'We must be proactive in creating safe havens for individuals,' said Jeffrey Isquith, CEO of Ballistic Furniture Systems.
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 30, 2015
Ballistic Furniture Systems, Inc. (BFS), the premier manufacturer of ballistic barrier protection for the public space, announced the introduction of their newest product for theater security. Amulet™ Ballistic Barriers Retrofit ‘T’ Kits provide protection in cinema, theater and auditorium seating. This product acts as a bullet-resistant shield designed to protect individuals during an active shooter event.
Since the 2012 Century 16 shooting in Aurora, Colorado,* BFS has been working with seating manufacturers and theater owners to create a product to increase safety by protecting patrons of movie theaters and performance centers from unexpected gun violence.
Amulet™ Ballistic Barriers ‘T’ Kits are easily installed into the backs of theater seating to create bullet-resistant spaces from multiple shots fired from the front or back of the theater. These barriers can be incorporated during seat manufacturing, or applied as a 'retrofit' to existing seating without having to replace entire banks of theater seats.
“Theaters, churches, schools and other gathering places are all vulnerable to acts of terrorism and threats from active shooters,” said Jeffrey Isquith, CEO of Ballistic Furniture Systems. “We must be proactive in creating safe havens for individuals.”
Amulet™ Ballistic Barriers ‘T’ Kits work in conjunction with typical human behavioral response to unexpected gunfire: to duck and cover or hide behind a barrier. Because it is installed within existing structures and seating, Amulet™ Ballistic Barriers are a passive, hidden solution that does not detract from the enjoyment of the theatre experience. This new solution is economical and efficient, and can be integrated into a comprehensive security system, like those outlined in USA Today and the LA Times.
Inclusion of safety measures like Amulet™ Ballistic Barriers may also help offset the significant increase in liability insurance costs many theater owners could soon face as a result of pending litigation.**
About Ballistic Furniture Systems
Established in 2011, Ballistic Furniture Systems, Inc. (BFS) is an award-winning manufacturer of ballistic protection for public spaces. The company offers varying levels of ballistic protection; Amulet I, II, III, as well as ‘E’ and ‘T’ Kits for upfitting existing furniture systems. BFS received a 2015 Gold Govies Award for Life and Fire Safety from the security industry for its breakout new ballistic barrier technology to federal, military and commercial workplaces. All materials are bullet resistant and manufactured in the USA. For more information, please go to http://www.amuletbb.com.
*The New York Times, July 21, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/shooting-at-colorado-theater-showing-batman-movie.html?_r=0
**The Denver Post, April 2, 2015, http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27838559/aurora-theater-shooting-suits-against-cinemark-set-july