• Protector Step-In
  • Protector Step-In
  • Protector Step-In

Protector Step-In

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Protector Step-In Ballistic Resistant Podium

Protect your most valuable asset – your staff.  We know that when you are seeking the protection of a ballistic resistant podium, the beauty of the podium becomes secondary to the effectiveness of the ballistic resistant functionality.  That is why the Protector Step-In is laced with your choice of NIJ rated ballistic resistant protection.  The front and both sides are protected for three-sided security with clear ballistic glazing material above the podium surface for secure visibility.  The design of the Step-In also enhances the side protection as a guard may step forward for increased side coverage.  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 body.  The Protector Step-In features a laminate work surface, an abundant use of your choice of solid hardwoods, a locking drawer, flat panel doors, an adjustable shelf for a variety of equipment applications, Easy Glide System for easy maneuverability, and grommets throughout for wire chases.   Stand secure behind the Protector Step-In to the safest ballistic resistant podium design in the market.

Overall Dimensions:  46.5″w x 32.5″d x 61″h or 55″h (depending upon glazing choice)

Standard Features:

  • Choice of NIJ rated materials
    • NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
    • NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
    • NIJ IV (30-06 AP)
  • Choice of exposed glazing (clear) material height above the podium surface for enhanced protection and visibility in the event of an attack
    • 12″ above podium height
    • 18″ above podium height
  • 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 doors and drawer to secure your equipment
  • Adjustable shelf to accommodate a variety and changing requirement for equipment storage
  • Dark laminate work surface with grommets throughout for convenient cable management
  • Heavy Duty casters (5 total, 2 locking) – Podium can be used to move towards or away from a threat during an attack
  • Perfect in screening stations for protection of the guards who are in with the un-scanned public – currently in use in airports and many federal facilities

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


Protection Level:
NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
NIJ Level IV (30-06 AP)

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.