Armor Stories

When you create technology this revolutionary, people notice. Here you’ll find the latest articles, blog posts, and new stories about Hardwire armor.

Hardwire Ballistic Window Inserts Stay Perfectly Intact During Full Airbag Deployment Crash

(image: abc7 NY) Three police officers racing to the scene of a dispute between a knife-wielding tenant and his landlord struck a utility pole with their Hardwire armored patrol car. Even through the high speed crash, Hardwire's Ballistic Window Inserts and Door Armor Panels stayed tightly in place and intact...

Philly PD unveils Hardwire's Bulletproof Windows and Door Armor on Patrol Cars

Hardwire's vehicle armor products are now protecting yet another major city with their innovative design and superior technology derived from advanced military applications. Click the video above to see more. 

Made On Delmarva: Hardwire

  Hardwire's feature on 47 ABC's Made On Delmarva POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - A little bit of protection in the right place, can help subtract bullets from the equation.  

Maryland State Police to pilot “B-Kit” Door Armor

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, June 5, 2017 – Together with Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, Hardwire, LLC announces that its Police Vehicle “B-Kit” Door Armor is being piloted by the Maryland State Police.   Hardwire’s "B-Kit” Door Armor was originally developed as a spin-off of military...

MSP, Hardwire Eye Pilot Program On Vehicle Door Armor

BERLIN – The Maryland State Police (MSP) has entered into a pilot program with Hardwire LLC to use the company’s Police Vehicle B-Kit door armor on a select number of police vehicles.

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan, MSP Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi and Hardwire announced that some state police vehicles will be outfitted with bulletproof panels made in Pocomoke.

This will be the latest venture for the Pocomoke-based company, which manufactures protective gear for various agencies around the country.

Emily Tunis, president of Hardwire, said the door armor provides discrete exterior protection for state troopers.

Pocomoke's Hardwire creates ballistic armor for state police vehicles

A pilot program between the Maryland State Police and a Pocomoke City armor manufacturer is aiming to provide another layer of protection for state troopers.

Hardwire LLC, in conjunction with Gov. Larry Hogan and the state police, announced Monday, June 5 a pilot initiative to test its “Police Vehicle ‘B-Kit’ Door Armor,” on state law enforcement vehicles.

NYPD, mayor show off bulletproof glass for patrol cars

Article taken from: amny.com   The NYPD convened Tuesday what the commissioner called a “show and tell” of bullet-resistant glass and doors to be installed on more than 3,800 patrol vehicles. The bullet-resistant doors will be installed by the end of the year; the windows by the first half of...

NYPD to install bulletproof windows in all patrol cars

Article taken from nypost.com    Image: Chad Rachman   The de Blasio administration is planning to spend $10.4 million to outfit all NYPD patrol cars with bullet-resistant window inserts, according to City Hall officials. The plan is expected to be announced Tuesday when Mayor de Blasio unveils an $84.7 billion...

2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing

  Hardwire, LLC recognized as Champion of Manufacturing in the State of Maryland. George Tunis exemplifies "Increasing Growth Through Visionary Leadership" as George started Hardwire in 2000. For years, Hardwire focused on military vehicle protection, but George saw new opportunities, and expanded to protective systems for law enforcement and civilians....

Q&A With George Tunis: Hardwire Founder Talks About How Company ‘Global In Reach’ Aims To Enhance Human Survivability

POCOMOKE — When Hardwire LLC founder George Tunis watches tragic events on the evening news, his hearts sinks like everyone else’s, but his mind goes right to work. Horrific events in our often violent world have inspired Tunis to develop products that have saved countless lives and may end up saving countless more. Hardwire’s massive manufacturing facility sits on the banks of the Pocomoke River in southern Worcester County and is the home base for the growing defense company that creates armor for everything from the military Hum-V’s on the front lines of war in the Middle East to the bulletproof whiteboards found in classrooms all over the globe.

Yet, for a guy who spends a lot of time dealing with classified information and projects, Tunis opened up to The Dispatch in a rare sit down about how homegrown innovation could help put a stop to some of the senseless violence we see in our world.

Transparent Armor Window Insert - NIJ 3A Ballistic Protection

This custom-designed piece of transparent armor seamlessly covers an existing window in a police car door, providing ballistic protection for the officer inside. Ballistic Protection Level: Certified to NIJ Level 3A (NIJ 0108.01); protects against handgun and shotgun ammunition up to .44 magnum. Provides protection for the officer’s head and neck, especially in his blind spot where a perpetrator could approach the vehicle.

Clear Coverage

Hardwire LLC has long been in the business of armoring vehicles for the U.S. armed forces abroad, and as a natural revolution has developed armor products for American law enforcement. But it was the Brooklyn ambush of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their cruiser last year that inspired CEO George Tunis and his partners to develop the company's newest ballistic product, the Transparent Armor Window Insert.