Rhino Hide – Securing Schools
and Protecting Your Children
- Columbine High School – 1999
- Sandy Hook Elementary School – 2012
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – 2018
- Santa Fe High School – 2018
These tragedies have one important thing in common. They all happened on school property, putting children at risk. School shootings are documented back to the 1840’s.
When the headlines tell us of another school shooting, gun control groups automatically call for increased regulations and restrictions on firearms, but that has been shown to be ineffective. Taking guns from law abiding citizens does not reduce crime, as is proven in too many ‘gun-free’ areas.
Keeping children home from school is not an option for most parents. Nonetheless, they want to be assured that everything is being done to protect their children while at school.
How about strengthening the school buildings to make them impregnable?
One North Idaho man, Jason Giddings, says that a typical bullet can penetrate as many as eight wall sections before the projectile is stopped, making him further wonder, “How could someone make the walls themselves bulletproof?”
This led to his development of a product called Rhino Hide. “This new product makes the walls or structures they are filled with impervious to projectiles,” said Giddings. “This will allow students and teachers to instantly shelter in place while they wait for the police to arrive.”
‘Rhino Hide’ could be installed inside existing walls to harden and bulletproof the walls, creating a “Safe Room” where children and teachers would be protected. It will even protect them from extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
“While there are lots of ways to make walls bulletproof,” he said, “the trick is doing it without tearing down or rebuilding existing structure, which is expensive and time consuming.”
Giddings, an aerospace engineer, tells us that this is a completely new category of product and made partly from recycled car tires, reducing the cost dramatically.
From their website:
Other bulletproof wall solutions require the wall to be removed and reconstructed using hard-to-work-with materials. Some competitive products are attached to the outside of the wall. Rhino Hide just pours into the existing walls and hardens to become bulletproof.
One of our competitors recently installed their product in an Oklahoma school with just 6 classrooms. The total cost was a whopping $400,000 and took several weeks for the process. Rhino Hide could have been installed for less than $150,000 in a fraction of the time.
- Protects kids and teachers while police arrive
- Can be installed in existing walls
- Acts as an insulator
- Improves structures resistance to fire
- Serves to dampen sound from adjacent rooms
- Installs in just hours
- Only 1/5th the weight of concrete
Rhino Hide is available for other buildings, as well. Easily installed in government buildings, DIY personal shelters, theaters, banks and more, it can even be installed inside police car doors, giving extra protection to our peace officers.
I invented Rhino Hide because I have a daughter in high school. I see school shootings occurring more and more frequently. It is sickening to imagine this sort of violence occurring at her school. Unfortunately, the topic of school shootings has become a political tool. It is frustrating to see politicians on both sides using this, to further their own agendas. There is a solution and it is simple. Keep the bad folks out, and make it impossible to do any harm. -Jason Giddings
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