Purchasing a bullet resistant barrier system is a major investment, so the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re taking all the necessary steps to ensure a proper installation, as well as the steps needed for long-term maintenance and care for your new purchase.
Since you may not be sure what to do after you get your bulletproof barriers (or need a little bit of a reminder), we’ve compiled a list of tips to remember when handling, installing, and maintaining your bulletproof glass.
14 Tips for Handling, Installing, and Maintaining Your Bullet Resistant Barrier System
Below, you’ll find just a few of our 14 Do’s and Don’ts for handling, installing, and maintaining your bullet resistant barrier system. To see all of them, don’t forget to download and print out the FREE Tip Sheet we’ve created for quick reference when you’re out on a job.
Set up a safety perimeter around the area where you’re installing, making sure to use cones and security tape to section off the area to the public.
Make sure you use care when handling and installing any bullet resistant product. Obviously, the material is tough enough to take a bullet, but if you mishandle it, the structural integrity could be compromised.
Always put heavy cardboard on the floor and against the walls where you’re installing and where you plan on setting the glass. This is because the weight of the glass can crack floor tiles and damage drywall.
Cut ballistic fiberglass with a regular saw blade.
Clean glazing material with lacquer thinner.
FORGET TO MEASURE TWICE!
These tips are just the beginning to having a quality bullet resistant barrier system installation that maintains its aesthetics and quality long term…
- Download our printable Security Tip Sheet: The Do’s and Don’ts of Bulletproof Glass & Bulletproof Barrier Systems
- Download our Ultimate Guide to Bulletproof Glass & Bullet Resistant Barriers
- Contact us if you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your own bulletproof security system