FILTI SHOOTER ATTACK TESTING

On average in the US there is an active shooter every other week.

The FILTI Shooter Attack Certification Testing is done by simulating the real actions of an Active Shooter.

FILTI’s independent, rigorous testing process for shooter attacks are based on real life data and analytics. The goal is to slow down attackers, giving the people inside more time to react, and emergency response teams more time to arrive at the scene and defuse the situation.

Developed by subject matter experts in the field, this test will examine the effects on your glass/film when put through the simulated actions of an Active Shooter Event. This includes shooting the specimen, and then hitting the specimen with set amounts of force.

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WHAT IS A SHOOTER ATTACK TEST?

In a FILTI Shooter Attack Test, the glass is shot 10 times with an AR15 .223 round and then hit with a 100 lbs. ram at a minimal force of 50-foot pounds.  After being shot the glass is struck minimally two (2) times at 50-foot pounds of force by the ram and must stay together. If the ram penetrates the glass before the completion of the two hits it is considered a failure. This test is completed by FILTI and observed by UL. 

Other companies utilize timed tests where they throw bricks or hit the glass with hammers or other objects. This is not ideal as these objects are not commonly used in an active shooter scenario. The other major concern is that there is no measurable amount of force being used after it has been shot. This can cause a false sense of security and open the customer to liability if an attacker gets through in less time than tested.

PART ONE OF THE SHOOTER ATTACK TEST

During the first step of the rigorous FILTI Shooter Attack Test, the glass is shot ten times from an AR15 .223

PART TWO OF THE SHOOTER ATTACK TEST

After being shot, the glass is struck minimally two times at 50-foot pounds of force by the ram and must stay together.