ballistic-resistant façades

the expert in ballistic-resistant façades

A façade is attractive and functional, but, structurally speaking, it is often the weakest part of a building's exterior. When it comes to ballistic security, it is therefore important to give careful consideration to your façade's construction. Are you looking for a ballistic-resistant façade? Then you need look no further than aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural ballistic security. We manufacture, supply and install ballistic-resistant façades precisely in accordance with your specifications. If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with intruder-, blast- and fire-resistant properties.

tested in practice

The resistance value of our façades has not only been calculated on paper – it has been tested in practice too. At our own test centre we can see how our façades stand up to the most rigorous of tests. This centre is equipped with a ballistic test bunker - the only one of its kind in the Netherlands.


Our façades are based on the European standards EN 1522 and EN 1063, but we can also go one step further. If stipulated in the Schedule of Requirements, we can supply a façade offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the façade undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.

Find out more about standards for ballistic-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.

testing methods

We always determine the resistance class of our ballistic-resistant façades in practice. For this we employ the methods and tools described in standards EN 1522 and EN 1063: a mechanical firing mechanism, temperature measurement, shots in a triangle with a certain distance between impacts and a chronograph.

Find out more about testing methods for ballistic-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.

resistance classes

The resistance class of ballistic-resistant façades is defined on the basis of a number of factors: the type of ammunition that is used, the type of weapon, the velocity of the shots fired, the distance at which they are fired and the number of shots discharged.

Find out more about resistance classes for ballistic-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.

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