New Keralite® SafeGuard Glass

Provides Triple-Threat Protection Against Fire, Impact, and Active Shooters.

Keralite® SafeGuard, an economical fire-protective-rated glazing product offering combined protection against fire, accidental impact, and intruders. In addition, the glass features Keralite Select’s industry-leading color and clarity qualities, ensuring safety does not come at the expense of aesthetics and views.

“As of 2016, U.S. schools were reported to have experienced more than 200 active shooter incidents, with an estimated emergency response time of four to 12 minutes. In addition, there are an estimated 4,000 school building fires each year,” says Lindsay Hampton, Keralite Product Manager for Vetrotech. “Keralite SafeGuard was created to provide peace of mind against intentional and accidental threats that are increasingly common in public spaces.”

As an intrusion barrier, Keralite SafeGuard deters or delays an active shooter to help prevent an attack or slows an attack until first responders arrive. In bullet-resistance tests, Keralite SafeGuard did not shatter. In threatening situations, this feature will protect occupants from injuries that can result from shattered glass. In the event of fire, Keralite SafeGuard contains smoke and flames, allowing more time for occupants to escape.

Along with standard accidental impact tests under CPSC 16CFR Part 1201, Vetrotech tested Keralite SafeGuard in simulations designed to mimic attacks in which an intruder is attempting to gain access to a building. Additional testing showed the glass could withstand the impact of a 300-pound person.

To preserve appearances and views, Keralite SafeGuard has a 97.1 (out of 100) colour rendering index and the lowest haze value of any fire-rated glass ceramic in its class, providing unprecedented clarity and aesthetics.

Keralite SafeGuard is available with fire ratings up to three hours. It has a sound transmission rating of 37.

The ceramic glazes into standard fire door and window frames, and can be used in new construction as well as retrofit applications. Window widths and heights can be specified up to 95-3/8 inches; non-temperature-rise door glass up to 46-1/2 inches by 78 inches, and temperature-rise door glass up to 10 inches by 33 inches.

“We set out to create a glazing product that delivers the best combination of fire and impact protection, and Keralite SafeGuard does just that,” says Sean Ross, Testing and Certification Manager for Vetrotech. “SafeGuard allows schools and other buildings to meet the needs of multiple dangers—fire, intruders, and accidental impacts—without settling for solid doors.”

Keralite® SafeGuard is a laminated and filmed fire-rated glass ceramic product that offers combined fire, impact, ballistic and intrusion protection. Buildings with Keralite® SafeGuard installed provide a safe-zone for occupants, protecting against the deadly effects of active shooters, intruders. Keralite® SafeGuard offers ballistic protection – This Product is not intended to stop a bullet ... but to prevent glass shattering and slow forced entry upon bullet impact.

Un-Compromised life safety and physical security are need against the triple threats of fire, accidental impact and domestic terror. Precious seconds can be the difference between life and death. KeraLite® SafeGuard is the only fire, ballistic and intrusion resistant glass ceramic available on the market today.

  1. High occupancy commerce: malls, sports, financial.
  2. Educational: Private and Public Schools -Primary (JK and SK), Junior (Grades 1 through 8), High Schools, Colleges and University
  3. Government: Federal, State, Provincial, military, transportation.
  4. Healthcare: Hospitals, mental health, pharmaceutical control.
  5. Houses of Worship.
  6. Detention facilities.
  7. Museums.

Provides to 2-4 minutes incident response time

Fire-rated from 20 minutes to 3 hours

Glazes into standard fire doors and fire window frames

Ideal for New buildings and retrofits

Safety Glass Meets: CGSB 12.1-2017, CPSC 16 CFR part 1201, Category I & II, and ANSI 97.1

KeraLite® SafeGuard

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