HOW ARMOURED ONE GOT ITS START
On December 14th, 2012, a gunman shot 20 children first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The horrific crime shocked and saddened the nation.
Tom Czyz, a now retired Homicide Detective and SWAT team operator, and his business partner, Tino Amodei, founded Armoured One in response to the Sandy Hook massacre. They brought together a team of experts in active shooter attacks from SWAT Team operators, elite military personnel, federal agents, and educators with the intention of protecting schools and preventing the loss of lives during mass shooting attacks. Armoured One then collaborated with teachers and school administrators to create a real solution for school attacks.
DETER, PREVENT, DEFEND AND PROTECT.
Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Armoured One offers attack resistant glass and window film, active shooter training, and security assessments.
Since its founding in 2012, Armoured One has taught active shooter training to tens of thousands of school staff members and businesses across the country. Armoured One’s security assessments have helped guide capital project decisions that have saved lives. Their products have been in place in actual active shooter situations where they passed their greatest test – no lives were lost.