SafeGuard Armor® vests are of the highest standard of protection, compliant with NIJ standards.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is recognized as being the world leader in ballistic testing, as well as being the US Department of Justice’s research, development and evaluation arm. It is in this capacity that the NIJ aims to further the protection offered by body armor while also improving knowledge and awareness though useful and relevant information.
SafeGuard Armor® manufactures in compliance with NIJ standards, mirroring their safety tests and creating armor that meets the required standards for protection.
 The National Institute of Justice outlines their testing methods here: http://www.nij.gov/topics/technology/body-armor/Pages/testing.aspx
The UK Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB), now known as the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), is widely regarded as the world leader in the testing and standardization of edged blade and spiked weapon testing for body armor.
At SafeGuard Armor® manufactures in compliance with HOSDB standards of testing, creating armor that exceeds their required standards of protection.
 The HOSDB provides detailed explanations of their testing methods in the following three documents: