Used extensively by police forces throughout the USA, the DEW PD panels acts as a ballistic shield when installed in a vehicle door allowing officers to arrive on site protected. These panels are integrated into the interior of the door, between outer skin and interior trim, and do not have any external mounting requirements. The PD series can be customized for different applications such as the protection of panel vans, shelters and containers.
The DEW PD Ballistic Panel solutions have been tested in accordance with the requirements of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0108.01 as well as other special threats including the multihit Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) specification MTD 11-BDP01.
DEW invests significantly in research and development for the continual improvement of armor design.
Our company has its own ballistic range where our developmental products are repeatedly tested prior to being sent out for independent lab testing. Our designs are also tested for temperature, moisture and water sensitivity. Our products are either immune to these naturally or in the case of moisture and water, are specially coated in order to protect them from these elements. Durability is paramount as the environment that it will be subjected to can be harsh. We also do mechanical testing such as repeated door slam testing to ensure the mounting points as well as the armor itself can withstand the subjected abuse.
Our armor panels are available in fabric composite, ceramic composite and metallic solutions. Which is best for you will depend on the characteristics that are most important to your department.
At a level IV, the only available option is a ceramic composite as a steel solution cannot be supported by the hinge or frame structure. DEW remains the only provider of a level IV ballistic door panel available to law enforcement agencies.
|Ford Utility (Explorer)||NIJ IIIA to IV+|
|Ford Sedan (Taurus)||NIJ IIIA to IV+|
|Ford F-150||NIJ IIIA|
|FCA Charger||NIJ IIIA to III+|
|Chevy Tahoe||NIJ IIIA to III+|
Since 2015, Ford's in-the-door vehicle armor has been made by DEW Engineering that built its business on producing military armor for the U.S. and Canadian militaries.
For a standard patrol vehicle, the areas that are most likely to come under attack are the doors and side windows. So that’s where most law enforcement agencies are focusing their armoring efforts.
There are two basic ways to add ballistic armor to the doors of a law enforcement vehicle that isn’t specifically designed to be an armored car: You can install it into the door or apply it to the surface of the vehicle.
Let us convert your police vehicle doors into always present protective ballistic shields with the DEW PD series of ballistic door panels. Please share with us your contact information to start your door protection delivery.