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Hardwire & Assateague Island Alliance Donate to Assateague Island National Park Rangers

Hardwire & Assateague Island Alliance Donate to Assateague Island National Park Rangers

OCEAN CITY, MD- With a partnership between Hardwire, LLC and Assateague Island Alliance (AIA), the National Park Service (NPS) will have an additional layer of bulletproof protection when on duty.   On Monday 9th, the NPS Rangers received 18 Bulletproof Clipboards from AIA via a donation from Hardwire. These clipboards...

Body Armor: Lightweight & More Protection

Body Armor: Lightweight & More Protection

Hardwire was featured in Officer Brendan Rodela's article in the LET Magazine this month for our lightweight hard armor plates. Rodela specifically wrote about our Standard Multi Curve Plate that weights only 3.05 lbs. and are NIJ certified at Level III. At Hardwire, we are proud to see leaders in law enforcement...

Hardwire Provides Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police with Boat Armor

Hardwire Provides Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police with Boat Armor

Pocomoke, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police will be safer on the water with their new ballistic boat armor to protect them. Hardwire designed and provided the boat team with a shield, transparent armor wind screen, and stationary center console panel. Hardwire custom designed the armor to...

WATCH FOX46 WJZY: Bulletproof products advertised to stop an AR-15 are put to the test

WATCH FOX46 WJZY: Bulletproof products advertised to stop an AR-15 are put to the test

JULIAN, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - FOX 46 is putting armor advertised to stop an AR-15 to the test. The station planned a follow-up to our previous test on Friday, May 18. What we didn't plan was for a gunman to walk into a Texas high school killing 10 people that same day. ...

Keeping Schools Safe: Special Report Police Magazine

Special Report: Keeping Schools Safe from Police Magazine. Building Police-School Relationships POLICE Survey: How Would You Make Schools Safer? You Have to Go In Crowd Control Tactical Medical Response Staging a School Shooting Response Drill Download the Special Report now.

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

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 Vehicle Armor

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

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

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

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

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...

WATCH: Mayor De Blasio & Police Commissioner O’Neill Update New Yorkers From NYPD Firearms & Tactics Range In The Bronx

WATCH: Mayor De Blasio & Police Commissioner O’Neill Update New Yorkers From NYPD Firearms & Tactics Range In The Bronx

http://nypdnews.com/2017/01/watch-mayor-de-blasio-police-commissioner-oneill-update-new-yorkers-from-nypd-firearms-tactics-range-in-the-bronx/  

NYPD to install bulletproof windows in all patrol cars

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...

Innovative ballistic protection products on display at SHOT Show 2017

Innovative ballistic protection products on display at SHOT Show 2017

Taken from Policeone.com. Full article available here. I went to see Keith Fahl at Safariland to talk about some of the new innovations in ballistic panels. He was handing me panels and telling me the specs for each panel. Finally, he handed me a Safariland Hardwire front soft armor panel. (Photo/PoliceOne)...

Hardwire Soft Armor is the Lightest in the World

Hardwire Soft Armor is the Lightest in the World

                          Hardwire's new soft armor is a combination of perfectly interlaced multi-functional fibers and game-changing polymer technology. Made of Dyneema® and pressured under 25 million pounds of force at precise temperatures, hardwire turns multiple layers of material into...

2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing

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....

Press Release: VPD Receives Public Safety Excellence Award

Press Release: VPD Receives Public Safety Excellence Award

  PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 11/28/2016 4:30 p.m.  Valdez, AK – The Valdez Police Department ALICE program received the Alaska Municipal League’s annual Public Safety Award of Excellence during a November 17th ceremony. Selected from amongst many deserving public safety programs, VPD’s ALICE active shooter program received statewide recognition...

Active shooter training includes Hardwire Bulletproof Whiteboards

Hardwire Bulletproof Whiteboards are featured in the city of Valdez Alaska active shooter training video. The VPD ALICE is a promotional developed by Seed Media for the Valdez Police Department

'Active shooter' incidents on the rise

'Active shooter' incidents on the rise

The number of incidents in which a shooter opens fire on a crowd of people more than doubled over the past seven years compared with the previous seven, the FBI found in a study made public Wednesday.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation analyzed 160 "active shooter" incidents from 2000 through 2013 to look for common elements that might guide law enforcement officers in preventing the shootings or responding more effectively.

The study found an average of six incidents per year from 2000 through 2006. The number rose to 16 incidents annually in the past seven years.

Transparent Armor Window Insert - NIJ 3A Ballistic Protection

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

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.

Police Magazine features Armor Windown Insert

Police Magazine features Armor Windown Insert

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.

Fmr. student sought in N.C. community college shooting

Fmr. student sought in N.C. community college shooting

GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- A campus employee was killed Monday morning after a shooting on the campus of Wayne County Community College in Goldsboro, N.C., and police are searching for a former student they've identified as a person of interest, officials said.