Polycarbonate Security Glazing
While not actual glass, polycarbonate security glass is optimal for exterior windows because of its resistance to forced entry. However, it has poor light transmission. A sheet of polycarbonate will withstand repeated strikes from a sledgehammer where its acrylic counterpart cannot. Polycarbonate can be coated with an abrasion resistant layer which affords it increased protection from solvents, weather, and UV light.
Level 1 polycarbonate 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.
New! Low-Maintenance Bulletproof Glass
UL Level 1 DEFENDER ballistic insulated glass works great for building exteriors on offices, schools, hospitals and retail environments because it’s low maintenance and easy to retrofit. This new glazing option can be customized to darken in response to sunlight! Learn more about DEFENDER.