New Glass Product Could Help Deter Topeka Crime


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ A new product designed to resist bombs, bullets and burglars was on display today at the Law Enforcement Center.

It's a protective coating for glass being marketed to law enforcement officials, banks and schools as a safe guard against criminal activity.

The product, called "Clear Armour", is designed as a security laminate for glass. It could be the next big tool for deterring crime.

"CEO of Clear Armor, David Trudeau said, "Whenever we demonstrate, people are impressed with what it can do."

What "clear armour" can do, it's makers say, is protect families, law enforcement and any buildings from intended harm by transforming glass into a virtual armour.

Dave said, "It strengthens glass to 350-400 pounds square inch."

Based on a triple layer design Clear Armor spreads pressure from impact throughout the entire glass. Dave Trudeau believes it is in a class of its own. He said, "Locks are ok for the honest person and cameras can catch it but they don't stop anything from happening. It's still going to happen but with this, it allows you enough time for the police to get to the area and resolve the situation that is happening...

While Dave Trudeau's demonstrations center around intruder situations, his product also can save lives in a different way.

Dave mentioned the tragedy that occured from a massive tornado in Joplin, Missouri recently. Saying, "What did those people in the hospital die from? Glass shards from broken glass and could it have been stopped? Yes.

A former police officer himself, Trudeau's passion to protect hasn't faded.

Whatever we can do to protect the kids. law enforcement, fire department and the community. That is what we are here for.

The topeka Police Department is only considering using Clear Armor services and are planning more testing of the product.


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