New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Bullistic Barriers LLC has developed a patent-pending bullet-resistant fence that absorbs the energy of AK-47 bullets, with a surface strategically designed to minimize ricochet. The company is headquartered in Gap, Pennsylvania, and its product – which will be launched at ISC West and AFA West – is also rated for crash resistance to M50 P1.
SIA spoke with Amos Glick, manager at Bullistic Barriers LLC, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
SIA: Tell us the story of your company.
Amos Glick: We were doing custom iron gates and fence to match architecture and design and create a beautiful and secure perimeter barrier for affluent properties. We were specifically asked by a security individual to create a bullet-resistant fence for his schools.
We have created two different classes of beautiful bullet-resistant fence: one for handguns and shotguns and one for rifles. We have pretested our material to UL752 level 8. We provide a beautiful bullet-resistant fence to enhance any property’s visual and security aspect, made from eco-friendly material with a high content of recycled material, finished with an environmentally conscious, non-VOC powder coat that can withstand harsh elements to AAMA-2604 specs.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
AG: The material hardness that is typically required to stop a bullet can create another hazard: ricochet. Our Class 1 bullet-resistant fence specifically created for handguns and shotguns has a softer “skin” to absorb the bullet better but yet has a bullet-resistant core to completely absorb the ballistic energy to certain calibers.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
AG:Our latest design incorporates crash resistance right into the bullet resistance, so not only does Class 2 have the ability to stop ballistic threats from assault rifles, but it is also rated crash-resistant to M50 P1. Not only does the fence provide protection against armed shooters, but it also mitigates risks for terror attaches facilitated with trucks.
What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?
AG: Our product is an asset to a security specifier and integrator. We are open to how we can assist in making a security professional’s life easier by providing a product that can mitigate risks.
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