New Silicate Paint Will Keep Metal Surfaces Cool


  While most of today’s playground equipment is constructed with plastic materials, there are still a few “old school” metal slides out there. If you you slid down one of those metal slides as a kid you know that on a hot summer day, they can be quite painful to the touch. Parents and grandparents

Bank Security: Balancing the Priorities of Security Managers, Architects, and Facilities


A bandit barrier is a grim necessity for both the protection of employees and prevention of criminal interest. According to the FBI’s Bank Crime Statistics, there were 3,961 bank robberies across the United States in 2014. A firearm was used in more than 23% of these robberies, and over 95% of 2014’s bank robberies involved action at

ATMs: The Big Blind-Spot in Bank Security


Data breaches, information security, and “cybersecurity” grab the headlines, but bank security officers are still acutely aware of evolving physical security risks–even if the bank board of directors or property managers are not. And one of the most troubling areas for physical security is ATMs. Since regulatory requirements under the security-focused Bank Protection Act totally

Armoring Your Vehicle with Bulletproof Security


When it comes to vehicle bulletproof security, aesthetics can range widely. From the obvious bulletproof protection of a SWAT vehicle to the more streamline security of the presidential limousine, there are some situations where an installation that is visibly “bulletproof” is exactly what is required.  However, more often than not a more low-profile design is

Custom Mill Work, Bullet Resistant Barriers, and Inconspicuous Perfection


Millworkers don’t just slap up a die wall and call it a good day’s work. They are detail-oriented and take pride in work that is attractive without being over-the-top: It looks good and stays out of the way. Total Security Solutions is the same way when it comes to bulletproof barriers: Meticulous.  Like mill shops,

Bringing Mill Shops and Architects Together on Bullet Proof Projects

Bullet Resistant Barriers

As anyone in the trades knows, architects can have unrealistic expectations.  “Because they may not have dealt extensively with a specific material or situation, they take a 10,000-foot theoretical view,” explains Jim Richards, CEO of Total Security Solutions. “But when it gets down to the details of getting it built, sometimes it’s really tough to

Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

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Many glaziers are hesitant to work with a national bullet proof glass specialist like Total Security Solutions.  Part of this may just be a matter of attitude: Why partner with a specialist?  Glazing is glazing.  But for others, calling someone like Total Security Solutions feels a little too much like swimming with sharks. “They’re worried

Applied Graphics Provide High-End Aesthetic to Standard Bulletproof Barrier

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It’s understandable that many perceive the use of bulletproof glass as obtrusive or ugly. Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards travels extensively, and everywhere he goes he sees terrible bulletproof glass installations. These range from awkward angles and ugly finishes to downright dangerous lapses in design. “I see all kinds of stuff all the time,”

Bullet Proof Glass for Small­ Business Owners


Family-run pharmacies, 24-hour gas stations/convenience stores, check cashers, jewelers, gold buyers, pawn shops, cell phone stores: Different products, different business models, different customer bases and hours of operations, different regulations, different trade groups—seemingly nothing in common.  But as Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards points out, “different businesses, same security.”  Over the course of decades

Small Businesses: An Ounce of Prevention Is More Affordable Than You Think

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Total Security Solutions understands the pressures on small and mid-sized businesses.  Security measures like bulletproof glass, bullet resistant counters, bulletproof package passers, and bulletproof transaction windows might seem like extra expenses that are hard to justify. But constantly worrying about the safety of your workers isn’t a great alternative.  Total Security Solutions is committed to