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Armoring Levels - We provide armoring at every level and degree of complexity

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Armoring is classified into five levels, depending on its resistance to the diverse types of guns and projectiles. A simple way of understanding the protection provided by the different armoring levels is as follows:

Level III provides protection against handguns:

  • Most revolvers, pistols, and submachine guns are considered handguns.
  • The world statistics available show that these are the guns generally used by common criminals*.

Higher levels (such as Level IV, Level V and Level VI) resist virtually all hand guns, including long guns:

  • Rifles, assault rifles, and some shotguns are generally classified as long guns.
  • This type of weapon is commonly used by organized crime.

Level VII is the most resistant and can stop long-range high-powered projectiles in addition to all guns from the previous levels. These weapons are expensive and used especially in organized crime attacks.

New technologies
In order to benefit from the newest armoring technologies, some of our levels present a variant, Multi-hit B33, which incorporates lighter, more resistant bulletproof glass. To learn more about this revolutionary innovation, please refer to this page.

Level Crime Type of weapon
III Carjacking, Assault to passengers All conventional .22, .38, .45, 9 mm caliber guns, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and submachine guns of same calibers
III-B33 Multi-hit Carjacking, Assault to passengers Incorporates 22mm-thick Multi-hit B33 bulletproof glass, withstanding up to four AK47 hits and one AR15 impact.
IV Kidnapping AK-47 military rifles or 7.62 x .39 FMJ/PB/FE and lower caliber rifles, AR-15 and M-16.
V Kidnapping, life attempt 7.62 x .51 FMJ/SC/AP and lower caliber military rifles, M80 Galil, 5.56 NATO, etc.
V-B33 Multi-hit Kidnapping, life attempt Incorporates 43mm-thick Multi-hit B33 bulletproof glass, providing triple resistance and 20% less weight. Withstands multiple hits from long guns with a 7-cm distance between impacts.
VI Kidnapping, life attempt Withstands assault rifles up to 762 x 63 AP.
VII Highest protection level Withstands impact as powerful as .50" ammo, used by snipers at long range or to pierce the engine of vehicles and helicopters in motion.
 

   Robbery and Assault

The most frequent crimes are robbery and assault, which are committed by common criminals using low-potency guns (which cost less and are easier to get in the black market). We recommend armor levels III and III B33 Multi-hit to be protected against this kind of aggression.

   Kidnapping and life attempt

Kidnapping and life attempts are less frequent crimes that are generally committed by the organized crime, using high-potency weapons. We recommend armor levels IV through VI to be protected in this kind of scenario and against the danger of such crimes.

   Attacks on high-profile personalities

Level VII is designed for those who are at risk of suffering carefully planned attacks at long ranges using powerful weapons.

   Which armoring level is more widely used?

Level III is the most widely used in cities like Guadalajara, Monterrey, or Mexico City, given that robbery and assault are the most frequent crimes in such places.

   How do I know which armoring level I need?

The armoring level should be commensurate with your actual risk level. To learn about the procedure and standards we follow to define your risk level, please visit the Determining your risk level section.

 

* Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI); Uniform Crime Reporting Program 2005.

Different ballistic steel calibers