School security is a major growth market for manufacturers and developers of bulletproof products throughout the US.
Research conducted by IHS Markit indicates that demand for bulletproof products in schools in 2017 expanded the market to a $2.7 billion valuation. This data applied to an array of campus security solutions, from ballistic-resistant doors and windows to on-site metal detectors and video surveillance.
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While the sophistication of school security infrastructures has consistently improved and there is an unparalleled degree of investment to design safe learning environments, the risk of active shooters on campuses has been persistent for decades.
Various media agencies and researchers have different measurements for defining mass shootings and there is no widespread definition. The averages indicate that shootings in school environments now happen on a weekly basis.
Parents across the country are understandably frightened by this unsettling figure, and with no clear direction as to how legislators and faculties aim to solve these incidents, some parents have begun to take school security into their own hands. The demand for bulletproof products that are targeted to the ‘back-to-school’ sector is now at an all-time high.
- Demand for ballistic-resistant backpacks increased by 300% in August 2019 
- Discrete civilian body armor designed as hooded jackets now adhere to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards for ballistic resistance 
It is unfortunate that this degree of vigilance is now required by parents. Campuses and schools must solve these challenges through bulletproofing to design an environment that is physically prepared for contemporary threats.
Bulletproof Products from Armortex
Armortex is a specialist in the manufacture of bulletproof products customized for distinct end-use markets. For the school security market, Armortex understands the specialized budgetary requirements that can constrain the feasibility of implementing solutions. Armortex aims to work closely with architects to offer a cost compromise that does not limit the underlying product quality.
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The key bulletproof products from Armortex for the school security sector include ballistic-resistant windows, fiberglass panels, and doors.
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