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Storefront locations, recruiting stations, office cubicles, courtrooms, police stations, airports, commercial welcome centers, hallway security, waiting rooms, and classrooms.
Casters: Four lockable swivel (or fixed) casters with brake
User replaceable transparent armor
Inter-lockable without tools
Includes supplemental armor strip for gap protection when connecting multiple units together
All units are available with CamographyTM in limitless colors and patterns to match any surrounding.
Dimensions: 24” (w) x 60” (h) x 26” (d)
NIJ Level IIIA: 210 lbs
NIJ Level III: 317 lbs
NIJ Level IV: 370 lbs
Custom sizes and finishes available upon request
Bullet-resistant glass appears identical to regular glass and can save lives. This type of glass can stop single or multiple rounds of bullets from penetrating its surface, depending on the glass thickness and the type of weapon. There are several methods to construct safe and effective bullet-resistant glass.
The standard process for making bullet-resistant glass is to layer pieces of polycarbonate between regular glass sheets in a process called lamination. The polycarbonate is a durable, clear plastic that is especially resistant to damage and penetration. Polyvinyl butyral and ethylene-vinyl acetate bond the sheets together.
In general, the more layers added to the product, the stronger the glass will become. Industry standards for glass thickness can range between 7 millimeters (mm) to 76 mm. The manufacturer determines the thickness based on the product specifications and glass applications. Normal bullet-resistant vehicles may have a glass thickness of about 10mm, while military vehicles could have glass as thick as 50 to 70 mm.
The goal of bullet-resistant glass construction is for the final product to have the clarity of standard glass with added protection against firearms. Bullet-resistant glass can also protect users from the impact of physical assault and sharp objects.
Manufacturers test bullet-resistant glass, or transparent armor, by firing a gun into its surface at a distance in a particular pattern. Various degrees of protection are assigned to the glass based on the material’s ability to stop the bullet at certain speeds. Users can measure the depth of the dent left on impact when the glass keeps the bullet from penetrating and relate it to the projectile’s velocity and the material’s thickness.
There are several systems for identifying levels of bullet resistance. Standards upheld by government institutions and other organizations include:
Choosing the right security glass for your application ensures proper protection. There are several levels of protection offered by different types of safety glass.
Under UL standards, there are four primary categories of safety glass:
NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
NIJ Level IV (30-06 AP)
|Level I||.22 long rifle high velocity lead||40||2.6||320 +/- 12||1050 +/- 40||5|
|Level I||.38 special round nose lead||158||10.2||259 +/- 12||850 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIA||.357 mag. jacketed soft poin||158||10.2||381 +/- 15||1250 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIA||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||322 +/- 12||1090 +/- 40||5|
|Level II||.357 mag. jacketed soft poin||158||10.2||425 +/- 15||1395 +/- 40||5|
|Level II||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||358 +/- 12||1175 +/- 40||5|
|Level IIIA||.44 mag. lead semi-wadcutter gas checked||240||15.55||426 +/- 15||1400 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIIA||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||426 +/- 15||1400 +/- 50||5|
|Level III||7.62mm (.308 Winchester) full metal jacket||150||9.7||838 +/- 15||2750 +/- 50||5|
|Level IV||.30-06 armor piercing||166||10.8||868 +/- 15||2850 +/- 50||1|
The following items are some basic questions to ask when preparing your Defenshield order.
What is the nature of the threat – small arms, rifle rounds, armor piercing, IED blast?
Will the unit be used indoors or outdoors?
Will the unit be used for riot control or hostage negotiations?
Do you require conspicuous deterrence or camouflage?
Will the unit need to match the aesthetics of it’s surroundings – wood or stone finishes?
Will you need traffic control signage, unit logos or law enforcement badges displayed on the unit?
What is the size of the space where the unit will be used?
Will the unit need to fit through doorways, into elevators?
What are you protecting – people, objects?
(For maximum blast mitigation, units must be secured or lagged.)
What surface are you using the unit on – gravel, dirt road, finished concrete, wood floor?
Will the unit be frequently relocated?
Will you be transporting the unit over long distances or within a few feet?