Ul 752, Nij, And Astm: Popular Bulletproofing Standards

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Armored1 offers innovative protection solutions tailored to meet the security needs of our clients. We are using custom vehicle armor, personal protection equipment, bullet-resistant products, safe zones, and Executive Protection services, which have all been field-tested using innovative armor technology.

As such, Armored1 stands as an unparalleled partner regarding security solutions.

UL 752, NIJ, AND ASTM: Popular Bulletproofing Standards

Compliance with established ballistic threats requires following established standards set by organizations like UL, ASTM, and NIJ for optimal protection from these hazards. Such organizations provide benchmarks when judging bullet-resistant materials and systems used in various applications – for instance, UL 752 is often utilized by building contractors when measuring structural ballistic safety. At the same time, the NIJ standard evaluates body armor/protective gear. At the same time, ASTM is a valuable benchmark that compares materials based on specific performance criteria.

Let’s give a little explanation

UL 752

Underwriters Laboratories’ 752 standard has long been considered the gold standard in bullet resistance certification. Devised by experts in this field, this classification system uses various firearms’ calibre, velocity, and impact energy. Handguns and high-powered rifles are represented as criteria to classify bullet-resistant materials or products according to bullet resistance levels from 1 through 10. When architectural glazing doors are applied, armored vehicles benefit from certified bullet resistance levels of 1-10.


The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is known for its rigorous testing protocols and comprehensive body armor and ballistic protection standards. For example, body armor is certified to meet ballistic resistance levels ranging from I to IV. Manufacturers trust NIJ-certified products as the ultimate form of security in high-risk environments.


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) plays an instrumental role in setting standards across various industries, such as bulletproofing. ASTM International provides stringent tests to determine the effectiveness and durability of bullet-resistant materials and systems.

By adhering to ASTM regulations manufacturers ensure their products satisfy stringent impact resistance, fragmentation resistance, and structural integrity criteria set by this leading international testing laboratory. ASTM certification signifies superior quality and resilience against ballistic threats.

Choosing the Right Standard for Your Need

When it comes to bulletproofing solutions, finding the ideal standard is critical to meeting your specific needs. Affordability plays an integral part in decision-making. Factors like intended application, level of protection desired, and budgetary restrictions all play into making an educated selection decision.

When searching for products such as those certified UL 752, NIJ, or ASTM-certified products, it makes a big difference, too. Always prioritize safety, reliability, and compliance with local regulations. Certified experts with expertise in bulletproofing/security can assist significantly with finding solutions tailored specifically toward meeting individual requirements.

Armored1 takes great pride in meeting industry benchmarks by adhering to stringent standards such as UL 752, NIJ, and ASTM for protection solutions that meet industry benchmarks for the protection of our clients. Our commitment to innovation and safety underlines our leadership status when providing customized security solutions across various applications. 


Establishing Bulletproofing Standards UL 752, NIJ, and ASTM The Importance of Bullet Resistance Levels 1-10 for Business Success Developed with help from USIP’s Bullet Resistance Level System 1-10 has become the industry standard.

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