The Difference Between Level II and Level IIIA Soft Armor
Level II body armor is designed to be lightweight and still very protective. The panels protect from 9 mm Sub-Machine guns, 44 Magnums, and even 9 mm handguns. The body armor is made of multiple layers of Kevlar. The Kevlar provides a very lightweight protection option that can be worn in many different types of carriers.
The level II body armor provides ideal protection for the city/town/state workforce, law enforcement, corrections officers, and even civilians. It has enough protection to ensure that the wearer is able to withstand an assault without having to feel weighed down by the vest. The lightweight material makes it easy to run and maneuver during stressful situations and will fit into the front and back of the carrier to provide ample protection from both angles.
Level IIIA body armor will provide protection from many small arm weapons. The 9 mm, 44 magnums, and just about any other handgun will not be able to cause serious injury to someone that is shot in the chest while wearing one of these types of body armor. When the armor is used in conjunction with other protective panels (level 3 & 4 hard armor plates), maximum protection is provided.
Both the Level II and Level IIIA body armors will provide ample protection when needed most. You need to be sure that you take the time to choose a carrier that fits you properly. Both types of body armor can be worn on the exterior or the interior of your clothing. You need to get the right type of carrier for however you plan to wear the body armor.
When buying the overt or covert carrier, you need to make sure that the panel you choose will fit into the carrier with ease. There are carriers that are designed for specific panels and if you do not buy the right panel for that carrier, you will not be able to use them in conjunction.
What is Spike Threat Protection?
The number of violent attacks against security guards has seen on a sharp increase over the past few years. This has forced security companies and government agencies to devise means of protecting guards from such violent attacks. Most guards are now given spike threat protection, ballistic protection and stab threat protection.
Spike threat protection is the protection against sharp pointed objects such as needles and ice picks. Spike attacks are very dangerous and can be fatal if vital body organs are injured during an attack. Needles and other sharp objects usually penetrate through the micro spaces between threads in regular fabrics. This is very different from bullets and knives which normally penetrate fabrics by tearing the threads in the fabrics.
Spike threat protection body armors are designed to stop sharp objects from penetrating the armor. You should however be very careful when buying body armors because they are very specific in terms of the protection offered. Even though ballistic body armors can stop high velocity bullets, spikes can still penetrate such armors. If you want to be fully protected against spike attacks, then you must ensure that you are using spike threat protection body armor.
Who needs spike threat protection body armors?
Spike threat protection body armor are normally used in places where the victim is likely to get into close contact with the source of the threat. For instance, maximum security prison officers have to wear spike threat protection armors before entering cell blocks. This is because such prisons harbor notorious and dangerous criminals. Most hardcore criminals are considered dangerous because they don’t have anything to lose and therefore they can easily kill.
Club security personnel should also be provided with spike threat protection since they occasionally find themselves in very dangerous situations. A good example is when a bouncer has to kick out a highly intoxicated patron who is armed with a sharp object. In such scenarios, the bouncer can easily be spiked if he is not fully protected. It is the responsibility of the bouncer to ensure that the entertainment club is peaceful and orderly. In case the bouncer is not fully protected from such threats, he cannot perform his tasks properly as he will be in constant fear for his life.
Bodyguards also benefit a lot from spike threat protection especially in cases where the person being guarded likes mingling with the general population. It is the responsibility of the bodyguard to ensure that his boss is not spiked. In case of an attack the bodyguard has to jump between his boss and the assailant. In such scenarios the bodyguard will be severely injured if he is not fully protected against spike attacks.
Security guards manning sensitive installations should also be provided with spike threat protection body armors. In such installations, assailants might decide to enter the building with sharp noon-metal objects since it is very difficult to enter with guns. This means that it is the responsibility of the guards to disarm and arrest the attackers. The guards can be in grave danger if they are not fully protected against spike attacks.