It doesn't take much imagination to conjure up a few scenarios where bullet resistant glass would be a good idea.
Ballistic protection has become more important and is now included in safety specifications for many public spaces. The almost daily occurrence of workplace shootings and school shootings have heightened the awareness and need for protection. Protecting your employees, family or the public requires considering ballistic protection. High profile locations and high profile targets need to consider this option for protection.
There are two widely accepted standards of ballistic protection used; they are NIJ and UL Levels. (see link below as well as the chart included in our product catalog also linked below).
In addition to the stopping power of the glass, there is also spall and fragmentation control protection that must be considered as well.
Here is a short list of some likely places that should be considered for ballistic glass:
- Guard booths
- Police Stations
- School Windows and Doors (See our School Guard Glass)
Ballistics Glass & Detention Laminates
Signals Defense offers a wide range of Forced Entry Ballistic Rated (FEBR) glass and containment grade glass-clad polycarbonate (GCP). Ballistic rated glass is available to meet all UL752 and NIJ ratings, depending on your security needs. Signal Defense solutions are designed to meet the needs of today’s security, for ballistics, containment, and blast. We are at the forefront with both ballistics and detention product lines, which serve private and commercial, military, and other government needs worldwide.
For an introduction on Ballistic Ratings, click here.
Containment grade glass-clad polycarbonates (GCP) are used in environments where glazing is required to resist penetration for an extended period of time while still allowing at least limited visibility. Unlike ballistic laminates, which are designed to defeat a single or multiple projectiles, containment grade products defend against sustained, premeditated attacks executed by one or multiple attackers. The laminates are designed and constructed with the assumption that the attacker has experience with transparent security glazing and plans to use multiple weapon types. The specification for detention grade glass ranges from physical threats such as blunt, sharp, ballistics, or chemical threats. In extreme cases, detention grade glass can handle thermal stress from -80°F to 6300°F. For more information about our glass capabilities, please contact us.
Our Smartgard® product line is designed to meet today’s security needs for ballistic, containment, blast, and signals defenses. Smartgard® glazing from Signals Defense can be found in convenience stores, banks, prisons & jails, courthouses, private residences, executive offices, and many government institutions.