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    Default Vandal/hurricane/forced Entry Resisting Products

    Does anyone know where I can purchase products similar to this website? Used materials would be sufficient. (Banniter Bank teller stations).

    http://www.insulgard.com/hurricane.htm

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Gary

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    I've never seen something like this in the DR - must be a really funny thing to see your average DR burglar trying to break a window and the window does not want to break

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    3M makes the same type of security film. We have a 3M dealer right down the road from the almirante. Next to DHL.

    I used to have the security film on my car in Costa Rica. According to 3M, it could withstand the impact of a tire iron, base ball bat. The glass breaks but the film holds it together.

    I've been thinking of coating my sliding glass doors and sliding glass windows in my apartment with it.

    click here

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    If I'm not mistaken, Dominican Watchman has an ad on tv for something similar...

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    Lightbulb Lexan

    If you can find a dealer who sells Lexan plastic windows they can take a sledgehammer and not break, it just bounces off. The trick is to have window frames that are strong enough to withstand the impact so you don't have the whole window go in even though it didn't break. it is not cheap though.

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    Lexan is a bit of over kill. Nearly all hand gun rounds will bounce off it too.

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    The plastic film looks interesting, I'll have to try that out.

    KateP. Do you have a number for this "Dominican Watchman ".

    I am actually looking for the whole door/window solution, in a steel frame.

    Thanks again.

    Gary

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    The number I was able to find for Santo Domingo is 548-7761.

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    Default Thanks KateP

    If I find something I'll share.

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    Default Here are some products and quotes

    I have had several discussions with the people at GE Advanced Materials Polymershapes and even a quote.

    I asked them for:

    1 – Door (3’x6’8”) with mostly ½” MR10 Lexan clear window and 6” intrusion resistant metal framing. Continuous hinge.
    3 –. 44/400 Fixed Frames (38" X 76”) (Clear or Dark Bronze Anodized Finish) - glazed w/1/2" Clear MR10 Lexan®.
    2 - 44/350 Style Casement Windows 36"W x 26"H (Hinged @ head) w/hold-open hardware. (Clear or Dark Bronze Anodized Finish) - glazed w/1/2" Clear MR10 Lexan®.

    They were $2,200.00, $3,200.00 and $3,800.00 respectively.

    Very nice stuff.

    They say their GEPS-Insulgard international division in FL does all the paper work including the ‘Consular invoices’ for shipping. I voiced my concerns about the ‘non-standard’ import duties and they said “No problem.”

    Actually the lady they had me speak with was Dominican.

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