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Preparation is the key to success—and survival. And as the famous quote goes: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. It is important to stay prepared to face anything, including threats and unpredictable situations.

For people working in security-related fields, such as security guards, military personnel, law enforcement officers, and even covert couriers transporting large sums of cash, preparation must not be overlooked. This involves acquiring new skills, gaining more knowledge, constant training, and having the right equipment to keep you, your client, and everyone else around you safe. 

According to the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) 2018 statistics, 106 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents. Of these, 55 officers died as a result of felonious acts. Firearms were the leading cause of death for 51 of the 55 victim officers. 

A single stray bullet can be deadly. How can security officers protect the people if they can’t even protect themselves?  This is why they need personal protective products and gear. 

The use of personal protective equipment or clothing can draw the line between life and death. 

Hard Shell offers complete solutions for personal protection, including body armour (both overt and covert style), ballistic helmets, hard armour inserts, bomb disposal suit, and other ballistic protection products, to meet the varying operational requirements of their clients. All of their products are designed and manufactured under a stringent accredited quality control system. 

Different situations call for different defence solutions. So what type of personal protection is right for a security officer? Here are some of the available Hard Shell personal protective equipment:

Body Armour 

Body armour is generally defined as an item of protective clothing designed to absorb or deflect physical attacks. It is a necessity for those who work in the security forces. The proper use of the right type of body armour can prevent risks and save one’s life. 

Hard Shell manufactures different types of body armour made from high-quality materials. Each type and model exhibits a unique set of features, performance level, and degree of protection. Clients can select from sturdy military vests to covert armour designed to be worn as an undergarment to provide protection in a discreet manner.   

With a wide range of superior quality bulletproof vests, Hard Shell guarantees maximum protection from different levels of threat. They have full-body armour, soft armour, plate carriers, ballistic float vest, multi-purpose vests, and even bullet-resistant vests specifically designed for kids. Choosing the right body armour is important to maximise its benefits and provide confidence even when immersed in a high-risk environment.

Hard Armour Plates 

A hard armour plate or panel is specially engineered to provide an extra layer of protection against high-powered firearms. It can be used to reinforce soft armours or as stand-alone inserts most commonly worn by combat soldiers, tactical units, and rescue teams. 

Hard Shell promotes their Rhino series with panels made of either ceramic-based hybrid composite or high-performance polyethylene. These materials are both lightweight but can effectively absorb heavy ballistic impact. The panels have black PU coated fabric, making it flexible while maintaining comfort, more durable against extreme conditions, and perfect for any threat level. 

Ballistic Helmet

Helmets are one of the examples of personal protective equipment that can be traced back to ancient history. Its design and features have evolved as a result of the changes in combat situations and the advancement of weapons. Modern ballistic helmets are designed to improve ballistics protection and shield the head from shrapnel and fragments, concussive shock from explosions, and firearm rounds. 

Hard Shell ballistic helmets provide Level IIIA protection under NIJ standard 0106.01 and fully comply with the V50 Ballistic Test for Armor. These helmets are lightweight but guarantee the same high performance for ultimate safety, comfort, and protection. The following are Hard Shell’s featured ballistic helmets:

  • Ballistic Visor
  • Special Forces Helmet
  • Advanced Special Forces Helmet
  • Ballistic Helmet – MICH Helmet
  • PASGT Helmet
  • Ultra Lightweight Ballistic Helmet

Tactical Gear

Hard Shell offers a variety of tactical gear selections to cater to their clients’ diverse requirements. These can be customised and are designed for both professional and personal use.

  • Tactical Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Military Boots
  • Military Hats
  • Tactical T-shirts
  • Tactical Uniform
  • Tactical Vest
  • Tactical Carrier – MRAP (Multi-Response Armored Platform)
  • Tac-Pac (MRAP with backpack)
  • Tactical Backpack Rucksack 70LTR

Anti-Riot Equipment

Riots, demonstrations, and protests are not uncommon in news reports around the world. There are peaceful demonstrations and there are protests that turn into mob violence. Security officers who perform riot control are at great risks of close-range fighting and objects can be hurled at them. To protect themselves, riot police or military personnel wear protective equipment to suppress and control the crowd. 

Hard Shell both designs and produces their own high-calibre crowd control equipment such as the anti-riot shield. It provides military and law enforcement personnel with an effective non-lethal crowd control solution. The shield is engineered from lightweight and shatterproof polycarbonate.  It ensures absolute resistance and protection from impact, violence, stones, iron marbles, and birdshot.

When situations get out of hand, it is important that officers wear the right personal protection. Hard Shell also supplies riot helmets, riot suits, batons, and other anti-riot gear and accessories.

Industrial Safety Products: PPE

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) has helped enhance the standards of personal safety for workers in different industries. It’s designed to protect the user from injury or infection and various occupational hazards, including physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, airborne particulate matter, and biohazards.

Hard Shell industrial safety products include:

  • Coveralls
  • Industrial Clothing
  • Safety Gloves
  • Safety Helmets
  • Safety Harness

With preparation and the right combination of protective equipment, personal safety will not be jeopardised. Hard Shell continues to raise its standards while maintaining a highly invested relationship with its people and clients. 

Stay on top of your safety needs. Call them at +971506339794 or send an email to enquiry@hardshell.ae today! 

1 Comment

  • Joseph
    Posted June 12, 2020 6:51 pm 0Likes

    Hello,
    My name is Joseph Chukwuma from Nigeria. I am security personnel.
    Please how can I get free certified security training from u guys especially in the aspect of defensive driving and VIP security. will really appreciate it if there is any offer for me.

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