Inc 5000 List 2014

Total Security Solutions Ranks No. 4602 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List

NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Total Security Solutions No. 4602 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, [...]

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Retrofitting Hospitals with Bulletproof Glass

A recent fatal stabbing at an Indiana hospital brought the issue of increased violence in hospitals back to the forefront. A 2010 survey conducted by the International Association for Healthcare Security (which includes more than 200 hospitals and specifically asks about violent incidences) found in-hospital crimes rising across the board, with a total of 3,380 [...]

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Bullet Proof Security for Utilities Offices

People are often surprised when Total Security Solutions vice president Jim Richards mentions he’s designing a bullet proof barrier for a utilities office. But both private and municipal utilities offices are fairly regular clients for Jim, especially electric, water, and cable services. These offices—usually located in town halls or municipal office centers—do handle a fair [...]

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Custom Bullet Proof Glass: A Luxe Look for Pawn Shops

Pawn shops, once known as the market for low-income credit, are attracting high-end clients. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are increasingly making use of the pawn industry’s non-recourse, collateral-based loans when conventional banks prove too cumbersome. These types of customers can be big business for pawn shops—but only if the shops can attract that type of [...]

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Custom Bullet Proof Barriers for Pawn Shops

As Total Security Solutions vice president Jim Richards explains, “In the past, pawn shops were very much mom-and-pop businesses. That industry has developed quite a bit in the last several years, but there’s still this stereotype of a small operation in a cluttered little shop. They aren’t necessarily very highly regarded, and they end up [...]

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Five Reasons Your Police Station Needs Custom Ballistic Barriers

Every 58 hours a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Although NLEOMF had tracked declines in officer fatalities over the last two years, in the first half of 2014 on­ duty officer deaths surged by 40 percent, with a 53 percent increase [...]

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Bullet Proof Glass for Courthouses and Police Stations

For almost two decades OSHA—the Occupational Health and Safety Administration—has recommended that late ­night convenience stores install bullet resistant glass barriers. As of 2004 OSHA also called for shatter­proof and bullet resistant glass 24­ hour hospital reception and triage areas, as well as pharmacies. But OSHA has remained silent when it comes to bullet proof [...]

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Mother of Bulletproof Kevlar Passes Away, but Legacy Lives On

The bulletproof barrier industry has come a long way since the 1600s, when Prince Rupert’s Drops first emerged in England. While not actually bulletproof, it was discovered that when molten glass is dropped into cold water, it becomes almost indestructible. A few hundred years and a couple accidental discoveries later, bulletproof materials, including bulletproof Kevlar, [...]

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Getting Started: Retrofitting a School with a Bulletproof Barrier

With summer break underway, now is the time that many schools make improvements to their building. Structural improvements can include anything from painting to upgrading the school’s pool. These days though, in the wake of recent school shootings, many school administrators and security liaisons are installing bullet resistant barriers as part of their summer upgrade plan. [...]

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Getting Started with Police Station Bullet Proof Systems

Local contractors and glaziers faced with their first police station job can feel a bit overwhelmed.  There’s a lot to get your head around–”UL ratings,” new materials, specialized hinges and doors, and the added stress of a high-profile job where lives may someday depend on the quality of your craftsmanship. Total Security Solutions vice president [...]