You will have many options when choosing a door for your home, business, or other commercial property. Doors come in various designs and can be manufactured with multiple materials to offer protection, resistance, and damage mitigation. However, not everyone will want to install bullet-resistant doors, and there are many reasons. This blog post will look at the advantages and disadvantages of installing bullet-resistant doors over standard, non-bullet-resistant options.

Bullet Resistant Doors 

Bullet-resistant doors are a sensible choice for those requiring higher levels of security. Whether you live in a place prone to extreme weather or sell products that are more likely to be a target of theft, bullet-resistant doors offer many levels of protection against multiple threats and hazards.


Bullet-resistant doors protect against security threats and help keep personnel, products, and businesses safe. Other benefits include:

  • Ballistic and bullet resistant
  • Cost-effective
  • Dual purpose: standard entryway function and ballistic protection
  • Extreme weatherproof
  • Multiple designs and materials available

There are so many benefits to using bullet-resistant doors that it might not seem as though there are any negatives. However, let’s take a look at some of them.


There is no doubt that bullet-resistant doors provide heightened security measures, but some of the reasons that could make people reconsider using them include:

  • Difficult to cut and size
  • Expense
  • Finding a suitable material to manufacture them with
  • Heavy
  • Unwelcoming aesthetic

Non-Bullet Resistant Doors

Unfortunately, no door is ever 100% bulletproof, so they’re called bullet-resistant or ballistic-resistant doors instead. However, it would take much more time and ballistic force to break a bullet-resistant door than a standard one.


For aesthetic reasons, a standard door may be preferred for homes or smaller commercial properties. This is because bullet-resistant doors may give off a military feel or make the premises seem dangerous or uninviting. 

Other benefits of a non-bullet-resistant door are:

  • Lightweight
  • Low cost
  • More designs and customisation options are available


However, as we have already mentioned, the downside to installing a non-bullet-resistant door leaves personnel and businesses at risk of attacks and other threats.

  • Limited or no protection against ballistic threats
  • Little protection against extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes or snow storms
  • Regular maintenance 
  • Unlikely to act as a deterrent against attacks

Armortex: Bullet Resistant Doors

Armortex® develops a range of bullet-resistant doors that provide outstanding levels of protection for your application. Our doors can be customized and modified to meet your requirements and are manufactured with the most advanced ballistic materials currently available.

Our bullet-resistant doors are typically made with veneered wood or cold-rolled steel, supported by a metal frame. They are available in several designs with or without (flush) viewing panels. Our viewing panel options allow personnel to see who is on the other side of the door and include the following models:

  • View Lite
  • Half Lite
  • Full Lite
  • Slim Lite
  • Double Lite

Our doors can be manufactured to meet any UL ballistic levels 1-8, depending on the bullet-resistant protection you require.

Got a question? Please get in touch with us today for more information on the pros and cons of a bullet-resistant door.