The most configurable and scalable shelter-in-place solution for classrooms, offices and other public spaces is now available in MOBILEGuard® — a dual-use ballistic barrier product that offers a full spectrum of ballistic protection during active-shooter events, and whiteboards or cork boards for daily use.
“Schools, businesses and government agencies are looking for effective and flexible shelters for protection during active shooter incidents,” said Jim Muth, general manager of whiteboard manufacturer EVERWhite, which manufactures and sells MOBILEGuard®. “After consulting with security experts and educators, we designed MOBILEGuard® to provide a full spectrum of ballistic protection, and to provide daily use of the double-sided whiteboards or optional cork boards.”
The MOBILEGuard® system contains ballistic panels surfaced with EVERWhite’s magnetic whiteboards or cork boards on both sides.
Since its introduction in July 2018, MOBILEGuard panels have been upgraded with larger casters – now 5 inches, rubber bumpers on legs, and an improved hinge system that is easier to use and that keeps panels securely connected with no gaps between panels.
The system offers high-level protection during active-shooter incidents. MOBILEGuard® is designed to give the panels bullet-resistance to multiple rounds ranging from .22 caliber ammunition used in small arms to 7.62mm cartridges used in rifles, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons, which is comparable to Level III criteria of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Both sides of each MOBILEGuard® panel provide ballistic resistance.
The system is designed for easy installation and configuration when multiple panels are attached to create a shelter.
When joined via each panel’s pin hinges, a connected panel can be placed at a broad range of angles compared to the adjacent panel.
There is virtually no space between connected panels, so ballistic integrity remains. The pin hinge design is common on both panel sizes, allowing a tall panel to be connected to a shorter panel.
MOBILEGuard® ballistic panels come with lockable, heavy duty casters, or with a stationary base. The bolt-on base can be interchanged with casters.
Two standard product sizes are available for both the caster and stationary base versions: 78 inches high by 55.1 inches wide, and 54 inches high by 61.1 inches wide.
A 16.1-inch-wide extension panel also is available. When coupled with an optional wall bracket, the extension panel enables tighter configurations near walls.
All of the panels offer ballistic protection to within 0.6 inch of the floor.
EVERWhite dry erase, matte surfaces on both sides of each panel are guaranteed not to ghost or stain.
As an option, the panels can be surfaced with cork boards for the entire area or partly with cork and partly with a whiteboard. Cork is available in 15 color options.
“We’re confident that the MOBILEGuard® Ballistic Panel System can be a highly effective component of overall security systems within schools, businesses and public spaces,” Muth said.
In its first year, MOBILEGuard® already has been highly noted. School Planning & Management, and College Planning & Management magazines presented the MOBILEGuard® ballistic panel system a 2018 Top Product of the Year Award.
To order MOBILEGuard® panels or to get more information, contact EVERWhite customer service at 800-335-7319, or use our convenient online form.
MOBILEGuard® is the premier shelter-in-place, configurable panel system that also provides daily use in classrooms, offices or other public spaces through its dry erase surfaces. The system is comprised of connectable ballistic resistant panels with EVERWhite’s magnetic, whiteboard or cork surfaces on both sides. The whiteboards are guaranteed not to ghost or stain. New to the MOBILEGuard family of products is the Ballistic Door Barrier. The MOBILEGuard® Ballistic Panel System is sold by Hartford, Wis.-based EVERWhite, a division of Glenroy, Inc. Order now or learn more about MOBILEGuard® by calling 800-335-7319.