INSTALLING SECURITY BARRIERS IN POLICE STATIONS WILL HELP PROTECT OFFICERS
POLICE STATIONS CAN HAVE RECEPTION AREA COUNTERTOP SECURITY SCREENS
counter screens ARE AVAILABLE IN POLYCARBONATE, BULLET RESISTANT GRADE, MATERIALS
More than 63,000 Australian Police Officers
The Police Federation of Australia represents just over 63,000 Australian Police Officers across the country who operate from hundreds of police stations in each State.
In September 2017 the Australian Federal Government announced $1M in funding to assist the Police Federation of Australia to promote awareness of police officers facing mental health challenges in the workplace.
A police station is a very difficult work environment to be operating in a full time employment situation. There are so many members of the public visiting these locations every day, many who are criminals or who may be aggressive physically or verbally.
This places staff safety and wellbeing very high on the priority list to ensure all offices are given adequate levels of protection at all times while still being able to communicate with the public.
Bathurst Police Station Uses Security Barriers
This scenario is so important to the Bathurst Police Station that in 2017 they installed security barriers to protect their officers. They felt that having counter security screens were particularly useful at night time where the chance of their staff dealing with members of the public who were either, intoxicated with alcohol or affected by drugs, increased dramatically.
Just taking New South Wales as an example, there are more than 21,000 employees operating from over 430 different police stations located around the state who are facing potential safety risks every day. This isn’t limited to physical attacks either as people can also be verbally abusive which can lead to staff trauma.
SAMPLES OF OUR POLICE STATION INSTALLATIONS
Here are a few examples of our police station countertop security installations that we have completed in Australia.
Chatswood Police Station had brand new countertop security barriers installed at their location using our Guardian Type 1 security screens. They considered bullet resistant options but eventually decided the threat levels for this location didn’t warrant it. You can see the before and after photos of the installation clearly demonstrates how seamless our designs are which blend into the existing interior design.
Randwick Police Station opted for our Guardian Type 2 screens which are a great solution to enable easy communication and to receive parcels or payments. Our design for this location fit perfectly and you hardly even notice the screens when you walk in.
POLICE STATION COUNTER PROTECTION SOLUTIONS
Genesis Anti Jump Barriers is an Australian owned & operated company that can custom design counter security safety screens to suit any type of police station office location.We design and manufacture our screens in Australia to specifically suit the office location & required application.
Our full length counter security screens prevent access by members of the public and use polycarbonate which is 250 times stronger than glass and far superior to plastic or other solutions. We even have bullet resistant options available. Our counter security screens have been designed in Australia to suit local use in all States of Australia.
- REMOVAL – We can remove an existing countertop security system and replace it with our polycarbonate security screen solutions.
- DESIGN – We design all our security barrier products to suit any size location, countertop or reception area.
- MANUFACTURE – Everything we do is designed and manufactured in Australian to suit local retailing types.
- EXPERIENCE – Our counter security screens are used by major Government institutions, schools, police stations because they are proven to maximise the protection for staff in a range of situations.
GUARDIAN TYPE 1
Our highest level of security safety screen design prevents a person from reaching across the counter and gaining access to staff. Voice transmission holes allow for clear communication. This is our most counter security screen for installation in police stations, correctional facilities, hospitals and other locations that require a high level of security from the public.
GUARDIAN TYPE 2
This type of screen has the same features as the Guardian Type 1 but also has a space to allow for document exchanges and other small transactions. This could include paperwork, credit cards or other small items to be received by staff. It suits a police station that is in a less vulnerable area but still provides a high level of protection.
GUARDIAN TYPE 3
The Guardian Type 3 offers the reassurance of security with the ability for general day to day transactions including a lockable pass through section for small parcels. This style of safety screen is particularly popular in post office retail stores.
This style of counter protection screen design is commonly used in locations like a TAB outlet or a service area that requires a mix of adequate levels of security while still allowing staff to freely service the public. This design has integrated communication slots an opening to allow for small parcels, credit cards etc
This more traditional style of screen is designed to have a fixed teller position that requires general transactions throughout the day. Popular with Banks and general Government departments. It is a solid design with small gaps to allow for noise transmission or small items.
BULLET RESISTANT POLICE STATION SAFETY SCREENS
HIGH STRENGTH PROTECTION SCREEN
Genesis Anti Jump Barriers can locally design and manufacture bullet resistant counter security barriers for police stations and correctional facilities where an imminent threat from ballistic assault could be expected. Our bullet resistant barriers are made out of polycarbonate that is available in a number of bullet resistant grades to suit different levels of application.
These are completely different to our normal range of safety screens as there are;
- No gaps in the screens to prevent bullets entering the designated protected space
- Made using special ISO Ballistic rated polycarbonate from global industrial supplier Bayer
A police station can improve the safety of officers and general staff by using our range of customisable bullet resistant security barriers or screens. Our bullet resistant barriers are high impact resistant with incredible surface hardness, excellent optical quality and brilliant light transmission while also being resistant to harsh chemicals. Our designs can be tailored to suit your site and decor which are appropriately matched to specific levels of threats our bullet resistant composites can provide transparent ballistic protection. Our bullet resistant materials can withstand multi-shot assault, absorbing the total impact energy without spalling. This allows for complete vision, which can be critical for an appropriate response in the event of an attack.
Our bullet resistant barriers are custom designed in Australia to ensure that staff are working in a secure and safe environment. The cost of one of our safety screen products installed across your counters is minimal compared to the psychological impact of failing to ensure there is a safe workplace of your employees.
ballistic rated barrier screen protection FOR POLICe StATIONS
POLYCARBONATE IS A SECURITY SCREEN MATERIAL THAT IS 250 TIMES STRONGER THAN GLASS
Bullet resistant protection from handguns or rifles
The Genesis Anti Jump Barriers bullet resistant products can withstand multi-shot assaults, absorbing the total impact energy without spalling, physical attacks and gunfire from weapons ranging from 9mm handguns to high powered rifles. We can use different grades of bullet resistant material depending on your location and install them into existing counter or reception areas.
An example of the material available for use is the Hygard BR1250 ballistic grade sheet which is a 1.250 ̋, 4-ply polycarbonate laminate that meets UL 752 Level 3 rating for .44 Magnum ballistic attacks, HP White TP 0500 Level lV and ASTM F 1233 Class 5. Unlike glass-clad products, this all polycarbonate laminate resists spalling or white-out after repeated high force and ballistic impacts which can help retain visibility of a threat during an attack on a police station reception area or office.
Bullet resistant barriers can be installed on existing counters
Yes, we have an in-house design team that can work closely with your shopfitting team or interior designer to incorporate our bullet resistant barrier seamlessly into your existing property. It means our barriers can be easily retro fitted to upgrade your existing staff safety mechanisms rather than replacing everything.
You can use our bullet resistant barriers in any type of property
Our anti jump barriers have been designed in Australia to suit local use in all States of Australia. Each one is custom built to suit any type of application that requires extra safety whether that is a service station, police station or even a local school reception area. Each type of barrier screen has its unique advantages and applications which are applicable to most industry sectors. Our design team can help you make the most appropriate selection.
Our Guardian 1 for example has an opening across the bottom of the safety screen to allow a staff member to accept paperwork from any position behind the counter. In comparison our Guardian 2 has a dedicated transaction slot that has a much smaller aperture although both of these anti jump barrier products have the same level of protection. Our Intermediary anti jump barrier is often used in places like banks or Government Departments with its single surface from countertop to ceiling design.
We can custom design any of our security barrier products to suit any size location, countertop or reception area by using our Australian design and manufacturing facilities.
WHAT IS A BULLET RESISTENT BARRIER MADE OUT OF?
BEWARE OF CHEAP MATERIALS LIKE PLASTIC OR ACRYLIC, WE ONLY USE BALLISTIC RATED POLYCARBONATE
250 times tougher than glass & virtually unbreakable
Our bullet resistant barriers are made out of ballistic rated polycarbonate which incredibly stronger than plastic or glass. Polycarbonate is more resilient compared to the cheaper acrylic materials sometimes used, thus making it ideal for demanding applications like bullet-resistant barriers. After many years of experience making safety barriers we chose to only produce them from high impact polycarbonate substrate which is up to 250 times tougher than glass and virtually unbreakable. Polycarbonate will not shatter and can withstand high velocity impacts from objects or people. Apart from being a much stronger material, polycarbonate is actually lighter than glass which makes it easier to be used for anti jump barrier applications from design to installation.
Beware of using plastics
Although beware – while acrylic and polycarbonate are two of the most popular clear plastics they have very different benefits. Acrylic may look ‘shinier’ & might be cheaper to buy but it can crack or shatter under impact as it is a more rigid material. Even more important to consider when getting quotes is the fact that acrylic is only about 10 times stronger than glass thus nowhere near as strong as polycarbonate. Another factor many people don’t consider is polycarbonate is highly resistant to chemicals such as petrol or acids which adds to its ability to provide protection from things other than objects.
Maximum bullet resistant protection
This is why for all our variations we only use polycarbonate substrates to ensure you receive maximum protection for you & your staff with a material that will withstand most impacts while most likely not needing to be replaced in the case of an incident occurring. Our team can ensure the framework compliments your retail bank location with choices of custom made selections from stainless steel, steel or aluminium depending on the environment it is being installed into
CAN BULLET RESISTANT BARRIERS TRANSMIT SOUND?
TALK TO VISITORS EASILY
Security barriers that enable interaction
Genesis Anti Jump Barriers can design solutions that include bullet resistant designs but still enable interactions with visitors. In the example below we installed brand new countertop screens in a police station that were layered while also including sections that would allow for conversations to be heard.
The custom made counter area also included floor to countertop protection to minimise any chance of lower level ballistic attacks. This was all done with an aesthetic that blended with the rest of the police station location but can just as easily be applied to other locations.