When 3B first decided to approach the market with a ballistic product the main goal was to reach the prestigious UL 752 ratings. All those years back, it was a request from clients that we needed these accreditations. After some rigorous research and development, we easily obtained these ratings right up to and including UL level 10. At that time, we observed the standard and only tested the exact number of rounds required by that UL standard.
We approached the market with all our testing in hand and the feedback we had was quite extraordinary. Client focus had changed from wanting a product that stopped one or two rounds to something that would save their assets in a real-life situation. In some ways it made sense. Why would you install a product that is protecting millions of dollars of assets that has the potential to fail after a few rounds? It defeats the object of installing security walls and is really a waste of money.
After this valuable feedback, we revisited our product designs and embarked on additional research and testing to improve the performance and longevity of our products, not only to improve the volume of rounds that we could stop but also to incorporate different levels of blast and high-speed fragmentation protection. The test program was intense, and many hours were spent retesting, but we finally came up with an RLS portfolio.
We decided to showcase our new findings live in front of multiple clients and venues across the USA and today it has been proven that our walls will absorb over 10,000 rounds covering a variety of different calibers including 50 caliber. The walls stayed structurally sound and intact, witnessed by so many people who were just in total shock at what was happening before them. 3B has something that nobody else has in the United States or even the world. Nothing comes within an inch of the stopping power of 3B.
Our goal is simple, we want to give our client the best protection we can in terms of protection, and we want your assets to survive. We do not want to be boxed off as a piece of paper company because we have stopped one round to be accredited with the UL 752 ratings. We want to be known as a RLS solution that offers the best value for money protective solutions that protect you and your assets from the worst-case scenarios.
To validate our solutions, 3B has been subjected to a uniquely designed testing regime. As a company it was decided early on that we wanted to provide the best, most robust protection available in the marketplace and that’s what we ended up with. Although we carry the prestigious relevant UL and NIJ certifications, we decided to go way beyond all global test standards and in some circumstances testing 5000% more ballistic rounds than required by the qualifying standards.
Most of our live demonstrations and testing are performed outside in specialized testing grounds where everything is constructed for real-life situations. In our latest demonstration program, we administered by heavy machine gun 5200 rounds of live ballistic fire over an 8x12ft wall span and kept its structural integrity. Live blast testing was conducted using a variety of different charge weights including but not limited to, C4, RDX, and carefully prepared satchel and backpack charges directly against a 3B wall. RPG simulation was also conducted. In other testing, we also conducted a series of live fragmentation explosions, these varied in charge weights and sizes. These tests gave us critical data on how 3B would perform against certain bomb threats such as a pressure cooker, pipe bomb, heavy mortar round, and IED.
If you have not witnessed 3B yet, we hope to see you at one of our live events as I know you will be in shock and awe once you see our product range tested in front of your eyes. Our focus is on providing simple and advanced solutions that protect against real-life scenarios, not something that will last a few rounds and then fail. Our products stop thousands of ballistic rounds which protects the assets and gives human life the best chance of survival.