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Protective Door Industries (PDI’s) defensive ballistic positions add an extra layer of physical security to:

  • Nuclear power stations
  • DOD and military bases
  • DOE Department of Energy facilities
  • Prisons and correctional institutions
  • Government buildings
  • Industrial complexes
  • And all areas requiring hard-line security.

These defensive fighting positions provide a ballistic base where security officers can be deployed to return fire against a physical attack. The barriers are formed from armor steel plate independently tested to meet commercial ballistic standards.

Types of Ballistic Barriers

  • Hinged barrier mounted to an interior wall with roller for quick swing-out
  • Two-sided hinged rolling defensive position that easily folds for storage
  • Mobile three-sided defensive position with retractable casters and roof
  • Stationary one, two and three-sided defensive fighting position with mounting base
  • Armor shelter / booth
  • Bullet Resisting Doors
  • Ballistic louver
  • Vestibule with bullet resisting personnel door

Optional Features

  • Gunport (GP) with armored sliding cover plate or t-slot style opening
  • Stationary units factory prepared for anchorage to floor, handrail, parapet or rooftop.
  • Pull handle, lifting lugs
  • Bullet resistant vision panel and view point
  • Roof or floor/base
  • And other elements suitable to site requirements.


Barriers contain armor steel plate tested in accordance with either:

  • U.L. Laboratories Standard for Safety U.L. 752 Bullet Resistant Equipment
  • NIJ-STD-0108.01 Levels I thru IV Ballistic Resistant Materials and higher
  • Materials identified by HP White Laboratory, Intertek, NTS Wichita (formerly USTL)
    and other certified testing facilities.

The steel assembly will conform to the standards of the American Institute of Steel Construction using welded construction per AWS D1.1 where welding is required


Independently audited and certified with ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.
Consult with PDI for adherence to other quality assurance measures.

For Quotes or Needs Assessment

Send your concept, specifications or drawings
to PDI’s Security Consultant:

Jon Harts
833 Shannon Dr.
Crown Point, IN   46307
Ph:   (219) 661-8964

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Or contact us directly at to fabricate a defensive position to fit your facility’s security requirements.