Our entire range of bullet-resistant window products is engineered to meet the unique requirements of building projects in various demanding environments.
The Underwriter’s Laboratory UL752 is the most commonly reference test method used to measure the efficiency of bullet-resistant materials. Following these guidelines, the performance of the fully assembled window is evaluated to ensure safety standards are met or exceeded. This means that the frame, glass and glazing method passes the UL752 test at the chosen level of performance (level 1 through 10).
Looking at the UL752 performance levels a bit further, a Level One standard protects against medium power small arms. A UL Level Two standard can defend against high-power small arms (.357 Magnum Revolver). Reaching UL Level Three, this standard ensures protection against superpower small arms (.44 Magnum Revolver). A UL Level Four rating works to protect against high-power rifle attacks (30-06 rifle) where anticipated threat levels are extremely high. Finally, UL Levels Five through Ten can defend against military assault weapons and munitions, including armour-piercing bullets.
AMBICO’s tested assemblies include the supply of ballistic glass in a configuration that will offer ballistic performance and can also meet other concerns such as privacy, and life cycle energy efficiency. This criterion is likely to be based on your building’s design and the amount of protection required. Your building may require one window or a combination of several. For convenience and aesthetic purposes, our bullet-resistant windows are available in a wide range of elevations and configurations.
As a benefit to both commercial and specialized applications, bullet-resistant windows give a heightened level of protection. Where interface is required with the public, ballistic windows can be provided with natural voice transmission or a speak port, and with a shelf and deal tray where desired.
Can a bullet resistant steel window stop any type of bullet fired at it?
Bullet resistant windows are subject to the criteria established in the document UL752. AMBICO steel windows offer eight distinct levels of bullet resistance ranging from a small .38 handgun (Level 1) through to a 762 high powered military assault rifle (Level 8). When selecting an AMBICO bullet resistant windows do so with reference to the anticipated threat – please refer to the UL752 Standards Chart. If you are uncertain about your choice ask one of our professional salespeople for advice or e-mail us with your query.
Are AMBICO bullet resistant steel windows available with speaker ports?
Yes, speaker ports on bullet resistant steel windows are available for UL752 levels 1 through 3
Are bullet resistant steel windows available with deal trays and shelves?
Yes, deal trays and shelves are available for bullet resistant windows rated UL752 levels 1 through 3.
What type of facilities are ideal for bullet resistant windows?
Government buildings, army bases, banks, bomb shelters, security barriers, schools and universities, hospital emergency areas, casinos, and anywhere else requiring high security.
Is the window supplied with glass?
Yes, bullet resistant polycarbonate glass is available and is supplied loose for site installation. The bullet resistant capacity of the frame and glass must be complementary.
What sizes are available for Bullet Resistant Steel windows?
Maximum window sizes are determined based on the maximum glass size available. Typically, this is 60” x 96”. Multiple banked windows are available to limit glass size. Consult factory.
What are the different glazing material types of bullet-resistant windows?
Several glazing types can be used for this type of product. At AMBICO, we typically use only glass polycarbonate material for our bullet-resistant windows.
What are the benefits of bullet-resistant windows?
As the name implies, these windows can resist bullet impacts and protect persons and valuables in any kind of space. Nevertheless, since we use polycarbonate glass for these products, there are many other benefits and options available for glazing. Glass polycarbonate offers protection at UL levels between one and ten. This type of material has increased resistance and can also be impact rated. Very durable and capable of handling extreme weather conditions, its performance level is nearly unmatched. In addition, it is a thinner and lighter product than other bullet-resistant glass options, which makes assembly easier within the frame.
Where thermal efficiency is a concern, you may choose to have an insulated glass unit. Alternatively, a film can be applied that creates a one-way or two-way mirror effect, which can reduce glare and increase privacy or security. Different privacy films are also possible. If you prefer a more muted look, various tints can help to block the sun’s rays.
Bullet-resistant windows can also be combined with other enhanced glass products that meet various test standards, such as impact resistance. Please consult the factory for more information regarding specifics.
Are bullet-resistant windows energy efficient?
Thanks to their materials and coating, these types of panes can improve energy efficiency inside any building. Their many layers act as a natural barrier to prevent the loss of indoor cooling and heating efficiencies and can be further glazed to ensure maximum sun resistance. These can also be combined with laminated glass in sealed insulated glass units (IGUs), which are excellent for improving energy efficiency where required. Proper installation will ensure no leaks or drafts can be detected, allowing your space to maintain a comfortable temperature at any time of year and save on your energy bill.
Are bullet-resistant windows also soundproof?
Our bullet-resistant windows are available to be combined with other performance requirements as needed, like acoustic or blast resistance. If you are interested in combination performance windows, it is best to consult the factory for specifics and more information.
Whether you’re looking for enhanced security or additional protection for your building, our bullet-resistant windows have you covered. If you’re interested in more details about these or any of our products, reach out to us.
Number of shots
9mm Full metal copper jacket lead core
.357 Magnum jacketed lead soft point
.44 Magnum lead semi-wadcutter gas checked
.30 caliber Rifle lead core soft point
7.62 mm Rifle lead core full metal jacket, military ball
9mm full metal copper jacket with lead cor
5.56 mm Rifle full metal copper jacket with lead core
7.62 mm Rifle lead core full metal copper jacket, military ball
Armor piercing .30 caliber Rifle steel core lead point filler full metal jacket
.50 Caliber rifle lead core full metal copper jacket military ball
g – gram
fps – feet per second
m/s – meters per second