Bullet Proof Glass For Schools

Gun violence continues to be a major concern in educational institutions across the nation. The number of school shootings continues to increase every year and since 2018 there have been more than 105 of these incidents.  For this reason, creating safer environments for students and faculty has become more critical than ever. While there are many ways to increase a school’s overall security, one method is to strengthen the exterior and interior structure of the building.

Consider installing windows and doors with bullet proof glass from U.S. Bullet Proofing. We manufacture high-security windows, doors, wall systems and other products that are resistant to ballistics, blasts, storm impact/ tornados and forced entry. Reach out to us to learn more!

Bullet proof school doors and windows can significantly deter, delay or even completely prevent unauthorized entrance to school buildings. They can also provide ballistic protection from active violent offenders. Read on to learn more about the benefits of these protective materials.

How Does Bullet Proof Glass Work?

Bullet proof glass uses a protective glazing system. In other words, the panels consist of multiple layers of glass that are fused together. When a bullet or other projectile strikes the surface, the force is spread throughout the material, and not just focused in one spot where it could cause cracks.

Alternatively, security window films for schools are a protective measure that can be implemented in place of bullet proof glass. The near-invisible school security window film can be applied to windows to make them much harder to break, especially from forced entry. However, this option does not offer the same level of protection as bullet proof glass.

Benefits of Having Bullet Proof Glass for Schools

Bullet proof windows for schools are a necessity for the well-being of students and faculty. The benefits of these windows and doors from U.S. Bullet Proofing include the following:

  • Increased protection: Faculty and students can have peace of mind knowing that the windows and doors in the school are reinforced with bullet proof glass.
  • Seamless integration: Our unique product designs have been created to complement today’s architectural windows and doors while still offering maximum protection.
  • Energy efficiency:S. Bullet Proofing is one of the few manufactures in the industry that offer a complete energy-efficient solution with thermally broken windows. This means you’ll get windows that contribute to lower utility bills for your facility.

Where should bullet resistant glass be installed in my school?

Beginning at the exterior of the building, all store front windows, curtain wall windows and doors should be built with bullet resistant glass not only to prevent forced entries but also to protect from ballistics, blast and storm impact.

On the interior of the building, the first priority if often the reception area or if there are common areas where visitors conduct transactions at the school such as the ticket windows at the stadium. The reception areas should be designed to be facing the main entrance of the building to be identify approaching individuals to the building which may be carrying visible firearms. There are many solutions readily available nowadays that can also provide bullet resistant glass protection for reception areas while still being able to maintain a modern and welcoming entrance for visitors.

U.S. Bullet Proofing offers one of the most extensive product lines available with different forms of protection. To learn more about our products and the safety solutions available for your school reach out to us today.