Protection for Schools and Universities
KEEPING STUDENTS AND FACULTY SAFE FROM ALL OUTSIDE THREATS
As the need for protection grows throughout all facets of society, schools and universities are no exception. We have seen that school campuses are just as likely to be a target for crime as any business. Whether the facility is located in one of the safest cities in America, or transgression is waiting right outside of its doors, there are preventative measures that can be taken now to increase the safety of those entrusted to these institutions.
UL 752 STANDARD BULLET RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE
Schools and college campuses are facing more violence today than ever before. The installation of bullet resistant glass for superior impact can offer significant forced entry resistance. DefenseLite’s proprietary BulletShield polycarbonate shields offer impressive ballistic protection; designed to protect the most targeted area of a building – the glass.
BulletShield is an overglaze that mounts onto existing window or door frames, creating a protective layer that mitigates ballistic attack through glass. Adding this system to your school’s security measures will protect students and faculty from ballistic threats in addition to a number of other benefits. BulletShield by DefenseLite can reduce street noise by up to 40 percent and improve energy efficiency of existing glass by more than 50 percent. It incorporates a proprietary sacrificial film coating on its surface that defeats graffiti tagging, while protecting the shield from damage.
For many schools, active-shooter mitigation is often top of mind. BulletShield drastically enhances the security of schools and helps parents to feel confident in the safety of their children. BulletShield is a retrofit, bullet-resistant, clear security shield that installs over existing window and door glass. Referred to as “Body Armor for Windows,” it is independently tested to meet UL 752 ratings for ballistic protection.
BulletShield can be installed on both doors and windows in daycare centers, K-12 schools, and college campuses. These bullet-resistant shields have been proven to stand up to multiple shots, suppressing a potential invader and keeping students and faculty safe.
DefenseLite shields are 250 times stronger than glass, nearly invisible once installed, and offer a long-term forced-entry solution that works.
PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL ULTRAVIOLET AND INFERRED RAYS
When considering the common threats to schools and universities, our minds often go to active-shooters or other intrusive risks. While this evident danger is indisputably the most life threatening, there are other risks that may not be as unambiguous. We can also offer additional protection against the harmful effects of solar exposure.
While natural sunlight has proven to offer a number of benefits, overexposure can cause more harm than good. The most damaging rays from the sun can cause not only significant fading to your property, but a gamut of health concerns, as well. Stanford Health Care shares that overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause a number of health risks affecting the skin, the eyes, and even the immune system. Inferred rays can have the same harmful affects to a person’s health, but the affects of these rays are more prominent due to the noticeable increase in heat that they can cause.
DefenseLite products are integrated with UV protective coating for windows to protect the property and inhabitants of schools. DefenseLite can also be paired with a number of solar control window film options to offer energy efficiency and privacy while providing added protection against glare and excessive heat.
PPE: PROTECTIVE FACE SHIELDS, DESK DIVIDERS, AND SNEEZE GUARDS
RealSheild offers practical solutions to help mitigate the spread of dangerous germs in schools. Administering protection to the eyes, nose, and mouth from droplets and spray; this personal protective equipment fits most hats and visors plus they’re fast, simple, and easy to attach. The greatest benefit of these clear shields is their ability to still allow students to see and hear the instructor with visibility to their facial expressions and lip movement. This level of transparency is hugely impactful for younger students, those with learning disabilities, or students studying a foreign language. RealShield’s polycarbonate face shields are comfortable, easy to attach, and prevent face touching; unlike masks that require face touching to put on and adjust. Incomparable to other clear face shields made from acetate, RealShield is a highly-durable face shield made of lightweight and shatterproof LEXAN. It’s easily washed with soap and water and can be reused again and again which means less money spent on PPE products over time.
DefenseLite’s classroom COVID dividers and protective shields can be customized to each classroom’s needs, helping to mitigate the spread of dangerous germs in schools. These classroom sneeze guards protect students from spray and droplets while still allowing them to see their teacher and fellow classmates. When a community continues to require heightened safety precautions to protect students and teachers from the spread of COVID, the implementation of classroom COVID dividers may be the perfect solution.
The incredibly customizable elements of DefenseLite’s COVID dividers for schools can be tailored to the needs of each classroom. The individualized additions are vast; like permanent or semi-permanent installation, projectable PPE COVID barriers which provide projectable surfaces for presentations, and cloaking films which block computer screens from visibility.