It is not easy to protect private information in this day and age. Data breaches and other malicious attacks are unfortunately all too frequent, and organizations across the world are constantly searching for new ways to keep information secure. One such mechanism is radiofrequency (RF) shielding window film.
RF shielding window film is a thin layer (usually affixed to the outside of a windowpane) that offers anti-eavesdropping protection, as well as wireless security in compliance with Tempest and (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) requirements. Many United States intelligence agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the CIA, often use RF blocking film, which is usually very affordable, for their windows.
Following are the advantages of installing this type of security film:
Protecting Secure Data
Ensuring the proper protection of private information is a priority for every organization. RF shielding window film is a revolutionary, optically clear tool that offers almost total attenuation of RF and infrared (IR) emissions, which are comprised of light waves. RF shielding film is also a great technology because it blocks the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you’re a homeowner, landlord, or business owner, this can mean protecting furnishings inside your property and lower energy costs.
Some kinds of RF blocking films also benefit people afflicted with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a rare health condition marked by sensitivity to electromagnetic resonance (EMR) frequencies. People who have this condition can experience headaches or find themselves incapable of effectively completing normal activities.
Enacting Countermeasures to Espionage
RF shielding film thankfully also provides protection against eavesdropping, which unfortunately is an all-too-common occurrence in today’s world, where surveillance of phone conversations has led to a severe increase in paranoia.
According to a study of international espionage conducted by the Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC) and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — which analyzed 150 cases of American citizens who have spied on the U.S. since the late 1940s when the Cold War began — 64% of theses spies volunteered to work for a foreign intelligence service. However, 26% of these individuals were unsuccessful in committing espionage. It’s important to ensure all private information is kept away from those who wish to use it to launch an attack on a government or on innocent civilians.
Available in Blast Mitigation Versions for Active Shooter Protection
Fortunately, RF blocking film also comes in blast mitigation versions for scenarios in which an active shooter may intrude on your property. Although this type of window film isn’t completely bulletproof, it will delay an active shooter’s forced entry cand nobody will get injured from shards of broken glass because it is shatter-resistant. The General Services Administration (GSA) requires this type of window film as part of its security standards.
Meets the Requirements of Multiple Online Safety Stipulations
According to Signals Defense, a security service firm based in Maryland, RF films meet the Tempest requirement for handling sensitive and/or classified information as required by Intelligence Community Directive ICD 705 and the Defense Department’s Infrared and Radio Frequency Emanation Protection Standards.
Get a Quote for Your Needs from Atlantic Sun Control
Speak to the experienced professionals at Atlantic Sun Control in Manassas, Virginia, to learn more about whether or not RF shielding window film is the most adequate solution for your property. Since its founding by Chris Baccus and Brien Looney in a basement in 1991, ASC has been delivering top-quality window dealing and installation services to customers located within a 75-mile radius of the Washington, D.C., Metro area (including Maryland and Virginia). They have been named Vista’s top volume dealer in the county for multiple years.
ASC’s experts provide comprehensive and accurate quotes on site, and every job they complete is fully insured. They are thoroughly trained and certified to assess all types of customer needs and thus provide customized solutions that can even help you reduce your energy payments.
Other types of window films ASC deals with include cloaking film, anti-graffiti film, smash and grab film, and decorative products like frosted film and electric privacy glass film. They also sell blinds and shades and sun control films that offer energy efficiency, fade protection, glare control, and heat rejection.
Atlantic Sun Control is a member of the International Window Film Association, the Better Business Bureau, the Property Management Association, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Association of Interior Designers (ASID). They are also certified by Llumar Magnum, Hanita Tech and Madico. Call ASC today at 703-687-0154 or contact them online for a free consultation or to learn more about their services. They also have offices in Ashburn, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland.