Riot Glass® retrofit systems consist of custom-made security glass and framing designs that provide protection against active shooters.
Bullet-resistant glass provides active shooter mitigation to keep people inside your property safe during the unfortunate event of an active shooter or sniper scenario.
You might think of bulletproof windows as something that only traveling dignitaries and high-security government facilities require, but the reality is that any commercial property can become the target of an active shooter or sniper.
Glass doors and windows are any property's most vulnerable entry points and a violent attacker armed with a gun can easily shoot out traditional window glass to climb through a window or open a door from the inside.
However, when you over-glaze (cover from the outside) your existing glass with bullet-resistant glass, it becomes much harder for an armed intruder to gain entry.
There are special types of security glass and glass-like products that can stand up to a prolonged ballistic attack, making it much less likely that someone on the inside gets hurt.
Bullet-resistant glass creates a valuable window of time that allows people on the inside to react by calling the authorities, escaping, or barricading themselves somewhere safe inside the property. It also gives the police time to arrive and neutralize the threat.
It’s important to note the difference between bulletproof glass and bullet resistant glass because the term “bulletproof” is widely misused.
There is really no security glazing that can be truly labeled 100% bulletproof, even the ones that are prohibitively thick, heavy, and expensive. Although a 2” thick ballistic glass is almost certainly going to stop a lot of different types of bullets, we cannot call it bulletproof. There is always a larger and heavier round that can, with enough velocity, penetrate any glass. On a practical level, you simply aren’t going to be able to put a very heavy sheet of glass into a standard structure’s window frames.
However, there are plenty of bullet-resistant glazing solutions out there that provide varying levels of protection against ballistic attacks, depending on the thickness of the sheets and their specific compositions.
Many of our bullet-resistant glass products receive a ballistic rating from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which is a primary organization that rates all types of commercial safety and security products.
These ballistic ratings specify the level of ballistic attack the security glazing can stand up to, including the caliber and number of bullets it can stop when fired from a certain type of firearm.
In other words, there are almost always going to be bigger, badder guns that can pierce most types of bullet-resistant glass, but you can still achieve a high level of active shooter and sniper protection.
The strength of bullet-resistant glass lies in its ability to stop rounds from many common firearms and significantly delay entry by an active shooter to save lives.
Riot Glass® offers a full range of bullet-resistant doors (glazing shields for glass doors) and bullet-resistant windows.
Our products come with UL ratings all the way up to a UL 752 Level 8 rating. A product with a UL 752 Level 8 rating is capable of resisting a high-speed, multi-shot attack from an active shooter or sniper using an AK-47 rifle and firing .308 150-grain military rounds.
Riot Glass® is designed to be retrofitted into or on top of almost any existing glass door or window framing system, making it much more affordable and viable than a complete glass replacement.
When you put a ballistic-grade glazing shield over a glass entry door, for example, you’re essentially turning the glass portion into a ballistic door ー without replacing it or significantly altering its appearance. We also offer completely rated doors where the door frame is also ballistic-grade.
Riot Glass® bullet-resistant windows and bullet resistant doors and frames have a sleek profile and look and feel like your regular window glass. Riot Glass® provides virtually invisible active shooter/ sniper protection for properties of all types.
An active shooter scenario can unfold anywhere, from schools to workplaces. There really isn’t any type of commercial property that can’t benefit from upgrading its security with a Riot Glass® retrofit.
Our clients include schools, universities, office buildings, corporate c-suites, government buildings, correctional facilities, religious centers, hospitals, and luxury retail stores, to name a few.
We can adapt our retrofit solutions to fit properties of any size and will work with you and your budget to find the best solution.
The level of active shooter protection provided by Riot Glass® is priceless because of its ability to keep bullets out of your property and save lives.
Besides providing the best bullet-resistant door and window glazing on the market, Riot Glass® also provides 24/7 protection against other security threats.
The high impact resistance of bullet-resistant glass also makes it ideal for forced entry prevention, riot protection, and storm damage mitigation.
Whereas more traditional glass security solutions like bars, gates, board-ups, and shutters are unsightly and impractical, Riot Glass® provides round-the-clock protection without hurting the curb appeal of your property, blocking out natural light, or inhibiting your views outside.
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We recommend a threat assessment to determine which Riot Glass® solution is best suited for your project. We offer consulting services and also work with outside consultants to help you in the determination.
Riot Glass® retrofit systems consist of custom-made security glass and framing designs that provide maximum protection against forced entry and ballistic threats.
Virtually unbreakable retrofit solutions
Ideal protection against active shooters
Great protection against storm damage
Sustainable, reliable and affordable Low-E solutions
Security window film to a complete retrofit
Window glazing ideal for blocking external noise
Patti Murphy of M3 Office Furnishings was kind enough to sit down with us to share her experience working with Riot Glass, Inc. We replaced the most vulnerable windows with our RG9 series security glass.Watch TESTIMONIAL vIDEO