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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 2

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 6

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AR Polycarbonate Sheets

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Containment and Safety Glazing

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Ballistic Glazing - HPW Level A

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 1

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ArmorPlast® Gen I Series

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ArmorPlast® Gen II Series

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ArmorPlast® IGU Series

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J Series

Ballistic & Forced Entry Grade Sub-framing

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Ballistic Glazing UL 752 Level 2

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 3

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 4

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 5

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Ballistic Glazing - UL 752 Level 7

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Our Solutions

Riot Glass® retrofit systems consist of custom-made security glass and framing designs that provide maximum protection against forced entry and ballistic threats.

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Forced Entry

Virtually unbreakable retrofit solutions

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Bulletproof Protection

Ideal protection against active threats

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Hurricane & Windstorm

Great protection against storm damage

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Energy Efficiency

Sustainable, reliable and affordable Low-E solutions

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Blast Mitigation

Security window film to a complete retrofit

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Sound Attenuation

Window glazing ideal for blocking external noise

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Our Clientele

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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Storefront Glass Security Glazing

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30 Sec – 1 Minute

Security film’s time delay is comparable to
scissor gates, bars, and roll-down shutters

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No Entry

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No Entry + Bullet Resistant


How we are different

We create groundbreaking products that retrofit into existing glazing to fortify your building. Our patented ArmorPlast® systems have received broad national adoption. Our brand focus is on improving glass security and the fenestration security of the space as a whole.

Riot Glass® products have an elegant, minimalist appearance that blends seamlessly into existing glazing configurations. Our systems are incredibly strong and are adaptable to almost any existing window system in widely varying architectural styles: from ultra-modern to historical properties. Riot Glass® is high-level protection designed to thwart the most severe attacks.

Why Do You Need to Reinforce Commercial Storefront Glass?

According to the National Retail Federation, organized retail crime costs retailers in the US more than $700,000 per $1 billion in sales in 2020.

Criminals target retail storefronts in a variety of ways, including burglary, smash-and-grab theft, and organized looting.

These thieves will seize any opportunity when they see a weakness in a retail store’s security, which is why it’s so important not to overlook your business’s storefront glass. 

You can install all the cameras and alarms you want, but if your storefront windows aren’t protected, your property is still vulnerable.

Burglars can make short work of traditional window glass using tools like bats, crowbars, and hammers. Or, criminals taking advantage of civil unrest to hide their illicit activities can easily throw a rock or a brick through your storefront glass.

In addition to man-made threats, mother nature often creates problems for retail stores with large glass storefronts. 

Hurricanes and strong windstorms can hurl debris into your windows at high speeds, shattering them and potentially injuring people inside. 

Once there’s a hole in your storefront, your business is exposed, and the inside of your store (plus its merchandise) is at risk of even more expensive damage due to heavy rains and winds.

In order to physically protect your retail store and all the valuable merchandise inside, you need to create a physical barrier to forced entry that keeps would-be intruders and inclement weather on the other side of your storefront windows.

Riot Glass® Storefront Glass Protection

Riot Glass® offers a wide variety of security glazing solutions for high-end and luxury retail stores. Our goal is to provide a higher level of protection for glass storefronts than anything else available on the market.

Riot Glass® is available in a variety of different compositions and strengths for retailers to choose from. You’re sure to find something that can fulfill your security requirements. 

If we do not have the specific framing or glass you require, we can make it in our custom manufacturing shop. Our metal artisans are world-class talents that can create the specific look and strength level needed to achieve your goals.

For storefront glass, we typically recommend access-denial glazing shields. These are virtually unbreakable and look and feel just like your standard storefront windows. 

The only thing access-denial security glazing doesn’t stop is bullets, but it won’t break apart or diminish in strength even after being riddled with bullets. So, you can imagine how little luck a would-be intruder is going to have, smashing through it with a bat or a sledgehammer.

When a break-in or smash-and-grab attempt is met with Riot Glass®, the perpetrator is going to be very surprised when their efforts to smash your storefront glass are so effectively repelled. They’re either going to move on to find an easier target or get caught by the authorities. 

In situations where the authorities are delayed or preoccupied with other crimes, such as during a widespread riot, our glazing shields have been proven to keep intruders out for up to 1 hour of sustained aggressive attack.

Retrofit Security Glazing for Glass Storefronts

All our security glass solutions for commercial storefront windows are designed to be retrofitted right into or onto your existing framing systems. This means Riot Glass® is much more affordable and convenient than replacing the existing glass doors and windows.

We don’t have to make any structural changes or remove any of your windows to retrofit your retail store with Riot Glass®, so your business is never left exposed and business isn’t interrupted.

We know that the curb appeal of your storefront is a big part of doing business. That’s why Riot Glass® security framing is sleek and modern, so the outward appearance of your retail storefront won’t noticeably change.

Riot Glass® VS Laminated Storefront Glass

One type of strengthened glass retailers often turn to is standard laminated safety glass. What many people don’t understand, though, is that laminated glass is only designed for very light security.

Though stronger and safer than regular annealed or tempered storefront glass, standard laminated glass will do very little to stop force entry or resist any other type of high-force impact. 

Laminated glass is sometimes treated with heat to change the way it breaks – often referred to as heat strengthened lami. This heating and cooling process makes the glass slightly more impact resistant and heat-tolerant when applying graphics to your storefront, but it does not appreciably strengthen the glass in terms of prolonging a forced entry attack. A burglar or rioter can still easily break through it.

Riot Glass®, on the other hand, is designed for the sole purpose of making properties more secure. When you install Riot Glass® over your existing storefront windows, you can rest easy at night knowing your retail store is protected 24/7 against all types of threats.

Custom Riot Glass® Solutions

Above all, you want your storefront to remain “on brand”. The cost of having visually obvious security can dampen sales, and potentially cost more in sales volume than damage and theft combined. 

We recognize that your loss prevention and aesthetics teams want to have a solution that doesn’t compromise security needs or cause drastic visual changes. For luxury retailers with an all-glass aesthetic, this is a major challenge. 

Not anymore. The custom-build team at Riot Glass LLC can fabricate elegant all-glass storefronts that meet the approval of your entire team. You are no longer limited to roll-down shutters to protect your store’s high-end design. For the comparable cost, you can have an all-in-one system with no employee open and close procedures required.

Why Riot Glass® Is Ideal for Commercial Storefront Windows

If your main goal is protecting your storefront’s glass doors and windows against break-ins, smash-and-grab theft, rioting, looting, and storm damage, you won’t find better storefront solutions than Riot Glass® out there.

But besides its incredible impact resistance, there are other benefits to upgrading your storefront windows with Riot Glass®. 

For starters, unlike unsightly bars, grates, gates, shutters, and board-ups, Riot Glass® doesn’t prevent window shopping or make your business look closed. Nor does it block out natural views or cut off your views outside.

With Riot Glass®, your storefront glass retains its original appearance and functionality — window shopping, natural light, and views included!


Riot Glass® is heavily fortified glass that is becoming the new standard in glazing protection.
Building occupants need time to react, call 911, run away, or barricade in a safer place.
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Frequently Asked questions

What sizes are available?
Riot Glass® (RG) and ArmorPlast® (AP) are available in maximum sizes 72″ x 120″. If window openings exceed that size, we simply reconfigure the mullions using our AP Series support mullions specifically designed to accommodate our AP and RG Framing. RG Security Laminates (our exclusive line of security window film) is available in 72″ maximum widths at any length. 
Will it look like my existing glass?
Riot Glass®, ArmorPlast®, and RG Security Laminates all look like regular glass. Depending on the thickness, visual acuity can be slightly affected, but overall you won’t see a distinguishable difference. Yellowing is not a concern and is covered by the warranty. For added safety, all three products allow police and patrol services to see inside your property. Privacy tints are available as an option in most Riot Glass® products.
How do I clean and care for security glass?
Traditional cleaning methods work on all types of Riot Glass® security glass and laminates. All of our security glass products have a protective outer layer to avoid scratching and marring. The process is similar to caring for a new car. You put it through all kinds of paces every day, but you do so with care and attention to detail. Treat security glass the way you would the finish on a fine automobile and you’ll enjoy years of trouble-free service. Always follow the cleaning instructions that come with your Riot Glass® purchases for optimal product longevity.
What is the warranty on the glass and framing?
Warranties vary by product and can also change depending on the application. In some cases, our products carry a limited lifetime warranty, while others are protected for up to 15 years. Your security specialist will provide details on both warranty coverage and life expectancy for your specific product needs.
How do I know it will work?
All of our products have been thoroughly tested in highly accredited laboratory settings and, more importantly, in real-world situations. While there are no ironclad guarantees, every retail store, commercial building, and school needs some level of security glass protection. Security glazing products are designed to delay and deter, and in many cases are the determining factor between life and death.
What happens during a site inspection?
Our security specialists will do a complete threat assessment, discuss your goals, and provide a detailed, easy-to-read proposal. We will also measure your windows and frames, then evaluate the overall condition and retrofit adaptability to determine the best solution for your property.
Do I need to remove signage and graphics?
It depends on which product you select and where the graphics are displayed. During the site inspection, our expert security consultant will advise whether graphics must be removed and replaced or stay intact.
What is UL 752? What’s the difference between ballistic and non-ballistic ratings?
Underwriters Laboratories™ offers multiple ballistic rating levels. Designed to measure bullet resistance, ballistic ratings factor in the grain (weight), caliber, and velocity of the ammunition. Non-ballistic (containment grade) products allow bullet penetration, but won’t break down or appreciably diminish in strength. In other words, the bullets leave holes, but the panels remain intact, keeping intruders out of the building.
We had several windows broken and our store looted during a protest in downtown Los Angeles. Riot Glass provided a solution to prevent this from happening again. We still have a very open, inviting look to our store so we are happy about that.

At first, we were skeptical whether something clear would provide enough protection under the extreme conditions we experienced, but after witnessing the demonstration of the product we were convinced. Unbelievably strong!

- C. Livingston

Patti Murphy

M3 Office Furnishings

Patti Murphy of M3 Office Furnishings was kind enough to sit down with us to share her experience working with Riot Glass LLC We replaced the most vulnerable windows with our RG9 series security glass.

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