Security / Military
Strongwell's HS fiberglass armor panels, co-developed by Hardwire LLC, are designed for ballistics resistance. The panels are assembled using specially constructed glass reinforcements in a proprietary resin matrix. The panel components are then cured in a controlled cycle.
When struck by a bullet or other projectile, the panels delaminate in a way that absorbs the energy and stops the projectile. Thousands of these panels have been purchased by the U.S. Military to help protect our troops in Iraq.
- Judge Benches
- Jury Boxes
- Convenience Stores
- Bank Teller Areas
- Panic Rooms and Safe Rooms
- Storm Shelters
The HS Armor panels have been independently tested to UL752 Levels 1 through 3 and NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Levels 1, 2A, 2 and 3A. The 0.156" panel meets NIJ level 1 criteria; the 0.25" meets UL Level 1 criteria; the 0.3125" panel meets NIJ Level 2A criteria; the 0.40" panel meets UL Level 2 and NIJ Level 2 criteria; and the 0.50" panel meets UL Level 3 and NIJ Level 3A criteria.
Strongwell's HS Armor is independently tested on a regular basis to ensure conformance to certain specification requirements.
Fabrication and Installation
Strongwell's HS Armor panels can be cut and drilled using ordinary carpenter's tools. A carbide "grit edge" blade is recommended for cutting. It is recommended to use high speed drill bits at slow speeds when drilling. Installation of panels is easily accomplished with bolts, screws or industrial grade adhesive.
Testing and Requirements
HS armor panels are independently tested on a regular basis for conformance to the following specification requirements. The panels above were tested for UL 752 Level 3 with a .44 Magnum Pistol.
A public defender's building in Georgia was outfitted with HS Armor as drywall for protection.
Contractors easily installed the panels to create a smooth wall surface on these rooms, mimicking dry wall, but providing the security desired.