Mobile Ballistic Barriers: A Flexible Solution for Safety and Security Professionals

Bullet Resistant Systems that Satisfy Government Clients

In addition to increasing ballistic security, these barriers significantly increase the physical security of a space or event: At roughly 500 pounds per panel, a well-anchored mobile barrier offers excellent crowd-control, and will even successfully redirect many blasts and thwart improvised antipersonnel and fragmentation-generating devices.

Campaign Trail Security: Protecting The Candidates

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The 2012 presidential election came with a security bill of $113 million dollars. This year’s election security will cost more than $200 million. That’s not taking into consideration any private security detail employed by the candidates themselves.

5 Questions Parents Should Ask About School Security

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Public and private schools in the U.S. take the threat of school violence very seriously hiring school resource officers to keep both students and staff safe in school, installing bullet resistant barriers in schools, and training both students and staff members on procedures to follow should an active shooter situation arise in, around or near their school.

Total Security Solutions Ranks No. 2977 on the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 List


Inc. magazine recently ranked Total Security Solutions No. 2977 on its 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, and many others gained early exposure as members of the

Breathtaking Glass Skywalks


The last two years have been marked by a rapid growth in the construction of death-defying glass skywalks, with more than five built in China alone. With each new glass-bottom exhibit comes a challenge to build it higher, longer and more terrifying. Completed in September 2015, the Haohan Qiao or “Brave Man’s Bridge” is suspended

Critical Infrastructure Protection: U.S. Data Centers and Ballistic Barriers

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As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards recently noted, “data is where the value is,” making data centers an attractive target for a wide variety of bad actors—from teams of criminal hackers to the Kremlin and other foreign agencies. Even seemingly non-critical services—like Twitter—have become vital resources during disasters and emergencies. As off-site data storage

Today’s Police Body Armor: Overt, Lighter, Smaller.


As domestic threats continue to increase, so does the need for better protection for law enforcement officers (LEOS). While many advances have been made since the first bullet-resistant vests were developed, it should be noted that the vests worn by most patrol officers or regular duty officers do not stop every type of bullet, nor is any vest entirely bulletproof.

LEED® Green Building Program for Healthcare Facilities


It was once perceived that the more technical a hospital appeared, the better it was received by patients and visitors. More recent evaluations, however, have proven that a stronger emphasis on the patient experience – by creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with access to outdoor spaces and natural light — builds more confidence in the

Green Bullet Proof Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

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Sixty-five percent of hospitals and health systems are specifying green or environmentally friendly materials in all or some of their current construction or renovation projects.” Unfortunately, even as hospitals are continuing to pursue greener buildings and LEED ratings, the bullet proof materials industry has lagged behind, offering few options with enhanced R-values, thermal breaks, gas fills, or meaningful insulation.

Hospital Design Affects Healing

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While the architectural design of the building is probably not top of mind while sitting in a hospital emergency room or resting in labor & delivery, a lot of decision-making goes into ensuring that a patient’s stay is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In a situation where minutes can mean life or death, the