Smartgard® Detention Products
is Containment Grade Glass?
A Containment Grade GCP or "Glass Clad Polycarbonate" is used in environments where
glazing is required to resist penetration for an extended period of time while still allowing at least limited visibility.
Unlike ballistic laminates, which are designed to defeat single to multiple projectiles, containment grade products defend against sustained, premeditated attacks executed by one or multiple attackers.
The laminates are designed and constructed
with the assumption that the attacker has experience with transparent security glazings and plans to use multiple weapon types.
The following chart identifies just a small portion of containment barrier testing:
|Catagory||Effect on Barrier||Weapon Type||Min. Impacts|
|Blunt Impact||Break and Deform||12lb. Sledge||3|
|Blunt Impact||Break and Deform||120lb. Ram||1|
|Blunt Impact||Break and Deform||4" Dia Pipe||1|
|Sharp Impact||Notch Shave and Puncture||Wood Chisel||3|
|Sharp Impact||Notch Shave and Puncture||12 IN. Hacksaw||1|
|Sharp Impact||Notch Shave and Puncture||Fire Axe||2|
|Sharp Impact||Notch Shave and Puncture||Wood Splitting Maul||2|
|Thermal Stress||-80°f to 6300°f||CO2 Extinguisher||3|
|Thermal Stress||-80°f to 6300°f||Propane Torch||3|
|Thermal Stress||-80°f to 6300°f||Acetylene Torch||3|
|Ballistic Impact||Puncture and Spall||.38 Special||As Required|
|Ballistic Impact||Puncture and Spall||9mm Luger||As Required|
|Ballistic Impact||Puncture and Spall||.44 Mag||As Required|
|Ballistic Impact||Puncture and Spall||7.62x51mm||As Required|
|Chemical Deterioration||Dissolve and Soften||Gasoline||As Required|
|Chemical Deterioration||Dissolve and Soften||Winshield Washer||As Required|
|Chemical Deterioration||Dissolve and Soften||Acetone||As Required|