For more info on these films
3M 175micron Clear External Security Film S70
Hanita 175micron Clear External Security Film

7. Anti-Graffiti Film

BENEFITS: The installation of anti-graffiti film will lay down a sacrifical layer of film to protect the glass - vandals can spray paint or scratch the film which can be quickly removed and replaced.
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100micron Clear
thumbs up smiley smASWF100micron Anti-Graffiti$49.63$42.19
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JWF4 Mil Anti-Graffiti $52.23$44.40
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3M 4mil Anti-Graffiti AG4$55.78$47.42
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SunTek4 Mil Anti-Graffiti $57.43$48.82
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Hanita4 Mil Anti-Graffiti $58.19$49.47
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SolarGard4 Mil Anti-Graffiti $69.86$59.39
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150micron Clear
thumbs up smiley smASWF175micron Anti-Graffiti$51.09$43.43
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JWF6 Mil Anti-Graffiti $53.52$45.50
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SunTek6 Mil Anti-Graffiti $59.81$50.85
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3M 6mil Anti-Graffiti$62.10$52.80
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Hanita6 Mil Anti-Graffiti $66.78$56.77
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SolarGard6 Mil Anti-Graffiti $78.61$66.83
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3M 100micron Anti-Graffiti
Hanita 100micron Anti-Graffiti
SolarGard 100micron Anti-Graffiti

8. UV Window Film

BENEFITS: A clear UV film to block UV light and protect against sun damage and fading
 
Best BuyManufacturerFilmDurability (1)Sales Rep Price $M2WebQuote Price $m2Quote your job in this filmComments
ASWFUV Clear5 Years$43.10$36.64
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thumbs up smiley smJWFUV Clear10 Years$48.38$41.13
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SunTek 2Mil ClearResidential: Lifetime
Commercial: 12 Years
$53.28$45.29
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SolarGard2Mil Clear10 Years$60.14$51.13
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HanitaUV FilterResidential: Lifetime
Commercial: 12 Years
$66.78$56.77
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1. Durability - Expected performance life of the film installed indoors (The durability of graphics films is often shown as a range, with the lower number being the manufacturer warranty period). Manufacturer Warranty period is shown as X years
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Hanita UV Filter