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Riot Glass® can be used to secure any building. Virtually invisible yet nearly indestructible, it blends seamlessly in almost any existing window, door, or

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How Riot Glass® and QMI Commercial Security Shutters Work Together

Written By: Brad CampbellOctober 9, 2023

When it comes to protecting businesses against forced entry, burglary, smash-and-grab theft, rioting and looting, and other threats, there are two main routes business owners usually go down: installing security glazing, like Riot Glass, and deploying security shutters and gates, such as those from QMI Security Solutions.

However, these two business security solutions are not mutually exclusive. In fact, using Riot Glass and QMI shutters in tandem can provide incredibly robust physical protection that protects businesses and facilities against a full range of security threats, 24/7.

Riot Glass: Invisible Glass Protection

Riot Glass security glazing solutions are built using specific formulations of security glass, acrylics, polycarbonates, and other high-performance plastics, resulting in incredibly durable and impact-resistant glazing shields that outperform and outlast similar products on the market.

Many Riot Glass solutions can be retrofitted into or onto existing commercial window and door framing systems with no need for glass replacement. These glazing shields create a formidable access denial and impact barrier in front of the existing glass, preventing it from shattering.

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All Riot Glass solutions are forced entry resistant and some, such as glass-clad polycarbonate (GCP) Riot Glass, are ballistic grade (bullet resistant), meaning they can stop several rounds from specific types of firearms commonly used in active threat incidents.

When you install Riot Glass into or onto a business’s glass doors and windows, you’re getting invisible, yet virtually unbreakable, glass protection that keeps would-be intruders and even protects against blast damage, storm damage, and other accidental impacts.

Riot Glass drastically fortifies commercial properties without making them look fortified, protecting the people and property within.

Benefits of Riot Glass Security Glazing:

  • Available in different thicknesses and strengths (containment-grade and ballistic-grade options)
  • Protects against forced entry, active threats, storm damage, and other impacts
  • Crystal clear and looks and feels like traditional commercial glass
  • Maintains full visibility and natural light transmission
  • Can be retrofitted into or onto many existing framing systems, used to replace existing glass, or installed in new construction
  • Is an “always there” solution (doesn’t need to be deployed)
  • Can be combined with security shutters for maximum physical security

QMI Commercial Security Shutters: Visible After Hours Security

QMI security shutter solutions include various types of deployable security shutters for commercial applications. Here are a few examples:

  • Roll-down shutters
  • Side-folding grilles
  • Security screens
  • Rolling grilles

These various types of security shutters can be put securely into place when locking up a business, adding an extra layer of security in front of storefront doors and windows to protect against forced entry, storm damage, vandalism, and more.

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Besides enhancing physical security, commercial shutters also provide a visible deterrent to would-be intruders, making them think twice about making a forced entry attempt.

Since security shutters can be deployed at will, they’re also an excellent alternative to traditional plywood board ups, which business owners often resort to in the face of a hurricane or civil unrest.

Benefits of QMI Security Shutters:

  • Many styles available
  • Offer deployable after hours security
  • Protect against forced entry, storm damage, and other impacts
  • Ideal for storefronts, display windows, and display cases
  • Can be combined with security glazing for maximum physical protection
  • Good alternative to plywood board ups

The Synergy Between Riot Glass Security Glazing and QMI Security Shutters

While security shutters are great at securing businesses and facilities after hours, they are not always deployed, which means they don’t provide protection during unexpected scenarios, such as an active threat incident.

On the other hand, Riot Glass security glazing is an “always there” solution, making it an ideal choice for schools, government buildings, religious facilities, and other commercial properties where physical active threat protection during operating hours is a top concern.

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Using Riot Glass and QMI shutters in tandem provides a multi-layered approach to physical security, ensuring building occupants remain protected during the day and offering double the security at night, when businesses are more at risk of break-and-enters.

Combined with certain types of shutters, such as clear shutters, Riot Glass provides even more benefits, as it allows you to maintain visibility and natural light transmission, without compromising on impact resistance.

Who Can Use Riot Glass and QMI Security Solutions?

Implementing a combination of Riot Glass and QMI solutions is ideal for many different types of commercial properties, especially high-end and specialty retail stores, such as:

  • Luxury fashion boutiques
  • Jewelry stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Cell phone/electronics retailers

There are also certain types of high-risk businesses that can greatly benefit from using both security glazing and security shutters, including:

  • Pawn shops
  • 24/7 convenience stores and mini markets
  • Check cashing businesses
  • Liquor stores
  • Cannabis dispensaries

Lastly, using Riot Glass security glazing and QMI security shutters can also provide a high level of physical protection for other types of facilities where forced entry and active threat mitigation are a top priority. Examples of these are:

  • Schools
  • Government facilities
  • Religious institutions
  • Office buildings

Final Words

To wrap up, the combination of Riot Glass and QMI Security Solutions offers a formidable line of defense in the realm of business security. 

Owners of all types of businesses face a range of threats, from forced entry and burglary to rioting and looting, and these two solutions together offer a comprehensive and adaptable defense strategy.

Riot Glass provides invisible yet virtually unbreakable protection by utilizing cutting-edge security glazing technology. Its retrofit capabilities and resistance to forced entry and ballistic threats make it an ideal choice for businesses seeking an “always there” security solution that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics or visibility.

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On the other hand, QMI security shutters excel in after-hours security, deterring intruders and safeguarding against various threats, including storm damage and vandalism. Their deployable nature offers a visible layer of defense, effectively discouraging unauthorized access.

The synergy between these two solutions is undeniable. While security shutters bolster businesses’ protection after hours, Riot Glass ensures security during operational hours, making it suitable for institutions like schools, government buildings, and religious facilities.

Together, Riot Glass and QMI shutters offer a multi-layered security approach that ensures round-the-clock protection for occupants and assets. This partnership is particularly valuable for high-end retail stores, high-risk businesses, and various other facilities prioritizing security.

Contact us today for a free consultation about implementing Riot Glass and QMI solutions to harden your commercial property’s security today.

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