Entryways and windows to buildings have become a hot topic in preventing an active shooter to gain access into a building. Communities and cities understand that their schools, universities, hospitals, malls and public buildings are very vulnerable. Security doors alone do not protect against outside intruders gaining access and shooting through windows adjacent to egress points as was the case at Sandy Hook CT in 2012.
Replacing every door and window with ballistic materials can become cost prohibitive and that is why the RetroWAL™ forced entry and active shooter deterrence window retrofit system was created. Where a storefront and entryway window replacement can cost perhaps $25,000 per opening and take days to install, our system costs 75% less and installs in hours.
Window lites reinforced with a laminated composite is rigidly attached to the inside of the existing window preventing intruders from gaining access to the building. Our basic RetroWAL™ forced entry and active shooter deterrence window retrofit system does not use ballistic glass so bullets will travel through, however, no person will be able to break through the glass which will allow authorities to respond and prevent active shooter situations entirely.
RetroWAL™ is most valuable in soft targets where firearms and police presence is minimal. Funding for these projects are available though the Department of Homeland Security and the National Threat Assessment Center.