Active Shooter Mitigation

Retrofit Protection from Active Shooters for Schools and Workplaces

Active Shooter Protection for Schools & Offices

Keep students and employees safe from active shooter attacks with DefenseLite and BulletShield retrofit overglaze systems. DefenseLite is a clear polycarbonate shield that keeps active shooters from gaining entry into a building by attacking window and door glass. BulletShield offers active shooter protection for schools by stopping most bullets from penetrating building glass. Our custom designed systems install over existing glass and are rated to UL 752 ballistic standards.

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Stop Active Shooter Situations with DefenseLite

DefenseLite offers active shooter mitigation by protecting the most targeted area of the glazing system - the glass. DefenseLite prevents active shooter situations by slowing the shooters’ entry making it much less likely that they will continue their attack. It stands up to serious ballistic attacks at a fraction of the cost of a full bullet-resistant glazing replacement.

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BulletShield Stops Active Shooters From Gaining Entry

Dubbed “Body Armor for Windows,” BulletShield - the bullet-resistant version of DefenseLite - offers impressive ballistic resistance to stop active shooters from gaining entry to a school or office building. In active shooter situations, this bullet-resistant glazing system flexes in response to an attack, keeping bullets from entering the building and stopping an active shooter from being able to gain entry.

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Active Shooter Mitigation FAQs

What does active shooter mean?

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an active shooter is “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”

Active shooter mitigation is a term used to describe techniques, materials and security measures used to prevent and slow individuals attempting to harm people in schools, malls, movie theaters, hospitals, etc. with firearms.

Are school windows bullet proof?

Whether or not school windows are “bullet proof” really depends on the school and the individual decisions they have made about how to increase their security. Many schools do install bullet-resistant glass as a way to slow any dangerous individuals who attempt to gain entry. It is a very effective way to increase school security and prevent active shooter situations.

If you’re looking to install “bullet proof” products in your school windows and doors, BulletShield is DefenesLite’s bullet-resistant derivative. It is ballistic rated and has been independently tested to meet UL752 standards.

How to prepare for an active shooter?

One of the first things you should do to prepare for an active shooter is to conduct a site assessment. Examine the school grounds for points of weakness like unlocked doors, vulnerable window and door glass, or line of sight issues with security cameras.

You should also explore and update evacuation routes so students and staff know the safest way to escape. Once you have done this audit, you can really analyze the best ways to improve security and prepare for an active shooter situation.

How can we improve school security?

There are a number of ways to improve school security. First, school administrators should institute a closed campus policy since most shooters will first attempt to gain access through the school’s main entrance. Doors should be locked during school hours and security cameras installed. Visitors to the campus should be limited and screened before entering.

You should prepare students and staff with at least two evacuation routes and run active shooter drills to ensure that students know what their escape route is. Staff should be trained to recognize and respond to potential security threats.

Reinforce door and window glass on at least the main floor with a bullet-resistant product like BulletShield. While there is no such thing as “bulletproof glass”, these bullet-resistant products do stand up to numerous attempts at breach with a firearm. The ultimate goal is to slow the intruder down to allow time for law enforcement to arrive. This is a highly effective solution for improving school security.

How to prepare for a school shooting?

One of the best ways to prepare for a school shooting is to install technology that will slow and prevent the shooter from ever entering the building. This means installing locks and security cameras at entrances and reinforcing door and window glass on the main floor (particularly around entrances) with a security product like BulletShield.

Additionally, it is important to prepare students and staff for the possibility of an active shooter situation. Evacuation routes should be placed in all major hallways and stairwells and students should be educated on escape plans and other safety measures.

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