A new line of bullet- and blast-resistant furniture designed to shield travelers in the event of an act of violence in public spaces was announced by Arconas, a designer and manufacturer of furniture for airports and public spaces, which has teamed with Amulet Ballistic to seamlessly integrate Amulet’s bullet-absorbing technology into airport seating.
The “invisible” barrier technology is integrated during the manufacturing process and designed to protect people from gunfire or explosive devices without affecting the design, appearance or comfort of the airport seating.
“Unfortunately, acts of violence in the public space have become an all too common occurrence around the globe,” said Jeffrey Isquith, president and CEO of Arizona-based Amulet Ballistic Barriers. “Our number one goal is to save lives, and this technology adds a critical layer of protection for the public. Amulet is a 21st Century solution to saving lives and reducing injuries to innocent people.”
“I am also very proud of the exceptional level of collaboration demonstrated between the US-based Amulet technology team and our Canadian alliance partner Arconas. The desire to protect life in the public space is truly universal,” Isquith said.
“As the leading designer and manufacturer of furniture for airports and public spaces, Arconas is constantly striving to develop design innovations that are human-focused and meet changing market demands,” said Dan Nussbaum, Arconas president. “There is demand for this technology, not only in airports, but also in public spaces throughout the world.”