Security 'Invention': Bullet-Resistant Furniture

By John Honovich, Published Aug 14, 2015, 12:00am EDT

Do you lose sleep at night worrying your love seat will be murdered?

Do you fear that your sofa will be a victim of a drive by shooting?

Then, a new SIA member has the solution to your problems.

Today, SIA is spotlighting [link no longer available] Ballistic Furniture Systems who hopes "to be the crossover where security meets interior design."

Here is their marketing pitch

Evidently, what they do is embed kevlar inside furniture, with the goal being that you use the furniture as a shield. Movie theatres are cited as one target market, in the local news video below:

There are undoubtedly some applications for this offering, in very high security / risk environments. On the other hand, that we are now considering making La-Z-Boys bullet resistant, further underscores America's challenging relationships with guns.

For those interested, you may consider complimenting your new Kevlar furniture with the #2 product at ISC West last year - a bulletproof bookshelf.

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