PPSS Emergency Body Armour Deployable Civilian Protection

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PPSS Emergency Body Armour Deployable Civilian Protection

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Whilst my normal day to day activities keep me busy; I try to spend at least a couple of hours each week researching new products and innovations within the security industry or those close to it. Jokingly I would say like a bad penny; but in all seriousness, it is a pleasure to have discovered yet another outstanding product from the guys at PPSS Group. I must jump straight in with the praise and say that no matter the protection requirement, this is one of the most cutting-edge companies there is. Following the recent events and sad loss of life due to terror; I really can not explain how great it is to finally see a deployable civilian protection solution enter the market.

PPSS GroupWho is PPSS?

Ok, so I know that if you are reading this you probably already know who PPSS are… But if not, have I got a treat in store for you. PPSS is one of the most friendly and openly active companies in the body armour and protection industry. With a combination of experience in governments, elite military forces, police, prison riot teams and personal protection; these guys rack up an amazing 100+ years of expertise.

The one thing that I really wish to do; is to share a video with you in which the CEO of PPSS takes a 9mm round whilst wearing one of the other products that PPSS supply.

As you will see these guys don’t only just make great protection products, but they are willing to put themselves in the line of fire… literally.

Deployable Civilian Protection

So let’s have a look at what deployable civilian protection means and furthermore; what is Emergency Body Armour is.

Taking into account the multiple attacks in civilian areas over the past 12 months; all of which directly aimed at civilians, there stands a common issue; what is there for everyday people to protect themselves if found at risk?

PPSS has taken this massively open question and managed to develop a solution that can not only withstand a series of different threats but is also designed to be cost-effective and easily deployable in public areas.


Emergency Body Armour

Emergency Body Armour™ is a new rapidly deployable ‘device’ offering the latest in globally respected and field-tested body armour technology, displaying truly outstanding protection from edged weapons, such as machetes and knives, as well as hypodermic needles.

Taken from PPSS – Emergency Body Armour PDF

MaterialInside: 5mm thin high-performance polycarbonate
Cover: High-quality covert cover made out of Cordura®
Stab ProtectionTested & certified to HOSDB Knife Resistance Standard KR1
Tested in line with NIJ Standard
Blunt Trauma ProtectionExcellent level of protection from a kick, punch or blow – or blunt
objects such as a piece of iron, chair, table, bricks, etc.
Needle ProtectionExcellent level of protection from narrower blades &
hypodermic needles
Tested Energy Level 124 Joules – 7mm Maximum Penetration
Tested Energy Level 236 Joules – 20mm Maximum Penetration
Sizes15” x 10” / approx. 39cm x 26cm
Weight3.9lbs / 1.8kg
ColourHigh Visibility Yellow or Black
Place of ManufactureUK


Features & Benefits
• Rapidly Deployable
• Unlimited shelf life (compared to 3-5 years
lifespan of Kevlar® made body armour)
• Outstanding protection from blunt force
trauma (usually suffered following a kick,
punch or blow from a blunt object)
• Shields the spine, ribs and all vital organs
• Extremely lightweight
• Ultra-thin
• Home Office (HOSDB) certified

Who Is This Product Suitable For?
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Public Transport
• City Centre Hotels
• Concert/Entertainment Venues
• Private Security Firms
• Other location members of the public
wanting to seek shelter when faced by a
sudden occurring threat


When summing this product up; it is very easy to see how its implementation would be effective in raising the level of protection for civilians who come under a threat of violence; such as a knife based terror attack. However, the only grey area that I have come across is how would the logistics be organised with regard to placement. Before I continue; please understand that I have not spoken to any of the PPSS guys regarding the product and as such, I am not in possession of the facts around their target markets, but this allows me to approach it with a very open mind.

What excites me about this product is the endless possibilities of deployment, even if you just take recent incidents into account; then places such as government buildings, tourist attractions, hospitals and even public events can benefit from this product. I will be honest; I think that over the coming years and if threat levels are not addressed, these products will become commonplace and even a requirement for public spaces. Do you think I am being a little ambitious? Well, what if we compared them to fire extinguishers or defibrillation machines? Surely, there was a time when people didn’t think they would be widely available.

Keep up the great work PPSS!

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Philip Green

Phil Green is a security specialist who makes your security needs his personal mission. Utilising knowledge, equipment and a very strong work ethic; Phil does not settle for anything but the best for his clients. Phil can often be found on the front line with his staff carrying out assignments including security, investigation and surveillance roles.

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