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How is Body Armor Made?

Nov 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Body Armor

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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.

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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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GSA Official Contract Holder for Kontek Industries Ballistic Products

Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Insider, Critical Infrastructure

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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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The Benefits of Mobile Guard Booths

Oct 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Guard Booth

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Guard booths are a critical part of your security system, deterring crime and protecting both your people and your infrastructure. If your company is on the move, if you need maximum flexibility in your security system, or if you need to be prepared to deal with security emergencies, then mobile guard booths are the ideal solution. These booths offer the convenience of being easy to move, so you can always place them exactly where you need them as conditions change.

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Guard Booth Applications

Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Rated Enclosures, Prefabricated Guard Booth, Guard Booth

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Guard booths, often referred to as watch houses, guard shacks, security booths, security buildings or even sentry buildings have a wide variety of applications. They are used to protect employees who may be in danger of being accosted because of the type of company they work for or because they handle a lot of money.

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