With a rising focus on building security and employee safety, it should come as no surprise that there’s an increase in demand for bullet-resistant barriers. Bandit barriers, in particular, are barriers that physically separate the area in front of a counter to provide a secure space for protecting employees and other valuables. When utilized at a bank or convenience store, for example, a bandit barrier prevents would-be criminals from reaching behind the counter and protects those behind the barrier from active shooters. The physical presence of these barriers is often enough to deter crime, making this a desirable security feature that all commercial contractors should be familiar with.
Rather than being limited to areas of high crime, these barriers are also sought out for university and government projects, thanks to Homeland Security grants which can help to offset the costs. Frequently used as a transaction window or teller window, bandit barriers are found in a variety of industries, including:
- Financial institutions (banks, credit unions)
- Government facilities (local, state, and federal)
- Healthcare (pharmacies, emergency rooms)
- Higher education
- Correctional facilities
- Police departments
- Retail (jewelry stores, convenience stores, fuel centers, etc)
The advantages for contractors offering bandit barriers are clear:
- Demand is rising
- Little competition among installers
- Design can be challenging, but installation is easy
- Adds a profit center without adding expenses
Taking time to connect with a bulletproof company and drawing on their expertise means adding an impressive profit center to your business without any risk: all the components and materials can be purchased prefabricated, with the design cost absorbed by the end-user.
Technical Specifications and Accessories
We offer custom systems in a variety of protection levels, ranging from UL levels 1-8. Depending on the system selected, you’ll find the following options:
Level 1: Uncoated Acrylic, Coated Acrylic, Laminated Polycarbonate, Glass Clad Polycarbonate
Level 2: Uncoated Acrylic, Coated Acrylic, Laminated Polycarbonate, Glass Clad Polycarbonate
Level 3: Laminated Polycarbonate, Glass Clad Polycarbonate
Levels 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8: Glass Clad Polycarbonate
Each system can be customized to fit the existing space, with baffle and arch window systems being especially popular with banks. Using acrylic, these systems allow for excellent light transmission and broad, clear sight lines, creating a physical barrier without sacrificing the customer experience. When combined with various accessories, these systems ensure that day-to-day tasks are uninterrupted.
Accessory options include:
- Voice ports for clear communication
- Deal trays for passing money or documents
- Package passers for the hand-off of larger items
Bullet-Resistant Bandit Barriers From Bullet Guard
With over 40 years of industry experience, we know how to build a system that truly feels secure, and our experienced team is ready to custom build the best bandit barrier solution for your project. To learn more about how we can meet your specific needs, view our Bandit Barrier Catalog or contact us to get started with a quote.