At Bullet Guard, we specialize in the design and manufacture of standard and custom bulletproof and bullet-resistant products. Our products find application across a wide range of industries in a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential facilities. One of our core custom bases is the architectural industry.
The Importance of Bulletproof Design in the Architectural Industry
Throughout the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, architects are tasked with designing buildings that meet code and look good as well as protect residents from external factors. The latter is particularly important for buildings that carry a high risk of being subject to theft or other criminal activities, such as banks, gas stations, government agencies, pharmacies, and retail stores. These facilities typically integrate some form of bulletproofing to protect their employees and customers against bullets and other projectiles. By partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable bulletproofing company, such as Bullet Guard, architects can better ensure their building designs provide the necessary protection for residents.
Bulletproof Design Considerations
There are many factors to consider during the creation of a bulletproof building design, including:
- What type of building is the design for?
- What functions need to be performed at the bulletproofed areas?
- Are there any specific aesthetic requirements for the bulletproofing elements?
The answers to these questions, among others, help determine what type of bulletproofing material and design is appropriate for the building project.
Do’s and Don’ts of Bulletproof Design
Some tips for effectively bulletproofing a residential or commercial building include:
Considering bulletproofing during the design stage. Designing a building with bulletproofing in mind ensures the bulletproofing elements fit properly with the other structural and aesthetic building components and the bulletproofing is sufficient to provide the level of protection necessary for the given environment and application.
Budgeting for bulletproofing materials. Bulletproof glass costs more than regular glass because it is designed to do much more than regular glass. It is important to keep this in mind when establishing the budget to avoid running out of funds during the project.
Understanding the role of bulletproofing in various facilities. Different facilities face different levels of risk from different threats. For example, banks have a high chance of being targets of theft. Understanding the level of protection needed for a particular building helps architects create a bulletproof design that is effective and cost-efficient.
Standard and Custom Bulletproof Glass Products at Bullet Guard
The experts at Bullet Guard design and manufacture a variety of bulletproof and bullet-resistant glass products for use in building projects, including:
In addition to complete bulletproof and bullet-resistant product solutions, we supply accessories and components that allow our customers to tailor their bulletproofing solutions to their exact needs, such as trays and package exchange containers.
Partner with the Experts at Bullet Guard for Bulletproof Design Assistance
Looking for an experienced and knowledgeable bulletproofing partner for your next building project? Turn to the experts at Bullet Guard. Our over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing bulletproofing systems gives us the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions for all bulletproofing needs.
To learn more about our bulletproof and bullet-resistant products, contact us today. To discuss your bulletproof design requirements with one of our team members, request a quote. Our dedicated team is ready to help guide your bulletproofing project to success, from design and review to production and installation.
Bullet Guard Corporation works closely with architectural firms, banks and other highly sensitive institutions, to construct safe yet beautiful protective systems. Below you will find links to resources for your architectural application.
Architectural Armor/Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Materials
Transaction Windows With Aluminum Ballistic Capture Frames
Transaction Windows With Steel And Stainless Steel Frames
For custom specifications, specifications in Word format or help writing other CSI specifications, please contact Karlin Lynch at 1.800.233.5632 ext. 4002.