Let’s face it: curtains and blinds are a solution of the past. Now, more and more homeowners, landlords, and business owners are turning to various types of security window films for extra protection, especially in today’s digital age where interconnectivity is considered essential and people are searching for new ways to keep sensitive information private and to prevent espionage attempts. One such example is radio frequency (RF) shielding film, which offers protection against eavesdropping and also provides wireless security to meet SCIF and Tempest requirements.
Radio Frequency Blocking Film Defined
According to a 1999 experiment conducted by Cornell University, certain types of RF/Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) shielding film has an effectiveness of up to 98%. (N1020B was found to be the precise type of film that reached this effectiveness level; other types of films, like V28, VS60 and R35, were found to be slightly less effective.) This type of window film, which is usually affordable, also comes in blast mitigation versions. Here are the characteristics of RF shielding and details about how it works. We will also explore its top benefits and uses.
Protect People and Property
RF Shielding film, which meets strict U.S. intelligence community security standards, is ultimately designed to protect both people and property, including private data. This type of window film typically meets requirements for the Defense Department’s Infrared and Radio Frequency Emanation Protection Standards. Infrared reduction is also key to ensuring that no eavesdropping attempts successfully occur.
How It Works
RF blocking film protects buildings by:
- Impeding eavesdropping and the compromise of electronic information
- Rejecting RF/IR/Ultraviolet signals
- Countering IR laser microphones, as well as RF transmissions
- Attenuating UV/Solar emissions
- Offering blast protection
- Mitigating bugs and improper surveillance
RF Film Benefits a Variety of Industries
In addition to intelligence communities, RF shielding window film can be used by any contractor (e.g. military officials) who regularly handles classified information.
Portfolio of Clearance-level Clients for Atlantic Sun Control
Atlantic Sun Control’s list of commercial references includes the Veterans Administration, Microsoft’s Government Affairs Office, the World Bank’s U.S. Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Department of Homeland Security, and the Watergate Office Building. All of these facilities have high-level security clearances because they regularly handle large amounts of sensitive information.
Certain types of RF shielding window film can also be helpful for individuals with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a health condition characterized by sensitivity to certain electromagnetic resonance (EMR) frequencies. Some individuals with EHS tend to get headaches, experience fatigue, or struggle to concentrate on daily tasks.
Seeking More Information About RF Shielding Film
Speak to the experienced professionals at Atlantic Sun Control in Manassas, Virginia, to learn more about the advantages of RF shielding window film. Atlantic Sun Control, which also has offices in Ashburn and Bethesda, was founded by Chris Baccus and Brien Looney in a basement in 1991. Since then, it has grown to become one of the country’s largest and most reliable window film dealers, and it has become Vista’s top volume dealer in the county. ASC offers fair, competitive pricing and high-quality installation services to a wide variety of clients located within a 75-mile radius of the Washington, D.C., metro area, including most of Maryland and Virginia.
ASC’s films offer some of the best warranties and protection possible in the window film industry, including a lifetime warranty on materials! ASC’s professionals will provide you with customized solutions to meet your building’s unique needs and deliver accurate and comprehensive quotes on site.
Atlantic Sun Control is a member of the International Window Film Association, and it is accredited by Llumar Magnum, Madico, and Hanita Tech. It is also a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Property Management Association, the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the Association of Interior Designers (ASID).
ASC sells other types of security films including blast mitigation film, cloaking film, anti-graffiti film, school security, and active shooter film, and smash and grab film. Their decorative films include frosted window film, electric privacy glass films, and architectural finishes. Its sun control films provide energy efficiency, protection against fading for furnishings, glare control, and heat rejection. ASC’s clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin, and Aerospace.
Call Atlantic Sun Control today at 703-687-0154 or contact them online to learn more about their services or to receive a free consultation. Their experts can provide you with a detailed explanation of how different types of window films can help lower your energy bill while enhancing your building’s space. You’ll hardly find a more dependable window film dealer in your area.