Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples play an ever-important role in our communities, bringing like-minded people of various faiths together to environments where they can safely practice their religion. Unfortunately, that spirit of openness leaves clergymen and congregations vulnerable to extreme opportunists. There is also the constant risk of violent, anti-religious activity too, which can occur in any number of guises.
Security Solutions for Places of Worship
Spiritual leaders are increasingly forced to make pragmatic decisions when it comes to improving security. Solutions like bulletproof windows offer myriad advantages for protection against violence, without compromising on the open, communal atmosphere that is so important to all places of worship.
Bulletproof windows utilize clear ballistic glass and rigid frames comprised of high-performance bullet-resistant materials to provide a complete security solution suitable for any application. Contrary to popular belief, they do not have to be rendered in overly militaristic styles and fashions. At Armortex, we generate a full range of bulletproof windows for interior and exterior applications, with a choice of aesthetic stylings and details to suit their end-use market. We believe this aspect of our business is just as important as ballistic-grading. Your congregation should be made to feel comfortable, as well as safe. Our bulletproof windows are subsequently discrete, giving you peace of mind while never encroaching on the experience of your parishioners.
It is a sad truth that religious sanctuaries are increasingly prone to break-ins and robberies because of their open-door policies and charitable collections. Bulletproof windows on offices and entryways can thwart armed robbers and prevent forced entry.
Whether due to wanton criminality, or targeted anti-religious sentiment, places of worship are also commonly targeted by vandals. Though bulletproof windows cannot prevent people from vandalizing property, they can offer significant protection against damage that goes above the superficial. With outstanding impact resistance, bulletproof windows can withstand anything that would-be vandals throw at it.
Safety in Extreme Scenarios
It is always painful to face the fact that anti-religious sentiment is on the rise in the US. Incidents of anti-mosque activity have spiked in recent years while anti-Semitic attacks on synagogues represent some of the most common incidences of domestic terrorism in the country.
Though there is no accounting for the most extreme situations, bulletproof windows can help you be prepared for the worst. With UL ballistic ratings from 1 – 10, Armortex bulletproof windows provide a safe partition between active shooters and their victims. This may act as a deterrent or a life-saving barrier in the worst-case scenarios.
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Armortex offers ballistic grade security solutions to architects in a wide range of market segments. If you are looking to improve the security of a house of worship with discrete bulletproof windows, simply contact a member of the team today.