Stop Forced Entry Threats with Riot Glass® Security Glazing for Schools
When it comes to school security, alarm systems, video surveillance, and access controls are all great to have, but they only go so far. Traditional security systems don’t create a physical barrier to forced entry where it matters: a school’s glass doors and windows.
School Security Threats
This year, there have been 34 school shootings. The deadliest school shooting since May 2018 occurred on Nov. 30, when a student at an Oxford Michigan High School killed four people and injured seven more.
Unfortunately, the threat of gun violence on school campuses from active threats is not going away anytime soon. Shootings are among the most prominent potential dangers schools face today, but they are far from the only ones.
Vandalism, smash-and-grab stealing, and burglary are all instances of property crimes that can occur in schools. Criminals frequently target school campuses in pursuit of valuable devices such as computers or other electronics.
Just like moments of civil unrest, hurricanes, tornados, or other natural disasters, schools often have to board up to protect their windows and doors from damage. Riot Glass provides schools with bullet resistant security while preventing the need for board-ups or storm shutters.
Traditional security systems can help prevent crime on school property, but they don’t provide any physical barrier against forced entry. Intruders can simply shatter through wired or tempered glass, often used in schools, to open the door from the inside.
Protect Staff & Students
Standard glass doors and windows, especially the wired or tempered glass types used commonly in schools, are incredibly vulnerable to impacts. Schools can reinforce their glass with polycarbonate glazing shields to protect against forced entry, active threats, vandalism, and more.
Riot Glass security glazing solutions can easily make a difference in protecting your school or campus. With the exclusive, patent-pending, Gen II Framing system, protecting your existing glass doors or windows has never been more accessible. Riot Glass solutions can be adapted into or onto practically any existing framing system, ensuring the safety of students, staff, and property.
ArmorPlast® Gen II Bullet-Resistant Solutions from Riot Glass
Riot Glass, Inc.’s ArmorPlast® Gen II Security Systems are the result of over 30 years of access denial experience.
For the highest level of protection for school campuses, choose the ArmorPlast® line from Riot Glass. This line of non-glass polycarbonate glazing shields creates a virtually impenetrable barrier over any existing glass door or window.
The new Gen II system, based on experience accumulated from hundreds of installations across the country, establishes a new standard for premium retrofit fenestration security with exquisite fit and finish and a sleek minimalist profile.
You can secure existing windows and glass doors with cost-effective, rapid, and accessible products. Riot Glass’ solutions include everything from strip-mall businesses to significant multinational retail goliaths, as well as elementary schools and university campuses.
Designed to endure strong tool attacks for extended periods: the ArmorPlast® Gen II frame system’s unique design absorbs the shock of high kinetic energy levels. When paired with our virtually indestructible infills, shock waves from attacks diffuse to the edges, minimizing any potential weakening.
To learn more about how Riot Glass can increase school safety and security, visit https://www.riotglass.com/who-we-serve/schools/.
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