The Bullet Resistant Door Guard makes and standard door a Bullet Resistant Door
With the rise in burglaries, invasions, active shooter attacks, the need for added protection is at its all time high. Two specific building points of protection comes to mind:
#1 - window glass protection
#2 – Bullet proof door
Both are called by law enforcement as hardening the target. Hardening the target means to slow down, deter, make it hard for the intruder to enter the building or home thus “Buying you TIME!
Example: If an intruder breaks through the first line of defense (shoots through a window) your natural instinct is to take cover in an office, bathroom, bedroom or closet door hoping to be behind a barrier. The problem is none of these doors are Ballistic doors. The intruder will blast through these doors in seconds which history has proven.
Bulletproof doors is your next line of safety. Unlike standard wood doors that would shatter when shot, that same door protected by the door guard would now become a bullet resistant door. Bullet proof door prices have been very costly ($5k-$7k installed) for a lot of people and companies. Most Ballistic security doors in the market today are metal based. They are solid, heavy doors and frames (500 lbs avg) that have to be installed by a professional door installer. Due to various sizes of commercial and residential door most bulletproof doors will need to be customized increasing the cost even more.
bullet resistant door guard was initially created / designed as Bullet resistant doors for schools or a Bullet resistant door for classroom. Understanding school budgets (tight funding) we knew replacing the entire door and spending $5,000-$7,000 per classroom door would never be in the budget / affordable.
By creating the door guard, (a level 3 bullet resistant fiberglass materials), light enough to be attached onto the center of the classroom door, it would turn that standard door into a Bulletproof door at a third of the cost of a ballistic door. The bullet resistant door guard covers / protects 75% of a standard door. This covers the area of the door that an active shooter most likely would shoot at. No sense in shooting high or low. Being able to laminate the door guard using a white board material would make it as part of the classroom work place and less military.
Originally created to protect children and teachers in schools as a Bullet resistant door for classrooms, The door guard is now being purchased by many commercial and residential customers nationwide.