A new stab resistant anti-riot suit has been launched in order to effectively help protect professionals who have to deal with prison riots, public disorder, mass searches or other serious disturbances.
The types of weapons being used in these potentially high-conflict situations include knives or improvised man-made edged weapons, snooker queues, shanks made out of broken mirrors, glass or ceramic tiles, razor blades, sharpened bed or table frame legs, timber, socks filled with snooker balls, broken bottles, hypodermic needles and spikes, fire extinguishers and rocks or bricks, and so on.
Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, strongly believes the company’s new stab resistant anti-riot suit, which offers protection from blunt-force trauma as well as from edged weapons, will dramatically reduce the risk of physical injury in such incidents.
To back up his claim, Kaiser points to PPSS Group’s product demonstration video.
Kaiser says there is no biological, chemical or physical evidence even suggesting that the protective raw materials being used in the suit will degrade over a 20-year period. “This is of clear financial benefits to governments agencies, as commonly used safety equipment made out of Kevlar® would require replacing frequently,” he said.
PPSS Group has liaised with Correctional Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other serving correctional and prison officers to develop the suit, which has been tested and certified to CAST Knife Resistance Standard KR1. Available in sizes XS-4XL, the suit features body-moulded groin, shoulder, neck and limb protectors. A size large suit weighs approximately 8.5kg.
The company regularly holds open events for security professionals to view its body armor. The next event will be held in London, UK, at the Hilton Hotel Canary Wharf, on Nov. 8, 2018.