Utah Company Announces Solution for Classroom Security
CENTERVILLE, UTAH, August 8, 2013 – International Armoring Corporation (IAC), the world leader in passenger vehicle armoring, announced today a new solution to the concern over school and classroom security. Incorporating the same technology used for over 20 years to protect Presidents, Head-of-State, Business executives and even the Pope against armored assailants, IAC has developed ballistic white boards and wall panels to protect students in the classroom. Known as Safeboards™, these bullet-resistant “walls” are concealed and discreet whiteboards and bulletin boards until an intruder threatens the students/teachers safety. Once an intruder alarm is sounded, teachers and students can quickly (within 10-15 seconds) be fully concealed and secure behind a sealed Safeboard™ wall
The idea behind Safeboard™ came from school administrators looking to IAC for a viable solution to classroom security. The Safeboard™ is designed to protect against virtually every weapon that can be mounted to the shoulder. Safeboard™ incorporates the Armormax® technology, an armoring material developed by IAC that has been independently certified by U.S. Government testing laboratories. Safeboard™ is designed with functionality and cost in mind. Prices range from $1,850 to $5,950 per classroom (plus installation, one time cost) or approximately $60 – $200 per student. Once installed, Safeboard™, will benefit students for the life of the school. Safeboard™ is Patent Pending.
Andrew Burton, VP of Development at IAC said “Like our armored vehicles, Safeboard™ is designed to a provide peace of mind. With Safeboard™ this is especially true to the parents of the students and the teachers who are entrusted with their children”. He further stated that “Safeboard™ was designed to be a functional classroom tool (whiteboard, bulletin board, shelves, etc.) and appear as part of the classroom. All this while being a cost effective security solution for all schools”
About International Armoring Corporation (IAC) Founded in Ogden, Utah in 1993 IAC now has numerous manufacturing and service facilities around the world. IAC has built over 8,000 armored passenger vehicles – shipped to over 50 different countries, including 41 different foreign presidents and heads of state. Governments, subcontractors, militaries, international corporations, religious leaders (including the Pope), celebrities, vehicle manufacturers, and other individuals use IAC vehicles. IAC is the originator and designer of high tech fibers (“ARMORMAX®”) used in the armoring of passenger vehicles. ARMORMAX® reduces added armor weight by 40 – 60%. IAC has been featured in over 200 media stories including Discovery and History Channel, CNBC, Time Magazine, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal. The armored vehicles currently being produced by IAC are able to defeat up to high power rifle fire as well as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
For further information please contact Andrew Burton at 801-393-1075.