Particularly effective for crowd and riot control, the NBS is lightweight, shatter resistant and capable of withstanding impacts from bricks, bottles, splash and rocks.
NBS units also stand up to all types of swinging strikes. At the National Institute of Justice Annual Mock Prison RiotTM, the NBS absorbed blows from batons, chairs, 2×4’s, and crowbars with no damage to the shield or user. The NBS offers many new and patented features not found on any other shield on the market. It is flexible — capable of being folded in half repeatedly with no creasing damage, and its interlocking edges allow personnel to form a unified, solid barrier with multiple shields. It is also available in right- or left-handed configurations.
An ambidextrous model is also available. This model allows the officer to quickly and easily change grip to accommodate weapons or tools, as well as use a two-handed grip for extra reinforcement.
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?