Written By: Brittney Phillips | March 4, 2020
Windows are the most vulnerable points in any home or commercial facility. So, if your home or business is fitted only with standard glass, it is very susceptible to all types of crime, including break-ins by burglars or more serious attacks by active threats. If you worry about the threats to your property and personal safety posed by crime, one of the best ways you can protect yourself is by fortifying your windows with Riot Glass.
Riot Glass is a type of laminated security glass that is 5x stronger and 100x stiffer than regular security glass. It acts as a shield against deliberate attacks and makes forced entry extremely difficult. Riot Glass panels fit right on top of existing glass and are virtually invisible once installed.
Riot Glass laminated glass and containment-grade clear panels can be retrofitted onto most existing window frames. There is no need to remove your existing glass or replace the frames, unless weight is a concern. Riot Glass products are designed to face three main threat categories, which are forced entry, active threat, and bomb blast scenarios.
Security glass refers to a range of laminated glass products designed to withstand intentional attacks. These types of glass products are highly shatter-resistant and meant to delay would-be intruders long enough for those on the inside of the glass to react and for first responders to arrive. Security glass is also highly effective at protecting against burglary, smash-and-grab theft, rioting, and looting.
Safety glass, on the other hand, is not designed to protect against attacks and crime. One of the most common types of standard safety glass is architectural tempered or toughened safety glass. It is stronger and more resistant to shattering than regular architectural glass, but will not stop an intruder. Tempered safety glass is designed to break apart into small harmless fragments instead of sharp dangerous pieces, making it safer than normal glass for those on the inside.
Unlike regular glass and safety glass, Riot Glass security panels won’t fall away when cracked or broken. Even the non-ballistic, containment grade panels are impenetrable to attacks from common hand tools like hammers, axes, and crowbars. They will even maintain their strength when riddled with bullet holes. Whether you’re concerned about simple break-ins and burglary or are worried about more serious ballistic attacks and bomb blasts, Riot Glass products will make you less vulnerable.
Riot Glass containment grade ArmorPlast shields are ideal for businesses that stock valuable merchandise or are at a high risk of smash-and-grab theft or burglary. These panels can also be applied to residential properties and are a popular burglary prevention method for high-end luxury homes. Riot Glass is virtually unbreakable using any common break-in methods, so would-be intruders are deterred and move on very quickly.
Riot Glass also offers a full range of ballistic grade ArmorPlast panels, for when potential threats are greater than just burglary. Ballistic resistant Riot Glass is available in various grades and designed to withstand multiple impacts from bullets of different calibers without shattering. Riot Glass keeps shooters from gaining access to a facility and provides precious additional time for individuals inside the facility to call the police and either escape or barricade themselves inside to wait for the authorities.
Riot Glass ArmorPlast shields also provide effective bomb blast mitigation. If a bomb blast is a real threat to your property, you can have a blast-consultant assess the threat level and tell you what GSA performance level your property needs to meet. You can then retrofit all your existing glass with Riot Glass to keep it intact and keep those inside safe in the face of a bomb blast.
Riot Glass is available for all types of residential and commercial applications. It can be either retrofitted on an existing property or installed as part of new construction or remodels. No matter how big or small the threat of crime is to your property, Riot Glass products will make you feel safer and allow you to sleep better knowing your windows are protected against criminals.
If you’re a business owner, Riot Glass is an essential part of a complete security strategy. Riot Glass laminated security glass provides an essential barrier to protect valuable merchandise and equipment from burglars who would typically gain easy entry to your business through a window. Riot Glass is also an excellent defense in the event of civil unrest, such as rioting, and the looting that can come along with it.
Typically, all it takes is a well-aimed brick or a blow from a metal pipe to take down a storefront window. However, with Riot Glass in place, this is no longer a concern. Even if a Riot Glass panel cracks, it will stay in place and shield any existing glass behind it, preventing shattering and keeping looters and vandals out of your business.
For homeowners, Riot Glass can provide essential peace of mind when you’re away from home on business or vacation. If you happen to be inside during an attempted break-in or attack of some kind, Riot Glass is a shield between you and your family that keeps the bad guys out and keeps all of you safe inside. Riot Glass can be the difference between a violent encounter and having enough time for the authorities to arrive and deal with the situation.
Other solutions like bars, gates, and screens can be unsightly and reduce your visibility. Riot Glass provides you with the highest level of protection without sacrificing any of the visibility through your windows or changing the appearance of your property. Use Riot Glass to protect the vulnerable windows on your home or business as part of a complete crime deterrence and prevention strategy.
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