Many people think of body armor as something law enforcement wears like a bulletproof vest, but everyday body armor is becoming very common – even to the point of having body armor-type school bookbags. Body armor has specific ratings evaluated by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). They are in charge of setting, testing and enhancing ballistic protection standards that are tied to body armor consumers purchase. The standards are responsible for ensuring certain levels of safety and can assist when deciding the type of protection that works best. There are currently five basic NIJ ballistic protection ratings that are associated with the type of armor. These range from Level IIA to Level IV.
With so many things happening around the globe, it’s important to have a good threat and vulnerability management policy in place for your business. That begins with a threat and vulnerability assessment. This entails a team of experts coming to your organization to inspect, review and make a determination on how safe things are. It includes a detailed report on the current layout, how well it functions, any existing processes, countermeasures and vulnerabilities. The threat assessment concludes with cost effective recommendations and solutions that can strengthen current procedures and infrastructure.
Body armor has been around for centuries, dating back to ancient tribes and warriors. In Europe, body armor consisted of metal plates, but technology has helped create what we know as the bulletproof vest and body armor vest. While there are some types of body armor made with very strong materials like metal, soft body armor is made from advanced woven fibers that is sewn into vests and other types of soft clothing. You may have also heard the term Kevlar, which is a lightweight clothing fiber that is five times stronger than a piece of steel the same weight. How Kevlar works is simple – it stops bullets from reaching the body and is very powerful. Other types of body armor are being developed, such as silk body armor, which is constructed out of spider silk. The result is called Biosteel, which is known to be up to 20 times stronger than a normal piece of regular steel.
Ballistic glass is the technical term for one of the highest levels of bulletproof glass. You’ll find it in many places, such as convenience stores and banks. There are many uses of bulletproof glass. There is bullet resistant glass for cars, and bulletproof glass doors which provide a high level of safety. One of the most important things to know about ballistic glass is that it’s not really glass but a bulletproof acrylic, glass clad polycarbonate or laminated polycarbonate with different levels of protection.
Kontek Industries not only provides you with ballistic-rated protection, but it also offers tactical training and critical applications classes through its SpecTrain program. The curriculum is designed to challenge you, regardless of your skill level. Courses include CORE classes for pistol and rifle, critical application classes, precision rifle classes, site security classes and cover and concealment dynamics classes.
The best way to train for combat situations is to provide tactical training. In these situations, having modular shoot houses, breaching doors and training walls gives your training a more realistic feel to it. Kontek provides these tactical items to those who wish to provide real-life training, including the military and police academies. Wall and buildings may be equipped with any type of port, including our ball port, to give you more practice using them while out on the range.
Each guard booth is constructed according to the needs of the customer with the help of proprietary designs by Kontek. Each guard booth is built meeting requirements or specific design requests to provide immediate safety. Kontek provides ballistic glass & both metallic and non-metallic protection, up to .50 cal AP and varying levels of blast protection.
Our ballistic-rated enclosures can be fitted with three kinds of weapons ports, including sliding door ports, hands-free ports and ball weapons ports. The gun port you choose depends on the type of weapons you use and the application of the ballistic-rated enclosure. You may need to use a hands-free port or a sliding door port that may be better for your application. Our firing port engagement system allows for fields of fire and a standard field of view.
What is a Remote Operated Weapons System?
A remote operated weapons system (ROWS) is a vertical platform that is blast- and ballistic-rated. The ROWS system allows users to defeat attacks and perform advanced detection and surveillance. A ROWS tower is a hardened platform that is able to employ lethal and non-lethal defense with minimal exposure and cost. Kontek Industries’ ROWS tower systems are designed to accept any weapons and surveillance technology and features up to 0.50 caliber armor-piercing ballistic rating. Our ROWS tower systems also feature a 105 psi exterior blast reflective pressure rating.