Ambitec inc. is a privately owned company that provides armed forces with protective gear and accessories. Recently, they expanded their consumer reach to include NGOs like Chabad Houses and schools.
Eli Eichenblatt, the founder and CEO, explains why he decided to bring his military-grade security to soft target locations, “Terrorists should not have it easy to damage and destroy, places like Chabad of Poway need to have the proper equipment to ensure security.”
On April 27, 2019, the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California was the site of a shooting in which one person was killed and three were injured.
Similar tragedy struck the military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and they turned to Ambitec to secure their location.
On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations. He killed four marines, one navy sailor, and injured two others.
“Since the attacks on the Chattanooga recruitment center, we’ve had a requirement for added protection at our facilities,” said form, former Sgt. Major Brian Wright, of the Louisiana National Guard.
“Ambitec delivered their Bulletproof partitions as promised, their panels are secure and reliable, and enhance our preparedness.”
Menachem Berns, head of marketing at Ambitec, clarified the advantage of Ambitec products over typical security measures; “There is not much being done for the active shooter scenario, ideas circulate on how to prevent terrorist entry, but few people focus on staying protected in the line of fire.
“Our glass see-through rifle protection bulletproof panels, and solid rifle protection bulletproof panels with an upholstered cover offer complete security from bullets and other weaponry.”
Peter Thompson, former security manager of Arizona’s department of emergency and military affairs, tells Ambitecs practical benefits, “I recommend Ambtiec, inc. for all ballistic partition solutions,”
“Their panels are easily deployable and now our open storefront recruitment locations are secure for an active shooter or terrorist attacks.”
Eichenblatt believes the equipment is a necessity for every Chabad institution, “We need to keep the Chabad House safe, so emissaries and community members can focus their energies on the spiritual, educational front.”