In our collective decades of experience in retrofit security glazing, we were often disappointed with the options available to us for many of the unique window openings we were asked to secure. Over time, we began making our own custom solutions that adapt to the more difficult projects.
Riot Glass™ is a reliable, cost-effective product line specifically designed to secure vulnerable entry points like glass doors and windows without sacrificing visual appeal.
Riot Glass™ is a leading manufacturer of American-made security glass and door systems. Protecting stores, schools, and homes from threats is our business and our mission.
Riot Glass™ has a diverse suite of security products that comprise the best of the best in glass and door protection:
- Laminated glass
- Containment-grade clear panels
- Patented aluminum framing
- Security window film laminates
- Security screens
Riot Glass™ panels are designed to be retrofitted into or onto your existing framing.
ArmorPlast™ can be over-glazed (outdoor-mount) as a shield to protect your existing glass, or back-glazed (indoor mount) behind your glass - both designed to thwart forced entry or as a ballistic barrier. Our expert dealer network will assess your property and recommend the best solution for your needs.
ArmorPlast® AR Polycarbonate Sheet is an abrasion and UV resistant sheet that offers glass-like surface hardness coupled with the impact strength of polycarbonate. Additionally, ArmorPlast® AR Polycarbonate Sheet offers resistance from yellowing and hazing for longer service life in high-profile applications.
Typical applications for ArmorPlast® AR Polycarbonate Sheet include school, hospital, and retail store glazing. ArmorPlast® is also used extensively in correctional and psychiatric facilities.
This nonballistic (containment grade) glazing shield product allows bullet penetration but won't break down or appreciably diminish in strength. Although a glazing shield does not stop bullets, it resists cracking or shattering. Even after being riddled with bullets, it remains a barrier to entry because it cannot be easily dislodged and a would-be intruder's hand is prevented from passing through to open the door, keeping intruders out of the building.
Also ideal for retail smash and grab burglary protection.
ArmorPlast®50 containment grade sheet is a 0.500˝, 3-ply polycarbonate laminate that meets ASTM F 1233-08 Class 1.4 for contraband passage and Class 2.8 for body passage. ArmorPlast®50 also meets HP White TP 0500 Level A (.38 Special) and ASTM F1233-08, Level HG1 (.38 Special) for ballistics.
Unlike glass-clad products, this all-polycarbonate laminate resists spalling and white-out after repeated high force and ballistic impacts, an advantage in maintaining visibility of a threat during an attack.
All ArmorPlast® products incorporate Polycarbonate Sheets produced for high optical quality in security glazing laminates. Exterior surfaces have a proprietary hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical, and graffiti attack.
ArmorPlast®50 sheet has a five (5) year Limited Product Warranty against coating failure, yellowing, and hazing. Warranty terms are available upon request.
ArmorPlast®50 is specifically designed for schools, religious facilities, jails, detention centers, psychiatric hospitals, reception areas, convenience stores, and check cashing locations.
ArmorPlast® 75 ballistic grade sheet is a 0.750˝, 3-ply polycarbonate and acrylic laminate that meets the UL 752 Level 1 rating for 9mm ballistic attack. All ArmorPlast® products incorporate Polycarbonate Sheet produced for high optical quality in security glazing laminates.
Exterior surfaces have a proprietary AR hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical, and graffiti attack. ArmorPlast® 75 sheet has a five (5) year Limited Product Warranty against coating failure, yellowing, and hazing. The terms of the warranty are available upon request.
ArmorPlast® 75 is suitable for schools, government, religious, and detention facilities, banks, specialty retailers, 24-hour convenience stores, cash transaction windows, and other vulnerable entry points.
ArmorPlast ™100 ballistic grade sheet is a 1.000˝, 4-ply polycarbonate laminate that meets the UL 752 Level 2 rating for .357 Magnum ballistic attack and HP White TP 0500 Level lV.
Unlike glass-clad products, this all-polycarbonate laminate resists spalling and white-out after repeated high force and ballistic impacts, preserving the visibility of a threat during an attack.
All ArmorPlast® products incorporate Polycarbonate Sheet for high optical quality in security glazing laminates. Exterior surfaces have a proprietary AR hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical attacks, and graffiti.
ArmorPlast ™100 sheet has a five (5) year Limited Product Warranty against coating failure, yellowing, and hazing. The terms of the warranty are available upon request.
ArmorPlast® 100 is designed to protect schools, government, religious, and detention facilities, banks, heavy equipment glazing, specialty retailers, 24-hour convenience stores, and cash transaction windows..
ArmorPlast®125 ballistic grade sheet is a 1.25˝, 4-ply polycarbonate laminate that meets UL 752 Level 3 rating for .44 Magnum ballistic attack, HP White TP 0500 Level lV, and ASTM F 1233 Class 5.
Unlike glass-clad products, this all-polycarbonate laminate resists spalling and white-out after repeated high force and ballistic impacts, an advantage in maintaining the visibility of a threat during an attack. All ArmorPlast® products incorporate Polycarbonate Sheet produced for high optical quality in security glazing laminates.
Exterior surfaces have a proprietary AR hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical, and graffiti attacks. ArmorPlast® 125 sheet has a five (5) year Limited Product Warranty against coating failure, yellowing, and hazing. Warranty terms are available upon request.
Applications include securing schools, government, religious, and detention facilities, banks, specialty retailers, 24-hour convenience stores, and cash transaction windows. ArmorPlast® 125 is designed for doors, windows, and other areas that require high specific levels of protection.
ArmorPlast® 125MS ballistic grade sheet is a 1.250˝, 4-ply acrylic and polycarbonate laminate that meets UL 752 Level 6 rating for high-speed multi-shot 9mm (Uzi) ballistic attack.
All ArmorPlast® products incorporate Polycarbonate Sheet produced for high optical quality in security glazing laminates. Exterior surfaces have a proprietary AR hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical, and graffiti attacks.
ArmorPlast® 125MS sheet has a five (5) year Limited Product Warranty against coating failure, yellowing, and hazing. The terms of the warranty are available upon request. Applications include schools, government, religious, and detention facilities, banks, specialty retailers, 24-hour convenience stores, and cash transaction windows.
ArmorPlast®375 containment grade sheet has a 3/8″ overall thickness – a two-ply laminate that satisfies the requirements of ASTMF1915 for a 30-minute attack.
Constructed of polycarbonate sheets, the laminate features an abrasion and UV resistant coating for extended service life in harsh environments.
ArmorPlast® 375 is ideal for schools, religious facilities, retail stores, and corporate C-suite entrances to protect against forced entry. It is also ideal as a replacement panel in existing storefront-type door systems.
EXCELLENT SMASH AND GRAB PROTECTION
Our most popular system is the ArmorPlast Gen II overglaze standard duty storefront retrofit system. This light weight system is incredibly strong and provides exceptional security at an affordable price.
We have designed the Gen II Standard Series security framing to offer extreme durability with a smaller footprint than our larger models. Compatible with 1/4" or 3/8" ArmorPlast security or ballistic infill panels. Extrusion assemblies come standard with setting blocks, gaskets, and fasteners.
MAXIMUM PROTECTION AGAINST FORCED ENTRY AND LEVEL 1-6 BALLISTIC ATTACKS
This system provides next-level protection to prevent forced entry and ballistic attacks as well as glass breakage vandalism. Designed to install in front of the existing glass or behind it, the HD security framing is engineered to accommodate our AP or RG infill panels from 3/8" to 1-1/4" in thickness making it the perfect choice for high-level intrusion resistance and ballistic protection. Similar to the standard ArmorPlast Gen II system, the HD framework is easily installed with standard fasteners and sealants. When installed on the exterior, the process can even be done during business hours without any client downtime. Exterior Installed kits include our proprietary tamper-resistant fasteners.
MAXIMUM PROTECTION AGAINST FORCED ENTRY AND LEVEL 1-6 BALLISTIC ATTACKS
Convert any storefront into a Riot Glass® high security fortress.
Simply remove the old glass and gaskets and attach the Conversion Series Retrofit System. Installs in hours, not days for an easy reglaze.
ArmorPlast® Gen I Security System by Riot Glass, Inc. is the result of years of access denial experience. Evolving from knowledge gained over hundreds of installations across the country, our security framing systems provide maximum protection against forced entry and ballistic threats
Riot Glass products make securing existing windows and glass doors cost effective, quick, and easy. Our customers range from small strip-mall retailers to large corporate retail giants - elementary schools to government military facilities.
Riot Glass, Inc. is proud to introduce our ArmorPlast® AP-IGU, the industry's first Security Insulating Glass Unit. We have combined the energy efficiency and sound mitigating qualities of a standard 1" insulating unit with the durability of our integrated ArmorPlast security panels. The dual glazed system is available with your choice of AP25, AP375, or AP375-BR security panels on the attack side. On the safe side of the AP-IGU you can choose from our full line of glass options. End users can safely apply graphics and banners to the interior side without damaging the units. When the time comes to refresh your signage, removal is safe and worry-free.
Riot Glass® AG Series Doors are ballistic and forced entry grade. Elegant yet formidable, these doors are designed to meet the stringent demands of both security and design professionals. You can now have high-level security without compromising aesthetics. AG Series all-glass doors are made to withstand sustained attacks with heavy tools for a prolonged period of time.
Standard sizes are 3/0 x 7/0 for single doors
6/0 x 7/0 for double doors
Custom made-to-order sizes are available up to 130" in height
Riot Glass® J Series sub-framing is available in ballistic and forced entry grades and designed to provide a smooth, even surface for mounting our secondary glazing systems.
The J Series is custom-made to the dimensions of each individual window opening. Acting as an exoskeleton, the J Series provides a suitable structure to which we can attach our AP and RG Series retrofitted systems.
The J Series is only required when existing framing conditions are not conducive to retrofit. Examples may include damaged or uneven existing framing or other limiting factors.
The J Series is not a standalone product, but a foundation for our primary framing when required to provide a smooth, stable mounting surface.
In the best case scenario, this results in expensive cleanup, repairs, and glass replacement. In the worst case, it can result in loss of life and breaches of classified information.
This is why it's of the utmost importance to install some type of security glass for military and government facilities.
For any type of high-security facility, the proper security glazing mitigates the above threats to protect the property, its employees, and all the valuable equipment and information inside.
RIOT GLASS® BULLET RESISTANT GLASS FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER PROTECTION
Riot Glass® offers bullet-resistant glazing shields that are designed specifically with schools in mind. These glazing shields look and function just like standard window glass, but they can withstand ballistic attacks and prevent active shooters from gaining entry to the building.
Many of our bullet-resistant glass and glass-like security solutions for schools receive a ballistic resistance rating from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which is a leading organization that rates all types of commercial safety and security products.
The highest level of bullet-resistant glazing we offer has a UL 752 Level 8 rating. This means that the panels can resist a high-speed, multi-shot attack from an active shooter using an AK-47 rifle loaded with .308 150-grain military rounds.
Our glazing shields can be applied over an educational facility's window and door glass to stop bullets and prevent an active shooter from shooting out a window and climbing through it, or shooting through a glass door to reach in and open it from the other side. We also offer fully-rated framing and ballistic doors in varying configurations.
Health care workers put their safety on the line every day to help other people get better. We're not just talking about exposing themselves to contagious illnesses and workplace accidents.
Unfortunately, violence against health care workers is much more common than you might think. It can be perpetrated by violent or mentally unwell patients, by frustrated visitors, or even by disgruntled former employees.
Having action plans in place is a great first step towards increasing hospital employee and patient safety, but they often fail to provide physical protection in the event of a violent incident.
There is, however, a very effective way hospitals can add more physical security: by reinforcing their glass doors and windows with security glass or glass-like security glazing products.
Violent hate crimes targeting places of worship are on the rise across the US. That's why it's so important for religious center leaders and administrators to start taking security seriously.
No one wants to imagine a peaceful Sunday afternoon service turning violent, but the reality is that it can happen anywhere. Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples are all at risk of being targeted by active shooters looking to harm people because of their extremist beliefs.
Hate crimes targeting religious properties, such as broken windows and graffiti, are another threat that these types of facilities face. Though not as dangerous to the physical security of worshipers as other types of crimes, they can lead to unwanted costly repairs and cleanup.
A key concern that many religious center stakeholders have when it comes to beefing up security is that they do not want to inadvertently make it a less welcoming place for congregants. This is a valid concern, but there are ways to improve physical security without drastically altering the appearance or atmosphere of your facility.
Riot Glass® offers a wide variety of security glazing solutions for high-end and luxury retail stores. Our goal is to provide a higher level of protection for glass storefronts than anything else available on the market.
Riot Glass® is available in a variety of different compositions and strengths for retailers to choose from. You're sure to find something that can fulfill your security requirements.
If we do not have the specific framing or glass you require, we can make it in our custom manufacturing shop. Our metal artisans are world-class talents that can create the specific look and strength level needed to achieve your goals.
For storefront glass, we typically recommend access-denial glazing shields. These are virtually unbreakable and look and feel just like your standard storefront windows.
The only thing access-denial security glazing doesn't stop is bullets, but it won't break apart or diminish in strength even after being riddled with bullets. So, you can imagine how little luck a would-be intruder is going to have, smashing through it with a bat or a sledgehammer.
When a break-in or smash-and-grab attempt is met with Riot Glass®, the perpetrator is going to be very surprised when their efforts to smash your storefront glass are so effectively repelled. They're either going to move on to find an easier target or get caught by the authorities.
In situations where the authorities are delayed or preoccupied with other crimes, such as during a widespread riot, our glazing shields have been proven to keep intruders out for up to 1 hour of sustained aggressive attack.
Riot Glass offers Three Levels of Security Protection
Safety and Security Window Film
Time tested RG™ Safety and Security Window Film is a pliable polyester Mylar coating that is applied to the inside surface of your glass.
Laminated Security Glass
Riot Glass™ is an extremely robust laminated glass that features a tougher, much stiffer, and more resilient thermoplastic interlayer that outperforms regular laminated glass interlayers. You get all of the characteristics of normal glass and the protection of a formidable security barrier.
Polycarbonate Panels and Framing
ArmorPlast™ isn't glass, but a combination of acrylics, polycarbonate, and other plastics. Clear ArmorPlast™ panels are available in containment-grade, ballistic, and non-ballistic ratings.
Safety First from Day One
We ensure the installation process is minimally disruptive for you and your family. Unlike some contractors that may leave your home boarded up or without windows overnight, our team will remove and replace each glass panel individually as we go, so your existing panes will remain in place until we get to them. We do this in case we need to return the next day to complete your retrofit. Your home remains secured so that you can lock up overnight.
We promise to protect and respect your home's interior during your installation. Once we have completed the manufacturing of your windows, the installation process usually takes 1-2 days to complete.
Security Glass Retrofit for Homes
The strongest and least noticeable of these options is our security retrofit units, which replace your existing windows and door glass. High-security burglar-resistant glass makes forced entry into your home far more difficult for intruders.
Our retrofit units range in strength from laminated Riot Glass™ with our exclusive Thermoplastic interlayer to virtually unbreakable ArmorPlast™ panels.
Single or dual pane options can be custom made for your window openings, and in most cases your existing framing and hardware remain in place giving you unbreakable house windows without significantly altering aesthetics. The panels are made in our factory and installed on site with minimal inconvenience to you.
Hospitality businesses, such as hotels and restaurants, have the difficult task of protecting guests, customers, employees, and equipment from everyday threats — all without hurting the curb appeal or atmosphere of their establishments.
So, what threats do hospitality businesses face, exactly? Well, the most common risks are forced entry, burglary, smash-and-grab theft, vandalism, and rioting and looting. Other concerns are threats to personal safety like an active shooter scenario or a nearby bomb blast.
In addition to all these risks, hospitality business owners also have to worry about the possibility of storm damage (depending on where the hotel or restaurant is located).