Glass to meet any ballistic threat
Bullet resistant glass has become increasingly more advanced over time. Glass thickness and weight have been reduced and light transmissions, as well as visual clarity, have been improved.
Nowhere are these innovations better demonstrated than with the Viridian BulletGuard™ product range.
The Viridian BulletGuard product range is used in banks and payroll institutes, embassies and government offices, police stations, high profile public buildings, armoured and special defence vehicles.
BulletGuard is a highly specialised range of products manufactured with the specific purpose of resisting penetration by projectiles discharged from firearms. All products within the BulletGuard range are manufactured to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS2343. Viridian™ is also renowned for the development of specialised bullet resistant glass solutions, designed to deal with calibre ranges and ballistic threats covered in the ‘special glass’ clause of the Australian Standards.
The BulletGuard range of products are multiple compositions consisting of glass, highly specialised scratch resistant polycarbonates, polyurethane, specifically developed security interlayers and security films.
The components used in the manufacture of BulletGuard products retain a high level of light transmission and ensure visual image is maintained and free from distortion.
BulletGuard products retain a high degree of visual integrity following an attack.
What makes BulletGuard unique?
One of the keys to the success of BulletGuard products is weight. In many applications where bullet resistant glass is required it is preferable to keep weight to a minimum, especially in armoured and defence vehicles. Even in building installation it is preferable to keep weight to a minimum, as additional weight requires additional structural support. With an ever increasing diversity of product types, complex glass standards and regulatory building code changes, correct product selection is becoming more difficult and ever more important.
- Allow adequate edge clearance for glazing, normally 6mm all round.
- Allow for a minimum of 15mm edge cover. Viridian recommends 20mm.
- Ensure the frame and supporting structure is strongly constructed to provide adequate protection for the glass. It is most important to consider the weight of the glass used and to provide suitable resistance to penetration to edge attack. The frame and the glass should be considered together as a bullet resistant unit.
- Setting blocks, 6mm minimum, and distance pieces, 2mm minimum, are essential. They must be installed to prevent glass contact with the frame. Avoid glass to metal contact.
- The glazing system must not allow water traps to occur.