Commercial Security Options

Riot glass offers three levels of security protection

Our mission is to protect commercial buildings, retail stores, schools, and homes with our services. If your goal is to keep intruders out, we can design a solution to meet your specific needs, no matter whether it’s for a new or existing building. There’s one important thing that surveillance cameras, alarm systems, and patrol services don’t do: physically keep bad guys out. Glass doors and windows are the most vulnerable points on your building.

Once your property gets breached, the potential for loss is huge. It could include emotional trauma, property damage, cleanup fees, business downtime, stolen merchandise, and even loss of life. A rock, a hammer, a brick, a gun, or a bomb make quick work of standard windows glass. So, how can you protect what matters most? Security glass provides the perfect balance between strength and a discreet appearance. All of our security glass solutions protect in varying degrees against forced entry, ballistic attacks, or bomb blasts. Our products are all virtually invisible and undetectable, but they’re there to provide essential security. In order to decide which option is right for your property, it comes down to weighing a threat assessment against your budget.

Safety and security window film

3M™ Safety and Security Window Film is a pliable polyester Mylar coating that gets applied right to the inside surface of your glass.

Laminated security glass

Riot Glass™ is a type of laminated security glass that features a much tougher, much stiffer, and much more resilient thermoplastic interlayer than regular laminated glass interlayers. It has all the features of standard glass but creates a formidable security barrier.

Polycarbonate panels and framing

ArmorPlast™ isn’t glass, but rather a unique combination of acrylics, polycarbonate, and other plastics. Clear ArmorPlast™ glazing panels are available in containment-grade (non-ballistic), and ballistic varieties.

Safety & security window film
Estimated time to entry: 30 seconds to 3 minutes

3M™ Safety and Security Window Film adds a protective barrier to existing glass doors and windows that can delay forced entry by up to three minutes. It helps provide some protection against burglary. If a violent would-be intruder is outside, it can provide occupants valuable time to react and call 911, while also giving the police time to respond. 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film is virtually invisible and is applied directly to your existing glass doors and windows. It can create a potentially lifesaving shield that holds broken glass together for some time while it’s under attack.

If you attach window film to the frame with a gasket-like bonding agent, it can make the system even more durable. You get an effective and affordable way to delay entry and protect your property and people. 3M™ Security Window Film is also available with privacy-enhancing options, such as a two-way mirror effect. These versions provide the same protective strength as clear film, but with the added benefit that they make it difficult, or impossible, for attackers to see targets and be sure of which rooms are occupied or vacant. Just a few additional seconds of confusion or resistance can make a lifesaving difference.

There are even more benefits of 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film than just providing security. Security film also blocks 99% of the damaging UV rays that can cause artwork, carpets, and expensive furnishings to fade. It can also reduce the amount of heat, glare, and sunlight coming through your windows. Security film can also minimize the chance of injury from earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wind storms by holding shattered glass together if it gets impacted by flying storm debris.

Laminated safety glass
Estimated time to entry: 4 minutes to non-entry

If you own a retail store, you never want to experience receiving an after-hours call from the police delivering the heartbreaking news that your property has been hit by criminals. Your costs could include building damage, irreplaceable stolen inventory, lost revenue, and expensive insurance deductibles. Not to mention the potential for emotional trauma inflicted. There’s a better way that phone call could go: the police call to tell you that, although the exterior of your store was vandalized, the would-be burglars were unable to force entry and no merchandise was stolen.

So, your store’s interior is intact and your property is safe. But what made the difference? It was Riot Glass™, which is no ordinary safety glass. Riot Glass™laminated security glass is up to 100 times stiffer and 5 times stronger than other interlayer safety glass on the market. When Riot Glass™ gets attacked, the high-tech thermoplastic interlayer between the exterior glass panels diffuses impacts to delay entry, hold doors and windows solidly in place, and stop the bad guys in their tracks.

Riot Glass™ is also extremely cost effective and allows retailers to keep existing doors and windows in place, while protecting them against multiple threats. You don’t have to worry about expensive frame replacement, which in turn can lead to stucco, wood, and paint repairs. A Riot Glass™ retrofit provides the same protection as a full window replacement, but at a fraction of the cost. You can also use Riot Glass™ to reinforce your home, particularly on sliding patio doors. Riot Glass™ is custom made to fit your specific window openings, is available in single- and dual-pane options, and ranges from 1/4″-thick to a 1″-thick insulated glass unit (IGU). Riot Glass™ also comes in clear, tinted, and Low-E versions.

Containment and ballistic grade security

Polycarbonate panels and framing
Estimated time to entry: virtually impenetrable

You never know when a normally peaceful urban street can erupt into total mayhem because of civil unrest or an organized, targeted attack on a property. ArmorPlast™ provides unmatched, unbreakable protection, even during an assault from multiple attackers using heavy tools or firing rounds from a variety of firearms. These polycarbonate and acrylic panels are available in thicknesses up to four ply and block an armed assailant’s path of entry through your vulnerable glass doors and windows. Our popular containment-grade shield, AP25, is ideal for schools, government facilities, banks, and any other high-risk properties.

While AP25 does allow bullets to pass, it won’t break apart or diminish is strength, so it stops the bad guys and their guns from getting inside. AP25 also provides the ultimate smash-and-grab theft defense for retail stores. If you need even more protection, we also offer ballistic-rated glazing panels that are built to stop bullets of varying calibers, grains (weight), and velocities. Not only do the bad guys remain outside until the police can arrive and safely deal with the threat, but their bullets won’t penetrate your property either. ArmorPlast™ can be installed on the inside (back glazing) or outside (over glazing) of your existing glass and can be installed in new construction projects or retrofitted onto existing properties.

Our ArmorPlast™ glazing shields come as part of a package that also includes a patent-pending security framing system. These frames are engineered to withstand a lasting violent intrusion attempt. Whereas narrow-profile frames can fail under sustained loads and are the weak link during attacks, the ArmorPlast™ framing system will not get displaced or allow entry. This combination of framing system and polycarbonate panels creates an incredibly formidable barrier to forced entry.
We also want to give you superior aesthetics, so all the tamper-resistant hardware is hidden behind a sleek, low-profile protective cover. ArmorPlast™ framing comes in clear and bronze-anodized aluminum models.