Bullet Resistant Glass


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  • Does my building need bulletproof glass?
  • Is bulletproof glass actually glass?
  • What are bulletproof glass levels?
  • Is bulletproof glass really bulletproof?
  • What is the most commonly installed bulletproof glass?
  • What type of bullet-resistant glass should I install?

What is Bulletproof Glass?

More accurately described as bullet-resistant glass, it is actually one of several types of ballistic glazing materials. It is a little-understood fact that in many cases there is no actual "glass" involved.

The Breakdown

Bullet-resistant glass is constructed using one or more of the following materials: acrylic, polycarbonate, or actual glass. These materials are used either by themselves in the case of monolithic acrylic, or layered together in multiple configurations to achieve specific properties.

Monolithic Acrylic

Best suited for indoor use, acrylic can be highly customized and has superior optical clarity

Laminated Polycarbonate

Best suited for indoor use, it is also customizable. However, lamination impacts optical clarity.

Insulated Glass

Designed for exterior use, this glass has excellent insulating properties and optical clarity

Glass-Clad Polycarbonate

ts multiple thick layers reach the highest-rated levels of bullet resistance.

 

What is Bulletproof Glass?

More accurately described as bullet-resistant glass, it is actually one of several types of ballistic glazing materials. It is a little-understood fact that in many cases there is no actual "glass" involved.

The Breakdown

Bullet-resistant glass is constructed using one or more of the following materials: acrylic, polycarbonate, or actual glass. These materials are used either by themselves in the case of monolithic acrylic, or layered together in multiple configurations to achieve specific properties.

Average Weight per Square Foot

The actual weight of each type of bullet-resistant glass is directly related to its corresponding ballistic rating level. The below weights are the average across all levels available for that glass type

The 8 Levels of Bullet-Resistance

Each level of glass has been tested and found effective at stopping certain types of ammunition. The below chart illustrates the weapons used to test at each UL 752 rating level.

5 Typical Components of a Bullet-Resistant Barrier

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Our Proven Process

ASSESS

  • Project specifications
  • End use of product
  • Security needs
Through Evaluation

Plan

  • On-site Field Measurements
  • Custom Engineering
  • Project Timing
Measure twice, cut once

Care/ Precision/ Quality Control

  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Quality Inspection
Security

DELIVERY

  • Shipping
  • Professional Installation
Through Evaluation

Places We Have Installed

Located in Michigan, we proudly deliver our products and services across the United States.