Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Expands its Suite of Security Products and Systems with the Launch of ArmorGarde™ and ArmorDefend™

DALLAS – (August 3, 2020) – Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a leading global supplier of architectural glass, metal and hardware, announced today that it has launched ArmorGarde™ and ArmorDefend™.  These best-in-class security solutions offer forced-entry protection expanding OBE’s suite of security products and systems.

“In recent years, and increasingly over the last few months, we’ve seen a spike in demand for building products that provide elevated security,” said Richard Braunstein, vice president of research & development at OBE.

ArmorDefendTM and ArmorDefendTM Plus, standard and enhanced systems respectively, are complete storefront, entrance and glazing systems whose components are tested together to provide unrivalled forced-entry resistance to a multitude of industry-recognized testing standards.  Both systems contain either the new ArmorGardeTM or ArmorGardeTM Plus glazing products.  The glazing is composed of laminated insulating glass units with proprietary interlayer makeups that excel in forced-entry test standards.  Learn more at obe.com/securityglazingsystems.

“With ArmorGarde™ and ArmorDefend™, we’ve built on our experience and portfolio in the security space giving  owners a complete security glazing system that has been tested to safeguard their buildings, contents, and most importantly the people who inhabit them,” added Braunstein.

Both ArmorGardeTM glazing and ArmorDefendTM systems are designed for a variety of applications, from school entrances and recreational buildings to retail storefronts and pharmacies.  ArmorGardeTM can also be used in retrofit projects where budgets are constrained, and you need to maintain existing framing yet upgrade to security glazing.

The new products join our ArmorProtect® and ArmorResist® product lines, as well as our range of safety glazing options and impact products like BlastMax® and StormMax®.  Together, they round out a portfolio of solutions to protect what matters most to our customers and the people and communities they serve.

About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, A CRH Company, is the leading global supplier of value-added, glazing-focused products and services specified to close in a structure; provide access, security and safety to the structure; and finish out the interior. This includes fabricated glass, architectural hardware and architectural metal systems. CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.78,000 people at c.3,100 operating locations in 31 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America. A Fortune 500 company, CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures.

Liz Scruggs
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Telephone: 469-504-6718