- Superior Patented Design and Engineering
Created by a team of respected glazing industry experts and engineers, DefenseLite® is a unique, advanced forced-entry solution specifically engineered to protect all your assets—your people, property, and inventory. Clear and unobtrusive in appearance, DefenseLite is designed to outperform traditional, nonventilated systems, security window films, and roll-down grilles and gates. This overglaze system will not break under attack or require periodic maintenance as with laminated glass, metal gates, and grilles. The UV-coated and anti- graffiti polycarbonate shield is a cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing retrofit security- glazing system that retailers can rely on.
The patented flexible frame design is engineered to work like a shock absorber for windows and doors when under attack. It does not attempt to act as a solid brick wall as with more traditional systems that are very rigid. Instead, the anchored frame and panel design flexes and absorbs impact, dissipating the forces harmlessly out to the edges of the panel, without breaking or detaching. DefenseLite also acts as a deterrent to criminals who will quickly realize they will not be able to gain access to the building and will flee the scene of the crime.
The DefenseLite Benefits
- Shield that is 250 times stronger than glass
- Flexible, patented rocker frame design
- Virtually invisible, seamless aesthetic
- Long-term forced-entry system with moisture control guaranteed
- Patent-pending venting engineered for each climate zone
- Dynamic retrofit for interior and exterior applications, including curtain wall
- Material and Components
- DefenseLite systems are manufactured in the US utilizing components that are also made in America.
- Proprietary high-optic UV polycarbonate shields (0.375-inch thickness, standard)
- Sturdy and strong 6061 T-6 aluminum frame components (heavy walled, standard)
- Security-tipped stainless steel fastening anchors
- Ultra-high-bond VHB tape and structural adhesives
- Turnkey solution from manufacturing and measuring to installation
Mounted and anchored onto the exterior or interior of your existing glazing, the DefenseLite shield creates a cushioning airspace between the primary glass and the DefenseLite. DefenseLite is custom made for every opening with custom coloring and powder coating optional. Designed to blend into the existing framing for a clean and finished look, DefenseLite is virtually invisible upon completion of the installation, with no moving parts or maintenance requirements.
- Quality Control
Only trained and certified Authorized DefenseLite Dealers are allowed to purchase and install this patented retrofit security-glazing system. The training program is facilitated by the Impact Security engineering and design team and includes extensive classroom training combined with hands-on experience provided at our factory, and they are tested to meet all installation standards. To ensure quality outcomes and long-term performance of every project, noncertified general contractors, glazing subcontractors, and other third-party installers are not allowed to purchase or install DefenseLite or BulletShield™ systems.
- Engineered Ventilation
It is not advisable to fully seal any overglazing to the prime window or door due to the probability of condensation. With any overglaze system, moist air can eventually get between the exterior panel and the primary glazing and fog up. DefenseLite utilizes a patent-pending engineered ventilation that prevents moist air from building up inside this cavity, and it keeps the glazing clear.
The DefenseLite passive, sustainable design is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we match the venting to the local climate and property for the best long-term performance. Our moisture -sealed and vented system mitigates panel “pillowing” and condensation buildup, which will occur in time with more traditional nonventilated systems.
- Warranty and Maintenance
Based on the DefenseLite system installed, the warranty can range from a minimum of two years up to fifteen years. Custom warranties, “smash-and-grab” performance guarantees, and extended service agreements are available.
DefenseLite and BulletShield are exclusive to Impact Security LLC and are available through a national network of authorized dealers.