Ross Technology’s Architectural Security Windows and Doors, have been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program.

While we live in a world of complex security threats, it’s reassuring to know there’s an ever-growing supply of products being developed and manufactured to provide advanced protection.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, there has been over a nine-fold increase in the number of deaths from terrorism, rising from 3,329 in 2000 to 32,685 in 2014.

Architectural security windows, doors, louvers and escape hatches are no exception to this trend and are playing a greater role in securing building envelopes for government, commercial and residential properties each year.

Available in a wide range of materials and configurations to resist an equally wide range of blast, ballistic and forced-entry attacks.

Ross High Security Door_DOS_ 5 or 15 Min. FE

Ross High Security Door_DOS_ 5 or 15 Min. FE

Ross Technology, a leading manufacturer of architectural and perimeter security products, has provided safe environments for people to travel, shop, eat and work for more than 50 years.

The company has worked on hundreds of U.S. embassies, consulates and a multitude of international government and commercial projects on six different continents.

Ross applies decades of experience to design, test and manufacture advanced physical security solutions for high-risk facilities.

Ross has been the incumbent Government Provided Equipment (GPE) contract holder by the U.S. Department of State to supply for Forced-Entry/Ballistic Resistant (FE/BR) windows since 2005, and throughout that time has provided products to over 50 embassies and consulates.

Mark Heberlein Manager, Security Products Group at Ross Technology Corp

Mark Heberlein, Manager, Security Products Group at Ross Technology Corp

In addition to supplying FE/BR windows, Ross is now trusted to provide FE/BR doors as part of a new U.S. DOS government contract.

Mark Heberlein, Ross Technology’s Architectural Security Product Manager, recognizes the magnitude of the GPE Award.

“We’ve worked very hard to provide the highest quality products and service to the Department of State over the past 12 years. It speaks volumes that, in addition to awarding us the window contract again, they’ve entrusted us to fulfill the requirement for the doors as well.”

Ross Architectural Security Windows and Doors are tested to the U.S. Department of State threat mitigation standards.

Architectural Security Products

Fenestration products designed to defend against smash and grab attacks or handguns do not offer adequate protection for advanced threats.

Engineered and tested to meet Department of State, UL 752, NIJ III and other rigorous industry standards, Ross Technology’s line of Architectural Security products are designed to resist mob-level forced entry attacks, rifle-level ballistic threats, high-blast loads and combined threat scenarios.

(Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance (FE/BR) Testing of Ross’s security windows. Tested to withstand rifle-level ballistics and 5 or 15 minutes of forced entry attack to US Dept of State test methods. Courtesy of Ross Technology and YouTube)

Ross’s Architectural Security Products include:

High Security Doors – DOS 5/15 Minute FE/BR

  • DOS certified steel systems tested to withstand 5 or 15 minutes of simulated “mob” attack. 15 minute models are also certified for rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Hardware includes automatic multi-point or two manually thrown locks for exceptional strength and durability.
  • Options consist of various single or double leaf configurations and vision or opaque panels.
High Security Doors – DOS 5/15 Minute FE/BR

High Security Doors – DOS 5/15 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Security Doors – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR & Fire

  • DOS certified steel systems tested to withstand 60 minutes of simulated ”mob” attack and rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Door leaves are opaque and include three manually thrown locks for exceptional strength and durability.
  • Options consist of various single or double leaf configurations and a 180 minute UL fire rating.
High Security Doors – DOS 5/15 Minute FE/BR

High Security Doors – DOS 5/15 Minute FE/BR

Aluminum Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast

  • DOS certified to withstand 5 or 15 minutes of simulated “mob” attack.
  • 15 minute models are also certified for rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Both models are available as non-operable systems with optional deal trays and engineered blast load ratings up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond.
Aluminum Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast as installed at the Helsinki Innovation Center

Aluminum Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast as installed at the Helsinki Innovation Center

Aluminum Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast

  • Tested to withstand rifle-level ballistic threats for UL 752 levels 5 and 8, NIJ III and 7.62 x 39 rounds.
  • Available as non-operable systems with optional deal trays and engineered blast load ratings up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond.
Aluminum Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast as installed in International Chancery

Aluminum Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast as installed in International Chancery

Steel Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast

  • DOS certified to withstand 5 or 15 minutes of simulated “mob” attack.
  • 15 minute models are also certified for rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Both models are available as non-operable systems with optional deal trays and engineered blast load ratings up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond.
Steel Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast

Steel Windows – DOS FE/BR & Blast

Steel Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast

Tested to withstand rifle-level ballistic threats for UL 752 levels 5 and 8, NIJ III and 7.62 x 39 rounds. Available as non-operable systems with optional deal trays and engineered blast load ratings up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond.

Steel Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast

Steel Windows – UL752/NIJ3 BR & Blast

Maximum Security Louvers – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

  • DOS certified steel design tested to withstand 60 minutes of simulated ”mob” attack and rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Chevron slats provide airflow for equipment and rain shedding properties.
Maximum Security Louvers – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Security Louvers – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Roof/Escape Security Sliding Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

  • DOS certified steel design tested to withstand 60 minutes of simulated ”mob” attack and rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Sliding hatch configuration requires minimal vertical clearance for operation.
Maximum Roof/Escape Security Sliding Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Roof/Escape Security Sliding Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Security Roof/Escape Hinged Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

  • DOS certified steel design tested to withstand 60 minutes of simulated ”mob” attack and rifle-level ballistic rounds.
  • Hinged hatch configuration maximizes clear opening space for egress.
Maximum Security Roof/Escape Hinged Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Maximum Security Roof/Escape Hinged Hatch – DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

Advanced Solutions for Elevated Threat Conditions

As radical criminals and organized terrorists grow in numbers and dedication to their cause, one thing remains clear- not only are attacks becoming more frequent, they are also becoming increasingly violent in hopes of maximizing destruction.

This reinforces the importance of incorporating preventative measures and products that are engineered and tested to the industry’s highest standards.

These products integrate high-level FE/BR and blast-resistant protection while meeting increasingly stringent requirements for aesthetics, functionality and environmental stewardship.

Ross engineers work closely with design professionals to ensure product designs comply with mainstay architectural principles, while staying within the bounds of the products’ tested conditions and materials.

They also provide early design assistance, which allows design professionals to create custom solutions and proper bidding documents before a building design is finalized and sent to bid.

Products are tested under simulated “mob” attack scenarios to ensure protection against a variety of threats.

(Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance (FE/BR) Testing of Ross’s security doors. Tested to withstand rifle-level ballistics and 5, 15 or 60 minutes of forced entry attack to US Dept of State test methods. Courtesy of Ross Technology and YouTube)

Depending upon the level of threat, a range of resistance is available to ward off attackers for approximately 5, 15 and 60 minutes.

Additionally, products are tested to withstand 5.56 M193, 5.56 M855 and 7.62 M80 ballistic rounds. Some products can be engineered to resist blast loads up to 40 psi/300psi-ms and beyond.

Ross Technology Architectural Security Products in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Ross Technology’s FE/BR windows and doors will be competing against the industries leading providers of innovative Government Security Programs.

2017 ‘ASTORS’ Winners will be honored at the ‘American Security Expo 2017’ to be held November 8-9, 2017, in the Meadowlands Exposition Center, at the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon which will take place the afternoon of November 8, 2017.

The full two-day conference & exhibit venue in the New York City area, will include full schedule of conference meetings and speakers – plus an Unmanned Security, Robotics & Drone Exhibition Arena, Hiring Event & Education Opportunities.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to the Ross Architectural Security on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more about Ross Technology’s diverse line of physical security and public safety solutions that protect people, property & products in a wide range of applications, including antiterrorism/force protection, please visit the companies website at www.rosstechnology.com