May 10, 2022 9:04:55 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Techniques For Target Hardening During Construction

Every structure requires some level of protection from criminal activity and potential attacks. These situations are often unforeseeable, so it is better to invest in target hardening sooner than later. A great time to implement target hardening techniques is during the construction of your facility. Once the structure is up and running, building features that make the environment safer will already be in place. The goal of target hardening is to reduce the likelihood and severity of dangerous incidents and make your facility less attractive for intruders and attackers. We are here to provide and explain some target hardening techniques that can help you accomplish that goal.

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Apr 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass

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Ballistic Glass Stops More Than Bullets: Prevent Riot Destruction

Many people primarily think of ballistic glass as a bullet stopping solution for active shooter situations, but bullets aren’t the only threat you could face. Riots are a common issue across the United States and facilities located at the center of them are subjected to vandalism, burglary, and looters as a result. Local retailers are the most targeted as their facilities are full of merchandise and are often designed with a heavy use of glass windows and glass door entrances. Given the fragility of these glass components, they can easily become extremely vulnerable areas for rioters to commit break-ins. Ballistic glass offers a key solution to riot situations as they can withstand impact from potentially dangerous objects and projectiles.

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Apr 12, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass

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Is Ballistic Glass Bulletproof? Ballistic Glass & Armor Solutions

Many people have a lack of understanding regarding the terms bulletproof, ballistic, and bullet resistant. The confusion expands particularly when discussing glass and how much protection you can you have against potential threats. One major question that is frequently asked is if ballistic glass is the same as bulletproof glass. We are here to give you the facts and clear up any uncertainty. This article will explain the difference between bulletproof glass and ballistic glass, what it means for glass to be ballistic, and what makes high level glass protection a necessity for your facility.

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Mar 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Shoot House, Special Forces Training, Tactical Training, CQB Training, Ballistic Shield

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CQB: Using Ballistic Shields For Shoot House Training

Close Quarters Combat or Close Quarters Battle training involves the preparation of tactical teams for situations where a physical fight with firearms between multiple individuals at a particularly short range may occur. Shoot houses help enhance both the performance of tactical teams and the efficiency of their missions as they are configured to resemble residential, industrial, and commercial areas. Throughout training, ballistic shields can be implemented for various scenarios. Raids, high-risk search warrants, and active shooter situations can be practiced with ballistic shields using both offensive and defensive tactics. There are fundamental CQB principles alongside room clearing and target engagement that are among the most common practices for tactical teams when implementing a ballistic shield in a shoot house.

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Mar 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Shield

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Ballistic Shield Tactics: Training With A Ballistic Shield

The ballistic shield is an important tool for modern tactical teams as they help protect expose areas from bullets and dangerous projectiles. It is safe to assume that ballistic shields will most likely always remain a vital factor of protection during intense situations and should be frequently utilized in training. All tactical officers must train with ballistic shields to become well versed in proper technique and have the ability to efficiently execute tactical maneuvers before deploying a shield. This article walks you through vital training tactics and various ballistic shield uses that are commonly utilized by many tactical teams.

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Mar 1, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Shield

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What Should You Look For In A Ballistic Shield?

Ballistic Shields, also known as tactical shields or bunker shields, are protective devices that are primarily utilized by police and military forces to block and deflect bullets and other dangerous projectiles aimed at operators. Situations that may require the use of a ballistic shield include but are not limited to riots, search warrants, and active shooter threats. Over the last 2 decades, there has been many technological innovations that led to new styles and variations of shields as well as modifications made for increased performance of specific features and applications.

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Feb 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Rated Enclosures, Prefabricated Guard Booth, Guard Booth

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What Is A Guard Booth’s Purpose? Guard Booths Explained

The primary purpose of installing a guard booth is to increase the safety of your facility and every person that enters. That’s the simple answer at least. What makes a guard booth capable of increasing safety? What kind of facilities need guard booths and how are they utilized? Understanding what makes a guard booth so important to have will give you the ability to make the best choices when considering a purchase for your location. This article explains guard booths, where they are used to enhance safety, and the advantages and features that come with them.

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Feb 1, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Guard Booth

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How Security Guard Booths Protect Critical Infrastructure Guards

 

Critical Infrastructure security officers are a vital part of a well-functioning security system, especially for the most vulnerable and targeted facilities. They create a safe work environment for everyone who comes and goes. They also offer a physical presence of security, and they provide immediate, one-site resolutions to safety concerns, potential threats, and imminent danger.

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Jan 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Shoot House, Tactical Training

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How We Build A Shoot House: Sizes and Plans

At Kontek Industries, building a shoot house is as simple as customizing our design and utilizing the proper components that make the right structure for each customer’s needs. One of the key features of our shoot house is the modularity that provides our customers the option to expand, connect, or separate parts in whatever manner they choose. Our designs are primarily made up of a lightweight grid system with proprietary connection but also weather resistant.

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Jan 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Shoot House, Special Forces Training

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CQB: Using A Shoot House For Effective Training

Shoot houses are proven to enhance both the performance of tactical teams and the efficiency of their missions. The purpose of a shoot house is to implement close quarters combat training with realistic scenarios while using a standard tactical kit or a simunitions converted kit. For many years, shoot houses have served as an enhancement to flat ranges because operators are given much more focus on other factors of the mission besides basic marksmanship.

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