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PPSS Group – New Emergency Body Armour Will Help Protect Civilians

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


Following a number of well documented knife attacks on civilians in recent years, PPSS Group started a comprehensive R&D project with the aim to design a ultra-lightweight body armour that can be strategically located in public places and deployed within a very few seconds, in case of emergency.

The UK firm is now making this new ‘Emergency Body Armour’ available to airports, train stations, hospitals, city centre hotels, and other key locations civilians may flee to and seek shelter when faced by a suddenly occurring threat.


According to the company behind this concept, this latest ‘Emergency Body Armour’ also offers unmatched protection from blunt force trauma injuries, usually suffered following an assault by a blunt object.

A top healthcare security specialist in Britain wished to remain anonymous, but commented: “To have something small, compact and lightweight stashed away or strategically placed that you could pull out and throw on, would make a huge difference between a potential life and death situation.”

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group strongly agrees with this statement. Presenting at yesterday’s global product launch at London’s Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel he said: “An Emergency Body Armour makes sense, and it will help to protect human lives and reduce the number of casualties when a serious threat occurs.”

Following the issuing of body armour to all Police Forces in the UK in the 90s, many hospital and university security teams have now equipped their teams with stab resistant vests since. The same can be said for several public sector enforcement teams, such as Trading Standards, Licensing, Community Safety, Environmental Health and Car Parking Enforcement.



9 Responses to “PPSS Group – New Emergency Body Armour Will Help Protect Civilians”

  1. Jon says:

    Under what circumstances could this see use? I can’t think of a situation in which putting on a neon vest would be a better option than immediately running or fighting back.

    • sjl777 says:

      The Brits are promoting Run, Hide, Tell as a response to active shooter/terrorist attacks. In the US, various agencies are using Run, Hide, Fight or something similar. I had a British cop show me their policy and he was quick to point out how their government was not eager to have citizens fight back when appropriate.

      • Bold says:

        That´s pretty rotten if you think about it. Any state worth its salt should not only condone, but endorse and support its citizens fighting back in situations like that.

        Which would probably point to other measures than providing passive protection…

        That whole issue is a pretty good yardstick to see how a state views its citizens and their relationship to the state.

        • Pete says:

          In the UK, there are no citizens, just subjects.

          • AlexC says:

            The Monarch owns the land, and owns the peace. When someone uses violence against you, they are disturbing the Monarch’s Peace. When you use violence to defend yourself, and you use more than your attacker in order to make them stop, you have disturbed the Monarch’s Peace, and you have done so more than your attacker, and have therefore committed the greater crime.

            When the police respond, and use violence, they are doing so on behalf of the Monarch, which is not a crime.

            This historical culture pervades today.

  2. Ron Huseman says:

    Is this what has come to?

    Everybody grab some yellow armor and cower together so you don’t get stabbed? – How about instead everybody have a concealed handgun so they can all shoot the guy with the knife,,,

    oh well, welcome to modern Western Civilization, I guess,,,

  3. Eddie says:

    I’ll be damned when this is needed because we have to make sacrifices for Diversity. Not me, not the ones I love, not anyone else’s. If you want to tackle the problem with jihadis, you do it like you did with the IRA. Terrorists’ feelings do not matter, and the people who are not with them will just have to understand.

  4. Mark says:

    So you’re supposed to run from a threat to a safe place or place of hiding, then put this on? When do we lock the barn door?