Ballistic Glass-Clad Polycarbonate
Glass-clad polycarbonate has poor light transmission and is challenging to fabricate into seamless style systems. However, it holds up in high traffic areas, weathers very well and carries ratings for forced entry, explosive blasts and hurricane winds. This product is typically used for exterior fixed and freestanding systems, and projects requiring Level 4 or higher.
Level 1 GCP security glass is able to withstand shots from small caliber handguns, most commonly used in armed robberies. Most small businesses use Level 1 bullet resistant glazing as a crime deterrent. This material is commonly found in places like Gas Stations, Retail Stores and Pharmacies and comes in a variety of options:
Level 2 security glass is able to withstand shots from larger caliber handguns, and is made for buildings with increased security concerns. Businesses that use Level 2 bullet resistant include Banks, Financial Institutions and other businesses with increased security concerns.
Level 3 security glass is able to withstand shots from larger caliber handguns like a .44 Magnum and is recommend for larger buildings that have a higher threat level and a greater number of employees or occupants. This level is suitable for environments where threats are potentially more severe and there is a greater level of occupant endangerment, including schools, police stations and government facilities.
Ballistic Glass categorized as Levels 4-8 are designed to withstand assault rifles and automatic weapons. Materials rated for Levels 4-8 are generally cost prohibitive for many types of jobs and are custom manufactured on a case-by-case basis. These products are typically used in places such as Embassies, Military Bases, and high security Government Buildings