We attempt to destroy all of our products to prove a point: Just how indestructible they are. To ensure each system offers the highest level of delayed forced entry, we’re the only company that tests our frame, entrance and glass together against multiple attacks from bullets, bricks, wrenches, baseball bats, steel toe boots, ball peen hammers and sledgehammers – to name a few. No one does more to protect what you value most.
Whether for a school or a hospital, a retrofit or a new building, our forced-entry-resistant glass and glazing systems, ArmorGarde™ and ArmorDefend™, are tested to, and above, recognized industry standards so you can specify and install with confidence.
As the largest fabricator in North America, we produce our glass, glazing systems and entrance systems in-house. And, our tests go above minimum industry test levels because we believe security is in the details, and we sweat every single one.
Forced-entry-resistant security storefront system with our proprietary ArmorGarde™ glass.
Enhanced forced-entry-resistant security storefront system with our proprietary ArmorGarde™glass.
FULLY INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
ArmorGarde™ and ArmorGarde™ Plus, our laminated glass with proprietary makeup, remain an integral part of the system after impact.
We design and test ArmorDefend™ and ArmorDefend™ Plus thermally broken storefronts with ArmorGarde™ glass to deliver a complete delayed forced-entry system.
ArmorDefend™ entrances, available in medium stile and wide stile doors with panic hardware, withstand impact and delay forced entry.
Strong to the core and ready to resist.
TOUGHER TESTS TO MEET A HIGHER GRADE
ASTM E2395 – Tests glazing and frame resistance
We use heavier, higher velocity missiles per ASTM E1996 – the Elevated Missile Impact portion of ASTM E2395.
ArmorDefend™ storefront: Performance Level 5 with Elevated Missile Impact Level D ArmorDefend™ Plus storefront: Performance Level 5 with up to Elevated Missile Impact Level E
ASTM F1233 – Tests glazing resistance to items like ball peen hammers, pipes and extinguishers. Higher classes resist more challenging impacts
ArmorGarde™ : Class 1.4 HG3 (9mm handgun)
ArmorGarde™ Plus: Class 1.4 HG3 (9mm handgun)
5-aa1 – Measures time to failure for glazing impacted by common items like bricks and bats.
ArmorGarde™ : 6 mins 43 seconds.
ArmorGarde™ Plus: 13 mins 8 seconds – Lab Technician unable to continue due to exhaustion.
To ensure resistance to forced entry, independent, certified labs test our glass and glazing systems together using industry-recognized standards so you can have confidence in the products you specify.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR LEVEL OF SECURITY
Designed with our ArmorGarde™ insulating glass units.
2″ Sight Line; 4-½″ Depth
Wet and dry glaze options
Featuring ArmorGarde™ or ArmorGarde™ Plus insulating glass units
2-½″ Sight Line; 5″ Depth
Wet and dry glaze options
Two enhanced security level options
Various tints and Low-E coatings
Proprietary glass makeups provide protection from harmful UV rays and improved sound reduction
1″ or greater insulating glass units
Monolithic and insulating glass units for retrofit applications
Strong enough to protect what matters. Flexible enough for a variety of applications.