• Protector Compact
  • Protector Compact
  • Protector Compact
  • Protector Compact
  • Protector Compact

Protector Compact

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Protector Compact Ballistic Resistant Podium

The Protector Compact Ballistic Resistant Podium was designed for tight areas, because some applications require a smaller bodied podium.  The Protector Compact carries a footprint of 30″w x 30″d and is a tower of strength standing at a full 72″ in height.  This unit is laced with NIJ rated materials for three-sided protection including NIJ rated glazing (clear) material a full 18″ above the podium surface for enhanced protection with great visibility.  We incorporate our Threat Elimination Technology to provide the safest system available, which includes a seamless design for total protection between the upper clear material and the ballistic material encased within the body of the podium.  Our system stands out from the competition in safety, quality, and beauty.  Our Protector is the design of choice and is currently serving many federal facilities, courts, airports, casinos and other private sectors.

Although the ballistic material is paramount, we have also stepped up the functionality and beauty of the podium itself.  The Protector Compact features a dark laminate work surface, an abundant use of your choice of solid hardwoods, a locking drawer, locking flat panel doors with ample room inside for equipment, an adjustable shelf, heavy duty casters (4 total, 2 locking) and grommets throughout for wire chases.  We have also encased all lower ballistic material inside beautiful hardwoods so your staff and guest will only see a clean finished appearance inside and out.  Finally, the Protector Compact features our Easy Glide Technology, which aids in transport of the unit should it ever need to be repositioned to a separate location.  This feature also allows the unit to be moved towards, or away, from a threat during an attack and can even be used in a rescue situation.

Stand secure behind the safest ballistic rated podium in the market!

Overall Dimensions:  30″w x 30″d x 72″h

Standard Features:

  • Choice of NIJ rated materials
    • NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
    • NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
    • NIJ IV (30-06 AP)
  • A full 18″ of exposed glazing (clear) material height above the podium surface for enhanced protection and visibility in the event of an attack
  • Choice of hardwood species and stain color choices
    •  maple (honey)
    • cherry (dark)
    • oak (light, medium or dark)
    • mahogany (light, medium or dark)
    • *walnut (natural) – *upgrade option
  • Seamless design for superior protection between the upper and lower ballistic rated materials with three-sided protection
  • Locking door and drawer to secure your equipment
  • Adjustable shelf to accommodate a variety and changing requirements for equipment storage
  • Dark laminate work surface with grommets throughout for convenient cable management
  • Heavy Duty casters (4 total, 2 locking) – Podium can be used to move towards or away from a threat during an attack
  • Perfect in screening stations with tight areas for guards who are in with the un-scanned public – currently in use in many federal facilities

Custom crate lined with foam board to protect the unit during transport – Ships fully assembled


Protection Level:
NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0108.01 Ballistic Level Breakdown

Rating Ammunition Weight
Number of
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

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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?

The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.