Eliminate the Weakest Link in Your Retail Security Strategy

Anatomy of the DefenseLite System
Anatomy of the DefenseLite System

Many customers prefer a fully transparent, see-through solution that looks cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing to a building’s glass windows and doors. Unfortunately, this can result in security concerns for business owners, particularly in a world with social and civil unrest that occasionally leads to riots and looting, not to mention the crime resulting from the ongoing pandemic and high unemployment.

In the retail world, glazed windows and doors are the weakest link for preventing break-ins and smash-and-grab crimes. There are numerous solutions, but only one provides the same level of security as unsightly roll-down grills and grates while remaining invisible to the eye and not alarming customers or employees.

That solution is DefenseLite®, a clear polycarbonate retrofit security shield system that installs over existing window and door glass, creating protection to keep the bad guys out. Not only does it provide security, but it also reduces street noise and adds a layer of thermal insulation to your glazing.

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Every DefenseLite system is custom designed with two core constituencies in mind—the facilities manager and the loss prevention professional. No facilities manager wants property blighted by an unsightly, obtrusive security system, and no LP professional wants a subpar security system. This is one reason DefenseLite is an ideal solution.

DefenseLite shields are nearly invisible once installed thanks to a retrofit custom aluminum extrusion, but they also provide top-of-the-line defense against intruders and flying objects thanks to the proprietary, clear polycarbonate that is 250 times stronger than glass. It combines the best of both worlds, keeping the architect and the LP professional happy.

This comes down to a marriage of the right material to create a stronger and more durable security shield than competitors. Each of DefenseLite’s robust American-made components contributes to its strength and low-profile appearance:

  • T-21 thick-walled aluminum extrusions that allow this system to be retrofitted, creating a buffer zone to protect the existing glass.
  • Heavy-gauge, UV-coated, and abrasion-resistant polycarbonate shields that keep intruders, noise, and dangerous weather out.
  • High-bond elastomeric VHB tapes and stainless steel “flex” security anchors utilized to ensure that once installed, the DefenseLite system is weather sealed and is not going anywhere.
  • BulletShield™ is the UL 752 rated bullet-resistant version of DefenseLite.

Furthermore, DefenseLite exceeds typical testing standards. While DefenseLite and BulletShield systems are tested at respected third-party testing facilities, each product is also rigorously tested internally to ensure it meets industry standards for forced entry and ballistic mitigation.

In the world of loss prevention, there is no single solution that will address every concern and weakness. However, DefenseLite and BulletShield are more than up to the job of preventing break-ins and smash-and-grabs while remaining virtually invisible to the eye and maintaining a comfortable environment for team members and customers. It’s a solution that cuts down on loss of inventory and eliminates the need to replace existing glass that would be shattered in a break-in. No specialty glass is needed, just an application of DefenseLite mounted onto an existing glazing system.

To learn more about DefenseLite and BulletShield, visit www.defenselite.com or email info@defenselite.com.


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