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What is LRAD: Kontek's Acoustic Solutions Partner

Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication

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When it comes to defense systems, you want the best. Tactical teams and military forces are consistently faced with combat missions, disaster response and humanitarian initiatives that require clear communications and the ability to quickly employ escalation of force (EOF).

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What is Target Hardening?

Jan 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Threat Assessment

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Target hardening is a term that can apply to any building. The idea is to transform the structure to make it look more difficult or unattractive to target. When it comes down to it, there are no buildings that are entirely secure from attack, but there are ways to increase security once you understand how the process works. While each building will provide its own set of challenges, target hardening considers everything from the natural landscape to the number of employees before developing ways to counteract terrorism. Whether your building has received direct threats or you're just looking into how to improve your security, this could very well be the answer you're looking for. We'll look more at how target hardening serves as a way to both prevent attacks and mitigate the damage if they do occur. 

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Features and Design of a Shoot House

Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication, Shoot House, Special Forces Training

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It’s not easy being law enforcement or military. The amount of training necessary is vital to ensuring their safety and the environments they protect. Although they receive training during the academy or when they first join the military, certain types of training must be ongoing to keep these tactical teams sharp. You never really hear about this type of training, because most of it occurs in a shoot house to reinforce tactical training, target engagement and other protocols they need to learn. Having the right shoot house equipment on hand can make a significant difference in the level of training that can be provided for these types of personnel.

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What is a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment?

Nov 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment

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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.

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What Are the Different Grades of Ballistic Glass?

Nov 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass

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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.

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Kontek's SpecTrain Program

Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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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.

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Kontek's Tactical Training Solutions

Oct 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Custom Fabrication

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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.

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How Are Guard Booths Made?

Oct 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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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. 

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3 Types of Weapons Ports

Oct 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Rated Enclosures, Custom Fabrication

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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.

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What is a Remote Operated Weapons System?

Oct 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication

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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.

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