Based on a comprehensive understanding of today’s most realistic threats faced by homeland and private security professionals, PPSS Group has announced an official replacement for its highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant body armour.
The firm’s product video (below), featuring the CEO Robert Kaiser being beaten and stabbed wearing the body armour is widely regarded as ‘physical evidence’ of its precise performance level and quality.
Robert Kaiser said, “Following years of relentless R&D we have concluded that Polycarbonate as a raw material is, or at some point will no longer be good enough. Its lack of certified spike protection resulted in it becoming ‘morally’ very difficult for us. We learned to accept that improved protection from knives, machetes, razor blades, shanks and indeed spikes was needed.
“We concluded that carbon fibre composites are the only real reliable and forward-thinking solution. Carbon fibre is enabling us to offer truly superior levels of stab protection alongside substantial weight reduction, lower thickness, and finally also fully certified spike protection. This at no extra cost.”
According to Mr Kaiser, certified spike protection is crucial, especially to correctional and prison officers who face some of the cruellest makeshift weapons, such as shanks and spikes daily.
Spike protection has now also become of equal importance to private security professionals, simply due to the type of weapons appearing on the streets in recent years.
Comparing the new range with the company’s highly successful polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests, the new body armour is even lighter, thinner, more effective and more functional.
The new body armour reaches the following certified performance Levels: CAST KR1/SP1 Stab & Spike – (CAST Body Armour Standard 2017); NIJ Level 1 Stab & Spike – (NIJ Standard 0115.01); VPAM K1 Stab & Spike – (VPAM KDIW 2004 – Edition 18.05.2011); VPAM I1 ‘Needle Protection’ – (VPAM KDIW 2004 – Edition 18.05.2011); and VPAM W1 ‘Impact Protection’ – (VPAM KDIW 2004 – Edition 18.05.2011).
Over the past 10 years, PPSS Group’s body armour has been offering the most reliable levels of protection for security professionals and law enforcement, prison, immigration, and customs officers worldwide.