Upon special request from many security, law enforcement and emergency medical professionals, UK based PPSS Group are now in the process of developing a new high performance ‘Dual Protection Body Armour’.
This new body armour, due to be launched in late summer, will offer both NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection as well as NIJ Level I stab protection.
In order to ensure that this body armour is exactly what potential customers are looking for, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, decided to use a customer survey as part of its research and development.
Kaiser said: “We wanted frontline professionals to help us better understand what they really want and need. What is their priority when considering body armour?”
The survey asks all participants to score a number of criteria, all which might be perceived as equally important to the manufacturer, but not necessary by the end consumer.
“Some security officers might feel that a low weight is their top criteria when looking to purchase body armour. However, another law enforcement officer might feel strongly about the cost and another paramedic could feel that the level of stab and needle protection is the key,” Kaiser said.
“For us this project is once again not about designing, developing and manufacturing the body armour which would allow us to make the highest possible profit margin, but rather a body armour that will be perceived as the best by those who will wear them,” he concluded.
High performance bullet and stab resistant vests made by PPSS Group are now worn by homeland security agencies, diplomatic protection personnel, emergency medical professionals and correctional officers all over the world.